Is hair really weaker when wet?
Also, I’ve read you shouldn’t brush your hair when wet, but use a comb. But either way, it would seem to stress the hair if there are tangles.
In Chapter 3 of my book, Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies, it discusses the status of wet hair, combing the hair and tangles. You are correct in that you should not do much with wet hair, as it is fragile. Using a wide-tooth comb is in your best interest. Drying is best naturally, and using a blowdryer can damage the hair. But I will not steal the thunder of Chapter 3, so buy the book or if you visit my office, I will give you a copy just for making the trip.