How to Prevent and Deal with Hair Tangles and Knots

Hair Tangles and Knots

Before you start the process of untangling your tangled hair, you may need to understand the causes of the problem. In most cases, tangled hair is caused by letting your hair be blown all over by wind and/or sleeping without hair protection. Washing hair piled on your head and not combing regularly are other factors that may cause this annoying situation. Another equally important cause is failure to moisturize hair properly.

The good news is that there are several easy and effective ways of dealing with tangled hair should this happen to you on many occasions or regularly.

If, for instance, your hair gets tangled when wet, you may take a wide-tooth comb and detangle under a shower head. Should your hair require additional detangling, apply hair conditioner and detangle under the shower head. It is worth noting that detangling under the shower head is one of the most popular and effective ways of dealing with tangles.

Next, if your dry hair has to endure some tangles from wind or sleeping, then you may need to handle the problem by using hair serum. Apply this product on your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb and detangle gently section by section. The phrase “section by section” is of critical importance. Never try to detangle the whole head of hair all at once.

If you realize that your tangles and knots are caused by certain hair sprays of processing agents, you are advised to wet your hair first. Then, detangle under a shower head. The most important fact is that detangling under the shower head works exemplary well with all types of tangles.

Although hair tangles and knots can easily and inexpensively be dealt with, preventing them from occurring is always the best treatment. Start by carefully styling your hair. Always style your hair slowly and carefully. Avoid back combing. If you have long hair, you may need to avoid flipping your head over regularly.

When you go out or when you have to drive on a windy day, cover your hair to prevent it from being blown all over by the wind. As you go to sleep, ensure that you cover it.

After washing, avoid rubbing your hair vigorously with a towel. Hair is generally at its weakest point after washing. Drying it gently with a towel, thus, will not only prevent it from breaking but will also prevent it from developing tangles.

Also, wash and condition your hair regularly. This will remove dirt and chemical buildup that may cause tangle and scalp issues.

Kati Legier

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