The One Mistake You’re Making When Brushing Your Hair
On the occasions that I do brush my hair, I tend to do it either while showering or directly after.
I figure that since it’s freshly shampooed and conditioned, it’ll be easier to de-tangle. However, as time’s gone on, I’ve started to notice that my brush ends up with tons of hair stuck on it. And so, a few days ago, at the age of 24, I freaked out because I thought I was going bald.
It wasn’t until a friend of mine reassured me that no, I wasn’t going bald, I just wasn’t supposed to brush my hair whilst wet. Wait, what?
Turns out brushing can be super damaging, especially if it’s long and gets tangled. When you brush your hair wet, it’s more susceptible to stretching and breakage, meaning you’re more likely to get split ends.
This doesn’t mean you have to only dry brush your hair though! There’s a proper way to get rid of wet tangles.
You should comb your conditioner into your hair from the roots to the tip, according to Livestrong. I know a lot of people, myself included, tend to leave the conditioning part out of our hair washing regimen, but it’s necessary if you want to gently rid of tangles.
The best thing to do is to brush your hair before you shower, but if that’s not for you, use a wide comb or your fingers instead as it’ll be much more gentle on your locks.
Your hair will thank you, promise!