Hair myth or truth: Does regular brushing make my hair shiny?

Discover if brushing your hair regularly will lead to shiny tresses.

Will regularly brushing your hair make it gorgeous and glossy? Period dramas often feature ladies having their hair brushed repeatedly because the practice has long been touted as the way to super shiny hair.

However, our hair experts did some investigating and discovered that this one is more of a hair myth than truth. In fact, regular brushing can actually cause more hair breakage, leading to split ends and dullness. So be warned, ladies!

Woman with damp curly auburn hair combing/brushing her hair
Remember to be gentle when brushing your hair. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Top tip: Try to avoid brushing your hair when wet. Wet hair has less strength than dry hair so it requires less energy to snap it.

Still on the hunt for shiny hair? The VO5 Tame & Shine Spray is perfect for taming your flyaways and giving your hair a glossy finish. And for fans of heated styling, you’ll be pleased to know this light, non-sticky spray offers heat protection too!


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