Knots and tangles may seem like hair issues from back in our grade school days, but untamed tresses are a real struggle and it can get out of control fast. Have you ever noticed your hair starting to become more unruly than ever before? Perhaps it’s time to rethink some things you’re already doing, and maybe even implement a few changes that are bound to make your hair happy.
How to Detangle Your Hair (For Good!):
Take advantage of the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair by making sure you read labels thoroughly and pay attention to ingredients. Once you’ve found the right one – you’ll know it when your hair feels healthier and easier to brush through – make sure to switch your shampoo up with a hair rinse + your conditioner with a deep condition occasionally to remove buildup and add in moisture. Even just making sure you’re washing your hair thoroughly and effectively can make a huge difference in how your hair looks when dry (see if you’re doing it right here).
Regular upkeep is necessary for all hair, but especially treated tresses. Getting in your regular trim can even banish tangles by eliminating breakage that can contribute to that unkempt look, making your hair look knotted even when it isn’t. Plus, hairstylists will often give your hair a good rinse, helping with any buildup that may be causing problems.
When you wash at home, keep tangles at bay by running a brush through your hair before jumping into the shower. But don’t yank at your strands – ouch. Instead, start from the bottom and slowly work your way up to your roots, gently working out any knots in the process. Then once you add your conditioner, you can go over it with wide toothed comb to work in the product more evenly and prevent tangles.
Though brushing your hair when wet is generally a promoter of breakage, letting tangle-prone hair completely air dry without running a brush through it can seem like a death sentence for your mane! Use The Wet Brush for instances like this, as it was made for detangling uncooperative locks, and gently work out any tangles before they get too bad.
If you start experiencing tangles again, you can always spray a detangle/hair prep product to work out the kinks. But the biggest way to keep tangles out of your hair? Never go too long without brushing. A little goes along way!
Have you dealt with a major tangle issue before? What works best for you?
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