CHOOSING YOUR HAIRBRUSH
A key element in achieving beautiful hair, regardless of hair type, brushing helps prevent knots, eliminates impurities and instantly boosts shine thanks to its smoothing effects on the hair fiber. Comb, round brush, flat brush...
How do you choose the right accessory for beautiful, silky-soft hair?
* Pre-shampoo brushing: shampooing detangled hair is far more effective and a much more pleasant experience! The best option for this step is a flat boar-bristle brush, which perfectly detangles the hair without breaking it.
Tip: always begin by untangling the ends before moving on to the lengths, ending at the roots. If your hair is dry, apply L'Huile de Leonor Greyl oil to the lengths and tips to nourish them and facilitate the detangling process.
* Detangling wet hair: whether rinsing off a mask or coming out of the shower, always use a wide-tooth comb when your hair is wet or damp. Hygienic, practical and effective, they are suitable for all hair types.
Tip: wet hair is heavier and therefore more fragile when it comes to detangling. Be gentle and don't force it, or you're likely to break it!
* Blow-drying: the round boar-bristle brush is the ideal accessory for blow-drying since its shape is perfect for gripping the hair whilst its bristles do not cause damage. Simply adapt the size of the brush to reflect the desired result - a large brush helps smooth longer hair or style a fringe, whilst a small brush is perfect for creating volume in short hair and a medium-sized brush can be used to create beautiful Hollywood-style curls.
Tip: always protect your hair against the drying effects of heat before blow-drying. The Leonor Greyl range of heat protection products is silicone-free and suitable for all hair types and includes Éclat naturel, Sérum de Soie sublimateur, Condition naturelle and Lait Luminescence.
* Styling dry hair: whether to detangle hair or remove any residue that give hair a dull look, this daily routine oxygenates the hair and helps maintain body, provided you use the right tool!
For smooth hair, a flat boar-bristle brush is the best option to enhance the glossy effect. Those with fine or greasy hair, meanwhile, will find the flat soft-tip brush the best bet as it boosts volume. For curly hair, opt for a round brush with a smaller or larger diameter, depending on your needs, so as not to break the curl. Frizzy hair requires a wide-tooth comb to perfectly separate the hairs, or a boar-bristle brush to smooth out flyaway sections.
Tip: regular brushing offers multiple benefits! It helps keep the hair clean and shiny for longer, stimulates the scalp by encouraging micro-circulation and distributes the sebum throughout the length of the hair, naturally protecting it against external irritants and static electricity.
You now have everything you need for perfect brushing in any situation! Don't forget to clean your accessories regularly so as not to leave your hair looking dull: remove hair from the brush after each use (using a fine comb if necessary) and wash your brush in soapy water once a week.