Why You Should Be Brushing Your Hair Before Bed

There are some differing opinions out there about when and how often you should be brushing your hair. Over brushing and harsh brushing can definitely lead to loss and breakage, and definitely be careful brushing wet hair (I don’t brush my hair wet ever!). There are definitely some benefits to brushing your hair.

1. Natural Oils

Your scalp produces natural oils that are good for your hair. By brushing your hair you are distributing those oils into your hair to keep it moisturized, shiny and healthier.

2. Smooth 

By brushing your hair out and distributing those healthy, natural oils, you are also smoothing out your hair’s cuticles for a smoother, softer and shinier appearance.

3. Remove Dirt and Dandruff

Your hair takes a lot of abuse, like products and pollution. By brushing your hair regularly you are helping work some of those things out and keeping it from settling on your hair making it dull and rough.

4. Increase Circulation

A nice massaging brushing session (3-5 minutes of GENTLE brushing) stimulates blood flow in your scalp which means a healthy scalp and healthy hair growth.

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10 thoughts on “Why You Should Be Brushing Your Hair Before Bed

  1. Michelle

    So what do you do if you have curly hair? The only way i can easily get through my hair is if i comb it when its wet. Combing my hair while it is dry is almost impossible.

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    1. isabel

      my hair is verry curly and i foun that the way to brush curly hair is while it is wet and conditioneg

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    2. Layla

      Just do what works for you. If you have noticed your hair being worse then maybe you shouldn’t. But if not just continue doing what you’ve been doing!

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    3. Atylia

      I am mixed race, as a result my hair is very curly. It use to be very hard to comb or brush out my hair dry because I had it in a one most of the time or out, but since I started brushing my hair in the day when I bathe and in the night before sleeping it got tamed, smooth etc because I had it plat. I mostly have my hair in two cornrows but if I put it in a one or a style involving gel, I usually put 4 or 5 big plats in it or something if I am too tired to comb it out just to keep my hair from frizzing out or knotting up then I will unloose it in the morning and comb it out and the product comes out. I don’t even use jell or grease or oil in my hair anymore, the oils my hair make moisturizes my hair and is distributed throughout the length of my hair when I brush it keeping it neat with minimum and mostly no use of product.

      so just brush your hair at least twice a day, in the morning and evening or night, but don’t every sleep with your hair out because it will be very hard to comb out in the morning and you will lose interest in the brushing hair. always have your hair plat or cornrowed and you will notice a change in the texture and shine of your hair, but make sure when you eat you eat food with nutrients for your body to use. try it and you’ll see.

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  2. Lilly

    If you have curly hair, FOR ODIN’S SAKE DO NOT BRUSH IT. Brushing it causes breakage and all other sorts of terrible woes. Curly hair should be finger-combed while conditioner is in it (:

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  4. Amosso

    Why write an article titled brushing your hair before bed, and then not write about brushing before bed. Makes no sense at all.

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  5. Tennille Richardson

    If your hair is curly you should apply a rich cream to soften and moisturize it first. Part out a section that you can easily hold with one hand and only brush at the base or scalp area to massage, stimulate blood circulation and also to lift flakes and reside. Excessively bushing curly hair ends will cause hair to break. Bruhing at the scalp does wonders for hair growth and. managing stress.

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  6. Tennille Richardson

    If your hair is curly you should apply a rich cream to soften and moisturize it first. Part out a section that you can easily hold with one hand and only brush at the base or scalp area to massage, stimulate blood circulation and also to lift flakes and reside. Excessively bushing curly hair ends will cause hair to break. Bruhing at the scalp does wonders for hair growth and managing stress.

    Reply
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