People that have long hair usually struggle with it getting tangled. Having your hair all knotted up is an awful feeling. It’s such a pain when hair starts getting tangled. There’s nothing worse than trying to get out of the shower and detangle your wet hair. It’s frustrating and annoying.
What Causes Hair Tangling?
Hair tangling happens when your scalp secretes oil, which can make hair limp and lifeless. The oil then mixes with the natural wax on your hair, causing it to knot easily. Below are the most common reasons for hair tangling:
- Tight ponytails or braids can cause hair tangling.
- Allowing too much time between washes causes hair tangling.
- Contact with chemicals, such as a styling product or even shampoo can cause hair tangling.
- Tangles due to styling treatment damage: Heat styling can cause damage or breakage, resulting in tangles. This type of damage tends to be localized to the area that has been heat styled. Genetics: If the tendency of your hair to tangle is hereditary, then there isn't much you can do about it. Proper nutrition and proper care will help but they will not change the course of nature.
Why is it so hard to prevent tangles? Have you ever wondered how to prevent your hair from tangling? Hair tangling can be prevented by proper care of your hair and scalp as well as by applying some simple rules for a better hair look:
- Shampoo less - try washing your hair every two or three days. Over-shampooing can make your hair drier, which can lead to more tangles and breakage. Plus, when you shampoo less frequently, the natural oils in your hair aren't washed out as often, which makes it softer and easier to comb through.
- Comb with conditioner - use conditioner as a detangling agent. After you've washed and conditioned your hair, just wait until it's mostly dry and then comb through the tangles using a wide-tooth comb coated with conditioner. Let the conditioner soak into the strands for about five minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly and then combing through again.
- Brushing your hair every night will help distribute the natural oils all over your scalp. If you have naturally curly or kinky hair, be sure not to brush too hard as you could end up breaking strands of hair instead. Steaming will open up the cuticles of your hair so that the natural oils will be distributed more effectively. Apply the serum after you've shampooed.
- Rinse with cold water: Sounds crazy especially during winter months right? Avoid rough handling of hair. Having a hot water bath opens up the hair cuticles leading to tangling. So do end your bath with a cold water shower to help close those cuticles.
- Avoid hair care products with alcohol and other of chemicals. Minimise hair dying and bleaching. They end up drying your hair leading to tangling.
- Trim your hair every three months to cut off the dry, split ends.
- When drying your hair, avoid rubbing it with towel.
- Protect your head from direct sunlight: Wear a hat or a scarf. Alternatively use an umbrella.
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It is important to take care of our hair so it stays in the best condition possible. Not only is this good for our self-esteem, but there are a lot of health benefits to having beautiful and healthy hair. So we hope this article has given you a few tips and tricks to try and keep your tresses tangle-free!