Reddit reviews: The best hair brushes

We found 715 Reddit comments discussing the best hair brushes. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 292 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/ricctp6 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fun, thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt!

  1. Something Blue: These journals are so beautiful, and I just thought I would start the scavenger hunt out with something simple and beautiful. Is that too corny of a reason to put them on here?
  2. Summer: Summer reminds me that I will soon be in a place with sun constantly radiating down and burning my retinas. We're all gonna need some sunglasses.
  3. Unusual Food-Related Item: Kawaii Squishies are super cute, smell like freshly baked bread (or cream soda), and are shaped like foods! I had a lot of wiggle room with this category, and while I have tons of things about food in my WLs, I just think these are great to pass out to stressed friends, as well.
  4. Gift Someone Else: A Bidet for the Fiancé Kind of a silly one, but my fiancé loves bidets. I've always wanted to get him one, and so this is my ultimate "I love you" gift for him. I actually thought about getting it for him and calling it his engagement ring, in response to the one he just got me. Do you think it would make him laugh?
  5. Book!: The book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren has gotten a lot of great press, and it seems very relevant to any woman in a demanding science-related field. I think it would be an interesting, and hopefully inspiring, read.
  6. Less Than a 1$: Somehow this shampoo brush is only $.01? Is that real?
  7. Related to Dogs: I haven't owned a dog since my family's golden retriever, Max. He was such a wonderful light in our house, and I think about him a lot. I know that GSD are really smart, so I figured I'd put something a smart-alecky GSD owner might have on here. ;)
  8. Not Useful, But Awesome: I really love oracle cards. I find that they sort of get me past challenges that maybe I'm too stubborn to see for myself. I think they are a good psychological tool, but I also know most people would find them less than useful. Therefore, they are mostly just awesome, and I want them.
  9. Great Movie: I get some flak for it, but my favorite movie of all time is Coraline. I think it is just so thought-provoking and the animation is beautiful. It really has a special place in my heart.
  10. Zombies Attack!: Weirdly enough, I am in the process of creating an emergency plan and some bugout bags for my fiancé and I. It's more of a hobby than worry, but I always thought a couple of these matches would come in handy when the hammer drops.
  11. Life Goals: This one might require a little explanation. So, I just quit my career as an archaeologist to become a creative writer, and my fiancé just quit his archaeology career to become an illustrator. Together we are writing some children's books, creating a comic book series, and hosting a podcast. It has come to our attention that these endeavors require social media presence (something neither of us are very good at). Through our bumbling around, we've found that our pictures are turning out less-than-great for social media, and the problem is lighting. I think this lightbox really neat for anyone who wants to make their pictures look professional on social media.
  12. Add-Ons: Makeup Remover Cloths These are so useful, I thought about even adding them to the Zombie Apocalypse part of the Scavenger Hunt! I sometimes forget to take care of my skin. So I started leaving one of these by my nightstand just for those times when I'm too lazy (or drunk) to take my makeup off. They are lifesavers!
  13. Fandom Related: Adventure Time, come on grab your friends.... No explanation needed really. AT is amazing, and I'm sad the series is ending, but we will always have the comics!
  14. Ridiculously Priced: Okay, let's chat. This watch is over $200,000 and has 4 reveiws? 4 people bought this? Why?! If I was that rich, I'd hole up in my cool-ass movie theater and eat caviar all day. Who needs a watch for that?
  15. Shark or Unicorn: This unicorn color-changing light is on my wishlist. I want it so badly, but have no idea where I would put it. The bathroom maybe? It has to be somewhere that won't get in the way of all my other unicorn stuff. I like when people just happily stop upon a unicorn in the apartment. When they're peeing is a good time, right?
  16. Smells Great: These candles are the scents of a coffee shop and so I know everyone in my house would feel warm and welcome right when they walk in once they are lit. These are actually three of my favorite scents, so you can probably tell that I have a slight coffee-related addiction.
  17. Toy: Dixit is an amazing game. Like...I don't know how to describe it. A bunch of cards with illustrations on them need to be described by the players, and then everyone votes on which description they like the best (blindly vote). It's just a wonderful game for inspiration, and you can make it as complicated or as simple as you'd like. I really enjoy playing it with both my friends and family.
  18. Helpful for Writers: An Imaginative Workbook! I think one of the biggest things writers forget how to do is play! We spend so much time in our universe, trying to make it perfect, that sometimes we forget to just let go and have our imaginations run wild. I think workbooks like the one I just linked are perfect for when writer's block hits, or when we need a pick-me-up to remember why we started writing in the first place.
  19. Current Obsession: My current obsession has become learning how to play the ukulele. I heard on a couple of podcasts that it really boosted some people's happiness, especially if they loved music, but didn't feel like they had the time to learn to play a new instrument. I have been borrowing my neighbor's, but since I am moving soon, I've decided to purchase one from Amazon. They have tons of ukuleles on there, weirdly.
  20. Makes You Laugh: As a person who loves Wes Anderson films this coffee table book always makes me laugh.

    Edit: Finished! I love scavenger hunts; it always reminds me what a weirdo I am.
u/GrimaldiJ · 1 pointr/Hair

I'm not sure if you meant to do that, but that's a music video in your post. Not a picture lol. I think I understand the haircut you're talking about..and whichever hair stylist you go to, make sure they do a cut that's relevant to your face shape as well because it can obviously make a world of difference. On top of that, ask them to teach you how to do even the simplest of styles. Plus there are plenty of videos and tutorials you can go through to try out. Ok, so as far as the texture of your hair goes, these are a few options that I suggest:

  • Washing your hair- Use a clarifying shampoo at least once every other week. The one I linked you to in another comment of mine is a really good recommendation especially since your hair is curly. I'm asking you to trust me on this because it will remove any build up from product and oils in your hair. Just follow the directions on the bottle, you use it just like any other shampoo. As far as a daily shampoo and conditioner go, I sayMane 'n Tail. I SWEAR by this stuff and am currently using it myself. (Yes, you can even use it for horses :p) Anyways, I highlighted my moms hair a few years back and for the first time ever it became so straw-like, couldn't dare get a comb through it, etc. Mane 'n Tail was the only shampoo and conditioner that worked.

  • Managing your curls and every day stuff -I'm not kidding when I say to use Moroccan oil (or Argon oil) every day.Start out with like, a nickle sized glob on your hand, rub your hands together, and finger comb it through your hair. DON'T start at the top by your roots. It can make your hair look greasier if you start from there. Example: Ever see the Little Mermaid? Remember when Ariel was using the fork as a comb at the dinner table all quick and stuff? Like that, but with your fingers haha. Even on your bangs, this stuff is awesome. Are your bangs short? Like eyebrow length?

    -This is a round brush I have and do recommend.

    -I also have this paddle brush that helps prevent friction on your hair. This one at least I think you should use WITH a blow dryer. It will give your hair a smoother look. Like I said before, ask the stylist to teach you how to use it. It's our job to educate our clients anyway, so she's not going out of her way. Or his way.

    I actually wish you lived close to me (although idk where you do live) so that I could do this myself and teach you all the things! I love educating people about this stuff! I wish you luck with your hair journey :)

    Oh, and real quick. Try pin curls. Here is a tutorial of how to do so. All you need are bobby pins and a fine tooth comb! It will help your curls be more defined :)
u/barphak · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

Hey, thanks so much for the detailed reply!

After looking around on this sub, I just ordered this stuff, and I feel like it should do the trick... But I will definitely take everything you suggested into consideration.

  1. I wash every other day, but that can change. I'm not sure what ayurvedic hair oil is, and all I found Googling it was some homeopathic stuff, so I'm not sure if you were referring to something specific, but I'll start adding some hair oils to my regimen and use them overnight. I also didn't know that about super hot (which I love bathing in, so I'll definitely have to change that up).

  2. I have a nice soft brush I like (almost like this one) and it seems to be gentle on my hair. I use my hands for styling, but if you think I should use a comb, I'd love to hear why!

  3. I'm not sure what dry vs not dry hair feels like so I'm not sure if I have it, but I don't think I've ever felt any problems with it. That being said, I did just add that argan oil shampoo (refer to point #1) to my regimen, so hopefully that improves anything that may be wrong :)

  4. I, unfortunately, don't have enough hair to braid, but I'll start rubbing my scalp with oils... that sounds delightful!

  5. I've got short hair (compared to my other granola guy friends) :) and I get my hair cut once every 2 weeks to once a month, so I'm not sure I'll run into that problem. That being said, is there anything I should look out for in terms of hair damage? I never thought about it as an issue for people with shorter hair...

  6. > Eat clean and healthy

    ... What do you want me to start being nice to people, have confidence, share the love and joy my friends and family give me and aspire to be the best person I can be? ... fiiiiiiiiine... I'll try I guess :)
u/akward_tension · 1 pointr/ParisComments

comment content: I'm gonna apologize now - I'm on mobile and formatting an slinks are hard.

So personally, I use three things - a daily shampoo, a weekly shampoo, and a scalp scrubber thingy.

Daily shampoo - a gentle nice shampoo that o use as often as I wash my hair (usually daily, but every other day in the winter). I've been using the L'Oreal Paris line with the parables and sulfate free formula is awesome. It does not HELP but scalp, but it also does NOT HURT it, which is a major deal. No tightness, no itch, I'm good! I've used almost all the different kinds in the line, but I'm going back to this green one since it's the best for me. You're not me, so your needs are probably different! :) L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Ever Strong Thickening Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZXSUWN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HcX5yb44HC9T3

Weekly shampoo - I used to use the tar shampoo, and the salyclic (?!) acid shampoo as my weekly. As my scalp has realized I mean business, I've switched to a (again) paraben and sulfate free dandruff shampoo. I get a big glob and add a little of the daily shampoo, since none of these weekly shampoos like to lather like I like. JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FGDIAS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rfX5yb6GVEQSN

Scalp scrubber thingy - mine is purple! I use it always with the weekly shampoo, and any time during the week that I feel like I need it. It's great for getting flakes moving so you can wash them or brush them out later. I don't really like the finger hole thing for it, but I don't complain since it just feels sooooo gooooood. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rhX5ybZPM2YNP

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u/dare2smile · 5 pointsr/Psoriasis

I'm gonna apologize now - I'm on mobile and formatting an slinks are hard.

So personally, I use three things - a daily shampoo, a weekly shampoo, and a scalp scrubber thingy.

Daily shampoo - a gentle nice shampoo that o use as often as I wash my hair (usually daily, but every other day in the winter). I've been using the L'Oreal Paris line with the parables and sulfate free formula is awesome. It does not HELP but scalp, but it also does NOT HURT it, which is a major deal. No tightness, no itch, I'm good! I've used almost all the different kinds in the line, but I'm going back to this green one since it's the best for me. You're not me, so your needs are probably different! :) L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Ever Strong Thickening Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZXSUWN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HcX5yb44HC9T3

Weekly shampoo - I used to use the tar shampoo, and the salyclic (?!) acid shampoo as my weekly. As my scalp has realized I mean business, I've switched to a (again) paraben and sulfate free dandruff shampoo. I get a big glob and add a little of the daily shampoo, since none of these weekly shampoos like to lather like I like. JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FGDIAS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rfX5yb6GVEQSN

Scalp scrubber thingy - mine is purple! I use it always with the weekly shampoo, and any time during the week that I feel like I need it. It's great for getting flakes moving so you can wash them or brush them out later. I don't really like the finger hole thing for it, but I don't complain since it just feels sooooo gooooood. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rhX5ybZPM2YNP

u/arrowbread · 7 pointsr/amiugly

The picture where you're smiling is wonderful! It makes such a difference to your face- I'm afraid you may have a case of RBF, but that doesn't mean you're condemned to a life of being unattractive or anything!

I definitely think the bangs are a good choice. Since you have a very long face, they balance you out wonderfully. Just make sure you style them every day- a round brush like this one and a blow dryer (even if your hair is already dry) are all you need to make them look really nice every day. It shouldn't take more than 3 minutes to do.

As for makeup, I'd recommend looking for an eyebrow brush that's close to your natural hair color that also has a spoolie (the thing that looks like a mascara wand) on the end. Use the spoolie first to clean up your brows and get the hairs in place, and then use the pencil to fill in the color. Any stylist at an eyebrow waxing place can give you some good tips.

With that, mascara, a bit of cream blush, and some natural-looking lipstick, you'll really frame your face and highlight your natural beauty! If you're looking to really step up your game, a good BB cream or light foundation will always help balance out your skin tone. But for ease and time's sake, stick with: brows, lashes, cheeks, and lips. I think that'll take you so far!

u/19winterRoses · 2 pointsr/longhair

Lovely hair :)


You mention shampoo, do you also use conditioner? I second the CG method, for sure.

