Having long, beautiful hair is not an easy task. Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about long hair is the tangles or knots. Dealing with them is not only painful, but also harmful and time-consuming. But why does your hair get tangled? In this article we’ll explain why hair gets tangled and how to avoid it.
Why hair gets tangled
Many women dream of having long hair and volume. But when they have it, they get frustrated and tell us: “I cut it because my hair gets really tangled”. You should know that some hairs are more likely than others to become entangled, but, in reality, they all become entangled. And it’s no different when it comes to hair extensions. Therefore, knots are not something that can be avoided altogether.
The types of hair that tend to tangle are those that are very thick and curly. Also those that are very thin and long are easily entangled, especially if they are dehydrated.
There are external factors that also cause knots and entanglements, such as exposure to wind or using inappropriate products.
That’s why you have to avoid anything that tangles your hair. At the same time put into practice some tips to minimize knots and their damaging effect.
How to minimize entanglements
Our tips will help you avoid knots and keep your hair soft and silky.
Whether it’s your own hair or 100% human hair extensions , the following tips will help you.
Condition your hair and the hair of
Conditioning hair softens and facilitates detangling. It is also necessary to use a deep treatment, or mask, at least once a month. If your hair is very dry, you can use it once a week to prevent the hair from getting tangled.
If your hair roots become greasy very quickly, avoid applying the mask too close to them. Apply it only from media to tips.
You can use home remedies with natural ingredients that moisturize and nourish the hair. Some of them are very effective, such as coconut oil, macadamia oil, avocado, and many others. They also have the advantage that they do not add chemicals to the hair.
Use a wide-tooth comb or a brush that does not break the hair
To detangle very tangled hair it is best to use a wide-tooth comb and detangle with patience and delicacy. This is because common brushes tend to break hair.
The only brush that untangles without breaking the hair is the pull-free Tangle Teezer brush . With it you can comb your hair, even when it is wet, without risk of breakage.
Untangles hair frequently
Untangle hair several times a day, especially if it gets tangled easily.
If you have curly hair you may not want to dry comb it because the curls fall apart. If so, you can comb it once a day, wetting it first with a curl activator spray. In case you don’t have this type of spray you can use a mixture of water and conditioner. That way you can untangle it easier without losing your curls.
Do not sleep with your hair down
Sleeping with loose hair produces many knots, especially if you have long hair. To avoid that, the best thing to do is to have a loose braid or a bow. You can also make a ponytail, but make sure it’s not too tight, so it doesn’t break your hair.
Choose appropriate products
Choose hair products specifically for hair that tangles easily. They should be hair detangling products, moisturizers, and, if possible, anti-frizz.
Avoid products containing alcohol and sulfates. Our article on “Organic hair products” will be useful to you. In it you will find more information about which ingredients of hair products you should avoid.
The more natural the products you use, the less your hair will suffer and the healthier it will be in the long run.
Other tips that will help you if your hair gets tangled easily
Hair in the wind is a sure mess. That’s why on windy days it’s best to tie your hair in a ponytail. Do the same on motorbike rides, especially if you have very long, or if you have extensions.
If you already have knots, you can start by undoing the knot with your fingers before brushing or combing. This way you won’t have to spend so much time combing your hair and you won’t break your hair. It will help you to read our article “How to untangle your hair”.
If you use clip extensions don’t put them on without combing. You’d better untangle them before you put them in your hair.
After you take them off you must also comb them well. Store them properly so that the hair extensions do not get tangled. For this you must roll them up on themselves and put them in their box.
Keep in mind that cheap extensions become much more tangled than good extensions. For that reason it is worth investing a little more in human remy natural hair extensions. The price difference is less than you think, but you get rid of a lot of knots and tangles.
What about you? Do you have a problem with hair knots? What do you usually do when your hair gets tangled?
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