There are some things that you may have never known existed, but once you have tried them you become addicted. One example is a shampoo brush. Once you try one it will inevitably become part of your hair care regimen. This handy device can make hair washing much easier. It cuts down on your hair washing time, saves your nails and allows you to feel confident that your scalp and hair are thoroughly clean.
Shampooing hair using your fingertips and nails can be a tiring task, especially if you don’t have strong enough fingernails for a good scrub. Your nails often don’t remove all dirt and debris from the surface of your scalp. Scratching harder can even split and break your nails.
The purpose of a shampoo massage brush is to replace your fingertips while makes shampooing easier and more effective. It is used to work the shampoo evenly through your hair and thoroughly clean your hair and scalp while giving your scalp a good, satisfying scrub.
What is a Shampoo Brush Good for?
Cleans thoroughly: A scalp massaging shampoo brush offers a deep wash, cleaning your scalp better and faster than your hands. It can reach deeper into your hair and cover a larger surface area of your scalp than using just your hands. It removes dirt, dead skin cells and every trace of buildup, leaving your scalp squeaky clean. It is a very helpful tool for older people and people with weaker hands.
Better distribution of shampoo: A hair shampoo brush works the shampoo into the scalp and distributes it evenly through your hair, while slightly increasing the lather. If you have lots of hair, it helps you get shampoo everywhere throughout your hair.
Comfortable massaging sensation: A shampoo brush provides a great scalp massage while shampooing your hair. Many people enjoy the tingly sensation when using it. You will find it hard to stop washing your hair.
Enhances circulation: Scalp massage enhances the blood flow to the scalp and brings more oxygen and nutrients to your hair’s roots. Some professional hairstylists believe that scalp massage can stimulate hair follicles and boost their ability to grow hair.
Eases tension: Rubbing during a scalp massage stimulates the nerves in the scalp area, helping relieve tension and soothe headaches. The shampoo brush leaves the scalp feeling refreshed, especially after using a scalp invigorating shampoo.
Relief for dandruff: A scalp scrubber cleanses the scalp of dandruff and scrubs away dead skin cells, keeping the scalp flake free. Your dandruff shampoo is more effective if you use it along with a scalp massaging brush. A scalp scrubber helps spread natural oils and decreases dry scalp flakiness.
Scalp exfoliator: Hair thinning can be caused due to clogged scalp pores and blocked follicles. A scalp scrub brush helps remove debris, scrubbing off the loose flakes and eliminating scaly patches from your scalp. In this way, a scalp massage shampoo brush creates a better environment for healthy hair growth.
Scalp treatment: If you use a medicated shampoo to treat a scalp condition, a scalp brush helps your shampoo penetrate deeper and more evenly to enhance the effectiveness of your treatment.
Rinsing out any remaining products: Until finding this little, hand-held scrub tool I had never been able to thoroughly rinse henna from my scalp and hair. The directions say wait a day or two to shampoo to allow the color to settle properly. During the next couple of days, after shampooing, I could see dark residue (I use dark brown henna) under my nails after accidentally scratching my head. Using a scalp shampoo brush, I can easily remove the unsightly dark henna residue from my scalp.
Shampoo Massage Brushes for Different Hair Types
A scalp scrubber is a must-have tool for short-haired people, as it works best on short hair. This little tool can be tricky to use on long, dense or curly hair, as it can get tangled. Long, straight hair has less of a tendency to get tangled than long, curly hair. A shampoo brush works well on short coarse hair. It also works perfectly on men’s short hair.
Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush has closely spaced plastic bristles and is an excellent choice for short-haired people.
Rolencos Hair Scalp Brush Shampoo Massager has larger spacing between the bristles allowing for it to not snag your long hair. It also has an ergonomic design to feel more comfortable in your hand.
A good shampoo brush has bristles firm enough to scrub well, but still soft and flexible to avoid hurting the scalp. Silicone scalp shampoo scrubbers are good alternatives to those made of rigid plastic. Semi-hard brushes are gentler on the scalp than plastic ones, yet still effective. The Shampoo Scalp Massage – Silicon Brush by Shimomura is a desirable choice if you are looking for a brush that is soft enough for a sensitive scalp and less likely to tangle your long hair than standard plastic brushes. The hygienic, one-piece design doesn’t retain water. There are no places for bacteria to collect or for mold to grow. The shipment may take longer, but it is worth the wait.
How to Use a Shampoo Brush
After applying shampoo to your soaked hair, gently massage your scalp with the brush for 3-5 minutes, working in small circular motions. Keep massaging to spread the lather around, making sure to cover every area of your scalp. Rinse, using the brush again, to thoroughly wash the shampoo off your scalp and hair. Don’t push hard, especially if you have sensitive skin. Not much pressure is needed to get the job done.
If you have long hair, combing it out before showering helps minimize tangling and makes the shampoo brush easier to use.
Electric Scalp Massaging Brushes
Unlike manual scalp shampoo brushes, battery-operated scalp brushes have a vibration feature which can be activated by pressing the on/off button. Some people prefer the vibrating sensation they offer, while others may find it too harsh on their head or may feel discomfort in their hand when using it.