Topic: Hair brushing questions
About two years ago I switched to Morrocco Method products and I just love what they have done for my hair. I quit using all chemical products and dyes, and from the top of my scalp to my shoulders my hair is about 3x as thick as the rest of the length!
I just received my new MM boar bristle brush and it is so much nicer than the one I had. The problem I have is with brushing my hair. I have tried following the instructions for brushing upside down and then flipping my hair back to brush rightside up, and I hope you can give me some advice.
My hair is nearly classic length, very fine and wavy. I have been told by many people that wavy/curly hair should not be brushed. But, by the same token, wavy and curly hair are drier than straight and need the oils distributed. When I flip my hair over to brush, it gets horribly tangled. Then, flipping it back it gets even worse. I have to use a comb to detangle before I can brush. The other thing that happens is brushing tends to pull all or most of the waves out of my hair. To top this off, bending over for any length of time makes me very lightheaded and standing back up can be quite a rush! I often need to sit down directly and let the room stop spinning. I would try sitting to do the upside down brushing, but my hair is too long and would lie on the floor.
Is there something I am just doing wrong? Should I just practice this more until I get it down to a science? Should I not brush and just use the comb? I would appreciate any advice. I love how my hair is looking and I want to do everything I can to treat it right.