Are you someone who includes brushing your hair in your daily beauty routine? If so, you may have never asked yourself why you do it, and whether there are measurable benefits from it. For most of the hair brushers of the world, it is just a part of their day-to-day routine.
Before we get too far ahead of things, let’s just take a few minutes to look at the importance of brushing your hair, and why the brush you use matters. Then, we can look at this latest innovation in the world of smart gear.
Why Brush the Hair?
As you may already know, not everyone has hair that needs to be brushed each day – or at all. However, those who do may think that the brushing done once or more per day is to keep it under control and free of tangles.
Yet, that is not the only reason for it. There is also the removal of hair that has fallen out but become entangled with the hair still growing, and there is also the scalp massage that occurs. Brushing the hair each day can also reduce hair loss because (when you use the right brush) it is going to stimulate the scalp, and all that nutrient and oxygen delivery to the roots of the hair is going to keep it much healthier. This stimulation also involves sebaceous glands, which are at the foundation retaining your hair over the long term.
Consider what this expert says, “Proper hair brushing and scalp massaging are two of the most important elements in the maintenance and rejuvenation of healthy, naturally beautiful hair. The only other elements that are more beneficial to hair are a nourishing diet and avoiding toxic chemicals.”
That’s pretty surprising when you consider just how many of us spend small fortunes on all kinds of products meant to improve the texture, volume or shine of our hair. What’s even more disappointing, though, is this simple truth: “Most commercial hair brushes can actually be quite damaging to your hair. Brushing with synthetic bristles causes friction on hair, leading to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair lusterless and frizzy.”
This is all avoided if you invest in a quality brush. There are natural bristle brushes available, and some of these can pull unwanted oils and build up from the hair shafts; sort of like dry shampooing. Also, using the right brush means that you are conditioning the individual hair shafts by stimulating the scalp and then moving the oils over the length of the hair. This controls the moisture levels of the hair, making it look great but also keeping it much more manageable.
So, this must mean it is time to look at the latest innovations in hair brushes.
The Brush Matters
If you are someone who loves “wearable” tech or who uses all the latest apps, you will be interested in the K’erastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings. It was released at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, and it is described by some as the “mic-drop moment” of the entire event.
This brush assesses the condition of your hair, gives you advice about the kinds of hair care steps your hair might need, and even uses a microphone to detect things like split ends and frizzy hair. It gauges the conditions of hair as you brush and monitors the speed at which you brush the hair. All the data is fed into an app, and this works in real time to give you feedback in the handle of the brush. That’s right – the handle pulses if you are doing it right or buzzes if you are hurting your hair.
Now, make sure you brush daily with a natural bristle brush, but also consider investing in a super smart brush when it hits the markets.