Real talk: tangled hair are a mess and are literally one of the most frustrating things that a girl can go through. Sometimes that only way out of this mess seems to be to cut them all out. But before you think of taking any such drastic steps, take a breath and read on. Because we find it as annoying as you do, we have searched high and low for some really simple tips and tricks that will surely detangle your tresses in the smoothest way possible.
Yes, it is possible. All you need is some pro tips up your sleeve and a little patience. Read on...
- Wide-toothed comb to the rescue
- Condition your hair
- Always comb your hair from the bottom
- Be gentle
- Use your fingers
Wide-toothed comb to the rescue
Fine and damaged hair are anyway extremely brittle and tangled quite easily. If you have this hair type, we recommend that you be a little more prudent while choosing your hair tools. Using your regular hair brush will only make matters worse and cause unbelievable breakage. Therefore, use a wooden wide-toothed comb to prevent friction and untangle your knots more smoothly.
Condition your hair
Tangles are a lot easier to deal with wet than dry. Hence if you notice a lot of knots in your hair, then we recommend you wash your hair and follow it up with oodles of conditioner. If done right, it is okay to comb your hair in the shower while it’s wet without damaging it. Coat your hair with conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes. Use a wide-toothed comb to run the conditioner through your hair from root to tip. This is a great way to loosen knots and distribute conditioner throughout your tresses.
Always comb your hair from the bottom
One of the greatest ways of damaging your hair is to forcefully try to run a comb through your knots. This can lead to a lot of breakage and hair loss. Instead, to gently untangle those knots, start by combing your hair from the bottom and then move on upward.
All of us have found ourselves with a really nasty knot that just refuses to untangle no matter how much force you apply. But don’t pull at it forcefully. Spritzing a little bit of detangling formula on the tangle in question will loosen it up and salvage the situation. Being as gentle as you can probably be, keep working slowly to avoid breakage.
Use your fingers
When your brushes don't seem to work on your tangle, let your fingers come to your rescue. To gently removing tangles without causing breakage, pull apart the knots and see them come unraveling. Once you think that the knots have come out, go ahead and use a wide-toothed comb to smooth things out.
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