You’re probably looking all confused right now, asking yourself “How the is it possible to do something so simple incorrectly?” But brushing your hair after you wash it can be extremely damaging if you’re not using the right tools. Wet hair is very fragile and it’s easier for breakage to occur during this time frame—especially with a big ol’ bristly paddle brush. Taking the time to careful brush your hair is essential if you want healthy, gorgeous hair (and if you want to make your haircut last longer!). So check out the slideshow above for tips on how to properly brush your hair, what tools to use and some detangle product recommendations. Trust us, you’ll notice the difference once you start brushing the right way!