Many people, both men and women, are troubled by hair loss and thinning hair, saying, “I feel that the amount of hair on my pillow has increased,” or “My hair volume has decreased. If you are worried that you are washing your scalp and brushing your hair every day, why don’t you take a look at the hairbrush you are using?
Is your hairbrush right for your hair and scalp, or is your hairbrush unclean due to lack of care? Here we would like to consider thinning hair prevention from these perspectives.
Various causes of thinning hair
“Maybe it’s getting a little thin?” it is not easy to identify the cause of the thinning. If there are strong genetic factors, it may be difficult to compete, but here we would like to summarize the main causes.
Poor circulation of the scalp
Lifestyle and dietary disorders
Clogged pores due to sebum and dirt
Inappropriate scalp care
The last of these, “improper skin care,” may include over-washing of the scalp, problems with the way the scalp is washed, and compatibility of brushing and hair brushes.
Relationship between hairbrush characteristics and thinning hair
Just because you are experiencing hair thinning does not mean you need to refrain from brushing. It is natural to notice a certain amount of hair loss when brushing, but the question is the degree of hair loss.
If the amount of hairs falling out of your hairbrush after brushing is noticeably higher than before, you may need to be careful. Check once again whether the hairbrush you are using is suitable for your scalp and hair type.
Brushing stimulates blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth when the scalp is properly stimulated, but if the stimulation is too strong or too weak, brushing may actually inhibit hair growth.
Many men, in particular, have never seriously searched for the right hairbrush for them based on the types and features of hairbrushes. We recommend that you review your hairbrush before using hair growth products or fooling around with thinning hair.
Also, if you have hard or abundant hair, you tend to choose a stiff brush. Consider switching to a softer brush to ensure that you are not damaging your scalp by brushing. There are even hair brushes for thinning hair on the market.
If static electricity is generated every time you brush your hair, it is also important to take measures against static electricity. You can switch to a hairbrush that is less prone to static electricity, or use a styling product that prevents static electricity.
Surprisingly, hairbrush care is often overlooked. It is important to keep the scalp clean and healthy in order to grow healthy and strong hair.
However, hairbrushes that are used repeatedly every day become dirty with sebum, dandruff, and dust. Even if you use the most expensive or the best hairbrush, it will be ruined if it accumulates dandruff and dust. In addition to removing hair from your brush, you should regularly care for your brush to keep it clean.
Specifically, use your fingers or a cleaning brush to remove dirt between the bristles and at the base of the brush on a daily basis. Then, about once every week or two, lather up the shampoo you use on your hair and wash between the bristles and roots of your hairbrush. Regularly cleaning and keeping your hairbrush free of dirt is also part of the thinning hair prevention strategy.