Saturday, June 28, 2014

Boar Bristle Brushes

I'm anemic, I eat red meat so I can stand upright and not faint.  I also wear leather shoes on my poor wide always swollen feet.  I've also cried alongside my 4yo while watching the Lion King movie and after her pet died, we prayed and had a remembrance ceremony and burial.

Using a brush made of natural boar bristles would be a personal choice, and makes an extremely effective brush I might add - as would NOT using one and opting for a bamboo comb.  We all come from differing levels of crunchiness, take what works for you and your hair and go from there.  I say this as I refrain from talking about the devastating effects of Palm Oil that is in over 70% of beauty products worldwide!!!! Ya... We all have our beefs ;). Haha... No pun intended!

Having said that, boar bristle brushes realllly help the sebum move, not using it us like missing  the conditioner when washing!  Its that important!

For some, finger brushing works beautifully though... we're all different.

Here's the one I use, available at Sally's.



Water to restyle curls

Most curly or wavy girls need wet hair to reset their curls and waves, go for it!!  Spraying hair wet to style is fantastic - get that spray bottle and go for it!  Use this time to brush that scalp to move sebum as well.

Drenching hair in the shower can be damaging however.  It causes the hair cuticle (think roof shingles) to open up, then whatever hydration is in your hair evaporates.  ACV helps to close the cuticle so I'd you do WO washing, follow with any vinegar rinse to help close the cuticle and restore the hair's natural pH.  This time with ACV in the shower is a great time to detangle with a wide tooth comb, and to massage thevscalp to mkve sebum and keep the scalp healthy as well.

Many dry haired girls will hydrate with let's say aloe, then follow with oil, let's say jojoba oil, and the combination with the oil helps trap the aloe in the hair strand keeping it hydrated longer.  If we could brush daily, it would be so much better for our hair since natural sebum is the nectar from the Gods!!  Its theeeeeee most effective and lasting humectant ever!!

Here's my crazy routine, and other tips.
And here's how I plop to dry my hair.

Its hard sometimes to figure out what works for your own hair.  What works for one may not work for the other.  And what works for you now, may change as you evolve and your hair gets more and more awesome with no and low poo!!!