Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hair Care Tips You (Maybe) Never Knew: 2

Are you ready for the second in this series of hair-and-scalp loving tips? As the illustration above (hopefully) indicates, these tips are good for ALL hair types: straight, wavy, curly, koily, kinky, dry, greasy, thinning, heavy, dandruffy, sensitive, dyed, straightened, bleached, permed, impossible, frizzy, spongy, crunchy and all other manner of head hair.

TIP 2. Wide Toothed While Wet – Regardless of Hair Type
While your hair is wet, always use a wide-toothed comb (even if you have thin, straight strands), and always – always – be extra gentle.

If your hair is tangled, knotted, super long, or super-curly, be sure to 'support' the hair with your other hand as you carefully work the comb through.

Why
Wet hair is more 'susceptible' to overstretching and breaking. It should therefore be handled with genuine tender loving care.

I have always taken this suggestion to the extreme and use a 'fro-friendly' comb in both wet and dry hair (even though my hair is fine and straight). After all these years, using anything else would feel wrong.

See the first hair care tip in this series here (and check out the comment by 'K' for a great tip for curly-girls!)

2 comments:

Rikke said...

Hmmmm det har min frisør godt nok altid sagt, men barske jeg flår altid en børste hurtigt gennem det våde hår. Måske er det derfor jeg altid har en "glorie" af korte hår omkring mit hoved ;-)

Tak for påmindelsen!

Kh Rikke

Lise M Andersen said...

Uh ha Rikke! Det lyder ligefrem som om det gør lidt ondt! Du skal være sød ved dig selv - det fortjener du!