Wet hair is more fragile than normal hair. “When your hair is wet with water, the hair shaft expands. This lifts up the top layer of the hair. To stop hair from breaking do not brush your hair when wet. The extra stress from brushing may break the hair follicles.” says Ravi Bhanot, author of Hair Today Hair Tomorrow. It would be better to brush your hair before shampooing. You can towel dry your wet hair if it gets tangled. You can also use a de-tangling brush to avoid the breakage of your hair. You can also try apply a mild hair Conditioner and leave to work in the hair for a few minutes.