Vigorously tearing your strands, whether with a brush or with your fingers, will cause breakage. Hard stop. As mentioned earlier, your hair is more susceptible to damage when wet, so detangle it slowly and gently.
The best way to work is to download a disassembler (here are some of them DIY options) or leave-in conditioner. These threads are coated with a protective barrier, which makes the fibers less susceptible to wear and tear.
“If your hair needs to be detangled after a shower, I recommend sticking only with an A wide tooth comb Detangle gently starting at the tips and working up to the root,” says Reavey.
And if you have knots, lightly do it. “When you run into an obstacle, be gentle with your hair and work through it like a knot instead of trying to rip it through,” Healy Nagel, stylist and educator at Energy Organic Beautyy says mbg.