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    Question Question about combing wet

    I know that we shouldnt comb our hair when its damp. But i do, with my large comb...(its not that large but its ok). the thing is, my hair is really a mess if i dont comb it...sometimes when i do CO i can pass my fingers and its ok like that, otherwise i cant stand letting it dry without combing... Besides i take bath at the morning and i have normally to leave the house with my hair still damp! What do you do? Do your hair normally behave well?

    I dont think my hair is damaged, i´ve been taking good care of it since joining LHC, the only thing i do is sometimes i put some metal clips? to hold the sides of my hair ...or my bangs.

    So anyone that combs with damp hair? And i know it damages but i dont know why, could anyone explain me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brok3nwings View Post
    I know that we shouldnt comb our hair when its damp.
    You shouldn't brush wet hair; combing is okay. I have a large "shower comb" with wide teeth and no seams. Just be gentle!

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    Yeah, I have to comb my hair when wet, since it gets more damaged when it is dry. It depends on your hair type, really. Just be gentle.

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    ah ok! I know that brushing no no no ..(and it doesnt even make sence to brush when its wet..) but combing i thought it was bad too !
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    Should, shouldn't...it's all relative. ;-)
    Depends on how you brush/comb your wet or damp hair and your hairtype.

    I do this all the time, if I don't comb it immediately after washing it will be a tangled mess and I always wetbraid it after washing at night to go to sleep. When making a bun, I brush it, mist it damp, brush it again and then put it up.
    Just do it gently so the hairs won't stretch, carefully and ofcourse work from bottom to top.
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    Brushing being a nono simply depends on the hair on your head Some hair can handle it just fine.

    Combing it wet goes the exact same way. It isn't a rule set in stone. Do what works for your hair, and whatever you do, be gentle at it.

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    I'm a wet-to-damp hair comber. I find it impossible to detangle hair when it's dry without inflicting damage, no matter how careful I am. In fact, I've noticed LESS damage since combing my hair wet-to-damp than I did when I used to comb when dry. I'm extremely careful when combing, though, and I use both a leave-in conditioner and oils. I use a wide comb, then a medium comb, and then a thin comb for each strand. The idea is to work with very thin strands at a time (no thicker than half an inch). I've also found that combing hair while it's wet-to-damp also minimizes tangles on subsequent non-wash days.

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    Fine hair breaks easily. When fingercombing, combing and brushing fine hair, to prevent breaks it helps to start at the hemline in order to remove little snags and tangles, then work up toward the scalp before making long strokes (scalp to hem). In this way breaks can be avoided by untangling with the fingers where they are located instead of dragging them down and creating broken hair.


    When the hair is shorter, it's not easy to notice the damage caused by breaking. It's easy to ignore these little breaks. But if your hair is fine and if you want to grow long hair, you probably will not cut or trim it very often. At 25 inches long, it's depressing to start noticing a halo around your head, which indicates hair loss and broken hairs.


    I don't use water, but the last few weeks before I stopped using water, I was practicing the WO (water only) method. I listened to the folks here at LHC who said not to comb while damp, and I was amazed. First of all, it is so difficult to stop combing, and even not to finger-comb when the hair is damp. Most of us combed damp hair all our lives, so it's not easy to unlearn this habit, but when I did leave my hair completely alone until it was dry, the snags and tangles came out easier than ever before when I finger-combed my dry hair.


    If I had to leave the house with damp hair, I clipped it up on my head with a giant claw clip (even though it looked like a huge mass of tangles), then took it down whenever it was convenient to finish letting it dry.


    I think brushing pulls hair out, so I'm not brushing much. I used to have frizzy hair, and all that I have learned on LHC is really helping prevent broken and pulled-out hair. I had a halo for over a decade, but now I can see nearly 3 inches of unbroken hair up near my roots.

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    I comb thoroughly right before a shampoo/condition and right after. When it is wet I carefully start with the very tips and gently work toward the scalp. Crazy, but I think my hair dries faster if combed after a shampoo. And it could be that my superstraight hair takes this combing better than another type might.
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    I comb my hair when it's wet but I'm really, really careful. I use a very wide tooth comb, start at the bottom and gently work my way up.

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