Hair tangles more when the cuticle (the outer layer of hair) is damaged or open. Healthy cuticles should be closed, smooth, and lie flat. If your hair is damaged, the open cuticles snag together, causing – yep – more tangles and knots. Also, if your hair isn’t smooth, the strands you are losing daily do not slip down easily but wrap around other strands, creating a tangled mess.
How to Get Rid of Tangles
#1: Wash Carefully
If you find that your hair gets tangled after washing, then you might want to look at your hair washing methods. Brush gently before you wash to stop knots from forming while you shampoo your hair.
#2: Step Away from the Towel
We know it’s very tempting to grab a towel and scrub your hair as soon as you step out of the shower, but that’s far from the right way to dry your hair. Besides, it is one of the easiest ways for your hair to tangle and knot, as harshly towel drying will damage your cuticles when your hair is at its most vulnerable state.
#3: Always Condition
When your hair gets so tangled underneath that you can’t even run a brush through it, then it might be time to up your conditioner game. No matter how tired or in a rush you are, NEVER miss out on conditioning your hair. Use a conditioner specifically designed for your hair type and be generous. If your hair is dry, it has a bigger chance of getting tangled and knotted.
#4: Get a Trim
To help banish knots and tangles, you need to invest in your hair. We recommend getting your hair cut or trimmed every 8 – 10 weeks. This will help get rid of split ends, as well as any dry and damaged strands, leaving your hair happy and healthy. Once you have trimmed away damaged hair, it eases your natural hair shedding process, helping loose strands slip away without becoming tangled.
Don’t let the tangled tresses take the shine away from your gorgeous hair. Whether you have short, medium, long, straight, or curly hair, follow these tips, and you’ll be able to enjoy beautifully smooth hair every day. Without a knot in sight!