I agree, it is a bit of a hassle at first but once you get into the 'swing' of it - you get used to the burden (lol). You don't need the fancy products, you mentioned sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free - so it sounds like you're on the right track there! They've got a neat list for international CG approved products here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/3/d/e/2PACX-1vTbVtl5RKQyRwtOlctXVt4f8HovDNVjRUkXBMt3l_DpnkSS0Q-wQ3d77_nf20EJ2yPEFpsuvb6Aa52c/pubhtml#


Your hair looks wavy - go with it! I honestly think the CG method would make your hair look even greater and bring out those natural waves you've got hidden in there. Don't be afraid of too much conditioner, and try the hair gel too!

The gel will likely leave a 'cast', which can be scrunched (or however you apply it) out with some oil. I prefer to use Argan oil for this personally.

Another tip, because I also deal with dandruff, is maybe try out one of those shower scalp massager/cleaners? I just got a non-electric silicone one and I do not regret it. It doesn't take away all the dandruff, but i noticed it helps a lot in my case. ( I swear i'm not promoting, just sending over what i bought so you know what i'm talking about: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074ZDXFL6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )


[Also, not sure if this needs to be said BUT shampoo is to help clean your scalp, conditioner is for your hair. You don't need to(and shouldn't) condition your scalp, as it will leave build-up. You don't really need to 'shampoo' your "pony-tail hair" (anything under a pony tail), just enough to clean the scalp and hair roots. The rest of your hair will get some shampoo when you clean it out anywho. I know some might disagree, but thats what i've heard and seems to be best for me]


Best of luck!

u/LanaBStar · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

I have to agree with the others and add one point...

  1. Co-washing probably isn't the best choice for you. Your hair looks to be on the finer side, which means if you pick up one individual strand of hair between your thumb and finger and close your eyes you almost can't feel it. Finer hair can sometimes be weighed down too much by cowashing and look limp, or, according to the WEN lawsuit, the conditioner can weigh down hair and clog follicles causing hair loss/no new growth. I have finer hair as well and tried cowashing with New Wash, which was nice, but ultimately my hair felt to0 dragged down no matter how much I seemed to rinse it out.

    If you want to read/hear a scientific take on your shampoo and conditioner choices and their effectiveness I would read the summary/listen to this Beauty Brains podcast.

  2. You might be too rough on your hair in it's wet state. As mentioned, hair is more susceptible to damage when wet so should be handled with care when detangling. I LOVE The Wet Brush for gently detangling and brushing through wet hair, you should definitely get one! It's made a huge difference for me when I have clients with wet, tangly hair. I see so much less hair in the brush afterwards when I go through their hair with a Wet Brush versus when I used a wide tooth comb on them in the past.

    ONE ADDITIONAL TIP: I'm a girl with finer textured hair, and medium to low density. My hair has always been that way. But something that has helped my hair is taking the supplement [Viviscal] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002JPJ2ZS/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463724141&sr=sr-1&keywords=viviscal). You take it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It took two months for me to start really noticing a difference (and this is with me taking it twice a day almost everyday, I rarely miss any "doses"), but it has definitely improved the quality of my hair. My hair looks and feels stronger and healthier, seems thicker to me and it is actually growing faster as well. I've had multiple people mention how fast my hair is growing without me even telling them I have been taking a hair supplement.

    I know it's hard to stay faithful to taking it twice a day because it does take a while to start to see results but you have to think of it like exercise. You don't go to the gym once and suddenly have Jackie Chan "Rumble in the Bronx" bod. It's something you have to work toward and then maintain. I've been taking Viviscal for seven months and I'm really pleased, but I know if I stop taking it regularly the results will go away. So I guess I'm a Viviscal addict for life now ha.

u/jaburke · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Currently, I don't wear makeup every day, but I feel like if I did I would clean them once a week at least. There are a couple items I'd probably clean more frequently. Regardless, I'll clean my brushes probably once every two weeks unless I haven't used them in that time; even if I've used my brushes only once during those two weeks, they still need a cleaning because you never know what's been growing on them. I'll spot clean my brushes in between uses on a makeup wipe, then wipe off on a paper towel/piece of toilet paper.

For the real cleaning, I used to use a mix of 3/4 Dawn dish soap and 1/4 extra virgin olive oil, but I think I'll leave them for any really gunked up brushes and just use baby shampoo because I love the smell of it. I'll swirl my brushes in the soap mix/baby shampoo, and then swirl them over a Tangle Teezer under warm water. I like the Tangle Teezer because it really helps suds up the soap/shampoo, and I feel like the bristles of the TT help to get in between the hairs of my brushes. The TT is meant to be gentle to begin with, as it's meant for tangles in hair, but I'm still gentle while using it on my brushes. I rinse the brushes until I can squeeze the hairs (gently, of course!) and clear, suds-free water comes out. My bigger brushes I'll hang from the hand towel bar in the bathroom to dry out, and I'll place my smaller brushes on a towel with another rolled up and placed underneath their handles so they're drying on an angle.

u/kitcat_kittycat · 1 pointr/transpassing

It is way post-Christmas but I'd revisited your other post because I remembered your hair. My hair used to look like that.

Gurl, your hair looks seriously dry and damaged, and I think that is 99% of the reason why it looks so frizzy in these photos. I dunno if you've spent much time over at /r/curlyhair but it is worth getting there for an in-depth look. But basically, right now I would bet you shampoo your hair every day and if you use a conditioner it has silicones in it. The silicones build up in your hair, necessitating a harsh shampoo to get rid of them. This means you're constantly stripping the oils from your hair, day after day, and it's seriously messing them up. You gotta remove the silicones from your routine, stop shampooing as often, and moisturize the crap out of it.

That said, as a fellow poor person here is what I would do if I were you:


  1. VO5 Shampoo. You want the cheap kind that comes in these types of bottles, ~$0.50-1.50/bottle at a drugstore or grocery. I have no idea why these cost so much on Amazon, that's crazy. Doesn't matter the scent, just pick one without silicones. Look on the back, there shouldn't be anything in the ingredient list that ends in "-one". Most don't, but there are a couple that do, I think the "strengthening" types.
  2. VO5 Conditioner. Again, SILICONE-FREE. Again, you should not be paying more than $0.50-$1.50 for this.
  3. Nature's Gate Conditioner in Jojoba or Aloe. I like Jojoba better. This is a nice base conditioner that's also silicone-free. It's probably going to run you $5-$7 a bottle and may be harder to find in a grocery or drugstore--this you may have to order online.
  4. Jojoba Oil. You do not want "hair oil" that you find in most drug and grocery stores. Look at the ingredient list--it will be basically industrial-grade silicones that won't do shit for repairing your hair. So you gotta find the real stuff. Crunchy-granola stores, Trader Joe's, Wegman's, Whole Foods will probably sell small bottles of it, usually by a company called Desert Essence (I literally have never seen any other brand of Jojoba Oil sold in any physical stores). This is the most expensive item on this whole list. If you buy it in physical stores you'll pay about $10 for this 4 oz bottle. If you buy online, you can find much better deals--this brand is cheaper per ounce and it's working for me. But you may want to get the smaller bottle at first just to see if you like it.
  5. A normal-type comb for distributing hair-care products though your hair.
  6. A wide-tooth comb for detangling.
  7. Shower cap (optional)

    Next, it's time to


  8. Wash with the VO5 Shampoo. We're getting all the residual silicones out. Use the wide-tooth comb followed by the small comb to gently distribute it through then rise. Now put it away. You will not need this again for at least a week.
  9. Take your Nature's Gate Conditioner, and draw the outline of a circle about quarter to half-dollar size on your palm.
  10. Fill that circle in with jojoba oil. Yes this is a lot of oil. Your hair needs it, trust me.
  11. Mix the oil and conditioner together.
  12. Massage it into your hair. Concentrate on the ends. Comb with the wide and small-toothed comb to really distribute it evenly. Be gentle because technically you're not supposed to comb wet hair but darnit, I've found it turns out better that way.
  13. Now, ideally you put your hair up in the shower cap and wait at least 30 minutes. Maybe take a long bath, or primp, or watch Netflix, or whatever. The idea is you let the oil really soak in. At the very least take your sweet time taking the rest of your shower.
  14. Rinse. Your hair should not feel squeaky when you pull on it in the shower. You don't want it to. That would mean it's not moisturized.
  15. Gently detangle with fingers and wide-tooth comb (NOT THE SMALL ONE!) and let air dry.

    Ideally your hair will look a lot smoother and more manageable at this point. Hopefully it is not limp. If it feels limp and heavy, then I apologize, I told you to use too much jojoba. Use less next time. If it is not smoother and more manageable and still looks frizzy then you need to use MORE jojoba. Whatever the case, move to the next step:


    This is what you'll be doing to your hair on a daily basis. Notice no shampoo is used. That is fine! The VO5 conditioner is cleaning enough, promise me!

  16. Wash your hair with the VO5 conditioner. Pretend it's shampoo. That is, rub it in your hair, focus near the roots (not those delicate, delicate ends), rinse out. Use more if your hair is feeling limp or you think you used too much jojoba. Use less if it's not or if you haven't done that much that day. DO NOT USE THE SHAMPOO SRSLY YOU DON'T NEED IT
  17. Repeat steps 2-5 from "Fix Dat Hair". You probably want to use more conditioner and less jojoba, but that will depend on whether your hair is feeling frizzy or limp. If it came out of the the FDH routine still frizzy, then by all means, load up on the jojoba. If it feels limp, then dial the jojoba back and make more of your circle conditioner. As always, when you're conditioning focus your attention on the ends and middle of your hair.
  18. DO NOT RINSE YET. Now you do the rest of your shower-related routine. This gives the conditioner and oils a bit of time to sink in, just not as much as for the big ol' oil treatment above.
  19. Rinse. Gently dry to dampness with towel, finger and wide-tooth comb detangle, let air dry.

    On a weekly basis--at most--you are allowed to replace the VO5 conditioner with the VO5 shampoo. But to compensate you must use extra jojoba because of all the oils you're stripping, and ideally you give it extra time to soak in. Shampoo day is usually the day when I stop being lazy and actually shave my legs and shit. I mean, ideally you shampoo less than weekly but you do what you can tolerate.

    When you first start this up you might feel like your hair is extra-greasy at the roots. This is normal. Your hair is used to you using the equivalent of dish soap on it every day and has been overproducing oils to try to compensate. The oil production will back down as it gets used to your new, gentler routine. Give it time! If you are really self-conscious about it then use a soft boar-bristle-type brush to distribute the oils from root to tip.

    Do NOT flat-iron or use a hair-dryer during this time period. The heat is damaging your hair further. It will make things worse. Anyway, once you see how lovely your curls are in their natural, healthy state you won't feel the need to. :)

    If your hair is very thick and coarse then as you get used to the routine you may even want to finger-comb a few drops or more of jojoba oil through it while it's still damp to help moisturize, after the towel-dry. You may want to do this anyway if it's very damaged (especially at the middle and ends).

    Anyway, I promise this will help. The routine took my hair from being a mess of split ends and nastiness to shiny and healthy, and it's turned my boyfriend's curly beard from a Brillo pad to a soft, bouncy cloud. It is a hell of a lot cheaper than keratin treatments and all that, too. If you go to the /r/curlyhair sub they have all sorts of product and routine suggestions, but I like using the above because they've worked for me and are comparatively cost-conscious.
u/_totallysafeforwork · 2 pointsr/Naturalhair

I'm not sure how much you know between you and your gf so I'm gonna give you a lot of info here just in case.

I highly recommend this detangling brush. My sister has 4C hair similar to this and with the right conditioner, it detangles her curls in a flash without too much pulling. Also, start from the ends, work your way up, and work in sections.

What products are you using to detangle? I would suggest getting a good regular conditioner as well as a leave-in so the curls and knots come apart with less effort. Aussie Moist is my fave in-shower conditioner and Shea Moisture Black Castor and Shea Butter is my fav leave in cause it detangles my hair in a instant and leave it soft and moisturized all week. It's not for everyone though so definitely do some shopping around.

Also, try wetting and detangling the hair a bit before washing because (in my experience) the movement and shrinkage of the hair during the makes the tangles a bit worse.

Technique is also important with curly hair. When you wash, try using slightly diluted shampoo in a squeezy bottle so you can apply it directly to the scalp and to the hair. Of course you want to shampoo the hair as well but it's better to work the shampoo from the root to the tip to avoid tangles.

You'll want to massage the scalp with your fingertips through the hair. Do not do this or yall will have a bad time lol. This creates so many tangles and damages the hair. I would recommend checking out a few poc curly hair wash day youtube videos for good technique.

Also, pat her hair dry. Please for the love of all that is good do not rub her hair on the towel.

I would recommend styling her hair while its damp with a leave in conditioner if thats easier for yall. There's nothing wrong with styling the hair while wet, in fact, a lot of curly girls prefer this because managing the hair when its dry has the potential to cause frizz or breakage. Also, I noticed you mentioned you oil her scalp. Try using the oil after the leave in so it seals in the moisture.

