Your hair is at its weakest when it's freshly shampooed and wet. How you take care of it right after, determines its appearance and health in the long run. Your mane deserves a lot more care than you think it does, especially when it comes to detangling.
Therefore, we have curated a list of dos and don’ts that will ensure your hair stays healthy and happy. Here’s what you should and shouldn't do to wet hair while detangling it in the shower.
Start at the ends
The first rule of detangling the hair is to start at the ends and move your way up. This will cause less pulling on your tresses and will also prevent breakage. This will also reduce excessive dryness and frizz from your locks.
Use a wide-tooth comb
Using the right tool to detangle your hair is just as important. You can either use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb while detangling wet hair. This will put less pressure on your scalp and hair, reducing the pain and making it look gorgeous after it has dried completely.
Apply leave-in conditioner
Of course, you use a conditioner after each wash, but what about a leave-in conditioner? The UV rays and increasing pollutants levels can cause excessive hair damage. Applying a leave-in conditioner like the TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave In Conditioner not only provides nourishment and shine but also protects hair from environmental aggressors.
Avoid rubbing hair with a towel
Removing excess water from your hair is essential to accelerate the drying process. However, rubbing hair aggressively with a towel is not the solution. This will only cause frizz and leave your hair looking dry and dull. Instead, wrap your hair in a clean cotton t-shirt to absorb the water without causing any damage to your tresses.
Skip using a hairbrush
Using a brush on dripping wet hair is one of the biggest and most common hair care mistakes. It will make your hair weak at the roots and susceptible to damage. Use your fingers to detangle hair in the shower or a wide-tooth comb for healthy-looking, frizz-free tresses.
Don’t rush it
Trying to detangle your hair in a rush will only add to your hair woes. You have to do it section-by-section and carefully remove the tangles and knots. If you are in a hurry, we advise you to skip washing hair that day and spray some dry shampoo instead. The Dove Dove Coconut Dry Shampoo will absorb excess oil from your tresses and instantly refresh it without weighing it down.