Posts Tagged ‘brush’

Hair Care 101: How to Blow Dry Your Hair

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Yes, as expected, the cold autumn weather won’t be your hair’s best friend in the weeks to come. So you better set aside a few bucks to spend for a hair blow dry at your nearest salon. But why spend much if you can blow dry your hair on your own? All you need is a blow dryer, a little bit of patience, and this simple guide to help you get started.

Start with a newly washed hair. Your regular shampoo will do, but if you want a smoother hair after blow drying, you better use a moisturizing shampoo. The extra moisture will sure provide your hair with added protection against the damaging effects of blow dry. (more…)

Is There a Right Brush for Hair

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

There are so many stories that have been told about caring for the hair including myths like brushing the hair during full moon makes the locks healthier, grow longer faster. There were also some truths such as the use of other persons’ brush could transfer unwanted head residents such as lice and dandruff. Surely you must have also heard about how a hundred strokes of hair brush help hair become healthier as the brushing evenly distributes natural oil along the strands.

With so many things said about brushing and how to properly do it, nothing much has been said about using the right kind of hair brush. Some mothers say any brush will do as long as hair “detangler” is used. Others say wide-tooth comb is better. When you talk to different people, each one would probably have a different view about the right brush or comb to use and the right way to brush hair.

There are some who would viciously rake through strands of long hair using fine nylon brush while others would patiently section their hair into parts and gently (more…)

History of Headgear #7: Combs and Brushes

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Whether you cover your hair regularly or not, I can guarantee that just about all of you use a comb or a brush on a regular basis.  Detangling, straightening, styling, pest removal – they’ve been doing it all for thousands of years.  They help distribute natural oils from the scalp to the ends of hair, keeping in shiny and soft and manageable; it also increases the circulation on the scalp, which leads to stronger, healthier hair.  Unless you’re bald (or shaved, or have dreadlocks), brushing is an essential part of your daily hair care routine.

The oldest examples of combs have been found in Persian tombs dating back over 5,000 years; Egyptian tombs also contain hair combs.  They are mostly made from wood or bone; decorations like carving are found about 3,000 years ago. (more…)

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