I'm not sure if you guys are already doing this but definitely give night scarves and bonnets a try. They'll be a huge help in the long run because they help combat frizz, tangles, lint, and breakage that occurs from sleeping on cotton.

u/KareBexar · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

First, I'm sorry depression has been rough for you lately but you're doing awesome to try and do some self care where you can!

Cowashing simply means you use conditioner to wash your hair instead of shampoo. Just like you do right now where you scrub your head/ hair with shampoo, you use conditioner instead. That doesn't work for everyone. More so if you have dandruff.

I do cowash and I use a shampoo brush every wash day, about once a week, which definitely helps with flakes. I used to have some mild dandruff but incorporating that in my routine helps slough off the dead/ dry skin. This what I use: Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_cwD8BbAGVAY43

I definitely advise you to start with the quickstart routine in the Community Info. It's less than $15 USD. As your hair gets healthier you hair will curl more. As far as those pieces around your face I'd just pin curl them until they cooperate. https://youtu.be/Y1zvrsWqY38

I hope this helps you get started!

u/ilovefatgirls · 3 pointsr/beards

From top to bottom:

Beardology Beard Balm

Swissco Mustache Comb

Beardology Beard oil. (same link as above)

Honest Amish Beard Balm/leave in conditioner Also available on Amazon and eligible for Prime(save on shipping)

Bass Boars Hair Brush


Coasters hand made by a friend out of reclaimed woods.

Fox Pelt Which it looks like they are out of at the moment.

I like the Honest Amish Beard balm much more than the Beardology. Its softer and easier to work with. I got the Beardology balm as part of a package thing with the oil. Beardology is closed until after the holidays. In my search for "the perfect beard oil" I found that you can't really go wrong with whatever you pick. There are so many companies, small and large, that make the stuff. You can make it yourself if you're so inclined. Most have jojoba or argan oil as the main oil and then other oils to add scent so it's preference really.

All I can say is read up on what you like or what you think your brothers will like and go from there. You really can't go wrong with most of these beard products.

u/dodoconundrum · 3 pointsr/curlyhair
  • Check out our wiki, including the section we have on caring for kids hair. It basically breaks down certain ingredients your want to look out for. Sulfate shampoos (the most common type of shampoo, even if they claim to be gentle) are very drying for curly hair. However if you switch to a nonsulfate shampoo, you will need to eliminate any silicones from her routine (silicones can only be removed by sulfates). So you want to do some research on that stuff first. You can try reading the Curly Girl Guide to get a fuller idea.
  • What is a hard bristle brush? If you're using a tangle teezer or wet brush that should be fine. However if you're using anything like this, it's definitely damaging her hair.
  • To help the curls last overnights, try using a child size satin bonnet or pillow case. I'm Dominican so not quite the same, but growing up all the female kids wore hairnets (the thick ones) basically whenever we were at home. You basically want to keep the hair contained so it's not flying around getting tangles and frizz.
  • I think she's at an age (and hair length) where you can start looking at light curl creams to provide definition and hold. It's extremely hard if not impossible to keep waves/curls for days on end without any kind of styler. Shea Moisture is a Curly-Girl Method safe brand that has a couple Kids Lines, which will include curling creams. I really think adding a styling cream at the end of her routine (when her hair is still damp/wet) and letting it dry will help.
  • Hopefully as you up her moisture levels, reduce frizz, and reduce tangles with the above tips, you'll find that you don't need to have the treatment every time you wash her hair. That is a lot of of work and time, especially for a little one.
  • Edit - don't forget the power of braids! There is a reason that ethnic communities with curly hair use them a lot. Don't feel like you need to keep her hair loose all the time...check out Youtube and look up tutorials. French or Dutch braids are great and will last days. Even just sweeping her hair into two braids on either side of her head will help. Her hair can't tangle while it's contained in the braids, and it's a simple, clean, neat style that will last for days.
u/martinibini · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok ok I'm not in the US but this item I want and that you'd love too, doesn't require Prime as it ships from China!

It's a SCALP MASSAGER!!!! You use it will you shampoo and not only does it make your scalp super clean, but it's supposed to feel like when they massage your head at the salon. Ah man I sooooo make orgasm sounds (sorry shampoo girl) when they do that!

Becca, you will LOVE this.

On .ca : http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008FZBGL4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=DMETSNTQTYSG&coliid=I2RHUIKMWSLG02

On .com I found a bunch. This one is similar to the one I wished for : http://www.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1422215088&sr=8-8&keywords=scalp+massager

u/imabratinfluence · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

Your hair looks a lot like mine, in curl/wave pattern! And I tend to feel very similarly: I have a tendency to refer to it as my fluff, because it's always been poofy. Have the same grease problem.

Currently, I'm modified CG (not totally sulfate free, but totally silicone free and try to avoid waxes, polyquats, mineral oil, things that can build up).

I'd suggest starting slow:

  • Get rid of silicones. Check your conditioner. If it has silicones, chuck it or give it to someone in your household who uses sulfates. You could go low-poo (use shampoo that has sulfates, but milder ones or lower on the ingredients list), or try to alternate your regular shampoo with a sulfate-free one.

  • Use a silicone-free conditioner. A lot of people like Suave Essentials; I don't find them moisturizing enough, but I like Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done. Look for familiar names in the HG list in the sidebar and choose something you're comfortable with. Check out this video on Squish to Condish, and maybe try it out. It helps a lot of wavies and curlies.

  • Start only combing your hair in the shower, when it's full of conditioner. Or even afterward, while it's still wet, and you have leave-in conditioner in your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb or shampoo brush since they won't break up your waves as much, or be as rough on your hair.

  • Dry your hair with a t-shirt or microfiber towel.

    Here's an idea of what my hair looks like now and before CG. It's still not where I want it to be, but it's a process.
u/Lucosis · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

It mostly comes down to your washing and maintenance routine. Ideally you'd want to avoid anything like mousse or hairspray just because it's more upkeep, more expensive, and can end up making your hair look unnatural if you're a heavy hand with it.

I would try a shampoo for body (they have thinner, less viscous surfactants so they weigh the hair down less) and make sure you have a decent brush. Try to do the bare minimum of towel drying required, then brush it every day instead of combing it. Ideally, you should be able to just shampoo every other day and keep some of the oil in your hair. If you notice it starting to feel dry or start getting split ends as it grows, condition the ends of the hair but not so much around the scalp, as it'll add more oil where it isn't needed.

Not necessary, but you might like to try a decent blowdryer to blow dry your hair on low/no heat to add a little more body to it as well. It's best to let your hair dry on it's own, otherwise an assist from a low heat blow dryer is the best alternative and should only take a minute or two.

As it gets a little longer, maybe a couple inches, think about finding a cosmetologist to go to. Saying this as a barber, we don't like cutting long hair. We receive next to no instruction on it, and it takes a longer which means at least one less person in the chair that day. Just tell the cosmetologist that you're growing it out, you just want it trimmed a little bit to neaten it up and maybe add a little texture. Take whatever picture you find that you like the look of the hair. My guess is they'll likely take the ends off and do a little bit of a razor cut to add some texture in the back and around the bangs. As long as the hair is well cared for you can just take a quarter of an inch off to make a world of difference.

u/assalokj · 3 pointsr/beards

The beard looks fine in terms of coverage/growth/etc. Definitely not a neckbeard. But, it looks horribly maintained.

> i dont know style or fashion or whatever-the-hell at all, and im not entirely sure i care enough to buy into it

If you don't really care how it looks that's great. You should look however you want to look. But, I think you could make it look very good by getting a few bearding basics like:

  1. One of these: These brushes vary in stiffness of bristles quite drastically. For me, I got one that was way to tough and would scratch my face. You may like a tougher one. It's all personal preference. I found a softer one that is great for me. If you want to know which one I got specifically, let me know. I'll check it when I can. You can check out a bunch by searching Amazon for "boars hair brush".

  2. One of these: The one I linked is plastic. I prefer a metal one. Never tried a wood one. You can check out a bunch by searching Amazon for "beard pick"

  3. Some beard oil: This is extremely helpful in keeping it looking nice. It has many benefits and there are tons of articles detailing what oils will help different problems (beardruff, itchy skin, etc.) It just keeps the hair quite healthy. We've got tons of online shops in the side bar that offer discounts with the code bearddit.

    A lot of people seem to have one or the other of the brush and pick. Personally, I find they each have their separate uses. I will get all my hair going in the same direction with the boars hair brush and then I'll use the pick to make it look fuller and make sure it's nice and even.
u/weeeasles · 1 pointr/NoPoo

I am a guy with slightly longer hair, and this is what I do. I only use natural bar soaps, whether for cleaning myself or cleaning my dishes, so I also use it for my hair. However, my hair really only needs to be washed with soap once a week at most (this should help take care of any over-greasyness or odors). Other than that, just rinsing your hair out with water is the bare minimum and will do you just fine.

Then, maybe once a week (maybe on the same day you use soap) rub some apple cider vinegar through your hair, to use as a conditioner. This helps balance the pH of you hair and scalp, allowing your hair to remain nice and soft.

Try using a boar bristle brush, like this one, as they help to distribute the natural oils in your hair, as well as massage the scalp. You can find these types of brushes in many "alternative health" stores, natural beauty shops, or health food groceries like Sprouts.

u/probably_apocryphal · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

My scalp is oily but the rest of my hair is pretty dry, so to avoid drying out the bottom part excessively, after getting in the shower/wetting my hair, I use conditioner on the bottom 3/4 of my hair to protect it while I wash the top 1/4 (then rinse everything out and use conditioner again as normal).

I know silicones get a lot of hate, but I haven't found any silicon-free products that help with my frizz (mostly they just make my hair oily). I use this silicone-based serum from DHC while my hair is wet and brush through using this brush designed for wet hair, then let my hair air-dry. My hair has a shorter chin-length layer in the front that I sometimes blow-dry so it'll lie correctly - in that case, I use a bit of bumble and bumble's Straight Blow Dry, but I don't try to get it pin-straight, just neat enough to be out of my way/not look silly.

I still haven't found a way to keep my hair from frizzing in humidity, but Weather Proof by Big Sexy helps.

Everyone's hair is different, though, and what works for me might not work for you! You might have to experiment a little. I definitely tried and returned a bunch of things at Sephora before I found the b&b Straight Blow Dry (and one of the staff told me to go to ULTA and pick up Weather Proof).

u/BrutalHonestyBuffalo · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

These two products are amazing for adding texture to fine hair (mine is very similar to yours - very fine and poofy - and it does amazing things for me).

OSIS Dust - Adds texture without being sticky or stiff.

Sea Salt Spray - Spray all over adds volume and texture before blow drying.

These products are both a wee bit expensive - however, you only need a very, very little.

Your hair is shorter than mine - so you can probably get away using even less than I would use. Both products have lasted me over 6 months (and I am no where near the bottom of either).

Don't be afraid to skimp - if you over use the product, it can make it look greasy or weigh it down. You'll need to experiment to find just the right amount - less is generally more when you are talking hair product.

So this is my recommendation.

When your hair is wet - add in some Sea Salt spray then blow dry.
When you blow dry - start with your head upside down and concentrate on the roots until it is damp-dry. This adds volume to the roots - the ends should still primarily be wet at this point.

Then stand up and use a Round Brush in the front to finish off the ends of your hair.

Kind like this - only do it the opposite way - toward the back of your head. You will also need a much smaller brush than this woman. The brush should be small enough that you could wrap your hair around it at least once (so I am thinking at least 1/2 inch or smaller) - but be careful not to wrap and then pull, you could get your hair tangled in the brush. Always use the same motion into and out of your hair - never go sideways.

You'll want to do it multiple times in different locations on your head to get the swept back look.

It might not hold well - which is fine.
I recommend going really severe right at the beginning (it might feel kinda girly to have a few luscious curls on top, but bear with me) - and if you hair is like mine, after 10 or 15 minutes it will relax some and leave a somewhat wavy effect.

Then once you hair is all dry and you've got volume, and a lot of "wave" to the back (created by the round brush) - you'll want to sprinkle some of that powder on your hands and run it through a few times - do it naturally, like something you might do during the day to get it away from your face.

Do it once or twice - just enough to get some in your hair. Then concentrate some powder on the tips of your fingers and grab the ends of your hair in different spots and roll it between your fingers.

Rolling it between your fingers with the product will clump sections of hair together - this will break up the uniformity and add further texture and the illusion of wave.

At the end - your hair should look soft and probably won't seem like you have product in it - this is ideally what you want, because it is easiest to maintain all day long (when you use heavy hairsprays or gels - it tends to break down, or feel stiff).

If it starts to get windblown or isn't behaving itself, you can get your hands somewhat wet (barely any moisture at all) and run it through your hair once or twice (like when you do it while you are styling it) and it will revitalize the product somewhat.

