3 Ways You Can Keep Tangles And Knots At Bay

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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.

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About Shelly Ann Cameron


Hi, I am Shelly Ann Cameron, freelance writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Jamaican born but call NYC home since 2005. When I'm not at my full time job as a Marketing Analyst, I am blogging about natural hair and lifestyle on my blog www.glamnaturallife.com. I created my blog to document my natural hair journey and share whatever I learned along the way. I am a promoter of healthy hair whether it's relaxed or natural. While I am no natural hair Nazi, since going natural in 2011, many of my articles are natural hair driven.

About Shelly Ann Cameron


Hi, I am Shelly Ann Cameron, freelance writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Jamaican born but call NYC home since 2005. When I'm not at my full time job as a Marketing Analyst, I am blogging about natural hair and lifestyle on my blog www.glamnaturallife.com. I created my blog to document my natural hair journey and share whatever I learned along the way. I am a promoter of healthy hair whether it's relaxed or natural. While I am no natural hair Nazi, since going natural in 2011, many of my articles are natural hair driven.

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Neen Heiress

Cornrows done with shea butter works so well for stretching my hair!

Mohamed Mahir Didi

Its ok

Dee Sam

Banding i get a good stretch than the twist out and braid out.

Chavis Pinky

Tawana Abetterme King

Carrolina Rep

Loose braids

Denise Slaughter

Yes, but by mid day it draws up like a brill Pad u hmm starts off sent as hell though

Ni-Ni Henderson

^^^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

Wash, blow dry, braid…

Suzie Brooks-Calvaire

Very True

Celestine Stainback

Beautiful hair

Beverly Shaw

What about wash and roll?

Tia Mitchum

African hair threading

chantell
chantell

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.

shauna
shauna

Love this! I’ll be trying this method soon! What do you moisturize with on day two and day three?