It’s no secret that maintaining long and beautiful hair requires good care. But, I think we can all agree, one of the most frustrating things about having long hair is probably having to constantly deal with knots and tangles! Not only is it time-consuming, but could also be quite painful and damaging.
Use a wide tooth comb
Although it may be tempting to use a brush because it’s ‘faster’, using a wide tooth comb (or a special detangling brush) is a much better idea.
Brush your hair consistently
If your hair is prone to tangling, it’s probably not a good idea to let it down all day (especially in the wind) without brushing it
Protect your hair while you sleep
Speaking of sleeping, did you know that hair can also get tangled while you sleep?
Choose the right products
Avoid any products that contain alcohol.
Braids. Braids. Braids.
If you’ve done any research at all, you know how damaging even a simple hair elastic can be to your hair.
Why does my hair tangle?
It is super thick and curly
It is long and fine
It is very dry and damaged
You don’t brush your hair throughout the day
Helpful Detangling Tips
Split your hair into manageable sections: tackling a knot can definitely be frustrating!
Never brush wet hair: wet hair is much more likely to break than dry hair.
Use your fingers: to gently detangle your hair periodically throughout the day
Tie your hair: in a braid or a ponytail on windy days or when being active