The topic of tangled hair may very well bring up some pretty traumatic childhood memories of you bawling in pain as your mom so “delicately” attempted to brush out all the knots that had accumulated in your hair. For me, the pain has continued on as I now have to deal with my pesky tangles all on my own. Moral of this story? Give your mom a little credit… those tangles, on top of the bucket loads of tears, probably wasn’t the most enjoyable experience for her either.
So… now what? I know!! Find a better & more effective way to tackle those dreaded tangles with a few handy tips & tricks. Now why didn’t I think of this earlier???
- To prevent knots…
- + Keep your hair well moisturized. Dry hair gets knotted up easier, so be sure to use a quality conditioner to keep your hair smooth & silky.
- + Get your hair trimmed up often. Split ends come from having damaged hair, and splits/damage can cause your hair to be a bit “rough”. This roughness will result in some pretty unsightly tangles.
- + Be gentle on your hair!! To avoid future splits or damage, practice safe hair practices. Avoid heated tools as much as possible, and when you absolutely must use a hot tool- utilize a good heat protecting product.
- + Switch your pillowcases! The fibers of cotton pillowcases are great for knotting up your hair while you sleep, while a silk or stain pillowcase lets your hair move freely throughout the night.
- + Change how you wash your locks. Piling your hair on top of your head and rubbing in some soap is NOT the way to go about showering. Instead you want to brush your hair first and gently wash just your scalp. After you hair is cleaned, apply your conditioner to your head… let sit, and than comb through with a wide toothed comb.
- + Work from the bottom up. If you are faced with some serious tangles, the number 1 key is to start working on them from the bottom and make your way up to the scalp using either your fingers or a wide toothed comb.
- + Use a good detangler when you get out of the shower, this will make the whole process a lot better.
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