I’ve been meaning to do that. There’s also this weird trend going around here you take your hair and blow dry it through a straining utensil (the type to sift baking stuff through) as some videos on TikTok show that it works. I just haven’t had the time for it.
Oooh! I’m gonna have to look that up!
It’s weird because my hair looks its best when brushed wet. Lol My hair becomes a mess when brushed dry—it poofs out and gets even tanglier.
I won’t brush it until I take a shower again (which I shower 3-4 times a week, but sometimes I get lazy and won’t brush it lol) and keep it in a bun or keep it as a tangled mess for an extra day. But I’ve had times where I have brushed it before a shower (long ago) and it didn’t do anything to it; just made it tangled while in the shower.
The point of me brushing it after a shower is so I can style it because it makes it so much easier when wet. To braid or to set my curls. The top of my head is the frizziest part unless I don’t brush then the rest of my hair adds to it, so when brushed, it keeps the frizz at a minimum but throughout the day or if it’s windy, it does come back.
I have yet to try T-shirt drying, though. I have heard people doing that and I find it so weird but I’ve wanted to try just to see what happens lol I hardly towel dry though. I do put a towel to my head and rub it around just to soak up excess water that drips, but after that, I just keep it off me. I’ll then brush my hair and let it air dry. I never blow dry unless I’m straightening my hair which is once in a blue moon. Blow drying makes it poofy and frizzy.
When I was a teenager, all I wanted was to shave my head. My hair was worse than it is now. Back then, I never brushed it, and as gross as it sounds, I also rarely took showers. Roughly between 1-2 weeks until my hair would get washed. Sometimes I would go 3 weeks. My hair would poof out and become nothing more than a tangled nest if ever brushed dry (because my mom would force a brush through my hair because I hated brushing it).
As a teen this is what I looked like…
To what happens when I had my hair cut and brushed when dry:
To when I would brush after a shower and air dry:
And then what it looked like when brushed after a shower, put in leave-cream from Elvive, shook my head around to get curls, and air dried: