5 reasons you should use a scalp brush
You exfoliate your face, you scrub your body... but what about your scalp? There are so many benefits to looking after the skin on your scalp too, starting with a scalp scrub, but you can also use a tool like a scalp brush to help improve your scalp health.
What is a scalp brush?
A scalp brush is usually a flat, round brush you hold in the palm of your hand. It typically features short, stubby bristles that are flexible, and when rubbed in small circles on your scalp, will stimulate the skin on your scalp. There are many benefits to using one – here are five for you.
1. Lubricates and conditions the scalp
Dry hair starts from dry scalp. Common issues such as an itchy, dry or flaky scalp, or irritation and inflammation can impact hair health – even in mild cases. Dry hair can become prone to breakage, hair loss, split ends or a dull, flat appearance.
If you are prone to a dry or irritated scalp, a once-a-week massage with a scalp brush can help to stimulate your scalp skin to produce more natural oils and distribute them around your scalp, soothing irritation at the same time.
2. Softens and conditions hair
Oil is produced by sebaceous glands on your scalp. This then travels down your hair shaft from the scalp, which is why oily hair starts at the roots. If there isn’t enough oil on your scalp, your hair will be prone to dryness. Using a scalp brush can help the oil to travel down your hair to keep it sleek, shiny and strong.
3. Enhances blood circulation
Use a scalp brush to gently massage your scalp in circular motions. This action can help to enhance blood circulation in your head and neck and assist with hair growth. You can do this on wet or dry hair. If your hair is prone to tangles, use a serum specifically formulated for scalps to help the brush glide over your skin.
4. Strengthen hair from the root
Hair fall is often caused by unhealthy hair roots at the follicle in your skin. A regular scalp brush massage can help to nourish your scalp and strengthen these follicles, which promotes healthier growth of new hair as well as reduce hair fall at the same time.
If you currently experience abnormal hair fall, brush gently and use a scalp treatment at the same time.
5. Improves hair and scalp resilience
Both external and internal stressors such as the sun, heat styling and bad brushing methods can all leave your hair prone to breakage and your scalp at more risk of irritation. Any scalp discomfort or inflammation may indicate that there is an imbalance in the health of your scalp skin. By stimulating your blood circulation and nourishing the skin on your head, this can help to improve your hair’s strength and scalp’s resilience.
Of course, if you do experience irritation, itchiness, dryness or dandruff flakes on your scalp, this indicates that there is an imbalance. Make sure you’re using the right products for your hair to look after your scalp health.
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