4. Keep Combing and Brushing to a Minimum
Remember in the first Brady Bunch movie when Marsha would brush her hair 500 times or some crazy number? Well, that definitely is not going to work for African American hair. Too much combing and brushing is the easiest way to pull and break your hair. When detangling hair after washing always use a wide tooth comb and don’t yank or rake your hair. Take your time. If you must brush your hair try a paddle brush that promotes conditioning and has nylon bristles to help smooth hair.

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Spornette Paddle Brush

Spornette Paddle Brush, $17.99 from Beauty Deals