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Does brushing your hair wet cause breakage?

Sure, brushing your hair after your shower may seem like a great idea, but changing your after-shower routine can actually benefit your hair! Brushing your hair while it’s wet can result in significant damage. This is because your hair is in it’s most fragile state when it’s wet. Brushing your hair when it is wet with a regular brush leads to flyaways which result in that “frizzy when I air dry” look.

And that’s just the start.

Over time, damage to the hair will happen, like split ends and eventually breakage. That will prevent even the best hair grower from achieving their desired length.

If you still have tangles after washing it or even after a swim, we recommend using a wide-tooth comb on your wet hair. This will restore the order. Make sure the comb has smooth tooth ends and comb slowly to avoid any tearing or pulling. Comb from the ends towards the roots as combing from the roots to ends can cause damage too.

The same brushing techniques also apply to dry hair, however, your dry hair is 80% stronger than your wet hair! There are some incredible benefits just by brushing your hair (dry) in general. The most noticeable would be natural shine. Our favourite benefit is that it stimulates your scalp which promotes hair growth. Woo-hoo!

Brushing your dry hair also acts like a second shampoo by eliminating build up and dry skin on your scalp.

In short, the truth behind the longest known hair contraversey is to always bush your hair when it is dry. We are able to avoid the most breakage while prepping the hair for a tangle-free wash and condition.

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