Wide Tooth Comb
Q: Is using a wide tooth comb really better for your hair?
A: The wonder of the wide tooth comb lies in when it is used. Hair is extremely fragile and delicate when it is wet.
I always suggest combing through your hair in the shower or bath with the wide tooth comb just after you’ve applied conditioner. This keeps the comb from catching in the hair strands, and forming the knots that will inevitably end up in breakage and damage. The wider the teeth of the comb, the less damaging it is to your hair.
This said, remember that all hair is vulnerable and fragile when wet, so comb it with care, applying gentle brushes. Never attack the knots with your brush or comb. Try to gently unknot the hair by using conditioner and your wide-tooth comb. If this doesn’t work (sometimes the case in severely over processed hair), air dry the hair and then attempt to gently comb the knots out.
In conclusion, yes, a wide tooth comb is better for the hair. But always take care when the hair is wet, and never ever apply any sort of pressure or force on the hair while it is still wet, as you will undeniably end up with broken, frazzled hair.
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