I like the soft texturizing (as opposed to the hard gel/barber style) - if you ever find yourself in an intimate situation - being able to run your hands through the other persons hair is generally a turn on (where as trying to touch a plastic coif can be less-so).

u/silvanaavalos96 · 3 pointsr/beauty

The twice a week wash is gonna do great, since the natural oils on your hair helps it grow. Still, I’ve also been trying to grow my hair as fast as I can so here’s what I’ve been doing: I do Castor oil soaks the night before I decide to wash my hair. I just rub it all over my scalp, put my hair in a bun and cover it with something while I sleep with the oil on. When I wake up I wash it (just shampoo, no conditioner since the oil conditioned it already) but I do have to warn you though, that castor oil is really thick so I use this to take it all out:

Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ka0zDbNK7H9H5

(Also helps with hair growth, since it helps blood circulation on your scalp)

I also take biotin and collagen, (collagen mostly for my skin) and brush it every night before bed, and avoid as much as I can heating tools.

You also wanna take a good look at which shampoo and conditioner you’re using, in the long run, it’s better to spend a few more bucks and get a better quality haircare kit.

u/CliffOriginal · 3 pointsr/beards

So, first and foremost you need to read this sidebar link. The jist of what he is saying is; oil it, trim it, brush it, and condition it.

I use this boars hair brush I got on Amazon. It's great. As he says in that post, brushing it does stimulate the hair follicles and speeds up growth.

Trim it often, but don't use clippers and a guard. You will never get the fullness and beard shape you want if you are using clippers and a guard. Instead use some good barbers shears. Just trim the wild hairs that are cooperating with the direction the rest of your beard wants to grown in. Give it time, your beard will fill in.

Oil & condition. This is really what makes your beard soft and healthy. If you're itchy at all while your growing it out, this will help with that too. Check out our beard care page for more info on different products and what they do (and how to use them). I really like using a beard balm as a leave-in conditioner. If you are looking for stuff to use, I recommend going with kit like this to get started.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/SebDerm

You’re very welcome! At the beginning I was using it every day for probably around a week just to get everything off the scalp and keep it off. Now I won’t lie I’m pretty lazy so only use it every couple of weeks. I do get some scales when I go that long but they can be easily covered by my hair so I don’t bother to use the ACV until it starts getting decently bad again. I forgot to mention, I also use this scalp massager/shampoo brush: https://www.amazon.com/Scalp-Massager-Shampoo-Brush-MAXSOFT/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2PAHXQHHHATTL&keywords=scalp+scrubber&qid=1555468179&s=gateway&sprefix=scalp+s&sr=8-3 and it also helps keep some of the flakes away as well! If you have any more questions please let me know 😊 I hope you try it because it’s saved me from going to the dermatologist again and constantly refilling prescriptions for medicated shampoo or buying expensive shampoo that doesn’t really work.

u/sistersiren · 2 pointsr/minimalism

I struggled for years with sebbhoreic dermatitis on my scalp, which is essentially just oily, yucky, itchy, noticeable dandruff. I had a lot of people (including dermatologists) recommend things like T/gel, but none of those types of shampoos, even the prescription ones, did much of anything for my scalp.

What DID work, after a lot of trial and error and research, was a combination of tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner and Triderma Psoriasis Control shampoo (even just for dandruff). The improvement in my life is just so huge. The latter one is a little expensive, but so well worth it, and you only have to use a little at a time. The tea tree shampoo and conditioner also tend to be cheapest at Hannaford, but you can also get them on Amazon. I also highly recommend a shampoo brush. I'll put links to all of these things below, and I truly wish you the best of luck!




u/ImAtleastTwelve · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

> new Bluetooth headphones

I've got a pair of Jaybird x2's, and I've heard the x3's are even better. Great bluetooth buds for exercise without sacrificing sound quality. They absolutely dump on Beats bluetooth earbuds in all categories.

> Does loose skin ever tighten up?

I've heard there is some tightening over time. I know there are surgeries to get rid of the excess skin, but that's the extent of my knowledge here.

>I'm down 60-65lbs with around 24%bf

Seriously impressive, dude. Great job on that, keep up the progress.

> Hair

I've got similarly thinning hair, and I shave my head with a 1.5 length clipper every week. Shaved heads are convenient in that you don't have to style it every day, but inconvenient in that you have to cut it weekly or it starts looking pretty bad. I'd suggest keeping yours pretty short, too. Cheap clippers work just fine for me. If you have dandruff, you'll have to pay a little more attention to it to avoid the fresh snowfall shoulders. I use this and it's under pretty good control.

u/jixie007 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

A couple more things that didn't fit my last post:

  1. Scalp massage is one of the few scientifically sound ways to encourage hair growth. Use the pads of your fingers, don't scratch with your fingernails. Or use something like this (just make sure there are no rough seams / jagged edges that could catch or tear your hair).

  2. I'm a huge fan of henna as a protective treatment. It adds a smoothing strengthening layer to each strand, without adding weight. Note: It'll dye light hair "carrot-top" red (and auburn for burnettes, and add a lovely red sheen in sunlight for black hair). So cassia ("clear henna") is an option, or mixes with indigo to get brown or black. Also, some low quality henna's don't play nice with other treatments like perms, so do a test run with shed hairs from your brush first. Another warning: I personally tend to drop a terrifying amount of hair when I do the treatment, but it seems to improve the day-to-day shedding, and most definitely helps prevent split ends and breakage.

    >Is this just me getting older

  3. It certainly can be a contributing factor. Hair growth (and shedding) patterns are affected by hormones, and they do change with age. Many women experience thinning hair as they get older (usually post menopause). And of course other hormonal changes can cause pretty sudden changes (pregnancy, PCOS, etc).

  4. Extreme stress and dieting can cause a temporary hair loss. It's called telogen effluvium. I mention this because I'm on the keto sub and it comes up a lot. ("Hey! I lost 30lbs which is great, but now my hair is falling out??")
u/teenaamariee · 1 pointr/AmazonFaeries

I would love to win this scalp massager. there's many times i feel like i don't get my hair clean enough because i bite my nails so often i'm unable to really scrub well lol

thanks for the contest :)

u/TweaktheReaper · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

I was lucky enough to go to my hometown for Christmas to spend it with my family. I'm from a small town in Montana, and my parent's home is up in the mountains. It was quiet, the snow was gorgeous, and there was plenty of space between neighbors so I felt like I had some privacy (unlike my current living circumstances in an apartment in the city). And my whole family is introverted home bodies, so Christmas was spent consuming far too much food and watching movies and playing video games on our computers. It was fantastic.

Of my gifts, my favorites were a Tangle Teezer from my husband which is basically the best brush I've ever had the pleasure of using. A puzzle of a Japanese garden scene from my parents because I ADORE puzzles. And my MIL gave me a really fancy sewing machine that I would use if I had the space, but since I don't I'm going to exchange it for a KitchenAid because then I can make ALL THE GOODIES 8D (my husband's family is well off so they can afford to give out expensive gifts x.x)

u/Scythe42 · 7 pointsr/aspergirls

Well, I was amazed how happy I was when I got a short haircut (mine was always in a ponytail, long hair). I have a really sensitive scalp so don't like brushing my hair.

Although getting a pixie/short haircut may be "wash and wear," it still looks styled and you don't have to do any maintenance (but you can style it with moose if you want). I would definitely recommend it. I'm super happy with mine. Just got it cut today even more pixie-like than my first short haircut.

EDIT: Also if you want to keep your hair long, the solution to my scalp sensitivity was actually something my mom found. The brush is called a wet brush where you brush your hair right when you get out of the shower. I also put a ton of conditioner on the bottom of my hair where the knots are. Doesn't hurt much at all.

u/infiniteloooop · 2 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

Hey! I have the exact problem as you do, except probably more advanced. I'm 28 and have been picking target areas of my skin since Elementary School. I think the scalp picking happened just after high school ended for me. I remember a time where I can run my own fingers through my hair and not lift a bunch of skin off my scalp to leave terrible looking flakes in my hair... I have to basically take a very fine tooth comb to pull the dead skin out of my hair follicles that lifted off of my damaged scalp. No fun. I feel that I've picked my scalp so much that it hasn't ever really had time to heal and so I'm here with a deranged form of dandruff where the flakes are large disks and not small flecks.

So, yeah it does gets worse for you. The worst area is right at the crown of my head right at the hairline. I'll have just taken a shower, after scrubbing my scalp free of dead flakes and I'll get out to find MORE lifted up. In plain sight, for everyone to see. I have to wear certain hairstyles to hide it and know I can't at ALL touch my hair lest I release another dandruff-looking monster. And, I hope you know that any scarring on the scalp is going to be a spot hair can't grow back. So there's that, too.

I just wanted to get all my horror stories out of the way before I get into some of the whys and fixes. Compulsive skin picking is indeed in the OCD family, and part of how it works is similar to having a drug addiction. We look for imperfections on our skin, and when we give into our moments of picking we not only get a large sense of relief, we are releasing endorphins and getting a mini high off of doing it! So, just know that when you care little about the damage you cause yourself and give into the feel-goods, you're giving into your brain and body's twisted urges and it may not be a conscious choice of yours at all.

I'm still trying to find ways to heal my scalp quicker than I pick it (because we all have bad days). I need to do research on Head & Shoulders because I don't think it's as good as I was lead to believe. Sucks too, because I found a SCALP CARE version of the shampoo. I purchased a $9 tub of hair masque from a beauty store recently and I use that a few times a week when I feel I really need a 'pick me up' for my scalp. I've also just ordered a "scalp shampoo brush" and tea tree oil shampoo from Amazon, which neither I have experience with yet but have heard wonderful things, especially about the shampoo brush.

Gotta end my babble here because I have to get to work, sorry if any of this is a jumbled mess to read. Hopefully, there's something helpful in there for you. I know giving into our impulses feels great, but out body can't handle these habits indefinitely.

Scalp Shampoo Brush (there's more options too)

Tee Tree Oil Shampoo

Read the reviews and questions for more about them and how they've helped folk. :)

u/IW_IB · 3 pointsr/Naturalhair

I use this brush after washing. Just section it off and use a good leave in then brush from the ends to the roots.


It seems like it won't work for our hair lol, but it really does. And it's super gentle! I had my sister try it on my nieces tender head and it made a world of difference. It also stops the breakage I used to get when I used combs.

Good luck!

u/Tin_cup_chalice · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I love my scalp brush! I haven't seen the electric one that you're talking about, I use an inexpensive manual one that I got from Amazon. I use it every morning when I shampoo and it's fantastic. It helps get rid of debris and also gets good ingredients from my shampoo closest to my scalp. I do use it after I use the scalp scaler, I feel that it helps really get everything out well. The rest of my family got curious about it and now they each have one, too!

Edit: /u/porewhore recently posted about a scalp brush from Daiso so which looked amazing. The tines on the ones that I linked look a little harsh in the picture but they are super gentle

u/JessicaMaple · 1 pointr/curlyhair

If you haven't tried it yet, Shea Moisture has an African Black Soap line for dandruff that worked really well for me. I've also had decent luck with this sulfate-free dandruff shampoo, but it was still pretty harsh on my hair and gave it that squeaky clean feel that isn't good at all. To help, I coated the length of my hair in conditioner before shampooing.

Another thing that might help, regardless if the issue is product buildup, dandruff or just not scrubbing enough is a [scalp brush](https://smile.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-SC20-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495466861&sr=8-3&keywords=shampoo+brush
)! I have them and love them and give them to friends.

u/westgates · 1 pointr/Accutane

Thank you thank you! I ordered that shampoo you recommended off of Amazon and have noticed a HUGE improvement in my dandruff -back to being much more manageable instead of me wanting to itch my head every 5 minutes.

I also picked up a shampoo brush which came recommended by people who bought the shampoo on Amazon and that has definitely helped too. It helps to lift the flakes and make sure the shampoo actually penetrates your skin.


u/Grgy · 3 pointsr/beards

Get him the following

Beard Balm (not the one i use, but the one most seem to)

Beard Soap (The one I use)

Boar Bristle Brush

It will help tame his beard, and i would be really surprised if it caused a break out.

You could always go the oil route, and personally, I love these (super cheap compared to most and the scents are awesome, Oak Moss and Bay Rum are my favs)


u/faderjockey · 5 pointsr/daddit

Two things that will change your life.

Leave-in Conditioner (works better than detangling spray in my experience). I swear by the Miracle Milk linked, but YMMV.

Second, although this should probably be ranked first, get thyself a Wet Brush. Thing works out tangles better than any brush I've ever tried. Don't get one that looks like a wet brush, get the real damn thing. They're at Target, at Great Clips, and online.

That brush changed hair-brushing time for me from a tear-filled torture fest that would make James Wan shiver into a calm and pleasant affair that takes half the time and a quarter of the tugging.

