How to Detangle Hair Quickly and Safely

These steps will help you get rid of hair tangles once and for all. 

Hair tangles aren’t just for kids anymore. And when left untreated, they can cause your hair to get knotty, be really unmanageable and super annoying to have to deal with. In some instances, this might mean chopping of your hair because it’s just gotten way too challenging to comb or brush. If that’s isn’t an option, you’re going to have to deal with detangling hair (as annoying as it can be). Read on to learn more about detangling hair:

detangling hair comb your hair
Washing, conditioning and combing your hair are key to getting rid of tangles.

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair.

Wash and condition your hair as you normally would, adding some extra conditioner to the tangled parts. Try out the TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Shampoo and the TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Conditioner. This formula works to nourish your weak strands, making your hair strong and smooth.

Step 2: Lightly towel dry your hair.

You’ll need your hair to be wet or slightly damp when you get rid of your tangles. Use a towel to lightly dry your hair.

Step 3: Apply a leave-in formula to your hair.

Getting rid of tangles means you’ll need some help via a strong leave-in conditioner. Use some of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Promend Split End Binding Leave-in Cremewhich can work to target your problem area (a.k.a your knots) as makes hair smooth. This formula will also provide your hair with some slip as it’ll help to glide your comb down your hair shaft.

detangling hair by brushing it
Brushing your hair helps with the detangling process.

Step 4: Gently pull apart your hair.

Use your hands to gently pull apart your hair as you finger comb your tangles.

Step 5: Work in sections.

Divide your hair into workable sections. Take a tangled section and use a wide-toothed comb or a detangler brush. Start at the top of your tangle as you work your way down, combing or brushing at your hair. Repeat this motion until the section is tangle-free. This part may hurt depending on how big your hair tangle is, but don’t give up. You’ll be amazed at how effective the comb, brush and pull method is if you are consistent with this motion.

Step 6: Repeat the de-tangling process.

Work section-by-section as you repeat the detangling (a.k.a. pulling) process. If your hair is particularly dry or frizzy from all of the pulling, apply some hair oil, like the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serumto hair when you are done.

Step 7: Learn from your past.

The annoying thing about tangles (other than the tangles themselves) is that they can easily come back. To prevent tangles, make sure to always use conditioner on your hair and to brush and/or comb your hair every single time after you shower. Leaving hair without being brushed can lead to tangled hair. Also, be sure to use a leave-in conditioner and hair oil as a part of your hair care regimen.