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These Are the Biggest Mistakes People Make When Brushing Their Hair

Regardless of your hair type, we all share one commonality: the need to brush our hair. But did you know that something seemingly so simple is frequently done wrong?

We wanted to get to the bottom of this, so we reached out to Annette Crone, the founder of ForBabs X-Static anti-static hairbrush. Below, Annette breaks down the biggest mistakes people make when brushing their hair.

Rough on Wet Hair

“Wet hair is more fragile than when your hair is dry, so be extra gentle when brushing wet hair,” Annette says. “When brushing wet hair, use a wide tooth comb and slow down when brushing!”

Brush Tangled Hair in Large Quantities

“Always brush tangled hair in small sections,” Annette says. “Start from the bottom and work your way up to your scalp!”  

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Brush Too Frequently

“Do not over-brush your hair,” Annette advises. “Over-brushing can lead to damage. Experts have learned that brushing your strands 100 times per day does not make your hair more shiny!”

Brush When It’s Unnecessary

“If you have gorgeous thick curly hair, no brush needed! Annette says. “Running your fingers through your hair is the best tool. Once curly hair is dry, do not brush! Brushing will separate your perfectly formed curls and you’ll be left with a head full of frizz.”

Don’t Clean Brush Enough

“Clean your hair brush regularly!” Annette recommends. “Your brush is a magnet that holds onto dust, oil, and every product you use on your hair. If your brush is dirty, you simply brush the yuck right back in your hair.”

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