24 September 2020
If you have short hair, this is not an issue for you. However, on long or medium-length hair, it certainly is. Sometimes you can do more harm than good to your hair as you detangle it. Because knots happen much more frequently when you have long hair, it is important to perfectly master the art of detangling, which includes the use of suitable products. When hair is wet, the best tool to use is a wide-toothed comb. When it is wet – if your hair is straight or slightly wavy –, a spritz of protective spray is the only product you need. To ensure a soft, supple touch, detangle your hair with a soft-bristled brush such as a boar-bristled brush or an air cushion brush.
Don’t pull painfully on your hair to get rid of the knots…
The most important thing to remember is to comb your hair beginning at the roots, moving up towards the roots as you detangle. If you take the opposite approach, you will concentrate any knots at the mid-lengths and ends, which will clearly complicate the detangling process.
So what about detangling curly or kinky hair?
Curly and kinky hair should not be brushed on a daily basis like straight or wavy hair. Otherwise the curls will lose their definition and the hair will become extremely puffy and may even break off. You should only detangle curly hair when it is wet, and make sure you use a suitable product. If it is dry, detangle it with your fingertips or a very wide-toothed comb.
A few good tips for taking care of your hair on a daily basis:
- If your hair is straight, remember to brush it every morning and especially before washing it.
- When washing your hair, avoid making sweeping movements with the hair. Instead, opt for small strokes against the scalp.
- After washing the hair, carefully pat it dry rather than rubbing it with a towel.
- If your hair is long, you might braid your hair before going to bed.
- Use conditioner or spray to protect your hair from everyday aggressors.
- Remember to trim your hair regularly if split ends appear.