Brushing wet hair can cause stress and breakage

Q: Why shouldn’t you use a brush on wet hair?

Ouidad: Because of the way a brush is structured, with teeth staggered, it has a tendency to pull the hair causing stress and breakage.

Q: Is brushing curly or African-American hair especially bad? (Wet or dry?) Why?

Ouidad: Yes. Brushing curly or African-American hair both when it’s wet and dry is especially bad because this hair type is finer and more delicate than any other hair type, causing it to break even easier.

Q: Would you recommend a wide-toothed comb or finger styling for those textures?

Ouidad: I recommend using a wide-toothed comb to detangle the hair in the shower. Then use your fingers to style.

Q: What can you do to avoid breakage?

Ouidad: I recommend keeping hair properly conditioned by doing a biweekly deep conditioning treatment. This will give the hair its own internal strength and will naturally prevent the hair from breaking.