The Benefits of Brushing Hair and Why You Should Use Natural Bristle Hair Brushes —Part 1 - The Wabi Sabi Shop

The Benefits of Brushing Hair and Why You Should Use Natural Bristle Hair Brushes —Part 1

We are extremely excited to introduce a new brand, Kanaya Brush, that embodies the essence of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and elevates the art of hair care! I have been using their tooth brush (it's also an amazing product we will talk another time soon) and hair brush for the past few years and I am a huge fan! It is hard to describe how excited I am to be able to offer those products to you!

When I referred to a new brand, I was specifically referring to it being ”new to us." It's important to note that the company itself has a remarkable history that spans almost 150 years!

Kanaya Brush Co. Ltd., established in 1880, has been dedicated to creating high-quality brushes using natural materials. We are proud to curate and bring their exceptional products to our valued customers.

We want to take this opportunity to talk about the benefits of brushing and why you should use natural bristle hair brushes. 

In this three-part series, we will explore the enchanting world of natural bristle hair brushes and their remarkable benefits. Get ready to discover the perfect tool for achieving healthy, lustrous hair.

The Importance of Brushing and Benefits of Natural Bristle Hair Brushes

When it comes to hair care, we often focus on shampoos and treatments, overlooking the fundamental practice of brushing. Brushing plays a vital role in maintaining clean and healthy hair, as it not only removes dirt and dust but also enhances the natural shine and suppleness of your locks. The Effects of Brushing: Brushing offers a multitude of benefits that go beyond the surface. 

Removing Dirt, Dust, and Hair Fall: Shampooing alone cannot eliminate all the impurities that accumulate in your hair, such as dust, dandruff, and hair fall. Regular brushing helps get rid of these particles, ensuring a clean scalp environment. By maintaining a clean scalp, you create an ideal environment for new hair growth, resulting in strong and healthy locks.

Promoting Scalp Circulation for Hair Growth: Brushing has a similar effect to massaging the scalp. The bristles of a brush stimulate the scalp, improving blood circulation and promoting a healthy scalp environment. This, in turn, prevents excessive hair fall and thinning. A simple technique involves lightly brushing your scalp with a paddle brush, allowing you to enjoy the benefits without any special techniques.

Imparting Shine and Moisture: The scalp produces sebum to prevent dryness. Without proper brushing, sebum tends to concentrate only at the roots and mid-lengths of the hair, leaving the ends dry. Brushing helps distribute sebum from the scalp to the hair ends, resulting in moisturized and shiny hair. Additionally, brushing from the roots to the ends aligns the cuticles, allowing the sebum to coat the hair strands and create a natural shine.


Kanaya Hair Brush 1880 and Kanaya Hair Brush 1880G

At Wabi Sabi, we offer the Kanaya Hair Brush 1880 and Kanaya Hair Brush 1880G as exceptional examples of natural bristle brushes. These brushes are made with the greatest care and attention to detail, so they will help you take care of your hair in a luxurious way.

The handles are made of black sandalwood (kokutan), which gives them an air of luxury. The bristles, a combination of soft pig bristles and resilient boar bristles, provide a firm yet gentle touch. The beautiful wood grain adds a touch of elegance to the brush, while the surface is coated with high-quality polyurethane, ensuring durability.

Explore our Collection page to discover the Kanaya Brush products available at our store.

In Part 2, we will delve into brushing techniques and how they contribute to optimal hair care. Stay tuned!

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