1. Wet Hair is Vulnerable Hair
I always tell anyone who asks, never to violently brush out tangles when hair is wet. Hair is at its most fragile and vulnerable in this state, and will be more prone to breaking off, especially when being pulled down with such great force. What I handle long hair, I detangle the ends first using a wide-tooth comb, after which I will work my way up the hair shaft.
A wide tooth comb is available at any hair product stores or even your local drugstores, and it looks something like this.
2. Condition, condition, condition!
Conditoners are not only used for detangling the hair, but it also helps boost shine whilst making hair much softer and manageable. Shampoos are used to clean the hair shaft, getting rid of all the oil and dirt, and it also causes the scales on the hair follicle to open up. Conditioners are then used to smooth down the scales on the hair follicles, hence giving the hair follicle a smoother finish hence enhanced shine and manageability. There are many types and brands of conditioners out there in the market, for different types of hair. Here are some of the brands that I've tried.
3. Protect your Hair
Before blow-drying or styling, it is important to protect your hair with a top-coat. Especially for those who do not condition, this step is neccessary so as to protect your hair from heat damage. A lightweight protective serum or a heat protective spray would be ideal. Here are some of the ones I have tried.