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Fragile When Wet
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Fragile When Wet

It’s safe to comb hair when wet.


Are you too aggressive when brushing or combing your wet hair? You might’ve noticed that more strands than usual snapped off in your brush. It’s no surprise – hair swells when it’s wet, making it fragile and more susceptible to breakage. The best way to detangle wet hair is to use a wide-tooth comb or pick, and gently work from the ends up to the root. Also, avoid using an actual brush until your hair is dry – brushes have many teeth, which can stretch wet hair to the breaking point.