Fact or fiction? We all love that freshly shampooed feeling, but if you’re the type of girl who brushes her hair straight out of the bathroom, you might want to put that brush or comb down, if you don’t want to have brittle hair. So, are you unwittingly making your hair brittle with this habit?
Brushing your hair right out of the shower might seem harmless, but you could be doing some damage to your locks. Because your strands tend to swell when wet, this makes the hair more fragile and prone to breakage. Swollen hair strands break more easily, leaving you with short “baby hair” strands.
The tools that you use on your hair can also contribute to the breakage. Most brushes and combs have closely-spaced teeth that snag and pull on the brittle hair, and this sort of repeated tension can cause the strands to break.
How should you brush your hair post-shampoo?
First, make sure it’s partially dry before you have a go at it. Don’t rub with a towel. Instead, pat your hair with a towel to soak up the moisture, and let hair air-dry naturally for about three to five minutes.
Once it’s partially dry, you can now detangle the strands carefully with a hair pick or a wide-toothed comb. Work the comb through your strands slowly, making sure you don’t tug at it. And don’t be tempted just yet to pick up a brush—use that when your hair is almost totally dry.
If you want to finish drying and styling your hair with a blow dryer, use a vented brush, and dry in sections. Avoid tugging at your strands to prevent breakage.
Home remedies for brittle hair
You can also try some home remedies for brittle hair. One remedy is to rub in natural oils like olive or coconut oil onto your damp hair for extra moisture. Another good home remedy for brittle hair is getting a humidifier and turning it on at night in the bedroom, A humidifier can help replenish lost moisture to your hair, especially if you’re exposed to the sun throughout the day.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you step out of the bathroom. Remember, being gentle to your hair is important, and this will keep your precious locks from getting brittle and damaged.
The best hair treatment for brittle hair
Try the Pantene Hair Fall Control range. First, use the Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo, which lessens tangling, so tugging is minimized when combing. Its formula makes your strands stronger from root to tip, protecting hair from future breakage
Hair dehydration also causes breakage, so after shampooing, follow up with the Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Conditioner, which leaves your hair thoroughly moisturized. Its Pro-V formula strengthens your strands at a structural level, fixing up to three months’ worth of hair damage, and reducing overall hair fall due to breakage. Regular use of the Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Range will not only make your hair beautiful and shiny, but strong, too.