Wet Hair Needs MORE love than DRY hair

It was all new to me when I started researching about wet hair.  I had NO idea that wet hair was actually more fragile than dry hair. but WHYYYY?

Here's what I learned.

  • Wet hair is more fragile than dry hair because it is in a weakened state. When hair is wet, it swells and becomes more elastic, which means it can stretch and bend more easily. This can make it more vulnerable to damage and breakage.
  • Wet hair is more susceptible to friction, which can cause the hair fibers to rub against each other and break. Additionally, wet hair is more prone to tangling and knots, which can further weaken the hair strands and cause them to break.
  • Using hot tools like hair dryers, straighteners, or curling irons on wet hair can also cause damage. The heat can cause the water molecules in the hair to boil, which can create steam and lead to hair damage.

The best wet hair habits you can implement, you ask?  Here we go!

  • Use a detangler. Added slip to prevent friction and make detangling more gentle.
  • Brush hair before you shower / shampoo and begin detangling in the shower.  Keep a wide tooth comb in there to help the process when hair is smooth and drenched.
  • Never wring your hair dry.  Instead, use a microfiber to gently squeeze water out of hair.
  • Don't go to bed with wet hair.  Ever.
  • Don't go out into cold weather with wet hair. This causes the shaft to swell even more and will start breakage.  Think water turning to ice.
  • Air dry as long as possible, blow dry on cool...and then heat style.

You gotta BABY that wet hair.  If you've been having growth challenges, wet hair care could be the missing link to your beauty routine.

Take care. Be gentle!

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