Have you ever wondered why your hair tangles and what you could do to fix it?
It's no secret that maintaining long and beautiful human hair requires good care. But, as we can all agree, one of the most frustrating things about having long hair (other than it taking forever to dry) is having to constantly deal with knots and tangles. Not only is it time-consuming but can also be quite painful and damaging.
Why does my hair tangle anyway?
There could be a few reasons why your hair is constantly tangling. Hair texture, frequency of brushing, exposure to wind, as well as the healthiness of the hair can all contribute to matting.
Your hair is more likely to tangle if:
It is super thick and curly
It is long and fine
It is very dry and damaged
You don't brush your hair throughout the day
You sleep with your hair down
How To Minimize Tangling
Whether we like it or not (and we clearly don't), our hair as well as hair extensions will tangle, especially if you fit one of the above categories. While there isn’t a magic formula on how to get rid of tangles forever, there are some things you can do to minimize tangling and the damage that comes from detangling your hair.
1. Condition your hair and hair extensions:Conditioning your hair after shampooing will restore moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle.
2. Do a hair mask at least once a week:Doing a hair mask once a week, even if it’s just for 30 minutes, will significantly improve the condition of your hair.
3. Use a wide tooth comb:using a wide tooth comb (or a special detangling brush) is a much better idea, especially when taking your hair's health into consideration. Not only will it remove the tangles more efficiently, but you will also protect your hair from tearing and damage.
4. Use hot tools less: If you consistently blow-dry, straighten or curl your hair, This inevitably leads to dry, dull hair that is prone to breakage, and as we already know, dry hair is more prone to tangling. If you can't live without your hot tools, we recommend to at least use your hot tools on a low to medium temperature setting, and to always use a heat protectant before styling.
5. Protect your hair while you sleep:Speaking of sleeping, did you know that hair can also get tangled while you sleep? To combat this, we recommend to loosely braid your hair and tie it with a scrunchie before sleeping, or tie your hair up in a loose bun.
6. Brush your hair consistently:If your hair is prone to tangling, it's probably not a good idea to let it down all day (especially in the wind) without brushing it. Brush your hair two to three times a day using a soft bristle brush, especially before a shower and before sleeping.!
7. Choose the right products:It is recommended to avoid the use of alcohol when choosing hair products, as it will dry hair and make it more tangled. Choose from natural sulfate-free and alcohol-free products, or products designed for tangled hair.