Now, you don’t have to stick a brush in your hair, and struggle to comb your way through your tangles anymore. Ah, yes, just how time-consuming is the process? And the ever-expanding puddle of strands gathering at your feet is not an ideal situation. To avoid breakage, pain, and hair fall, you must try these hacks ASAP!
01. Use a wide-toothed comb
A wide-toothed comb detangles your hair without pulling on your strands. Stray away from brushes at all costs - especially if you have thick or long hair. The spacing between the teeth of a wide-toothed comb allows locks of hair to flow through with ease. While you’re at it, you can use a wooden comb of this type to reduce the build-up of static in your hair.
02. Braid your hair
Before you sleep, you must braid your hair to minimise tangles. When your hair is twisted into braids, it won’t develop tangles even if you toss and turn through the night. And since they reduce tangles, there won’t be much breakage when you comb your tresses either. Make sure you haven’t pulled your hair back into a very tight braid though.
03. Condition your hair
Before washing your hair, turn down the heat a notch. Scalding hot water will zap the moisture right out of your hair, and open up your hair cuticles. This makes your hair prone to knots and dryness. Make sure you’re using conditioners like the detangling TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Conditioner that smooths your hair and eliminates frizz. Even the Dove Intense Repair Conditioner is a cult-favouring owing to its smoothing and detangling properties. If you’re looking for an anti-frizz conditioner, the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Argan Oil & Lavender No Frizz Conditioner is our usual go-to.
04. Style your hair carefully
We’d suggest steering clear of heat-styling tools, but if you’re blow-drying your hair at all, ensure you’re doing so in the correct direction. Point the dryer downwards, and run it parallel to your hair. Drying your hair perpendicular to your strands will cause them to frizz up and dry - and damaged hair tangles quickly.
05. Wear a scarf
When you’re stepping out, cover your hair with a scarf or hat. Especially during the winter when there’s relentless gusts of wind just waiting to tangle your hair.