Ways to Detangle your Hair with Less Damage

Tangled hair is a frustrating problem for people with many different hair types.

Not only are tangles difficult and painful, but the process to remove them is time-consuming and can damage your hair.
By using the right tools and proper hair care techniques, you can reduce the time and energy spent on tangled hair.
Here are some of my favorite detangling tips to tackle those knots, without damaging the hair!

Use a Good Conditioner

I’ve said this in many other blog posts but never skip on conditioner.
Conditioning your hair will restore moisture, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle.
To ensure that your hair is properly conditioned, let the product sit for at least a few minutes especially in areas where your hair usually gets tangled.
It’s also good to finger comb through the hair when applying conditioner.

Use a Hair Mask Once a Week

Giving yourself a hair mask once a week isn’t only good for you hair but also helps with self-care.
Hair masks can take a few minutes to 30 minutes depending on your time and budget.
 It will restore the hair with moisture leaving it silky, shiny, healthy, and less prone to tangling.
One of my favorite hair treatments is Pure Coconut Oil.
Apply to the hair and leave it on the hair for 30 minutes or overnight, wash it out with shampoo and enjoy smooth and silky, hydrated hair.

Use a Wide Tooth Comb

Although it may be tempting to use a brush because it's faster, using a wide tooth comb is much better for your hair.
Not only will it remove the tangles but you will also protect your hair from tearing and damage.
I like to start at the ends and work my way up to the scalp until the knots are combed out completely.
You can also comb out the hair before washing it to ensure the tangles are all out.

Protect your Hair while you Sleep

Hair can get tangled while you sleep due to the friction of your hair against the pillow when you toss and turn.
To prevent tangles, loosely braid your hair and tie it with a scrunchie or pile your hair up in a loose bun.
You can also purchase a Silk or Satin Pillow Case.
The smooth surface of silk or satin helps reduce friction and because it retains moisture, it will also help seal in shine and diminish frizz.
If you don’t want to part with your cotton pillowcase, wrapping hair in a silk scarf while sleeping will also help the hair to become healthier, shinier and much less likely to break.

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