Have you ever wondered why your hair tangles? Unfortunately, some of us have hair that tangles more easily than others. Your hair is more likely to tangle if you have very thick and/or curly hair, very long and fine hair, dry and/or damaged hair, or you never brush your hair and leave it down all the time. But there are steps you can take to prevent your hair from tangling
- Make sure to condition your hair well, even if you have hair extensions. Hair extensions are more likely to tangle, so you need to take good care of them. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair. Use a deep conditioner every week. If you are prone to greasy roots, condition the ends only.
- After you wash your hair, use a wide tooth comb to detangle and comb through your hair. This will also help to minimize damage because wet hair is more prone to breakage. Be patient and work through hair with the comb to prevent tangles.
- If your hair is prone to tangling, brush it often, not just once or twice a day. It is especially important to brush your hair before you shower and before bed to prevent tangling.
- Avoid any hair products that contain alcohol because it can dry out your hair and make it more prone to getting tangled.
- Try braids. Braids are a great way to wear a cute style, keep your hair out of your face and prevent tangles and damage to your hair.
If you do have hair tangles, here are some steps to detangling quickly and hopefully, painlessly:
- Calm down and go slow. Be patient because if you are upset or impatient while detangling you can rip out your hair and cause more damage.
- Split into manageable sections and detangle one section at a time.
- If your hair is wet, wait until it is dry to tackle it. However, you can use a detangling spray to loosen up the tangles.
- If it is extremely tangled or in a spot near the back of your head, ask a friend to help you.
Does your hair tangle often? How do you prevent it or tackle it if it does become tangled? Share your tips below!