No-poo and brushing

Screen Shot 2013-05-05 at 11.29.58 AM Screen Shot 2013-05-05 at 11.30.49 AMI know we have talked a bit about using a brush regularly if you are going ShamPHree. Today, I want to stress this point. You need to brush your hair if you are using the ShamPHree method. In fact, no matter what method you use, you should brush your hair.

If your scalp seems very oily and your ends seem dry, or your scalp is flaky at all after experimenting with the ShamPHree routine, chances are you just need a good brushing. Using a brush does 3 important things to your hair…..

1. It stimulates the scalp. This is good for promoting healthy hair growth and cell turnover, which is very helpful if you have any sort of scalp condition or very slow growing hair. Also, brushing feels really good to the scalp!

2. It pulls the oil from the scalp down into the ends, where it can be absorbed by the dry tips of your hair that are thirsty for moisture. This creates consistency from scalp to tips.

3. It helps to clean the hair in general. A brush catches build up and debris from the hair and scalp and removes it, helping to keep it clean.

7U6A9681If you are going ShamPHree, make sure you have either a paddle brush ( better for coarse curls and brittle hair) or a boar bristle brush     ( better for very oily hair and fine hair.)

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6 thoughts on “No-poo and brushing

  1. Hi,
    I have a problem with the brushing. My hair is curly but only if I don’t brush/comb it. If i brush it, it tends to go more towards wavy and I really like my curls. I have been no-pooing for about four years, only washing my hair with conditioner and that has really enhanced my curls. I recently started with your shamp-free method and I relly like the feeling in my scalp but when I brush the hair I lose the definition in my curls. Any tips on how to fix this because I really like the bakingsoda/acv wash otherwise.

    • if brushing isn’t working for you, try just giving your scalp a nice fingertip massage to help stimulate it and work the BS in without disturbing your curls. Are you brushing your wet hair in the shower? if so, try brushing it dry before you ShamPHree.

      • Thank you for answering :) I will definetly try this. I will also take the tips from your Troubleshooting: ShamPHree for diffrenet hairtypes to heart. I would also like to tell you that I really like your site, it’s my favourite place for hair inspiration :)

  2. I’ve been shamphree for about 6 weeks now, and love it. My hair has never been better. I have really curly hair and have never brushed my hair much before now, so this might be a question people who brush regularly know: what’s the best way to clean your shamphree brush? What it doesn’t distribute gets stuck in the bristles and builds up and I don’t want to distribute that through my hair.

    • I would get another brush, a very cheap boar bristle brush. Use it as your brush’s brush ;)
      Brush all the gunk out of your brush with it. That is what I do. You can also soap your brush in warm water and castille soap.

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