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-it helps to eliminate harmful environmental deposits on your hair. 

-it helps to distribute your natural oils, which are responsible for maintaining moisture levels.

-it helps stimulate your scalp, specifically the capillaries and sebaceous glands. Scalp massages are also super great for stimulating blood flow. And a nourished scalp means healthy hair.

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-low quality synthetic bristles facilitate too much friction. This leads to cuticle damage and breakage. So this option is for no-one.

-nylon bristles are good for everyone; sparser situated bristles for fine hair and denser bristles for thick hair.

-boar bristles are great for smoothing thick, coarse hair and enhancing shine.

-a brush with flexible bristles and a curved body is perfect for curly hair.

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-brush dry hair from ends to roots. Start an inch or two from the bottom and work your way up the hair (but brushing in downward motions). 

-do not use a brush to detangle; use a wide toothed comb.

-use a tail comb to gently pull hair apart when it is matted together.

-most hair types should be detangled while still dry, simply because hair is more susceptible to damage when it is wet.

-the exception to the aforementioned tip is curly hair. Curly hair should always be detangled in the shower with conditioner and a wide-toothed comb. 

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-misting your brush with hairspray before using it helps to tame flyaways.

-clean your brushes regularly! Be gentle so that the bristles don't get damaged.

-have permanent extensions? They now make a brush just for that.


As always, you're welcome.
Jenny Thompson
Cliptomania's Resident Hair Countess