6 Ways to Prevent Tangled Hair

Do you struggle everyday with a mess of knots? Then you should read the following tips on how to get smooth and silky locks. 


1. Use a wide-toothed comb

Although it may be tempting to use a brush because it’s seems like it would ‘smooth’ out the knots ‘faster’, using a wide toothed comb is a better alternative for your hair! Not only will it remove the tangles more efficiently, but you will also protect your hair from being torn and damaged. Start at the bottom of the knot, and work your way up until it is combed out completely.

2. Rinse with cold water

Always rinse your hair with cold water to seal the cuticle. This is because cold water seals up your hair’s cuticle, so it becomes smooth. Besides, after washing your hair with cold water, you’ll find it easier to comb and not as likely to get tangled anymore.

3. Blot, don’t rub

Rubbing or wrapping up your hair in a towel is not a good idea. Blot instead. Blotting your hair dry is safer, as you’re not roughing up the hair cuticle, which leads to knots.

4. Get it trimmed regularly

Split ends are one of the most common causes of knots, so make sure you check your ends for splits regularly and trim them of you need to. This is especially important if you have coloured hair, because hair colour can weaken the hair’s cuticle and make it more susceptible to splitting and getting tangled up.

5. Change how you sleep

Your hair can get tangled even while you sleep. The best way to combat this is to invest in a silk pillowcase as they are much gentler on hair than cotton and will prevent knots from forming. But if you want a cheaper alternative, styling your hair up in a braid or bun before sleeping works too.

6. Brush before washing

Our hair becomes more tangled after shampooing. So if you want tangle-free hair, brush it before washing so that you don’t end up with a knotted mess. Never pull the tangles while brushing . Brush below the tangle and you will notice that you hair will come free.

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