My hair keeps on breaking when i detangle

everytime i cleanse my hair, it ends up so dry and my hair falls out so much when i detangle it. I used a gentle shampoo and acv to clean my hair but it left my hair soooo dry! Idk how to keep my hair from being very tangled after washing it. I cant co wash my hair. What do i do?

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To avoid the dryness that you feel when you are cleansing your hair, I first recommend finding a hydrating shampoo. Typically these shampoos are labeled as hydrating or moisturizing. To prevent your hair from tangling when you shampoo, first detangle your hair thoroughly before cleansing it. If there are knots or tangles in your hair, once it is submerged in water your curls will tighten around those knots and make it more difficult to detangle. I like to use a cleansing conditioner (like Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing Conditioner) to detangle my clients before shampooing them. Saturate your hair with the cleansing conditioner and use a wide tooth comb to comb your hair from root to end. Afterwards, rinse your hair completely. Avoid piling your hair on top of your head while shampooing, this will create more tangles.What you are experiencing when you detangle your hair is breakage. Follow the detangling regimen above and you should be okay. Lastly, you may need a trim if you find that your hair still tangles excessively. Curly hair types need to be trimmed at least every 3-4 months. If you have gone longer than that, the ends of your hair may be weathered and this causes a cycle of knots forming in your strands that lead to more breakage.Stop using the ACV rinse for a while and focus on deep conditioning your hair more frequently to infuse more moisture into your strands. After deep conditioning your hair, make sure you coat your hair with a light oil to seal in moisture. Coconut oil is always easy to find and use.