Did you know? Something as innocuous as combing your hair can do a lot of damage.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you shouldn’t comb your locks. I’m saying not to do it absent-mindedly. That’s when the damage happens.
If you find that your hair looks worse after combing, here’s what to do:
How Can combing damage hair?
Rough combing can wreak all kinds of havoc on your hair. It damages your cuticles and makes your hair more prone to breakage. The harsher you comb, and the more often you do it, the more damage you’ll cause.
FYI, pay extra attention if you’re combing wet hair. Wet hair is very fragile and even more prone to breakage.
How Do You Prevent Combing Damage?
Of course, you can’t stop combing your hair. You just have to do it more gently. Here’s how:
- Don’t use force: The rougher you comb your hair, the more damage you’ll cause.
- Use a wide-toothed comb: The wide spacing between teeth allows you to go through your locks without harming your cuticles. This is especially important when you’re combing wet hair.
- Apply conditioners: With silicones. No, they’re not bad for hair. Silicones provide a sleek and smooth feeling to hair, allowing combs to go through it easier.
- Be quick: The more strokes you use, the more damage you’ll inflict to your hair.
- Don’t comb hair too often: Comb hair when you really need to. Don’t do it out of habit.
Has your hair ever been damaged by combing? Share your experience in the comments below.
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