Do that, and go slow and easy. Brush in multiple layers if you have tangle problems. (Start with the bristles just a little ways into the hair, work out those top-layer tangles, then work your way deeper.

If you are dealing with short, fine hair (no tangles yet, but keep the tangle tips on the back burner for later) use a little bit of leave-in conditioner and a generous number of hair clips.

u/thatsjustdandy1 · 3 pointsr/beards

It does make a difference. It helps keep the follicles moisturized, preventing your beard from getting dry and brittle, but also keeps your beard soft and more manageable. The different scents they come in are very pleasant as well.

Along with combs, I use these daily, you'll want a good boars hair brush to evenly distribute the oil and also to exfoliate the skin underneath the beard to avoid any dry skin or dandruff.

I started using oil about the 1 month mark and I'm now almost to 5 months in. I've used oil every single day since. Hope that helps get you started at least.

u/Clemalammadingdong · 2 pointsr/MMA

If you find yourself having issues, I highly recommend not only washing it regularly, but get yourself a beard brush. I grabbed this one for my beard this year and it was the best it has ever been. One side is soft enough to be comfortable, but the other is practically wire. Does a great job keeping the pores clear and keeping the skin fresh under all that manliness.

Edit: Deleted comment essentially compared beards to dreads and said they cause pimples and various other skin issues. Just thought I would throw the advice out there if anybody had similar problems. And this will hopefully be the last time I throw out hygiene advice on an MMA forum.

u/xraigekoux · 2 pointsr/Pomade

I haven't personally tried Murray's, but everything I've heard about it seems like it isn't a joy to use. There are oil based pomades out there that are much easier to apply. I could be wrong, but it seems like you'd need to break down the pomade more into your hands before you apply it on your hair. Making sure you have a little moisture (possibly towel dried) may also contribute to a more pleasant application experience. Lastly, make sure to evenly comb the pomade into your hair. I noticed a lot of people on YouTube like to use a Denman Brush to evenly distribute the pomade before they actually style.

u/Rotten_Chester · 2 pointsr/beards

I had this exact same problem, where my skin would get super dry whenever I grew my beard out for more than a couple of weeks. Beardruff like you wouldn't believe. So i usually would keep it pretty trimmed, that seemed to help. But about 2 months ago I decided I would give it a full-effort try. Same issue, super dry skin. Using dandruff shampoo on it kept the beardruff down but the skin was still really dry and itchy. I was about to trim it down again but then some random post brought me to /r/beards and I did some reading here. I decided to try some beard-specific products and a good brush. I ended up with Honest Amish beard balm (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NNFB0O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_r3ewub1EERK6S) and a generic boars-hair brush (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041TBQUO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_44ewub06YA7PZ) and my beard has never been better. Beardruff? Gone! Itchiness? Gone! I give my beard a good rinse every shower and wash it with shampoo two or three times a week and then brush this stuff in afterwards and its never felt better. Seriously, worth every penny.

u/neonoir · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

I just learned that there is such a thing as a detangling comb several weeks ago - from reading a random internet comment. I ordered one from Amazon for about $11 - it works great. (This is the one I got.) It makes it much easier to comb my wet hair after washing and conditioning it. And even when my hair is dry and isn't actually tangled, if I use it my hair looks smoother than when I use my usual brush or even my wide-tooth comb.

I've also read that using a silk pillowcase can help - but I haven't tried that yet.

There is actually a whole line of hair products called Frizz-Ease by John Frieda. I've seen them everywhere from my supermarket to Walmart and Target to Amazon. They sell special shampoo and conditioner and a zillion different special treatments that you can put on your hair. I haven't tried any of them yet - maybe somebody else here has experience with them.

Or, if you search reddit for "frizz-ease" or "thin frizzy hair", there are a bunch of posts from haircare subreddits that look helpful.

u/Schenectadye · 1 pointr/beards

I didn't mean to! LOL. And now that you said this is for Religious reasons everything makes sense now! And I'm out of my league to give you recommendations now because the only thing I know about being Muslim is the lack of bacon you can eat.

But I did an interwebz search and found some interesting things

> The reason for this diversity of views concerning this issue is the fact that there is no categorical text in the fundamental sources (i.e. the Qur’an and the Sunnah) to the effect that the external parts derived from pigs are impure or haram. The Qur’an, while prohibiting the consumption of swine specifically mentions only its flesh (See: Al-Baqarah: 173; Al-Ma'idah: 3; Al-An`am: 145; An-Nahl: 115). The Hadiths also do not contain any explicit reference prohibiting the use of such parts for external use. Moreover, we find the following report attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him): When a man asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) “Can I use boar bristles for stringing pearls/beads?” He replied, “There is nothing wrong with it!”

In view of the above, scholars like Imam Ibn Taymiyah consider the parts of the pig such as bones, skin (as long as they are completely cleansed of all traces of blood) and hair as pure and therefore, lawful for external use.


So I guess that's one of those "how do you interpret the Quran?" Some online say EATTING the flesh and blood of swine is the arguement....I bet we could go on for days.

So to be on the safe side? Use a full synthetic brush? like this one?

Wooden Vegan Sisal Hair Brush

I found this by thinking of a related reason of not buying a Boars Hair Bristle brush, which would be, if you are vegan. Looks like people say this has the same consistency as the BBB (boars) and actually looks a little bit softer IMO.

Let me know if this helps and update me on results.

u/tacopuppy · 1 pointr/ftm

curly hair hype: I use a scalp/shampoo brush for conditioner and shampoo, and while I wash with conditioner every day I only shampoo twice a week. Keeps my hair shiny and prevents it from being frizzy. I also avoid anything with sulfates or silicones. I use Hanz de Fuko shampoo and conditioner, and their Quicksand styling product. If you have never used a shampoo brush before I highly recommend it. Life changing.

Shave soap, aftershave, bar soap, and cologne, I use products from Whoo's the Man. I cannot recommend them enough. High quality all natural products, absolutely amazing smells. It's also very affordable imho.

For my skin I use an acne fighting face scrub and day/night moisturizers from Carley's Clear and Smooth. If you struggle with acne I highly recommend this stuff.

I use a double edged safety razor and shave soap in a mug that I whip up with a shaving brush, another routine I highly recommend if you have acne or ingrown hairs. Super cheap and I change the blade almost every day.

Finally wanted to throw out a suggestion for Quip toothbrushes, it's a very affordable electric toothbrush subscription service.

u/erixxi · 11 pointsr/curlyhair

What type of curls does your daughter have? You can use this website to figure that out. If you know her curl type, you can get more specific advice.

Since she's only 3, I would keep it simple:

  1. Use a silicone-free conditioner after washing her hair if you're not already. The conditioner will moisturize her hair and keep it healthy and manageable. The Suave Coconut Conditioner and all VO5 conditioners are cheap, silicone-free, and easy to find.

  2. Stop brushing her hair. Brushing curly hair when it's dry separates and undoes the curls (plus it's rough and physically damaging to your hair). Instead, switch to a tangle teezer or wet brush and only comb/brush her hair when it's wet. Spray or apply a de-tangling spray or leave-in conditioner to her wet hair before you brush/comb it. A de-tangling spray or leave-in conditioner will lubricate her hair, making it much easier to brush/comb, and it will moisturize her hair. If you're trying to brush/comb her hair in the morning, wet her hair with a spray bottle.

  3. Use a light, silicone-free gel to help define her curls and minimize frizz. The Herbal Essences gels are cheap, silicone-free, and easy to find.

    I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please ask!
u/Haikuyori · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

Personally I use a brush vs a comb, it feels great on my skin as it relieves itchiness, straightens the beard and evenly distributes my beard oil, I never enjoyed using a comb. I bought some "nice" brush online and the bristles are way to hard and irritate my skin, until I found my perfect pride and joy, with soft bristles that pleasurably caress my beard, plus it's cheap! here

u/curl_on · 1 pointr/curlyhair

OMG I had the same issue when I first started CG and I've only just found the solution.

This has been a game changer for my oily roots. When I lo-poo or cowash I use this. I rake my product in to make sure I get coverage everywhere (sometimes separating and clipping parts of my hair up to make sure I really get in there), then I use this tool and do the tiniest circular motion over and over all over my head to get it in to the roots. This isn't a brush, so don't use it like one. Just massage all over. I'll spend like 5 minutes doing this and it feels sooooo good. But I found it helped break up my worst spots (back of the head especially) where water/product wasn't necessarily coming in or going out. I didn't even realize I was missing that part of my head before! I just thought I just had weird spots on my head that would get more greasy than others. So I'd end up doing a clarifying shampoo like once every two weeks which was helping with the grease, but not the frizz and left my hair lifeless and dry. Not anymore :)

So after I massage in the lo-poo or cowash with this thing, I'll put in some leave-in conditioner, again parting/clipping up pieces of my hair and making sure I get even coverage everywhere, and IMMEDIATELY put in my products sopping wet. Agreed with some of the others, frizz means needs more moisture, but the oily bits are just not rinsing out. You have to start with an even baseline to really get consistency everywhere.

Good luck!

u/WhoIsOryx · 2 pointsr/NoPoo

Yeah, it was sold out on Amazon and everywhere else I could find it for a long time. Until I could buy one, I used a brush with plastic bristles. It was less effective, but it worked okay enough to use while I waited.

Edit: Looks like it's sold out again, but here's the link.

Edit 2: Here is a direct link to Cebra Ethical Skincare. Seems like it's not sold out on their website, and they have a couple different brushes.

u/gonzoimperial · 1 pointr/beards

Great, well definitely get him started then. I like jojoba oil because it's cheap and doesn't have much of a scent. I use this brush and some Firehouse Mustache Wax. All the Honest Amish products have always worked well for me too, especially their balms.

u/TwinkleTubs · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Your scalp and hair should never squeak. It means you're removing much needed oils that actually help prevent flakes. Grab a scalp massager, it feels amazing, and does wonders for flakes and sores on your scalp. Even helped me with thinning hair.

I bought this on off of amazon. Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kkIPDbERHAV2J

It's the greatest thing.

u/majorjunk0 · 2 pointsr/beards

Since we're talking about beard balms/oils. Give this a try, it's got a sandalwood-ish smell (some say licorice but i don't get that too much) and does wonders. I use this brush to work in the conditioner and get compliments on the feel of my beard and it removes flaky skin.

I will say OP has a nice setup, I'm just sharing what I use and like.

u/CookinWI · 1 pointr/beards

I got everything from Amazon.




As far as oil vs. balm, I use (or will be using) both. The oil I use everyday after I shower in the morning. This helps moisturize the hair and the skin underneath. The Balm, however, I will only be using when I wish to "clean up" my beard. I have thicker hair and a good portion of that hair doesn't really like to cooperate. So in my case, I'm using the balm as a styling product. It'll give a little weight to the hair and help reign in those finniky pieces.

Most people use some combination of both products, it just depends on the look you're going for. That being said, people with longer beards tend to use just oil unless going for a specific style because the weight of their beard is often enough to keep the hair growing in the same direction.

Does that answer your question? Do you have any more?

u/AnaBelem · 7 pointsr/NoPoo

I don't want to sound dismissive, but perhaps you should change your expectations of cleanliness? That squeaky clean sensation (which I dub the "scalp destroyer") won't be ever reproduced by our methods. The closest you will get is by using Baking Soda, which can be quite damaging to hair in the long run.

About the smell, maybe you are getting some form of buildup. This could be for not washing properly or having excessive production of sebum, which is usually the case after a day if you use regular shampoo.

Ask someone close to you to take a look at your scalp, to check if there are red spots or pimples. If that is the case, you will need to clean more thoroughly in the shower and distribute the oils more frequently by scritch/preen/BBB. A scalp brush like these also helps. To clean the present situation, you can apply a bit of ACV with a cotton pad on the spots before you sleep.

Another reason for a buildup is heavy water, so you should take a look at that as well.

u/manytrowels · 2 pointsr/beards

I recently picked up this guy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006OU06E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I love it. Right balance of price/performance. Had it for a week and only lost about 3 or 4 bristle hairs.

Using Honest Amish heavy duty beard balm, as well as a bit of oil from a local shop (Mary Todd Hairdressing in Atlanta,) that is mainly jojoba and tea tree, if memory serves.

Finally, this is the best beardvestment I've made in a long time: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WI0640/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I fan out with the comb and brush and then sort of "lay" my scissors on the bulk of the beard and snip the extra-long hairs.

u/JudastheObscure · 1 pointr/FulfillmentByAmazon

Thanks for the detailed response!

Okay, so let me see if I have this right:

Super URL:


Not so Super URL:


So that's literally all you have to do, is make sure it's the first type and not the second? You told me something similar earlier this week, but I didn't really think it was that simple, and thought I was missing a piece of the puzzle.

