If you want to have hair that turns heads, the first thing you need to do is take proper care of your scalp. In case you are wondering how to do that, I am here to tell you that it is as simple as getting and learning how to use a scalp brush. Once you do that, you will never have to worry about your scalp getting clogged up again!
Scalp brushes are amazing, and I have to confess that I have been in love with them since I learned about them. The truth is that before getting a scalp brush, I did not care much about the state of my scalp. I thought that washing my hair and giving it a rub with my fingertips was enough for it to thrive.
To my surprise, things turned out to be a bit more complicated than that. You see, rubbing your scalp with only your fingertips might not be enough to clean it completely. As a result of not cleaning your scalp properly, you will end up with an itchy, flaky head, and that is a big no-no!
I bet that if you knew about the benefits of using a scalp brush earlier, you would have bought one and used it every time you washed your hair. Luckily for you, it is not too late to start using it. You will be surprised how quickly it will calm your scalp, leaving it completely healthy and flake-free.
If you want to learn more about scalp brushes, I am here to give you all that that you need to know. I will cover all the important information and even throw in a step-by-step guide on how to use a shampoo brush!
What Is a Scalp Brush?
You can find scalp brushes under the name scalp scrubbers, scalp massage brushes, or shampoo brush—these are all names for one concept, and that is, a brush that you can use to massage and exfoliate the scalp.
Usually, these brushes have a round or oval shape, and they are meant to fit in your hand. Some of them also have ergonomic handles that make them easy to use. The brushes come in all colors, and they are quite affordable.
As I mentioned, the brush is meant to exfoliate and massage the scalp. Massaging stimulates new hair growth. At the same time, it can increase blood circulation, allowing your head to get the nutrients that it needs to function well.
On the other hand, exfoliating the scalp removes the build-up and makes it healthier, not itchy, and not flaky. This means that it will also help eliminate dandruff, making the roots stronger and leaving the hair looking smooth and shiny. If all this is not enough to make you want to use it, I don’t know what is!
How to Use a Scalp Brush
Unlike wet brushes and regular brushes, this type of brush is not meant to brush the hair or detangle it. The main purpose of the brush is to exfoliate and massage the scalp, and for these purposes, it would be best if you use it in the shower. However, if you want to, you can also massage the scalp when your hair is dry.
Today, I will tell you more about my scalp brush routine that helps eliminate dandruff and calm the scalp. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1 – Wash your hair
First of all, you need to get into the shower and take the scalp brush with you. Using lukewarm water—not boiling water—you should get all of your hair wet. You can rub your scalp with your fingers just to start with that gentle exfoliation before you get to the real deal.
Step 2 – Cleanse your hair
For the second step, what you need to do is get yourself a good shampoo and apply some to your hair. I recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo because it works like magic on all types of hair.
Make sure you get into it with the shampoo, cleaning and scrubbing your entire head. Focus on the root area the most since that is where the oils come from. Once you are sure that you have spread your shampoo all over your hair, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3 – Use the scalp brush on your scalp
This is where the fun starts. Some people prefer to spread the shampoo using the brush, but I like to do that before using the scalp brush.
Grab your scalp brush. With little pressure, start scrubbing your scalp. Make circular movements all over your hair, but do not focus on one area for longer than five minutes. It might be difficult because it feels so good, but you do not want to stress the scalp too much.
Step 4 – Rinse your hair
Once you are done with the massage, you should rinse your hair using lukewarm water. Make sure that you rinse all the product, then maybe add some leave-in conditioner to the ends just to make them softer. Let your hair air-dry or blow-dry it with cold air and you will be finished!
FAQs on How to Use a Shampoo Brush
As you can see from the step-by-step guide, using the scalp brush is quite simple and easy. You will not have any difficulties using it, but you should follow the steps just to be safe.
Before I let you get to brushing, I want to share a few more pieces of info that I think will come in handy for you. Here they are:
How often should you use a scalp brush?
Since the scalp brush is not harmful to the hair, you can use it every time you wash your hair. That should be between three and four times each week, but you can do it less often if you want.
With that being said, remember not to apply too much pressure to the scalp when you massage it, or you will get an effect opposite the one you want. With this brush, it is more about how you use it and not about how frequently you use it.
Do scalp brushes cause hair loss?
Every type of brush that is not used properly will cause some hair loss. This means that using the scalp brush too often or putting too much pressure on the scalp can cause some thinning of the hair.
To avoid this, I recommend using the brush only when you wash your hair and not when your hair is dry. At the same time, make sure that you use it with limited pressure.
That’s All You Need to Know on Scalp Massage Brushes!
You and I have reached the end of this guide, and if you read closely, you should know exactly what the scalp brush is all about. This brush comes with so many great benefits, but you will only get them if you learn how to properly use the brush.
I hope you liked this guide, and you will try it out on your hair. If you follow my advice closely, you will have no problem using this brush!
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