It seems like the simplest of things, but should you brush wet hair? The question – should you brush your hair wet or dry – is a tough one, and getting it right can make a big difference to the quality of your locks and your overall look.
Essentially, if you brush wet hair, it can cause more damage than it can do good. When it’s soaking wet, hair is much more fragile than usual which makes it more susceptible to breaking down. Avoid anything harsh like brushing or combing, or even rubbing too vigorously with a towel. As that can lead to unwanted breakages, split ends, and frizz.
On the other hand, if you brush dry hair, it can mean tangles have already dried in, making it much more difficult to get a smooth finish. The best advice is to wait until your hair is around 80% dry before brushing it. If you need to detangle before this, do so with a wide-tooth comb and use leave-in conditioner like our Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-In Smoothie Cream.