I have a list, but it's not huge because I have this thing about email lists, which I need to get over, so I've never cultivated email addresses really. As a businessperson, I'm able to separate the personal from the professional, EXCEPT when it comes to this. I hate being emailed by companies even when I opt-in because they bombard you. I'll get over it though because you're absolutely right, it's probably my greatest asset and I'm throwing it away. I've seen the light and I'll start working on it. It'll be interesting to see the impact it has.

u/OlKentuckyHome · 1 pointr/beards

My routine consists of this for my course, curly, frizzy beard:

  1. Wash one to two times a week 2. Comb with a wide toothed comb while wet in the shower 3. Use a scalp/shampoo brush in a swirling motion then combing motion to loosen dead skin and allow my pores to release natural oil. Rinse. 4. Towel dry only in a downward sweeping motion 5. 100% pure argan oil while my beard is still damp. 6. Comb with a fine tooth comb 7. Wild Willie's Beard Butter (rub hands until your palms feel warm and smooth then apply) 8. Lots of brushing with a boar bristle hand brush 9. On days I wash, I apply some Layrite matte cement to tame my fly-aways (again, rubbing in my palms until my hands feel smooth and hot). Layrite is water soluble so it rinses out pretty easily.


    I struggled with taming my extremely curly, coarse, dry beard. This process has helped tame my wild face bush, get rid of the dandruff with which I was previously plagued, & feel comfortable as a sales professional with a longer than what is typically seen as a "corporate" beard. I get complements often because what guys with curly, coarse beards lose in length, they gain in fullness & volume. My wife who previously was very against my beard getting longer than the longest setting on my trimmer has even come around.


    I've listed links to the stuff I use below. I hope this helps a fellow wild beardsman.


    Boar Brush, Shampoo Brush, Argan Oil, Wild Willie's, & Layrite
u/KitsuneGao · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I am just always interested in seeing everyone's routines. (Plus I think it's in the rules to post routine? Either way, it is helpful all around.)

I'm still trying to learn my hair myself. But something I know that helps a lot of people is clipping your roots for volume. (If volume is something you like anyway.)

Denman brushes are also popular for brushing in the shower. Supposed to help with curl definition. (I'm still learning so mine is trial & error..)

u/gedvondur · 1 pointr/beards

I got this brush.

The soft side is...well useless. I use it to brush away hair if I'm trimming, but that's all it's good for.

The boar bristle side was good for the 'stache, but as my beard gets longer (about three months now) it really can't reach down to the bottom of the beard.

I'd go with something longer. (bristle length) I got another one from my wife that does that job (she didn't want it, "too scratchy")

Wish I could be more help.

u/thesoundsyouknow · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

I have been having the EXACT same issue so I'm definitely interested in hearing what others have to say.

I have been using this (https://www.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-SC20-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1478544166&sr=8-2&keywords=shampoo+brush) and it helps somewhat but not 100%.

When it gets really bad I use T-gel shampoo (not cg friendly) and it stays more under control for a few days after that.

These help but I would love a better solution

u/-deflating · 3 pointsr/beards

Thanks for all the nice comments! Glad to hear I don't look homeless.

My beard care routine has gotten quite thorough over the last 5 months. I condition maybe one a week with a natural (silicone free, oil based) conditioner + black seed oil, and I use either rice bran oil, emu oil, or rosehip oil (or some combination of those three) as beard oil every day. I use Uppercut Beard Balm for styling because it has a little hold, however I've just started experimenting with a matte hair clay/wax as well. It has a lot more hold and I can really shape my beard into something that looks nice and full (like in the picture). It's meant to be a product for your head hair but there was nothing on the ingredient list that made me too nervous.

As far as brushing/styling goes, I use two different boars hair brushes and a wooden moustache comb. I tend to leave my beard kind of damp straight out of the shower, then I oil it and brush it with a boars hair brush like this (not this exact one). I actually brush it up into a big fluffy mess, comb my moustache with a comb like this and then just leave it while I continue on with other parts of my morning routine. Then after it's settled a little on its own I apply Uppercut Beard Balm as per the instructions on the tube (rub it between my hands, run my fingertips through beard to distribute the balm, and then form into a nice shape with my palms). Finally, I give it a final, light brush with a brush like this (again, not this exact one) and I comb my moustache again and then twirl it between my fingers until it has a nice shape. This whole routine can take up to 20 minutes or so (sometimes longer) but I think it makes a big difference in the way my beard looks.

I am growing to like the two-tone, however I'd be lying if I said I don't still longingly look at the Just for Men at the pharmacy. I've just read too much negative stuff about dying beards to ever try it, but I'm always on the lookout for some other way to make my beard look a bit darker.

u/SuperNarioBro · 5 pointsr/curlyhair

yes of cours!! here is the brush (i use 7 rows) and here is the styling cream. rizos curls is a latina brand that's pretty new so i believe it's only found online. it has a powerful, tropical scent. my hair LOVES it.

u/jaimedieuetilmaime · 3 pointsr/FancyFollicles

I got horrible tangles until I started braiding my hair every evening before bed.... also, using coconut oil or conditioner in your dry hair the nights before you shower can ease some tangles. As for during the day, I can’t really help other than suggesting bringing a brush with you to get rid of tangles when you discover them throughout the day. My hairbrush is this one which works great and doesn’t break my hair nearly as much as a regular brush.
Best of luck!

u/blargher · 1 pointr/NoPoo

I've been messing around with NoPoo for the past month or so and I've gotta say it has given my otherwise dry and wavy hair more shine and shape. Before I started trying it out, I used to use hair products pretty regularly, but now I get fairly similar results with no products.

I shampoo my hair about once per week (more often if I go swimming) and I use warm water to clean my hair daily. While washing my hair I use a scalp brush and a fine tooth nit comb to remove any flakes I might have. Seems to work pretty well for me.

u/Compliant_Automaton · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

The three things you should do to save your hair and regrow some (probably around half) of what you've lost:

  1. Use Bosley shampoo and conditioner (starter kit is currently 29 bucks or so on amazon. Use a shampoo brush to properly get it in there - believe me, the difference between with and without the brush is huge. Leave the shampoo and conditioner both in for five minutes each. Do this every single day. After about four to five weeks you'll start seeing new growth - fine little hairs that will be shorter than the rest of the hair on your head. They will grow longer and thicker with time. After you've run out the starter kit, you can buy one liter sized containers of the shampoo and conditioner only (not the thickening treatment though) for about 40 bucks on Amazon. I like the thickening treatment, but I don't bother with it because it's very expensive outside of the starter kit.

  2. Use minoxidil twice daily. Every day! Skipping this is how it doesn't work properly. You can buy a year's supply on Amazon for about 50 bucks.

  3. Take a Biotin vitamin supplement. It will thicken and strengthen your hair.

    You won't lose any more hair if you follow this religiously. Trust me. My entire family is a bunch of bald guys, usually total loss by 30 - I'm in my mid 30's and still have a thick, healthy crop of hair.
u/DoomTaru · 1 pointr/beards

i thought you meant a conditioner you use in the shower (which i would recommend.) Unfortunately, as others have said, your wife is right in this case... as both products you ordered i would consider after-shower brush-in products to help your beard be more manageable, and shiny. I too just ordered some beard products after reading this sub and getting inspired. I'm going on a yeard but my type of growth tends to be very curly/wirey and mostly grows in thickness as opposed to length. I'm hoping to "relax" it a bit with these new products. I would suggest finding a good shampoo/conditioner for the shower then choose either the conditioner or oil to brush in afterwards. here's what i ended up getting: bar shampoo for the shower, after-shower beard balm, and this brush i have a nice conditioner that my wife bought me for xmas that i use in the shower. any other suggestions i'm all ears

u/0culus_ · 3 pointsr/Hair

I like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Brushes-Semi-Oval-Bristles/dp/B0006OU06E

Ignore the bad reviews; they were people who didn't realize that the paper label that comes attached is advertising other products. It is a very nice brush, and you can't beat the price.

[edit] I'm a guy, so I guess "styling" doesn't apply to me quite so much, but using this brush daily definitely helps distribute oils and makes my hair look a lot better. As to your other concerns, I shall allow more informed people to answer.

u/dangrous · 1 pointr/IAmA

I recently bought a Tangle Teezer, you can find it at any Sally Beauty Supply...it cut my detangling time in half, and I had much less breakage.

Per TRISTAN08's suggestion, definitely look up kimmaytube on YouTube. I use her leave-in conditioner recipe (with a couple tweaks) and it is amazing. I also follow nikkimae2003, because she and I have similar textures and she gives great product reviews. There are thousands of different channels on there about curly hair, make sure you follow the one that has a curl pattern similar to yours.


HYPE. If you are hearing rave reviews about something, make sure you research it yourself and also find out what the naysayers have to say about it. What works for the vast majority might not work for you.
PRODUCT JUNKIE-NESS. You do not need to be spending all that money on the next miracle product, trust me. It's not bad to give things a try, but there are a lot of self-proclaimed hair saviors out there that don't do jack, for about a million dollars.

There's probably more, but I'm really tired...

u/bridgemixchexmix · 2 pointsr/tifu

Get one of these things! I don’t have one personally, but they are supposed to be great for really scrubbing your scalp!

Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KYjFDb67K0F4G

u/Guacamoleskinnypp · 8 pointsr/curlyhair

Hello there! This is the brush I use: https://smile.amazon.de/Denman-Haarbürste-D3-schwarzer-Gummikissen/dp/B00197623M/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=denman+brush&qid=1567353795&s=gateway&sprefix=denmna&sr=8-3
Hope it helps and I am glad to hear that you are breaking up with those tools, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life lol!
It's in german though, but you can see the exact same brush I use. Good luck!

u/HellooooooSamarjeet · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Since her hair is dry from overwashing, you can make your own conditioner for very cheap to help restore it. (Do this after getting a haircut and taking several inches off to get rid of the split ends.)

Buy whole flax seeds. Simmer them in a small pot for an hour on low. Let them air cool for a few hours on the stove. Skim the goop from the top. Strain it using a coffee filter into a little bowl.

Have your daughter use it as a conditioner when she showers next. Going forward, she never shampoos her hair. Ever. Instead, have her wet her hair thoroughly, put this stuff in her hair and leave it there. Then she washes her body, shaves, brushes her teeth, whatever. Then she combs her hair in the shower using a wet brush or very wide tooth comb. Then she rises it out.

For clarity, a wet brush is something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GTR6164

A wide tooth comb is something like this ($5.99 for 2): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756QT3SW

Whole flax seeds ($2.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MYFZR8Z

u/suxer · 0 pointsr/beards

I bought the following:




I like all three of those, though I think there surely are better brushes.

I didnt really mind the prices, some people here will say that you can make your own oils and balms or use plain coconut butter/oil.

Im not much of a handy DIY kinda guy, so a couple of bucks on beard care product wasnt a big deal to me.

u/marlsincharge · 4 pointsr/BeardTalk

I just got a Bass boar bristle brush in the mail today and so far I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Quality seems pretty great, so far.

I'll try linking it when I'm not on mobile...

Edit: link:


u/WILLYOUSTFU · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I bought the different oils separately and put it in an amber dropper bottle. I mixed the argan oil, jojoba oil, and lemongrass oil in a 20:20:1 ratio. The lemongrass is more of just a scent than a functional oil (it's very strong), so you might replace it with some other aromatic oil like tea tree, eucalyptus, or cinnamon oil depending on your SOs preference. I hope you and your SO like it! You might google around for other recipes, but argan and jojoba will make up the bulk of most recipes.

edit: and this is the brush I got, it works great

u/Flierfly · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

Your waves are so pretty! :) For your scalp/ shampoo: I would use a stronger clarifying shampoo for your reset wash. Like the $1 suave clarifying shampoo. Either really use your fingertips to scrub your scalp or get one of those scalp massagers .

For washes after the initial clarifying wash, I think you’ll probably need a low-poo shampoo instead of a cowash but you’ll have to see how it goes. You can also use the pre-poo technique of applying a conditioner to the end then using a low-poo on your scalp.

I’m hoping someone else can help you with the frizz! Maybe you need a gel with a harder cast? I’m not sure.

u/cup-o-farts · 3 pointsr/beards

I'd say first take a military style brush to it, something like this. Something with stiff bristles. See if you can tame it a little with that and some oil.

If it doesn't help I might go ahead and trim the cheeks a little but the rest looks ok and will probably look better with a little more growth.

u/stickbugs · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

I personally like the Wet Brush. It has super flexible bristles and is really good for detangling. I don't brush my hair when it's wet though. Does anyone else use these?

u/moc1 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Make sure you are diluting the apple cider vinegar with a lot of water before apply and rinsing it out well, and you should really only do that like once every 3 days maximum otherwise you risk damaging your hair and drying your scalp. The other stuff sounds really good for your hair. I would also recommend getting a scalp scrubber (amazon) and maybe looking into hair masks using eggs which make your hair feel amazing! I just apply egg and water to my head, cover with a plastic bag for 30 min and rinse out thoroughly with cold water (or else you'll cook the egg) and the scrubber, it works wonders.

u/ForMyOneLife · 5 pointsr/curlyhair

Thanks! It’s a styling brush that’s become quite popular for curlies

Amazon Link Here

I picked it up at a drug store, it’s pretty easy to find.

