If the tedious task of getting those stubborn knots out of your hair is one of your biggest fears, then you have come to the right place! Tangled hair is a pretty common issue faced by women with hair of all lengths and types, so it is important to understand what causes it.
Vigorous combing, regular use of heat styling tools, or alcohol-based hair sprays and gels can cause hair knots. Even heat, sun and bleach damaged hair, naturally curly and dry hair are easily prone to tangling. So, you don’t need to beat yourself up too much. Just check out these seven easy tips that can help fix and prevent your hair from becoming an entangled mess…
- Use conditioner after every hair wash
- Detangle while conditioning with a wide-tooth comb
- Treat your hair to a hair mask weekly
- Apply hair serum
- Invest in silk pillowcases
- Go for a microfibre towe
- Wear a protective hairstyle when you’re on the go
Use conditioner after every hair wash
The easiest way to keep tangles at bay is by making conditioner a regular part of your hair care routine. Tangles are formed when hair strands get damaged and therefore get intertwined (Imagine a bush full of thorns). Conditioners help restore moisture in your hair and make them manageable and smoother, in short, less prone to tangling. Use an intense repair conditioner like the Dove Intense Repair Conditioner to your hair after shampooing. Enriched with fibre actives, no sulphates and no parabens, this conditioner gives you smooth and frizz-free hair and is perfect for hair that gets easily tangled when out and about. Apply from the mid-lengths to the ends and leave on for one minute. For best results, check the product label for the exact duration. Rinse off with cold water.
Detangle while conditioning with a wide-tooth comb
We suggest switching to wide-tooth combs while you are trying to get knots out of your hair. Fine-toothed combs and brushes can make detangling difficult and end up causing more damage to your tresses. With a wide-toothed comb, there is less pulling and more efficient hair detangling. For best results, detangle your mane with a wide-tooth comb while conditioning them in the shower. This makes sure that your hair is properly conditioned and tangle-free before you rinse them.
Treat your hair to a hair mask weekly
To avoid those irritating hair knots, it is essential to keep your hair hydrated and moisturised. So, make sure you pamper them by treating your locks with a smoothing hair mask like the TRESemmé’s Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask. It will hydrate your hair, improve its texture and make them soft, shiny and smooth. The marula oil in it also helps fight frizz and flyaways and detangles your hair easily — giving you the hair of your dreams! Use it at least once a week to keep your hair moisturised and tangle-free.
Apply hair serum
Serums are like magic potions for tangled manes. Applying a hair serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum helps soften your hair strands and overcome intertwined hair with ease. The camellia oil in this conditioner helps detangle and fight the frizziness in your hair while adding vibrancy and shine to them. After washing and conditioning your hair, apply the serum to damp or dry hair but make sure to avoid the roots, then simply run a comb or your fingers through them.
Invest in silk pillowcases
Waking up with tangled tresses? Well, your pillowcases are to be blamed here. While you sleep, your pillow creates friction with your hair that can damage your hair follicles and cause tangles. That’s why it’s advised to avoid cotton pillowcases and switch to satin or silk ones. These cases are smoother against your hair as compared to cotton’s rough texture.
Go for a microfibre towe
l Vigorously rubbing your hair to dry them with a towel can lead to a serious case of tangled hair. Terry cloth towels remove moisture and even cause damage to your precious tresses. That’s why we suggest switching to microfibre towels, which are easy on your hair and gently absorb the excessive water.
Wear a protective hairstyle when you’re on the go
Letting your hair down can cause more damage than you think. When you leave your hair down, it tangles up much more easily, so make sure you style them up in a braid, ponytail or even a bun when you’re on the go. We also suggest putting your hair in a simple braid when you go to sleep, as it helps avoid the tangles in the morning.