If there is one thing most natural girls hate about their hair, it is tangles. Wouldn’t it just be lovely to be able to run your fingers through your hair without being stopped by traffic? Knots and tangles are no joke they can cause severe breakage and also leave your hairstyle looking tired and unattractive.
There are a few ways you can avoid tangles and knots most of which we plan to discuss in this post, the key is keeping your hair moisturized and most of all stretched. Here are 3 ways you can keep knots and tangles at bay:
1. Keep hair moisturized at all times
Having moisturized hair reduces friction, which is what causes tangles. Pick a moisturizer that also helps with frizz so that your hair can have a silkier feel to it. Find a hydrating leave in conditioner* that has a few emollients in it so that your hair can get moisture but you have some ingredients that lock in that moisture as well.
One thing we would suggest is to make sure that you hair is sectioned well before you add product. Sometimes we smooth the product over our hair but forget to add moisture in between the sections making sure all strands are coated with moisturizer. You want to decrease the tangles throughout your entire head, so spend the extra few seconds to make sure that you are moisturizing properly.
2. Do a final detangling session
After you have thoroughly moisturized your hair, run your detangling tool through the section one more time, this helps to further smooth your product in but it is a great way to remove all shed hair from your head as well. Shed hair can get wrapped around your hair causing some serious knots that you might have to cut out.
The best way to detangle your hair is to start detangling with your fingers first by gently separating the hair and removing any visible shed hair and gently untangle any knots that you encounter. Then, follow up with a wide tooth comb* to remove and smooth all tangles, you can detangle a bit more with the denman brush* or a medium sized comb if necessary.
Remember to work in small sections and detangle from the ends of your hair to the root being patient and making sure you do not break your hair, there is nothing worse than that popping sound you hear because you rushed through the process.
Neen Heiress says
Cornrows done with shea butter works so well for stretching my hair!
Mohamed Mahir Didi says
Dee Sam says
Banding i get a good stretch than the twist out and braid out.
Chavis Pinky says
Tawana Abetterme King
Carrolina Rep says
Denise Slaughter says
Yes, but by mid day it draws up like a brill Pad u hmm starts off sent as hell though
Ni-Ni Henderson says
^^^Exactly what my hair does in its natural state. I can’t fight with my hair all day, so more power to those who do.
Shana Everson says
Wash, blow dry, braid…
Suzie Brooks-Calvaire says
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Beverly Shaw says
What about wash and roll?
Tia Mitchum says
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My favorite method is what I call a three day twist. My hair is super thick so I shampoo my hair in the shower and come out with about 6 chunky twists. Then I split them in half or thirds and moisturize an seal for 12or more. The next day I split them in half again with a little moisturizer for 30 +, and the third day I split them in half again for around 60 or so twists. That last around 10 days, then I wear a twist out for 2-3 days and wash it again.
Love this! I’ll be trying this method soon! What do you moisturize with on day two and day three?