As for my twisting method, I brush through sections with the Denman brush, curving as I get to the end, the. scrunching/shaking out each section for a good uniform curl. That gives me shrinkage more than anything. Then, starting at the top of my hair, I take a section, fairy small, about 3-5 curls, put the brush in at my roots, and then brush down the hair, twisting as I go.

Today I did it with my fingers, which is essentially the same thing, just taking 3-5 curls and twisting them (fairly tightly but loose enough that as they dry they poof out to about double the diameter) down to the ends.
Tutorial Here

I do mine tighter than the girl in the video but that is the technique. As I said in my routine, then I air dried but I can diffuse these twists too.

Hope this helped! :)

u/bruskisbud0901 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've had this same condition for a few years now. Mine also turned up after about 6 months on a nopoo type regiment (I was washing with Apple Cider Vinegar and conditioning with mayo :/

You should try the zinc shampoo someone recommended, and also alternate between the others (T gel, selsun...). The biggest help for me was buying a scalp scrubber to use when I shampoo- looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NJG82W/ref=mp_s_a_1_cc_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468745990&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=scalp+scrubber

I found mine at a Walgreens for less than a dollar, and it's made a huge difference. I would recommend this and using a combination of shampoos (with different active ingredients) more than anything.

u/daisychainss · 3 pointsr/BeautyAddiction

Get the WetBrush! It's super cheap and doesn't rip out all your hair. Best purchase in a while!

u/Untimely_TARDIS · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well myself I don't use any shampoo or conditioner at all. Apple cider vinegar for conditioner if I have to. Mainly just water and a shower brush to scrub my scalp. If my hair really needs it I might use some of my Dr. Bronners Castile soap to wash my hair then the ACV to condition but I rarely have to wash my hair with soap. Usually just scrubbing my scalp with this brush keeps my hair clean and dandruff free.

u/solamenteuna · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Try the Crave Detangling brush (only while wet). No ouchies! It has been the solution for both my toddler and I. I also set my daughters hair with Snip-It's Morning Miracle (spray gel? Spray mousse?) which is for kids and super light. Sometimes I'll even use the tiniest bit of argan oil in her hair. http://www.amazon.com/Detangling-Brush-Detangler-Tangle-Adults/dp/B00CGN9LQ8

u/Grendelbeans · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Cowashing with a silicone free conditioner actually does clean your scalp, but gently. The conditioner on your scalp breaks down oil, and I use a silicone scrubbing brush like this to exfoliate dead skin. I even leave a tiny bit of conditioner in my hair to keep it moisturized. In the beginning my hair was dry on the ends and oily on the top because it was being stripped of oil from harsh sulfates. After a few weeks it stops overproducing oil and it has become extremely soft

Good luck!

u/brolea · 1 pointr/NoPoo

I'd look on amazon for some wooden combs. In my opinion, they don't work as well and need to be cleaned more often and more carefully (no water, no wet hair, etc.), but it does help redistribute oils. A bamboo hairbrush might work similarly, but I don't really have experience with that.

Honestly, the only time I use my boar bristle brush is when I'm too lazy to thoroughly clean my hair/scalp. Otherwise I don't really need it.

Here's the same brush, but it appears cheaper (I don't know exchange rates). http://www.amazon.com/Friendly-Wooden-Vegan-Sisal-Brush/dp/B00BRHN5IY/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&ref_=ox_sc_act_image_1&smid=A2ZDZACAMBG9OM

Edit It seems to have several alternatives in the "Customers who viewed this also..." part of the page.

u/Scarl0tHarl0t · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I use the short detangler brush and it works pretty well. I'd actually recommend it to people with young children that get lots of tangles. Something like this that costs ~$5USD at a Marshall's: http://www.amazon.com/Tangle-Teezer-Salon-Elite-Panther/dp/B001S261Q6

I do just vinegar rinses since the baking soda and vinegar was just hard to control.

u/KeatonKafei · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I like it a lot as is! Fits your head shape nicely and it looks very well taken care of. If you wanna get it cut, I would recommend trimming the back a bit (like here+profile) - it will look lighter if it doesn't rest on your shoulders as much. Have you tried one of those big round brushes while blow drying for more waves? A curling iron would also be an option, but it's not easy to produce big, natural looking waves with them...

u/SkittlzAnKomboz · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

This is the one I bought. I have curly, thick hair and had some dryness issues. Dandruff shampoo messes with my curl texture, so I started using the brush and within 2 showers my flakes were gone. I got one for my 5 year old who has super-thick hair like me, and he loves it.

It looks like the bristles are hard, but they're silicone and don't scratch or hurt. And it fits into his small hands easily.

u/Releasethebears · 1 pointr/BeardAdvice

Trim your neck line up. Make everything neat and uniform. I'd recommend a decent boars hair brush. As lloydthedroid said you can get one for around 4 bucks but from my experience I'd say go for one a bit better then that. I like this one. It's solid enough for normal use but soft enough that it doesn't tug or pull too bad like cheaper brushes I've used.

Edit: sorry if the link doesn't work right...currently at work on mobile.

u/dianaestelle · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Honestly I rarely brush my hair. I use a scalp massaging brush in the shower like this one. Don't bother with the vibrating ones that are about $20...total waste of money.


I use my fingers to detangle and finger coil after I've put product in my soaking wet hair (dab excess moisture with a microfiber towel) OR use a wide tooth comb if you really want to 'brush' your hair and get it all in the same direction before scrunching and coiling.


I highly recommend finger coiling, not only does it dry beautifully, this will get your beaten down hair to reshape into curls until they do it themselves naturally again! So long story short, I never brush my dry hair.

u/koipert · 1 pointr/muacirclejerk

OH sorry to bug you a day later, but I remembered something while in the shower that would have helped.

I lost a LOT of nails in the shower while scrubbing my scalp. I found out only now about these scalp scrubbers while looking for a way to stop getting my BRIGHT PINK hair dye all over my nails when I re-applied coloring conditioner. 😂

Bonus, people say it’s really exfoliating and their scalp has never felt so clean.

u/Kheldarson · 4 pointsr/curlyhair
  1. On washing: when I switched over, it took about 2-3 weeks for my hair to stop feeling extra oily. I'm now on month 3 and on day 4 hair today (my sewer line is backed up again, so avoiding the shower; I normally wash every 2-3 days) and my hair feels like my day 2 hair used to before CGM. So it's a process. But as others have said, as long as you're using a CG-approved shampoo and conditioner, it's okay to wash every day! You could also do just water washes, if you think that doing too much cleanser will hurt your hair.


    You might also include a shampoo brush in your routine (I just bought this: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074ZDXFL6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It can possibly give a deeper massage and leave you feeling cleaner longer (it has for me!)


    I also don't like hair touching my face on general principal. Even on day 1 hair, I pin my hair back. But for later days (like today), I just bought these: https://smile.amazon.com/Kitsch-Bungee-Elastics-Ponytails-Unruly/dp/B07981M4VG/ref=sr_1_7_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1543520611&sr=1-7&keywords=bungee%2Bhair&th=1. Less damage on my hair and I don't have to deal with the limp curls going everywhere.


  2. On sleeping: So, I've got long hair. Like mid-back length. Just mentioning in case your hair is shorter. I do a pineapple bun with satin sleep cap for sleeping. The bun is the basic pineapple method, but I don't pull my hair all the way through the scrunchy. I also use a little Argan Oil (I may be switching to something for more moisture since this doesn't seem to be working for me on containing frizz like it said) on my hair as I put it up.


    Then, in the morning, I spray my hair with a mix of warm water and Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Milk and Curl Smoothie. I basically spray until damp, S2C, and I've started diffusing since it's so cold now. I don't bother with this if I'm just going to do a bun or ponytail though.
u/ZeeBail · 14 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Not AB, but I learned of it here- the scalp master shampoo brush. It's under $4, easy to keep clean, and my scalp feels so much cleaner.

Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2hYKybQKFMA97

u/rosierj · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

One thing to consider is that you need to rinse out the NoPoo really well. Also, now that I'm using the NoPoo I use a handheld silicone head scrubber thingy. Someone else on this sub mentioned it and it really helps!

It's like this: https://www.amazon.com/Scalp-Massager-Shampoo-Brush-MAXSOFT/dp/B074ZDXFL6?th=1

u/blobby_mcblobberson · 3 pointsr/longhair

Boars don't die for bristles (though they are certainly not treated too well). The alternative--plastics that do not biodegrade and don't last as long--isn't much better.

The ideal is probably "don't buy brushes" (or anything for that matter) but I don't know if that's feasible on a long hair forum. Wood/bamboo combs are probably the most eco friendly and vegan, but they can be sourced ethically or not. Plastics wind up in our oceans and landfills, destroying other habitats. To my knowledge there's no cruelty-free alternatives to BBB. this one has tepid reviews at best: https://www.amazon.com/Cebra-ethical-skincare-Sisal-Brush/dp/B00BRHN5IY/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=ox_sc_act_image_1&smid=A2ZDZACAMBG9OM

We all do what we can.

u/mistakenfor · 1 pointr/xxfitness

If kinda sounds like product buildup , I've found that some of the color enhancing shampoos don't rinse out easily and you might benefit from a clarifying shampoo 1-2 times a week (depending on how frequently you shampoo).

Another thing to consider - Do you live in a place with hard water? If so, you might need to use a hard water specific shampoo or a cider vinegar rinse 1-2 times a week.

Also you might want to consider a scalp scrubber to help degunk as well.



u/seemzlegit · 1 pointr/beards


^ my current brush of choice. Love the two sides. One nice and soft and one for the out of control days.

u/Z1839 · 1 pointr/Pomade

Awesome thanks. Is this the denman 7 Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00197623M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W6fxCbC1WVATF

u/treesachu · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UF2qDb3JBMRE0

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/towel (3) Blue Yellow and Pink https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IAE5WY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4G2qDbCBFP8P3

u/micha111 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cats in boxes are cute. So is this, teehee. IF I FITS I SITS ! :)

this or this!

u/rusty0123 · 6 pointsr/AskMen

Here are a couple of very simple things you can do. They aren't the "best" things, but they will change everything. When she's older, she can try things that work better for her.

  1. Buy her hair products from the natural or ethnic section in the store. (If you buy from that section, 95% of the products will work for her. If you don't, you have to read ingredients.)

  2. Use a wide-tooth comb or a detangler only on wet hair before you wash it.

  3. Buy her a satin pillowcase.

    That's it. Her hair will improve by miles.


    Here's how she should wash her hair--but it's not completely necessary. If it's too much trouble or she complains, wait until she's older. Also, you should only do this about every 3rd day. On in-between days, just spray her hair with water and arrange it with your fingers. (If the hair gets frizzy, use a mixture of water and conditioner in the spray bottle.)

  • Wet hair and detangle with comb.

  • Only use shampoo when her hair really needs it. Most people with this kind of hair shampoo once every two weeks. Some never use shampoo. Some, if they are active and sweat lots, every time.

  • Soak her hair in conditioner. If she doesn't shampoo, start with a little bit of conditioner and do a scalp massage. (If you want to get technical, this is called co-washing.) Rinse, then pour on the conditioner.

  • Pop a shower cap over dripping, conditioner-soaked hair. (The heat from her scalp inside the shower cap gives her a sort of mini-conditioning treatment.) Keep it on while she showers or bathes.

  • When she removes the shower cap, rinse with a slow stream of water. You only want to remove about half of the conditioner.

  • Dry with a microfiber towel. Don't rub or massage. Put the towel on the hair and squeeze. Then let her hair air dry. No blow dryers or heat. Use your fingers to part or arrange her hair.
u/Merelka · 3 pointsr/tressless

It's this: https://www.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-SC20-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W

It removes dandruff as you shower. Pretty much required on minoxidil to be flake free, too.

u/vegwerf · 1 pointr/vegan

I use a sisal hair brush for my beard. The fibers are a bit scratchy and stiff but i quiet like it (maybe there are different grades of hardness). However, I've never used a boar bristle brush so I can't really tell how they compare.

Something like this (German site, ships to EU countries), or this

u/Retsejme · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

Leave a note in his stocking telling him to look behind the ice, behind the ice have a small bottle of his fav alcohol and a note that tells him to look on top of the blue cabinet. On the blue cabinet have a beard brush and a note telling him to go to the next place. Alternate between bottles and presents. The last note tells him to look on the couch, where you give him a kiss and a short shoulder massage.

small gifts:
any kind of multi-tool knife thingy
flashlight for keychain/glove box
portable battery

u/SmilingSquirrel · 1 pointr/NoPoo

I have this sisal bristle brush I've been using it for 3 months now, and I love it! It's a cruelty free alternative to the boar bristle brush. It's made with a natural fibre so it does the same job as the boar bristle brush in distributing the oils down the length of your hairs

u/gooseandteets · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A few things that worked for me.

