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  • How to Brush Your Hair Properly, According to Type
  • Ana Tiwathia

How to Brush Your Hair Properly, According to Type

How to Brush Your Hair Properly, According to Type

Brushing your hair... Seems relatively simple, right? Unfortunately this daily ritual could be causing unintentional damage to your locks.

If you're yanking a brush down the length of the hair, from top to bottom (stop), you can damage the cuticle of the hair which will lead to breakage. In general, always brush strands from the bottom to the top using small strokes and be very careful when brushing wet hair as it is more vulnerable to ripping and stretching.

Here are a few additional tips to keep in mind, according to hair type:

Fine hair

Fine Hair

If your hair is short, you may not need a brush at all, simply combing your fingers through damp hair might do the trick. If your hair is longer, use a synthetic bristle brush and only brush when the strands are dry.

Thick hair

Thick Hair

Thick hair can take more moisture, so use T'zikal Dry Oil Mist on damp hair and a natural bristle brush from bottom to top.

Coarse/ Curly hair

Coarse/Curly Hair


Apply T’zikal Curl Defining Hair Serum to damp hair paying special attention to dry or damaged areas. Then, untangle strands using a wide tooth comb, towel dry any excess water and allow hair to air dry.

Kinky/ Coily

Kinky/Coily Hair

Begin in the shower by making sure hair is thoroughly conditioned from root to tip with T'zikal's Deep Moisture Conditioning Cream then, working in sections, use fingertips to work through tangles. After the shower apply oil and use a wide tooth comb.

When choosing a hairbrush, do some research and choose a shape and bristle that is appropriate for your hair care routine. For example, if you like to use a blow dryer to add volume, use a circular brush but not ceramic if you have fine hair. If detangling is your priority, a high quality oval cushion brush will get the job done. And again, don’t underestimate your fingertips – they will never cause breakage or damage and can work through moderate tangles.

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