If the thought of detangling your hair puts you in a bad mood, there is a need for a change in your hair regimen ASAP. Tangles are caused when the outer layer of your hair cuticle is damaged and opens up, which then intertwine and cause knots.
Smooth and silky hair rarely suffers from this issue, but considerably damaged hair and curly wavy hair that has been ignored can be the biggest victims of tangling. Other common causes of hair tangling can be harsh hair cleansers, heath styling, split ends and massaging to roughy while shampooing. While we can talk about hair washing techniques all day long, there are some simple solutions to keep your hair knot-free. They come in the form of hair care essentials to always keep on hand, and they are…
- 01. A nourishing hair oil
- 02. A hydrating shampoo + conditioner
- 03. A deep conditioning mask
- 04. A frizz-fighting hair serum
- 05. A detangling brush
01. A nourishing hair oil
If your hair tends to get the most tangled after a wash, chances are your choice of product and hair washing technique is stripping more moisture from the mane than it should. Applying a few drops of nourishing hair oil on your strands 30 minutes before shampooing can keep dryness at bay, resulting in a much pleasant hair brushing experience!
02. A hydrating shampoo + conditioner
Hair that is lacking moisture will often suffer from dryness, and thus, fail in repairing cuticle damage in hair. If you’re looking for a hair wash + conditioning routine to deal with constant tangles, opt for a hydrating formula that can restore the lost moisture in your mane.
03. A deep conditioning mask
Indulge in a deep conditioning session once a week to smooth out dry, rough and frizzy hair, making it more manageable in the process. Oil-infused hair masks (argan or marula oil) are especially good at keeping frizzy, tangled flyaways in check while boosting shine in your tresses at the same time.
04. A frizz-fighting hair serum
Hair that has undergone damage due to environmental aggressors like pollution, sun exposure, styling products, blow-drying and so on, absolutely need a hair serum in their routine. They are designed to combat the damage due to these external factors and make your hair look healthier, voluminous and frizz-free. Regular application also helps reduce friction between hair, making it easier to detangle!
05. A detangling brush
A wide-toothed comb, paddle brushes or detangler brushes are needed to get rid of tangles while minimising shedding of hair. Start from the bottom and make your way upwards to avoid aggressive tugging and pulling. You can also use your fingers to gently detangle knots first, to make combing out much easier.