Locks & Shades

Oct 15, 2018 / by Donna Young / In Hair Care / Leave a comment

Hair Detangling Tips

At this time of the year, hair detangling tips are very well received. With the wind and rain on our hair it is expected that our hair will get tangled during the day. The most common reasons for hair tangling are as follows;

  • If your hair is super thick and curly
  • It’s long and fine
  • It’s very dry and damaged
  • You don’t brush it throughout the day.

While wind is a big player in hair tangling, the texture of your hair, the frequency of times you brush your hair and the healthiness of your hair can all play a part in your hair becoming tangled. And here at Locks and Shades, we know that detangling hair is a massive mission. That’s why we have put together some top hair detangling tips for you.

Before you start detangling your hair, stop and take a deep breath. Then pop some of your favourite music on and put the television on or an eBook. You need something that distracts you from the job in hand as this will make you more patient and stress free. This will then mean you are kinder on your hair when detangling it.

The first thing you should do is split your hair into manageable parts; preferably two top parts and two bottom parts. You can then work on one part at a time. Start by running your fingers through your hair, from bottom to top, to get out the bigger tangles.

Then you need to grab a wide tooth comb and start from the bottom up. Alternatively use a specialised detangling brush – but only if the bristles are flexible and soft. You should, over time, rid your hair of all tangles and have more workable hair to create the style of your choice.

We would recommend that you never shower with tangles as this can make your tangles worse. Also, detangling wet hair also runs the risk of more damage and breakage to your hair.

If you know you’ll be outside most of the day and being active then consider tying your hair back in a ponytail or braid to reduce the risk of pesky tangles. Another great hair detangling tip for hair that tangles easily is to use a leave in conditioner if you feel your hair is still dry after you have a shower. This will add extra moisture ad smoothness to your hair.

Have you got hair that tangles easily? How do you deal with your tangled hair? Have you got any hair detangling tips to share?