Our hair is fragile, and it's easy to forget that, especially when we spend so much time dying styling it without much worry. But our hair is especially sensitive after we get out of the shower, and there are a number of things you should never do to wet hair. You might be okay to use your curling wand on blow-dried hair, but using heating products on wet hair is a whole other story.
"Whether you have fine or coarse tresses, whenever your hair is wet, it is more fragile, especially if you have color-treated or chemically-treated hair," says celebrity hairstylist Kiya Wright over email. "Unlike dry hair, wet hair is more delicate to anything it touches. I always recommend sectioning wet hair into six parts and then towel drying or blow drying each section, so that you are decreasing the amount of tension and friction that is being applied to your fragile strands."
Taking the proper precautions when your hair is wet can help protect the health of your hair, which will ultimately lead to stronger, healthier, and more full-looking locks. To make sure your hair isn't going through any unnecessary breakage, avoid these eight things you should never do when your hair is wet.