There’s no shortage of natural hair loss treatments these days.
In fact, there are so many that it can be daunting deciding which one to pursue for great results. Sound familiar?
Don’t worry. You’re in the right place.
Our blog teaches men and women how to regrow their hair and reverse hair loss through mostly naturally techniques.
Imagine seeing hairs starting to sprout from your scalp and the confidence you’d feel getting back to your old self.
That’s why today we’re touching on the topic of the popular hair loss brushing technique.
How does it work? How do you do it? Keep reading to learn.
Does brushing your scalp stimulate hair growth?
Yes, brushing does stimulate the scalp to grow hair and reverse hair loss. Here’s how…
Firstly, when you use the proper brush — which we’ll touch on soon — it will slightly scratch the scalp. This forces the body to move blood there which obviously contains oxygen and nutrients. See where I’m going with this?
All of these nutrients along with oxygen helps to rejuvenate hair and reopen hair follicles that were previously dormant.
But, don’t take our word for it. Science has studied this topic very well.
One of the oldest studies on this topic from 2009 evaluated the effects of brushing on hair loss. They performed a four week study in which 14 women brushed their hair in varying frequencies. The number of hairs that were lost as a result of the brushing was analyzed against different brushing frequencies.
Amazingly enough, the researchers discovered that hair loss was reduced by a higher brushing frequency. This means that brushing your hair does indeed halt hair loss and the more you do it, the faster the results will come.
Outside of studies, there are mountains of anecdotal evidence that suggests brushing can regrow hair while preventing or reversing hair loss. Look what this gentleman on YouTube had to say about how he stopped his hair loss naturally with brushing and similar techniques:
How to brush your hair to make it grow
Now that you understand how brushing the scalp to help with hair loss works, let me guide you through how to actually do it yourself.
Step 1: Get a special brush like a boar bristle brush
You can’t do this technique with just any brush. As I mentioned previously, you want a brush that is coarse or slightly sharp so it gives a tiny scratching sensation. It feels very good once you get used to it and you may find yourself eager to brush many times per day once you get into the swing of it. I know that I do!
One of the most common choices is a boar bristle brush. This brush, as you could guess, uses the bristles from boars which are very coarse and sharp. Using this against the scalp will force blood to go to your hair, filling the follicles the vitamins, minerals, and oxygen.
However, try out different brushes you already have at home. You may find that some already offer that scratching sensation, but don’t force it. You don’t want to hurt yourself.
Furthermore, you should consider investing in essential oils as they offer many hair health benefits and can speed up the results you see from this hair loss brushing technique.
For example, peppermint oil has been proven in scientific studies to regrow hair and thickening existing follicles. How cool is that?
Tea tree oil and lemon oil are also good choices.
Step 2: Brush all areas of your scalp for five to ten minutes
You don’t need to brush for very long and it’s only required that you brush once per day but the more the merrier!
Take the brush and use it on one area for several strokes. You want to stay in one area at a time to force as much blood there as possible.
I like to begin with both temples before moving onto the center of my hairline. Then, I brush the top of my head in the natural direction my hair goes. I’ll brush the sides and back more afterward. It’s as simple as that 🙂
Step 3: Perform a scalp massage for added benefits
If you’re serious about naturally reversing your hair loss, thicking hair follicles, and similar benefits, you’d be crazy not to do a scalp massage before or after brushing.
It works in the same way that brushing does by bringing blood and nutrients to the scalp. Furthermore, massaging the scalp makes it more elastic, allowing increased amounts of blood to enter it.
Read my previous article on how to massage the scalp for hair regrowth to learn how to do it properly.
Step 4: Eat a healthy diet that’s good for your hair
Once you’re in the habit of brushing every day, it’s crucial that you maintain a good diet so that all of the blood rushing to your scalp carries the nutrition needed to stimulate hair follicles.
Otherwise, the blood won’t have the vitamins and minerals needed to make follicles stronger and bring them back to life. Here are some foods that you need to get in your diet to maximize the results you see from hair regrowth from brushing:
- Biotin: This is water soluble B vitamin that is fantastic for maintaining healthy hair. This is because it helps in the production of keratin which is a protein that makes up the hair. If your body can produce more keratin and improve the efficiency of how it uses it, your hair becomes stronger.
- Vitamin E: This vitamin is commonly added into haircare products and advertised as the main ingredient for a good reason. It plays a vital role in keeping hair moisturized, healthy, and prevents follicles from being damaged by free radicals.
- Vitamin A: All cells within the body require vitamin A to grow properly. You can reach the daily recommended amount of this vitamin by consuming more carrots, bell peppers, or fish.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3
Final thoughts on brushing scalp to stimulate hair growth
Regrowing your hair with brushing is a quick, affordable, and effective technique. All you need to begin is a few minutes of spare time every day and the proper brush.
I recommend beginning by brushing your scalp once per day in your downtime and gradually increasing frequency and duration.
Make sure that you also massage the scalp to make it more elastic. Furthermore, your diet plays a big role in hair health so consider eating some of the foods and nutrients I mentioned earlier.