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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

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Is it okay to comb my hair with a wide-tooth comb in the shower?
It’s perfectly fine to comb your hair in the shower, or anywhere else that works for you. I would worry that the water might wash much of the conditioner off, or you wouldn’t have enough time to be gentle with your hair when combing it (it takes me two hours to do my hair, and I would hate to see my water bill if I combed and defined in the shower). But if you have shorter hair, or hair that’s not as curly, so combing is fast, and especially if you can simply run your fingers through your hair in sections, then this might be perfect for you.

About using a wide-tooth comb…if you have pretty loose curls, and/or your hair is really short, then it’s probably fine to use. If your hair is longer, but especially if you have tighter curls like mine, then I feel a wide tooth comb tends to pull our hair, since it is made of hard plastic, the give has to come from your hair and doesn’t come from the comb. That’s why I do like using the Denman brush because the give comes from the rubber base of the brush, rather than your hair. For more about why I recommend Denmans, you can check out Do I have to use a Denman brush?.

When I was first growing out my hair, I used to rinse the conditioner out. So I would wash and condition my hair in the shower, then sit in the bathtub to comb my hair in increasingly chilling water. I’d sit there for nearly two hours combing. When I was done, I’d get up, and then rinse off my hair.

When I went back to school, I shared a bathroom with a housemate, so I wouldn’t be able to monopolize the bathroom for two-plus hours (the time to wash as well as comb). So I’d get out of the shower after washing and conditioning, put on a bathrobe, and comb my hair with conditioner. When I was done, I’d get back in the shower and rinse it off, then dry off again. It was a big pain. So leaving in (a good) conditioner not only did great things for my hair’s manageability, but really streamlined the process of combing.

After saying all that, it’s totally up to you with what works. So long as you are able to take the time to gently comb your hair and define it, and you don’t waste more water than is necessary, then it’s totally fine.

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