My hair tangles very easily and I find if I don't detangle when wet my tangles become a problem when my hair dries. I like to put my hair up in a ponytail while damp if that's how I want to wear it the next day, but I run into damaged hair in the long run. I'm making it a priority to detangle with a wide-toothed pick after every washing then dry my hair completely before pulling it back (on days I want to wear it back). I would think a wide-toothed pick would be preferable to a wide-toothed comb for most hair types.