Is there a right way to comb your hair ?

     I have already written a bit about the best brush for your hair. After researching a bit more about the brush vs comb issue, I ended up with these tips for combing your hair:

  • Try to avoid brushing wet hair, since it's weaker and will break much easier.
  • It's a good idea to start by applying detangling lotion, or leave-in conditioner, serum, olive oil... whatever works best for you. This will make hair easier to detangle and less likely to break.
  • Start by detangling with your fingers. Be gentle. Work from bottom up.
  • If there is a nasty knot, apply hair conditioner on it. That should make it easier to untangle.
  • After the finger detangling, use a wide-toothed comb on your hair.
  • ALWAYS work from the bottom up. That means first combing out the ends of your hair, then moving a bit higher and combing out the last 10 cm, and then going still higher...
  • After detangling with a comb, use a brush on your scalp and hair. It massages the scalp, cleans the hair, and distributes the oil from roots till the ends of the hair.
  • When the hair is tangle free, you can style it with whatever comb or brush works best for you.

Always treat your hair like a fine, delicate fabric.

   It always distresses me to see people with beautiful long hair aggressively trying to pull out the tangles with their comb. So, a wide-toothed comb is a must-have.
    Most normal combs have jagged surfaces (like between the teeth) that shred the hair scales and damage the hair. Get a comb that is seamless and is made of a hair-friendly material.
    Most people need to use a comb as well as a brush, since both work in different ways and fulfill different functions.

Photo: Snowflake In My Hair by beautyinmetal

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