Last Updated on 30th September 2021 by Chauncey Morgan
Learning how to use a wet brush might be the most helpful thing that you can do for your hair. In this day and age, we have so many things that can make our lives easier. It is only expected that we take advantage of them, and that goes for wet brushes as well!
This is a life-changing tool that you can use to make your scalp and your hair healthier. Who wouldn’t want that?
Ever since I tried using a wet brush for the first time, I have been in love with it, and that is why I decided to share my experience with you. So if you want to learn more about the wet brush, what it is, how it is used, and the benefits it has on your hair, I suggest you keep on reading. This guide will tell you everything you need to know and more!
What Is a Wet Brush?
In case you have never heard of wet brushes before, I want to take a moment and briefly explain what it is. The term ‘wet brush’ can be used for a generic type of hairbrush that you can use to detangle wet hair, while at the same time, it can be used for the Wet Brush, a specific brand of brush created with the same purpose.
Wet brushes are usually made from plastic bristles that are bendable so that they will not pull on the hair when you are brushing it. Most of them come with soft tips at the end of each bristle, and these tips are great for detangling even the most tangled hair.
A wet brush can give your scalp a nice massage. That will remove the build-up that you might have, and it will also help stimulate new hair growth!
Overall, wet brushes are extra easy to use and are very affordable. There are a ton of wet brushes to choose from, but I recommend looking into the brand that bears the same name. Over the years, Wet Brush has come up with some pretty innovative detangling brushes with unique designs, so I would love it if you give them a closer look!
How to Use a Wet Brush: Basic Techniques
Wet brushes are said to be awesome detangling brushes, so that is their primary use. If you have curly hair that tends to get tangled up often, like 4C hair, detangling it is easy and pain-free with this type of brush. Here are the steps that you need to go over when you use this brush:
Using a Wet Brush on Dry Hair
Step 1 – Using your fingers, try to comb your hair out as much as possible.
Step 2 – If you have thicker or longer hair and you think that you will not be able to easily detangle it all, you should divide your hair into sections. Make as many sections as you need, leave one section out, and then clip the other sections away from it.
Step 3 – Start combing through the section using the wet brush, starting at the ends and moving on to the roots. You should feel the soft bristles gliding through the hair as this brush should not cause any pulling or tugging. Repeat this step with all sections.
Using a Wet Brush on Wet Hair
Step 1 – As I mentioned, the wet brush is also suitable for brushing wet hair, and you should take it with you in the shower next time. When in the shower, you should get your hair wet before you move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Apply some shampoo to the hair. Using the wet brush, start spreading the shampoo all over your hair. At this point, you should focus on the root area and give your scalp a nice massage using the brush. When you finish the massage, you should brush out the entire length of your hair.
Step 3 – Once you’re finished brushing, you can rinse the hair and wrap it in a cotton towel. After you dry the hair, you should give it another comb with the wet brush just to make sure your hair is fully detangled.
Why You Should Use a Wet Brush
If there is one thing you should have taken away from the previous section, it is that using the wet brush is very easy and simple. There is nothing special about the technique; it is just like using a regular brush, but this brush has a lot of benefits.
If you are still on the fence about using a wet brush, I hope that these upcoming points will help you make the final decision. Here are the benefits you get from using a wet brush:
Reduces Frizz and Flyaways
When you start using the wet brush, you will see that your hair becomes a lot tamer. There will be no frizz at all, and the flyaways will be practically non-existent.
Does Not Cause Split Ends
Promotes Hair Growth
Because you can use your wet brush to massage the scalp and remove build-up, you should also know that this will help stimulate the scalp and produce new hair strands. So your hair will become thicker, shinier, and smoother just by using this one brush!
FAQs on Using a Wet Brush
Now that I have covered most of the facts on wet brushes, there is only a couple more things that you should know about them. Here they are:
How often should I replace my wet brush?
Since the brush has very soft bristles and is used quite often, I recommend that you replace it with a new one every six months. If you do not tend to use it that often, you can replace it once a year, but you should not keep it and use it any longer than that.
Do you add water to a wet brush?
The answer to this would be no. Even though they are called wet brushes, you do not need to submerge the brushes in water to use them. Their name points to the fact that you can actually use them on wet hair, but under no circumstance should you make them wet or soak them completely.
Does the wet brush cause hair loss?
Using any wet brush on your hair will not contribute to hair loss. If you have hair that tends to get tangled easily and you find that a lot of hair comes out when you try to comb it, you should get a wide-tooth wet brush. That will help you lower the amount of hair that comes out.
You Are Ready to Use Your Wet Brush!
That is everything you need to know about wet brushes! I hope that all of the benefits that I mentioned convinced you that you have to try these brushes out. Treat your hair and scalp by giving them this soft tool that will only make them healthier!
Let me know in the comments if you have tried a wet brush before and what your experience was like. I would love to know everything about it, so do not hesitate to give me all the deets!