Your hair care routine does not end with shampooing, conditioning and oiling your tresses. Detangling is a crucial part of hair care and you must know how to detangle your hair the right way in order to prevent it from being damaged, developing split ends or breaking.
Here are 5 easy ways to detangle your hair:
Use a leave-in hair conditioner
Apply a generous amount of leave-in hair conditioner all over your wet hair, including the roots and the shafts and work it in gently with your fingers. Once your wet hair is smooth and well lubricated, comb your hair slowly, using a wide-toothed comb to detangle the knots.
Do remember, wet hair is quite delicate and extremely vulnerable to breakage, so be very gentle while combing your hair. Most importantly, always use a conditioner that suits your hair type.
Always detangle your hair in sections
Isn't it frustrating when you try to comb out the knots in your hair and end up with a maze? We understand that detangling all those stubborn knots requires a lot of patience! So, keep calm and detangle your hair in sections.
Dividing your hair into 6-8 sections and focusing on one section at a time is much better (and much less stressful!) than working on the entire head all at once. Use a wide-toothed comb to glide through your strands and duck-bill clips or hair clamps to separate the detangled sections from the knotted ones. You'll have smooth, tangle-free hair in minutes!
Start from the ends and work your way up ... always!
Never start detangling your hair from the middle of teh shafts or the roots! If you have knotted ends, you'll end up applying more pressure to slide your comb through the strands; doing this might cause your hair to break!
The best way to detangle your hair is to start at the ends and comb your way up to the roots. This way, you'll not be tugging at your hair or causing it to break.
Oil your hair before detangling it
There are two benefits of applying hair oil. One, it nourishes your scalp and two, it lubricates your hair, making it easier for you to comb out the knots. Massage a small quantity of restorative oil through your hair and leave it in for an hour, so that your scalp can soak it up. Use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair gently. Your hair will be free of knots and tangles in no time!