Why You *Shouldn’t* Brush Your Hair While It’s Wet

You get out of the shower. Your hair is dripping. And you reach straight for your hairbrush to tease out the tangles…

If this has painted a pretty familiar picture for you, we have some bad news.

It turns out that something you’re doing when you wash your hair could be a MAJOR cause of your split ends.


See: Should You Shower In The Morning Or The Evening?

Brushing wet hair is BAD, people.

Why? Your hair is at its weakest when it’s wet. So when you’re stepping out of the shower, hair dripping, you’re leaving your locks open to breakages. This is why you shouldn’t be going at it with the comb straight away.

But, don’t fret, there are things you can do to keep those split ends at bay.

Use your fingers to comb through your hair gently, untangling any big knots, when you step out from under the water. You can even take this opportunity to massage some leave-in conditioner into your mane, if you like. Nothing like a bit of multitasking, eh?


Boots Wet Brush, £11.99

Leave your hair to dry for as long as possible before reaching for a wide-tooth comb. Avoid going straight in with a round brush or metal-bristled brush – these babies are better for styling. 

See: 10 Hair Masks To Revive Your Locks

There’s also a clever little tool called a Wet Brush, which is specifically designed to smooth through tangles without snagging.

Neat, huh?