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7 ways to keep your hair tangle free

Beauty
By Renee Wesonga | 6 years ago | 3 min read

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 If you have long and beautiful hair, you probably spend a lot of time giving it TLC. However, long hair also means having to constantly deal with tangles and knots. Long weaves too, are bound to tangle. Detangling is painful, damaging to hair, and also takes a lot of time. It’s not possible to completely get rid of tangles but the following tips will ensure your long hair is less tangled and manageable.

Proper/regular combing: If your hair is prone to tangling, gentle combing is one of the ways to get rid of tangles. To comb your hair properly, separate it into two sections. Comb your hair from the bottom as you work your hair way up. Comb for a second time from root to tip. Follow the same procedure for the other section. Do this two to three times a day.

Conditioner: The maincause for tangled hair is dried out and damaged strands. For a smoother, less painful and tangle-free hair, ensure you condition the hair on regular basis. Whenever you wash your hair, make sure you condition it and use some leave-in deep conditioner every fortnight. Remember to condition the ends of the hair only not the scalp, otherwise, you will end up with greasy roots.

Sleep protection: It’s interesting but hair can also get tangled when you are asleep. Like we have always said, sleep on silk pillows or wrap your hair in a silk scarf instead of cotton. Silk pillows are comfortable and cooling during the hot season. Apart from avoiding tangles, silk pillows make your hair healthier and less prone to breakage. Instead of sleeping with your hair open, tie it into a ponytail, make matutas or tie a bun. Never go to bed with wet hair that is not combed; you will have nightmares in the morning when you try to comb it.

Proper wash: When washing your hair, don’t scrunch it up like you do with clothes. Lather it from the root to the tip. Massage the scalp using your fingertips. Apply conditioner to the nape of the neck and below, ensuring you don’t scrunch it up. Let it stay on for two minutes then rinse.

Trim: Split ends are a big cause of tangling hair. As such, it is advisable that you trim them on a regular basis. Ensure all damaged hair is cut off. Trimming promotes hair growth and keeps it tangle-free. Wide tooth comb: Comb your hair; do not brush it. A brush combs the hair faster but it tears and damages the hair. Use a wide toothcomb especially when the hair is wet will save your hair any damage. Start from the bottom and work your way up until you comb it out completely. Be patient as you do this so that you don’t damage the hair further.

Right products: Hair products that contain alcohol as they dry out your hair making it more prone to tangling. Natural and alcohol-free products are better if you are to avoid tangling.

Towel wrap: Many women love wrapping their hair in a towel after a shower. However, this is something you should avoid as it can lead to more tangles. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel after washing it as this encourages tangling. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water and then pat it with a towel.

 

 

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