#BeautyDiaries: Why NOT Brushing My Hair Was The Best Decision!
Senior Social Media Manager
Ask any girl with curly hair, what would be the one thing she would like to change about herself; It will probably be her hair! I was once one of those girls, but I’ve grown to LOVE my hair.
All my life, I dealt with frizzy, curly hair which were always so hard to tame. There wasn’t much I could do with them except tie them up in a ponytail. My hair always looked dry, and had no shine at all. I had the weirdest looking ponytail - it was like a fluffy ball of hair! I always envied those girls who had gorgeous spiral curls and wondered how they achieved them.
When I entered college, I was more than willing to experiment with my hair. I couldn’t sport that horrid ponytail hairstyle to college every single day! I turned to my humble friend - the internet and researched about curly hair.
From whatever I read, there were two things that appealed to me the most - first, using the appropriate products for my hair type, and second, not brushing my hair. The second one almost shocked me! It was against everything I had heard and been taught over the years. I read that brushing curly hair actually opens up the curls, and messes with the natural texture of the hair.
After much thought, I gave this weird, yet interesting theory a try. I washed my hair, applied conditioner, and used my fingers like a comb to spread the conditioner throughout my hair. After washing my hair, I used an old cotton t-shirt and dried my hair carefully, making sure I don’t tug at them a lot (that causes it to break). After that I applied serum in my hair and just let them dry. No combing, no brushing, nothing!
I was supposed to go out for lunch the next day, and I left my hair open. That was a BIG thing for me, as I don’t remember leaving my natural hair open ever! My friends actually pointed out that it looked like I had got my hair done at the parlour. The curls looked so bouncy and…. pretty! I repeated the same process every time I washed my hair, and my curls looked as gorgeous as ever each time!
It’s been almost 4 years now since I’ve been following this practice, and I would definitely recommend it to every girl with curly hair. With the right products and haircut, this no-brushing method is definitely going to be a lifesaver for you! I know it has been for me, the many compliments I get for my hair are proof of the same! :-D