You maybe don't know that brushing your hair when its wet is possibly one of the WORST things for your hair (second only to using high heat on styling tools - why are you still doing that?)
When hair is wet, it stretches very easily, meaning it breaks very easily. We often measure the damage by how much hair comes out or how frizzy it is, which really aren't direct indicators. If you have a lot of flyaways on top of your head after drying hair - you are probably guilty of the 2 biggest hair sins
1- Using too much heat
2 - Brushing wet hair
Ok, but we HAVE to brush out our hair, right? Well sure, we do - but we can reduce damage by trying a few of these tools
Use a leave in conditioner or apply some Argan Oil to the bottom half of hair BEFORE even brushing out. This helps by easing friction and allowing your hair tool to move through the hair
Use a wide tooth comb or this nifty new invention
The Tangle Teezer
Cheapest I found it was $17 here:
For a video from the inventory of the Tangle Teezer, click on this link:
Ok good, now you're not going to be snapping your wet hair when you first [gently] comb it out....but what else can you do? Well, keep that theme going and dry your hair halfway in sections BEFORE using a brush.
I know we all love when we get a blowout, but believe it or not the process of pulling and forcing heat from a dryer on very wet hair is super damaging!
So dry sections loosely about halfway when grab the brush!
and finally, STOP USING HIGH HEAT ON STYLING TOOLS
I can't believe how many people I talk to that are drying their hair on high or using their flat iron at 500 degrees! AHHHHH!!!
Most hair only needs low or medium heat, especially when flat ironing. Try it, I promise you that you'll get just the same styling power on medium heat, if not lower! Its only very course, thick or kinky hair that needs the high heat.
Also, use swift movements and do not hold a curling iron or flat iron on hair for more than 60 seconds for the entire 2 inch section.
Making these changes will make a huge difference for your hair health and you'll notice less breakage and flyaways! Happy Styling!