Summer is pretty much in full swing over here, which means you & your hair may be taking a dip in the ocean, hopping in the pool, whipping your hair around on a roller coaster or relaxing in the sun. Or hopefully all of the above!
Detangling your hair the right way can help prevent breakage and thinning and preserve and promote thick, healthy locks.
One way to do this is to use a wide tooth comb.
The way you comb your hair can make a world of a difference. A regular comb has teeth that are thin and close together, and can separate tiny groups and individual hairs from each other. For straight hair that is dry, a regular comb is perfect.
For hair that is wet and tangled? Not so much. A wide tooth comb has teeth that are both wider and thicker, with more space between each tooth. Using a wider tooth comb can gently detangle hair since the teeth can comb through the hair more lightly, and minimizes ripping hair from the scalp.
Use gentle, light strokes when combing your hair out. A wide tooth comb is especially great for wet hair, because that is when it’s most prone to breakage. Start by holding your hair mid-shaft and combing from the bottom of your hair. Work your way toward the top of your head. So basically going from bottom to top will be a little less painful for your scalp & your hair.
Do this tip this summer for sure. It'll keep you looking more Arielle less Ursula... I swear.
Cheers - Hal