Why Detangling DAMP (not dry or very wet) Leads To Less Breakage! The Scientific Explanation.
I'm going to get straight to the point:
The kinks in our hair are points of weakness so kinky-curly hair is weaker than straight or wavy hair by nature.
The average black hair will break after 33 grams of strain when wet; that figure is 43 grams for Caucasian hair and 63 grams for Asian hair.
Dry hair can take more strain than wet hair, it will break after about 100 grams for Asian hair. If we extrapolate that to black hair, we're looking at about 53 grams of weight or strain before our hair breaks.
Damp hair offers a happy compromise, not too dry to be brittle and not so wet that it's weak. So, in conclusion, to the extent possible detangle and comb damp her.
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8/1/2014 03:33:16 am
What about brushing? Is it best to brush natural and unprocessed black hair when dry, damp or wet?
8/1/2014 09:47:33 am
Sheryl Underwood comments was wrong I don't think she really thought about the things she says and being in Hollywood there's a standard to looking good all the time. and her living that life style you can forget that black hair is beautiful no matter how it looks. People have been program to believe the lie that if your hair is not permed your not beautiful.
8/1/2014 05:07:11 pm
This make so much sense, although i did learn the hard way. I used to try detangle my hair whilst wet and really wasn't happy with the results. At least now i know.
10/1/2014 05:05:54 am
This is definitely on point. I have finger detangled my hair, dry, wet and damp. By far, damp finger detangling is less stressful on my fine hair.
23/8/2014 05:46:30 am
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!
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