I have waist length curly hair which I condition every day. It is very dry so I don’t wash it more than once or twice a week but it goes haywire when I sleep (people with curly hair will know what I mean) so to get it under control again I wet it and condition every morning. If I don’t have time I put it in a bun.
I never brush my hair and only comb it when it is wet with a wide tooth comb. After I have combed it when wet I just let it dry and don’t touch it again because it goes fluffy.
To apply conditioner I use an Aqua Splash Tangle Teezer. Now that my hair is so long the ends tangle easily so this really makes a difference. They are easy to find online and come in different versions – some for children, some decorative (they look like flower pots), travel sizes and of course in lots of different colours.
They are really light and it is a weird feeling when you are used to tugging a comb through tangle to have something glide through so easily.
This one is specially made to use on wet hair. It is hollow so that water drains easily, it is very easy to grip (feels almost like a shampoo bottle when you grip it), the bristles are one with the backplate, making it easy to clean, and best of all it is brilliant for distributing conditioner through your hair in the bath or shower. It also does not pull any hairs out so if you are worried about hair loss this is very gentle and leaves them where they should be – in your scalp and not in your comb.