How to prevent your hair from getting knotted and tangled in the winter

Have you ever wondered why your hair gets knotted and tangled all time in the winter? Well, it’s because winter air can be extremely arid, and makes your locks really dry. If you have long hair, you’re even more prone to knots and tangles, which can be quite frustrating. Not only is it time-consuming to get rid of these but the process can be pretty painful and inflict some serious damage on your hair too! When your hair is dehydrated it can get knotted and damaged fairly easily. While you can’t do much about the season, you can do something about the condition of your hair…
1. Kiss the towel turban goodbye

1. Kiss the towel turban goodbye

The towel turban is probably one of your hair’s worst enemies. By wrapping your hair that way after you’ve washed it, you’re causing it quite a bit of damage, and are allowing it to get tangled. It’s a better idea to squeeze your hair with a tshirt instead of a towel rather than rubbing it into a knotty mess.

2. Hydrate your hair

Winter air is like a vampire for your locks—it sucks out all the moisture and leaves it feeling dry, brittle, and a lot more prone to knotting and tangling. By conditioning your hair after you wash it, you’ll manage to restore some of the moisture and notice that your hair’s smoother, and a lot less likely to tangle. You could also try using a deep conditioning mask every fortnight to make sure you’re hydrating your hair ensuring that it is strong enough to soldier through the winter. You could also run some leave-in conditioner through your hair post your hair wash for a smooth finish.

3. A wide tooth comb is what your strands need

3. A wide tooth comb is what your strands need

Brushing your hair may seem faster, but getting it to recover from the damage it has inflicted will surely take quite a while. Using a wide tooth comb (or even a detangling brush) is the right way to go. It’ll help you remove the tangles a lot more proficiently than a regular brush, and will also not end up damaging your hair and breaking it. All you have to do, it start from the knots at the bottom, and then work your way up.

4. Braids are your best bet

If your hair’s long and gets tangled all the time, braiding it is a good idea. What’s great about braids is that you can make a tight one at the beginning of your day, and go about your activities through out the day, and the braid will still look great.

5. Pick alcohol and sulfate-free products

5. Pick alcohol and sulfate-free products

In the winter, it’s best to avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol can really dry your hair out, and when paired with winter air, your hair will end up being extremely dehydrated, and make it more prone to tangling. Start by switching to the Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner range for the winter. Containing Keratin Actives, this duo will repair damage done to the hair strand, nourish it deeply and leave your hair smooth, strong and manageable. By using a conditioner after your hair wash, you’ll manage to restore some of the moisture and notice that your hair is smoother.

written by on Dec 04, 2017


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