Hair Health & Natural Hair Styling: How To Comb & Dry Your Hair

Hair Health & Natural Hair Styling: How To Comb & Dry Your Hair

Does combing wet hair break it?

Every small detail of your hair brushing and drying routine impacts hair health, from the method by which you detangle your locks to the very materials your comb is made from. Cheaper plastics with jagged, ill-placed seams can snag your hair and lead to snapping. Smooth edged, lighter materials such as cellulose acetate glide through the hair significantly reducing the likelihood of damaging your hair. Our French Comb Collection is perfect for softly removing tangles while your hair is still wet, or preventing the build up of tangles when your hair is dry. The wide set teeth avoid snagging and feel great on on your scalp.

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It is important to brush the scalp as well as the lengths of your hair to stimulate circulation under the skin, which in turn helps your hair to grow quicker and healthier. Chances of hair breakage are at their highest when the hair is wet. This is due to the the moisture providing temporary elasticity that can lead to tearing the fibres of your hair when over stretched by harsh hair brushing. We recommended you detangle the ends of your hair first before pulling your comb all the way through the lengths of your hair, working from the bottom to the top to avoid breakages near the roots which can lead to flyaway hairs.  

How can I style my wet hair without heat?

Heat is another threat to hair health. Why not give your hair a day off? We have rounded up some overnight wet hair styles that you can use to dry your hair naturally, and wake up with a lovely hair style. We recommend you dry your hair 75% before using these hair styles to allow your hair to fully dry and set the style overnight, and to avoid a soggy pillow.

How do you style wet hair so it looks good in the morning?

If you're trying to stay clear from using heat on your hair, we would recommend sleeping with French Plaits, for a soft curl style. Our Handmade Ponytailers are perfect for securing plaits. Crafted with premium materials in France, it's strong elastic provides a secure hold without damaging your hair.

How do you style wet hair so it dries curly?

For Beach Waves, we recommend arranging your wet hair into a messy low chignon or bun using a chignon pin. To find out how to create a chignon, click here.

Our chignon pins are all polished by hand which means they have very smooth edges, leaving your hair damage-free. These hair pins are super comfortable to sleep in and create a beautiful beach wave once taken out.

Is it okay to put wet hair in a ponytail?

Alternatively, if you prefer to wash your hair in the morning, slightly damp hair is perfect for combing your hair back into a ponytail, and can leave some satisfying comb textures as you do! Finish your look with the Medium Hair Claw, or to avoid tension on your hair even more, secure with a Banana Clip.

How do I keep my hair slicked back all day?

For Short Hair, we are loving the slicked back look. Use a French Comb to position the hair how you wish then set it with some hairspray or gel. Finish your look with a couple of Snap Clips or a Swarovski Crystal Adorned Hair Slide.

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Happy hair brushing! Please share any wet hair styling with us on our instagram @tegenaccessories or email us your photos at

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