I was the ripe old age of 28 when I realized that if you want to have long, fine, hair, you need to comb it out while it’s wet, or otherwise you will tear out large clumps of it. I always used a wide-tooth comb, then every few months or so, I’d clean out the tangles of stray hair so no one could steal it for a voodoo doll.
I like having long hair, but it’s hard, man. I live in a state of being constantly ten minutes away from having a hair stylist chop off my hair. Mine is the personality type that is a sucker for that, because usually when a hair stylist wants to chop off your hair, you’re like their favorite person in the world for an hour, and I love that feeling. You’re their respite from hours of their boring duties of trimming long hair and doing blond highlights on people. I basically feel like Gaga to them and so I let them chop off my hair.
The Regency tangle-free hair brush does the job of the wide tooth comb but is faster and gentler and you lose much less hair. It separates more strands and afterwards you hair is ready for volumizing product or sheen serum or flyaway goop or whatever. They come in fun colors (I put a big premium on this, as you have probably learned), and are cheap! However, these are not good for a blow out. For those I recommend one of those round, hardcore boar bristle ones that are intense and scratchily, and kind of look like they might try to kill you.
Good for: Girls with long, thin hair who want to have hair like a Beverly Hills housewife.