Introducing Neil Moodie, renowned session stylist, celeb hair stylist, Viviscal ambassador and guru on all things locks related. This time he's talking hair brushing. So many women avoid it. Why? So many reasons. If you're after big hair, you're likely to back comb a little and avoid a good brush through for at least one day for fear of flattening your do. Fragile thin hair? You avoid brushing to sidestep that horrid detangling process that involves the sound of a few hairs breaking (always a tear-jerking moment).
That odd little breakage is actually the reason most of us use our brushes less than we should, that little myth and worry in the back of our minds, that the more we take the tool through our tresses, the less tresses we'll have. Say it ain't so Neil...
'The most common mistake women make these days is not brushing their hair enough. Hair has a life span of approximately 7 years and on average we lose around 120 hairs a day to make way for new ones to grow. If you don't brush your hair then these hairs won't loosen out.
Using the correct brush for me is the most imperative part of brushing. I don't believe you can brush your hair too much if you're using the correct hairbrush. Brushing with a good brush also helps to stimulate the scalp which encourages healthy hair growth. I see many women comb their hair when it's dry - this will tear the hair and cause split ends. Generally the best brushes are flat, soft bristled ones, I'd say the ultimate is a Mason & Pearson'.