Most people will tell you not to brush wet hair. Well, you can safely do this…just follow these four tips.
1. After you shampoo, be sure to use a conditioner – conditioned hair is stronger and less likely to be damaged by styling.
2. Be careful when towel drying your hair after washing. Remove excess moisture by squeezing hair with your towel – rubbing it will only create tangles and breakage.
3. Apply a leave-in conditioner like the one from Marco Pelusi to further strengthen and protect hair.
4. Because hair is most fragile when wet, it is very important to use the right tool. You definitely want to choose a specialty brush made specifically for brushing wet hair. Section hair into smaller areas and brush slowly and carefully. Again, it is so important to use the right tool!
A great option is the Coolway Knotty Girl Brush ($9.95).
The Knotty Girl Brush has SoftFlowTM bristles that are designed to handle brushing wet hair without breaking the strands. When the bristles encounter a tangle, they loosen it up very slowly and carefully, so once the brush is all the way through the hair there is no tangle left…and your hair is perfectly intact.
This gentle brush makes it easy to brush out wet hair without any pain, loss of hair, or damage. And it’s also fabulous to use on dry hair! My daughter was the WORST at letting me brush her hair, but once I started using the Knotty Girl brush she stopped throwing a fit every time she saw me with coming with a brush in hand.
Remember, it is possible to safely brush wet hair if you are using the right tools. The Knotty Girl Brush is a perfect solution – and it’s your solution for tangled dry hair, too. – Lisa
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