Towels tend to snag hair, especially curly hair, and can even leave behind annoying lint. Instead, try using a smooth surface cloth such as a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase, or even boxer shorts. These alternatives are much safer for your hair, but remember to only blot gently and never vigorously rub your hair and scalp.
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Hot roller clamps are simply the best for holding hair up when sectioning for braiding, blow-drying, or styling. They are lightweight with a wide grip and won’t snag hair like smaller clips. Especially helpful when dealing with a lot of hair.
When parting natural or curly hair into sections, use a leave-in conditioner to help the comb slide more easily through the hair and prevent snagging or pulling. First part the hair with your fingers—second, spray the leave-in conditioner directly onto the area where you want to slide the comb—third, use the end of a rat tail comb to smoothly part the hair. Great for preventing breakage and discomfort.
The best way to prevent your hair from snagging on something (which can cause tangles and split-ends) while you sleep is by piling it on the top of your head in a loose bun or ponytail and then sleeping on a satin pillowcase. For even more protection, you can wrap your hair with a satin or silk scarf.