Wet hair is vulnerable hair. Unfortunately, when your hair is wet it’s in its most vulnerable state. It’s more likely to develop breakage and damage when it’s when than when it’s dry. Didn’t realize that, huh? Now that you do know that wet hair is vulnerable and so likely to develop breakage, it’s important to understand some of the strategies for working safely with wet hair. Yes, there are certain strategies that you should start considering when working with your hair while it’s wet. Adopting these strategies into your routine can help you avoid that breakage and damage from arising in your locks.
Don’t Use a Brush
As tempting as it may be to use a brush when your hair is wet, you’re going to want to stop that habit at all costs. Brushes tend to be pretty harsh on the hair when it’s wet, and like we said it’s pretty vulnerable when it’s wet. Instead of using a brush, adapt a wide toothed comb into your routine of hair care. When your hair is wet and you’re working on getting tangles out always reach for those wide toothed combs first.
Use a Microfiber Towel
Another thing that’s pretty common is using your body towel to dry your hair when you get out of the shower. We get it, it’s easy and what else would you use? Experts continue to stress the importance of using a microfiber towel when drying your hair. Traditional towels can be too rough on your hair and cause your hair to become dry and frizzy when using them. Instead, the microfiber towels are going to be much softer on your hair and prevent your hair from developing any damage. In addition to using the right kind of towel, it’s essential to make sure you’re not scrubbing and being harsh when using the towel to dry your hair. Even when using the right kind of towel, the technique is just as important. Avoid going harshly back and forth with the towel and squeezing too tightly. Be gentle and remember that your hair is vulnerable.
Apply Product While Wet
Typically when we think of applying product to our hair we think of using product when we’re actually styling our hair. But even when your hair is wet it’s important to make sure that you’re applying hair care product to your hair to keep it protected. Applying quality hair care products to wet hair is an important strategy to really keep your hair as protected and healthy as possible. Additionally, it helps to lock in a lot of natural moisture to your hair. Experts suggest using something like a leave in conditioner or serum of some kind to lock in that moisture and protect your hair. Overall, you’re really making sure to keep those locks as healthy as possible.
Of course, don’t forget that with all of these strategies being as gentle as possible is a key element to really making sure that you’re safely handling your wet hair.