Haven't brushed your hair in a while? Here's how to detangle it without causing damage

written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 03, 2020

Amidst the ongoing 21-day lockdown - imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus - a lot of our usual grooming habits have gone for a complete toss. Simple, ordinary things like washing our hair or brushing them at least once a day have now taken a back seat.

Not having anywhere to be can make you not want to reach out for that hairbrush too often, but guess what – in just a few days your precious hair will start to resemble a lion’s mane. What’s worse? Getting rid of the tangles will surely give you nightmares.

But fret not, because your friend at BeBe has got your back. Here’s how to untangle all those knots without causing damage to your tresses…

Step 01:

Start with a hair wash

If you haven’t brushed your hair in a while, please don’t start dry brushing as it will only lead to breakage. Always start with washing your hair using a gentle, moisturising shampoo such as the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo to get rid of oil and dirt buildup on the scalp. Next, take a hydrating conditioner such as the Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner and apply it evenly from the mid-length to the tips of your hair. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off as usual.

Step 02:

Apply an anti-frizz serum

After washing and conditioning your hair, apply an anti-frizz serum, especially if you already have fine hair that’s prone to breakage. Take a coin-sized amount of the TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightening Serum and apply to the tips of your semi-dry hair. This will make getting rid of tangles so much easier.

Step 03:

Use your fingers

If you have a lot of knots, remember that your fingers are the best tool as they untangle knots with almost no breakage. All you need to do is gently and slowly pull apart as many knots as you can. Please don’t rush through this process and be as gentle as you can be. If you force apart a knot, it will make your hair more prone to breakage, making matters worse.

Step 04:

Use a wide-toothed comb

This is the final step in the detangling process. Use a wide-toothed comb; they glide through your hair a lot better and help open knots without yanking your hair out. Always start from the bottom and gently move your way upwards to eliminate any knots that the earlier steps may have left behind.

Pro tips:

01. Tie your hair in braids to prevent tangling, frizz and unnecessary breakage.

02. Avoid messy top knots if you don’t brush your hair regularly.

03. When sleeping, either tie your hair in a silk scarf or use a silk pillowcase to avoid tangles and breakage caused due to friction.

Simply following these tips will keep your hair tangle-free and healthy.