  1. Get a scalp massager . I got this one on Amazon and I use it with my shampoo.

  2. Buy Nizoral and use every few days.

    3: Always blow dry your hair and never go to bed with a wet scalp.

    Doing this combination helped me and I no longer have any flakes! Good luck!
u/clips_phrases · 3 pointsr/beards

Well, this is the brush I got for reference. In the picture, the topside of the brush is the stiffer brush and the bottom the softer brush.

Hmm, the softer side is more like light scraping on my face, but I wouldn't call it rough. The stiffer part is definitely scratchy. Perhaps your brush is of the nylon reinforced brush, instead of 100% boar?

u/ExpenditureBucket · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Wow, this thing has over 600 reviews and a 4.6 rating. I might have to get one! This time of year my hair starts falling out like crazy and I can never find a detangler that seems to help : /

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

This seems to be only concept art sadly.

There are a few brushes with different solutions to cleaning hair though:

$15 - Retractable Brush:

$11 - Disassemblable Brush:

As for the concept art, it is a design by Juhyun Lee. It is called "Easy Comb".


Thank you /u/AntVo2448 for the help!

u/se7endust1 · 2 pointsr/beards



Something like this


The balms seemed to add a nice shine when under 1", but noticed it did more bad than good.

Yep, probably half hour after the shower. Is when I took that last night. It looks similar after sleeping on it and a 10 hour day at work... probably be okay if I kept a brush with me!

u/wntrdove · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

I'd lean toward the conditioner (that's what it would be with me). If you have medium to long hair just don't apply conditioner to your roots — just mids to ends. If you have short hair or can't avoid getting conditioner on your roots make sure you're massaging well — really well — especially when rinsing. And consider getting a scalp massager (the massager is the only way I can even consider a cowash).

u/softdelivery · 1 pointr/Hair



I don't think thats the exact one I use, but it looks very similar! Just so you have an idea of what youre looking for! :)

u/puppies_and_unicorns · 3 pointsr/Wishlist

Hairbrushes from my Help the Homeless list for blessing bags

u/aloofgiraffe · 8 pointsr/HaircareScience

How about a scalp massager/shampoo brush? It's gentle, feels good, and is meant for your hair/head :)

I also use a tea tree shampoo. I'm not sure how much that helps exfoliating, but it does wonders for my sensitive/itchy scalp.

u/SlickThickRick · 1 pointr/beards

I use beard oil that I make myself, along with a boar brush to groom it. The oil gets used after a hot shower and the brush is used after the oil and also the next day in the morning after I wake up. The exact brush is the Brush Strokes Firm Military Style Boar Bristle Brush. I trim every once in a while with scissors, but that is it. Am I doing something wrong? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys in advance.

u/kdmcentire · 2 pointsr/daddit

You may also wish to consider purchasing a tangle teaser. They're good brushes for little heads.

u/khanhyou · 13 pointsr/HaircareScience

This isn't a substitute for more frequent washing/medicated shampoos like others suggested--but using a silicone brush like this one has completely gotten rid of my mild itchy scalp and buildup issues within a week. Make sure to brush in long strokes in the direction of your hair growth to avoid yanking

u/glissader · 2 pointsr/beards

I just got a kent tiny mustache comb, which is awesome, but for getting unruly hairs to lay down boars brush is the way to go. This one works really well for distributing oil http://www.amazon.com/Brush-Strokes-Military-Style-Bristle/dp/B0041TBQUO/ref=sr_1_5?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1408724447&sr=1-5&keywords=boar+brush

u/Mr_not_Lucky · 1 pointr/beards

My beard just wants to curl up and get bushy. I find brushing with a [boards hair brush] (http://www.amazon.com/Brush-Strokes-Military-Style-Bristle/dp/B0041TBQUO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421897876&sr=8-2&keywords=beard+brush%5D) first thing in the morning after I apply my oil helps to keep my curl down to a minimum and I brush it a few times through out the day. I find the wide tooth combs are only good for removing debris.

u/goodglory · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have oily hair, and I started really going at my scalp like they do at a hair salon. I massage it and really make sure the hair at my scalp is getting clean. I also have one of these which helps with any build up on my scalp. I try to use it once a week. I use it on my hair when it's dry, but also works when wet!

u/waterproof13 · 1 pointr/Parenting

My daughter with wavy to straight hair really likes this detangling brush, in combination with detangling spray ( we like the suave one best) it works OK for her, but better than using a regular brush and no spray. Braiding for the night also cuts down on tangles big time.

u/aprilynn · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

Thank you! I actually do not I just use a regular brush that looks like this blow dry in small sections and brush the hair upwards as I'm doing it.

u/poppyseedtoast · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I have a brush called Tangle Teezer and it is awesome! Works well on my curly hair every time without much shedding. Brushing dry is so much better for your hair. If I'm not mistaken, I think you can actually lose more hair if you brush in the shower or while the scalp is still wet.

u/BalrogAndRoll · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Try using a boar's hair brush, like this. They are soft, yet firm enough to clean leather grain

u/McK00laid · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I went with this brush and this comb in case you were curious. Thanks for the advice.

u/FletchForPresident · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

She'll cry when you brush the tangles out of her hair no matter what, but this brush makes it way better: Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush with Soft IntelliFlex Bristles, Detangler for All Hair Types - 2 Count (Pink and Purple)

u/hey-there-reddit · 5 pointsr/curlyhair

Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00197623M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_asU8BbMVG9AM0

It’s a customizable brush made specially for curly hair. You use it on wet hair to help distribute your product and it promotes clumping and curl definition.

u/lurkface · 3 pointsr/NoPoo

Hi- I have similar issues with my scalp. I have found that THIS STUFF works really well. I shampoo with it about 1x week, the rest of the time I'm water only. I use THIS THING daily to help massage my scalp and remove any debris.

u/atomiclolz · 12 pointsr/HaircareScience

The Wet Brush is amazing for everyday use.

But as far as styling, I prefer something with straight bristles without caps and a metal or ceramic base because that heats up to decrease drying time and increase styling power.



Sorry for the ugly links!

u/meqek · 2 pointsr/blackladies

I swear by my Denman Brush. But, I've found it works best if my hair is wet and I'm brushing product through it.

u/TinyJalapenoPoppers · 1 pointr/autism

I use to cry when brushing my hair XD. Then I found the wet brush. I have curly hair and it doesn’t even feel like I’m even brushing my hair with that thing. You brush your hair when your hair is wet with the wet brush. For example, I brush my hair in the shower or after I take a shower with it. Here’s a link


u/elzombino · 1 pointr/secretsanta

also, a good boar's hair brush keeps everything straight before he braids.

u/letstalkaboutbras · 2 pointsr/MUAontheCheap

Like this one. A couple of people recommended them to me here.

u/all_u_need_is_cheese · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I use a tangle teezer, but something like this one would work: https://www.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-SC20-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W?th=1 it basically exfoliates the scalp.

u/lonestarfisherman · 2 pointsr/beards

I use a boar hair brush with a little beard balm on it. When showering, make sure you don't use any harsh soaps/shampoos that will dry out your beard.

u/jermajay · 1 pointr/Hair

When you say wet brush, is this the sort of thing you mean?


I've got one pretty much the same, except the bristles are a little thicker (and it's not branded).

u/letsconquermpb · 2 pointsr/tressless

This is the massager I use:

Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_eKPOBb3KFE872

u/BronzeTrophyWife · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I would do gently back and forth.

This is what I used, btw, an aunt stuck it in the gift she gave me for my shower and I do the same for my friends. It was really intimidating looking at first, but I just very light/no pressure and it kept his scalp looking good. https://www.amazon.com/Scalpmaster-SC20-Shampoo-Brush-Purple/dp/B000NJG82W?th=1

u/PapaJ0e4 · 1 pointr/beards

I will have to try that balm. Nice brush too. Here is the one that I use

u/spruzo · 1 pointr/beards

If anyone would like to pay 3 times as much but get it via Amazon then I think this is it.

u/interstatetornado · 2 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

I got a sample of the Christophe Robin sea salt scrub in my Sephora Play box and like it. I've heard good things about the Phyto but not tried it. However, I prefer to use the Regenpure DR shampoo at least once a week and just use my fingers to scrub or use a little scalp scrubber no matter what shampoo I'm using.

u/throwawayaccount7241 · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

I ordered it and it came in yesterday and when I brushed it while my hair was wet and had heads and shoulders, like 30 hairs fell out. Is that normal? I’m using https://www.amazon.com/Rolencos-Shampoo-Massager-Tourmaline-contained/dp/B06XNPJVVK BTW

u/Jakgr · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Hi! Some of the people on here still brush their hair in the shower while conditioning. If you find the no-brush thing doesn't work out well for you, I'd recommend this brush, it's a CG cult-classic:


u/HyperbolDee · 3 pointsr/curlygirl

I bought this scalp massager on Amazon for less than $7. When I get flaky, I use this in the shower to loosen things up or really make sure that my shampoo/cowash/whatever is reeeally getting in there.

I will also add that a month or two into CGM, my scalp got super flaky and I almost gave up, but I stuck with it and it went away. Just a few weeks ago, I started getting dry and flaky again, and now I know it’s probably more likely to be environmental than CGM-related. Just a thought!

u/elasticthumbtack · 7 pointsr/amazon

There appears to be a shipping exploit that hasn’t been fixed yet. Someone pointed this out on hacker news

Try adding this to your cart ($0.01 and Free shipping), but upon checkout it lists $9.98 in shipping cost. A 1-click order would charge you the extra $10 and you wouldn’t notice unless you checked the past orders:

u/lithelanna · 17 pointsr/HaircareScience

I know this seems absolutely ridiculous, but I swear by this shampoo scrubber. My nails are constantly changing their length and shape, and some styles are just better at getting my scalp and actually scrubbing. This has completely changed my game. I echo everyone saying clarifying shampoo, but this is a nice little assist.

u/fatterandfiercer · 1 pointr/curlyhair

shampoo every other day with OGX tea tree mint or OGX bamboo fiber-full (which I tend to use like a clarifying shampoo) and scalp brush. this was NOT a shampoo day, so I raked in a teeeeensy bit of conditioner diluted with water and let sit for ~3 minutes.

dried slightly with microfiber towel and combed through. let sit for ~5 minutes while I did my skincare stuff.

shook out my hair and applied quarter-sized amount of my holy grail “hair moisturizer” to my palms and scrunched into damp hair until squishy-sounding.

then, I didn’t touch it (except flipping from one side to the other periodically for volume) until cast was almost completely dry. scrunched to break cast and PRAYED.

u/EldeederSFW · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Amazon is notorious for not checking their returns. You see horror stories of people ordering parts and getting rocks in the mail all over reddit alone.

But what I learned as a seller is that reviews mean basically nothing.


This is a product that is currently in the process of being "hijacked." You'll notice the picture doesn't match the title. This is an old, inactive listing with an excellent review rating. A 3P seller has listed the exact same product and merged it. Then, they will change little details, one by one, and it will be an entirely new product with stellar ratings already in place.

This happens all the time. There are weekly reports on the sellers forum. It violates Amazon policy, but people get away with it if nobody is looking for it. That's just one example. It also pays to see where your item is shipping from. Since Amazon opened the marketplace up to China, things have really gotten out of hand with counterfeits, and those were a problem to begin with on Amazon. I'm just really anal about where I buy my hardware from.

u/FoxInTheField · 1 pointr/beauty

I use a shampoo brush when I wash my hair and it works better than I could have ever dreamed. I have been dealing with dry scalp and flakes for years and have tried several shampoos and tonics to make it go away. This works so well for my dry scalp, I have only noticed a flake or two after about 3 days without washing my hair. I use the same shampoo and conditioner as i did before but instead of lathering the shampoo with my hands, I use the brush. And at $6 it's a less expensive item to try than a $30 bottle of specialty shampoo.

u/Lightbiter · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

This pretty much does the same thing and will last for years I had one of these for around 8 years or so till it got lost in a move - Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00197623M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TZbLzb1B15RGD

u/angie6921 · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

I use these scalp comb things. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NJG82W/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473955536&sr=8-1&keywords=scalp+comb&pi=SY200_QL40

I use them when I shampoo and before I shower. Then after I shower, I take a wide tooth comb to get the tangles out and then a fine tooth comb to get most of the flakes. I have thick hair that goes down to my waist so it is time consuming. I have gone to washing my hair once a week sometimes twice.

u/tkinthewoods · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

When necessary I use Neutrogena T/Gel and a scalp brush (via Amazon: Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple 1 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJG82W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DRG7AbYP1KJXV)