How to Fix and Prevent Tangled Hair
Say goodbye to hair knots with these easy tips to fix tangled hair.
Don’t you just hate it when your hair gets tangled? Knots make it difficult for your hair to be brushed, but tangled hair is more than just an inconvenience. It’s a sign that your hair is dry and most likely damaged. Without enough moisture locked in, your strands can get intertwined and form knots instead of sliding off of each other. And the more tangled your hair becomes, the bigger tendency you have to brush it hard, which can lead to more damage and breakage.
Don’t worry, though. We’ve listed down some easy solutions to help you fix and minimize hair knots. Check them out below.
Easy Tangled Hair Solutions to Try
1. Use a hair serum.
A hair serum is often the go-to product when you want to make your hair shiny. But did you know that it can also help you detangle your hair? It leaves a non-greasy, moisturizing layer on your hair to help your comb glide through your hair more smoothly. So, make sure to include a bottle of hair serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum in your hair care arsenal. This hair serum has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one product. It calms frizz, detangles knots, adds shine, makes your hair soft, and tames flyaways.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum is easy to use. Just dispense a pump onto your palm, rub your palms together, and apply evenly from the mid-lengths of your hair down to the tips. If your hair is long and thick, you may need to apply more to make sure all your strands are coated so they won’t get dry and end up tangled.
2. Massage your fingers through your hair when you shampoo.
Do you pile your hair like a huge blob on your head when you shampoo your hair? It’s time to ditch this hair habit, as this can make your hair tangled after washing. Instead, pour shampoo onto your palms and let your fingers glide through your hair from the roots to the tips. This also helps in evenly distributing the shampoo and its nutrients all over your hair.
3. Always condition your hair.
When you shampoo your hair, not only dirt and grease get washed away but also your hair’s natural oils. So, make sure to use a conditioner after shampooing to bring back lost moisture to your hair and make it smooth and soft.
Editor’s tip: After shampooing, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner, which is formulated with KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash! These include detangling and strengthening your hair, making it soft and smooth, fighting frizz, and taming flyaways, among others.
4. Finger-comb your hair as you rinse it.
This helps in keeping your strands aligned and in minimizing knots as you finish washing your hair. When you’re done rinsing your hair, gently squeeze out excess water and pat your hair using a soft towel to minimize frizz and breakage.
5. Detangle using a wide-tooth comb.
It’s not advisable to use a hair brush when getting rid of knots on wet or damp hair. This is because hair is at its weakest when wet, and the friction from your brush bristles can make your strands brittle and damaged. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair one small section at a time. You can also use a wet brush, which is designed for wet hair. It has softer and more flexible bristles that glide more gently through your strands.
6. Brush your hair the right way.
When brushing your hair, hold your hair near the tips to minimize pulling as you detangle the ends first. Then, detangle from the mid-lengths down to the tips before you start brushing from the roots down to the ends to smoothen your hair.
7. Put your long hair in a bun or braid when it’s windy.
8. Get a hair mask treatment.
Hair masks deeply condition and moisturize your hair, so these treatments can help avoid getting tangled hair. These are especially helpful if your hair is extremely dry, or if you have natural waves or curls, as these hair types can benefit from all the moisture and nourishment they can get.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair smooth and sleek by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème regularly. It has keratin relaxers that tame frizz, keratin serum that revives hair from damage, and keratin essence that restores shine to extremely dry and dull hair. Use it at least once a week for best results.
9. Trim split ends.
Split ends are a sign of damaged hair cuticles, which make your tresses more prone to getting tied up in knots. If left unchecked, the ends may split all the way to the hair shaft, causing more damage.
To trim your split ends, take a small section of hair (about an inch wide) and twist it tightly. When you see strands popping out of the twist, trim them using a sharp pair of scissors.
And that’s it! With these tips on how to fix tangled hair, you can get rid of hair knots and prevent them, too. Incorporate these tips into your daily hair care routine, and your tresses will thank you.