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Knowing the right technique to comb your hair is very important to ensure that they remain in good health and don’t fall unnecessarily. While combing your hair may seem to be the easiest task to you, a lack of the knowledge on how to do it the right way can lead to hair damage. A good quality comb, which has large enough and spacious comb teeth, is the first prerequisite, when it comes to combing hair. Below given are some more valuable tips on how to comb your hair. Read on to know what it takes to comb the right way.
Hair Combing Tips
- First of all, you have to choose a section of your hair from where you will begin combing. Hold that section towards the bottom.
- Start combing at the ends of the hair, making brisk and light strokes. Work upwards, until the tangled hair below your hand start to loosen.
- Now, comb the hair below your hand, making slow strokes. By now, you should be able to smoothly comb through that part of your hair, without any tangles.
- Move the grip of your hand a little higher on that section of the hair and repeat the first two steps, until you reach the top of that section.
- Begin a new section and repeat the first 3 steps. Continue the steps until all the sections of your hair have been combed.
- Finally, comb through all your hair and set them the way you like.
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- Hot comb
- It is important to condition your hair before combing them with hot comb. Hot combing can make your hair dry and brittle, which can cause breakage. Therefore, you should always wash and condition hair before using hot comb. A deep conditioning treatment can also be given to your hair, prior to hot combing.
- Heat your hot comb over the stove. You need to look for product-specific instructions that come along with the hot comb, and follow them. Hold the heat-resistant handle of the hot comb to avoid burning your hand. Turn the stove on high heat and place the bristled part of the comb on the burner. Hold one side of the comb facing the burner, for around 30 seconds, once the stove is high. Hold the other side as well for the same time.
- Do not use the hot comb on your hair without testing the heat. Testing is done to make sure that you don’t end up burning your hair. Take an old towel and hold the hot comb to the towel for some seconds. The heat is too hot, if the towel turns slightly brownish. In this case, allow the comb to cool down a bit, or sprinkle a few drops of cold water on the comb.
- Make sure that you are hair are completely dry before hot combing. Form small sections of hair at a time and comb. Place the comb close to the hairline, without letting it touch the skin. Comb through your hair slowly, using soft strokes, which will allow the heat to penetrate through the different sections of your hair. Continue to comb, until all your hair has been straightened. Heat the comb once again, if it loses heat anywhere in between.