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Brushing Hair


To make hair manageable hold your head under the faucet and then pat your hair with a towel before brushing it. If hair has just been washed, running a damp brush through it fifteen or twenty times makes it more manageable. If you shampoo your hair every day, it's easier to manage if you don't use too much shampoo - only 1/4 teaspoonful of shampoo is enough if your hair isn't long. To keep the scalp healthy and reduce dandruff, scrub your soapy scalp with your fingernails.

It's not difficult to part one's hair with a brush. Use a "pincushion" brush (with bristles set in a foam-rubber base with the ends dipped in plastic) (Goody brand is good).

Oily hair dressings are a problem, because they leave an oily residue on the hands. To avoid this, use an aerosol hair spray. Hold it upright in the sink and spray the hairbrush, or else spray toward the head in small spurts. Tresemme aerosol seems to be good.

Also, you can use water-based pomade with a wide-toothed comb. Press the comb into the pomade and lift the hair lightly with it. I found this comb at Dollar Tree.

To check where the part should go, brush your hair straight back. Then, stand with your back to the bathroom mirror and, with a hand-held mirror in your hand, lean back until you can see the top of your head reflected from the bathroom mirror onto the hand-held mirror. Look for the natural part and then brush your hair into place from the top.

Still with your back to the bathroom mirror, use the hand-held mirror to check the neatness of the sides and back of your head.

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