A lot of my friends, even the natural-haired ones, find it very shocking that I don't comb my hair at all during the week I just finger comb. Combing and brushing has been such a "given" part of of our upbringing that removing it from our routine is almost akin to not brushing your teeth!
Anyway! These are the three things that I have learnt will break your hair when it comes to combing:
- Combing dry hair or very wet hair. Your hair should ideally just be damp when you're combing it.
- Quick, short bursts of combing. If you comb more slowly and more gently your naturally elastic hair will make way for the comb. However, if you comb too fast your hair will just snap under the force.
- "Bad combs" such as rattail combs with very thin/small gaps, or combs with rough edges or seams. The ideal comb is a wide-tooth comb like the one on the right. A wide-tooth comb is the gentlest type of comb for natural black hair.
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