Posted on July 23, 2012.
Tangled hair is common across all hair types and is one of the biggest complaints we hear from clients with curly, fine, and long hair—not to mention mum’s everywhere! Hair tangles can be frustrating, but have to be handled delicately to avoid damaging the delicate hair fibre, making it even more tangle-prone. A soft approach, and a little preventative care can make brushing a breeze.
Get hair trimmed regularly: Snipping off dry split ends before they progress will keep hair in optimum shape. Even if you are trying to grow your hair long, regular trims will only take off a fraction of the growth, and will save you from having to trim off substantial damage down the road. Trimming our family’s and baby’s hair more often means easy combing every morning!
Moisturise hair with natural extracts: All moisture was not created equal! Some products feel moisturising, but actually damage hair with repeated use. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products should all contain healthy moisturising oils that complement your hair’s natural moisturising properties. Hydrated hair is more pliable and resilient, and naturally withstands damage and frizz that can contribute to tangles.
Brush before showering/washing: When hair is wet it can stretch more, so brushing wet hair can actually cause additional stress to the hair shaft. Brush out your dry hair before you shower/wash. While washing, avoid swirling your hair in a circular motion as this can cause tangles. After your shower, spritz on a detangler to protect hair while you brush and style it. Using a wide tooth comb, work from the bottom of your hair to gently tease out any tangles. The best detanglers will not only get the tangles out, but also add moisture to prevent frizz and protect your hair from UV damage.
Don’t forget to style: Like a good detangler, styling products can also help prevent tangles. As a final touch, add a shine-enhancing hair oil to your hair. Hair oils help prevent moisture loss and smooth the cuticle so that the hairs don’t tangle.
Extra measures: For very long or tangle prone hair, put hair into a loose plait before bed or exposure to wind or exercise. If your hair tends to tangle overnight, sleep on a satin pillowcase.
Keeping hair hydrated and trimmed will help prevent tangles and avoid damage. Enjoy our professional tips for your healthiest hair ever!