FYI: You're Brushing Your Hair All Wrong
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The Damage: Synthetic brushes can increase breakage and fragility of hair follicles because they're not as porous as natural brushes. This means it'll take more brush strokes to achieve the same shininess and smoothness that happens with a natural bristle brush. "Stay away from plastic or metal brushes that can cause static and breakage," says Atkins. "Boar bristle brushes are best for getting smoother, shinier, especially the Mason Pearson."
The fix: Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush
How it helps: Natural bristles stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow, but the key to getting shinier hair is to start brushing from the root. "When you brush your hair, you're moving oil from the scalp down through the shaft of your hair. You're working with the cuticle, encouraging it to stay flat and coat your hair with natural oils from your roots," says Flowers.
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