The best way to comb your hair may seem like common sense, but there is a trick to the matter, a method to the practice. Combing your hair is a regular, and sometimes daily, activity. It’s a way to groom that has been around since human beings had a desire to detangle, and it’s probably going to continue to be a key part of human grooming. Because it is often a part of our lives, our habits and our routine, it is important to know the best ways to do it without causing any damage. Read on for tips on the best ways to comb your hair.
Start with a comb with wide teeth. Make sure you buy one that is made out of some natural material. Using a plastic comb can result in split ends; hair has been known to catch on the plastic tines and end up ripping and breaking. Plus, plastic can charge hair with electrostatic energy, which makes hair literally stand on end. You can buy combs that are made of material other than plastic for less than $3.
Remember that combing wet hair is more dangerous than combing dry hair. Wet hair is more fragile, more likely to break. It’s also usually easiest to style combed hair, so you’re bound to try to comb wet hair. Fortunately, there’s a trick to combing wet hair. Hold your hair about midway down and prepare to comb from the bottom up. Pick a spot about an inch higher than the ends of the hair. Comb it out until it’s smooth as silk. Then comb a little higher up. This technique will not only save your hair, it’ll save your scalp as well. Feel free to apply this trick to dry hair, too. It’s good for any set of tresses that contain a knot or two. Coming this way prevents breakage and pain.
If you have medium to long hair, it’s a really good idea to comb every day. It’s a great idea to comb your hair before bedtime, so the natural oils from your scalp can have access to the rest of your hair and work to moisturize and protect all strands. The result is shiny, fast-growing hair with a healthy scalp.
Combs hardly need any special care at all. Make sure you remove strands of hair that have collected in the comb’s tines. And if you need a more thorough clean, just run the comb under hot water. It should remove any dander or stubborn particles that refuse to exit from whence they came.
If it’s the end of the day and you have some limp locks, you can comb your hair in a way that revitalizes. Figure out in which direction your hair grows. Set your comb on your head facing in the opposite direction. Using your comb in a way that imitates windshield wipers, swish it back and forth. Soon your hair will be as bold and full of volume as your wildest dreams.