How To Detangle Your Hair
Summer is in full swing and the salt water or chlorine can play havoc with your hair. Detangling hair the right way can help prevent breakage and thinning and preserve and promote thick, healthy locks.
How to Detangle Hair
1.Use a detangling brush or wide tooth comb.
Using a soft bristle detangling brush or wider tooth comb can gently detangle hair as the soft teeth can comb through the hair easier and minimizes ripping hair from the scalp.
How to use it: Best to use on wet hair, because that is when it’s most prone to breakage. Start by holding your hair mid-shaft and combing from the bottom of your hair. Work your way toward the top of your head.
2. Try a detangling spray.
A gentle detangling spray can make your life much easier. It can release tension and knots from the bottom of the hair—which, when combed through, can cause breakage. You can use it on either dry or wet hair, and keep your tangles at bay with a spritz or two.
3. Towel it dry (the right way).
Sometimes you’re in a rush, and when you come out of the shower, you might speedily rustle up your wet hair in a towel. Although that might speed up the process and feel nice on your scalp, it’s not the best for your hair. In fact, it creates tangles and breakage from the scalp. Since your hair is most sensitive when it’s wet, it’s important to pay careful attention to it while towel drying.
How to do it; First, squeeze all of the excess water from the hair. Next, wrap your hair in a towel, and leave it on while you put on your skincare, makeup, and get dressed. After about 20 minutes, the towel will have absorbed most of the moisture from your hair, leaving it all set for a quick blow dry!
4. Braid it before bed
Our hair gets most tangled in two scenarios: right out of the shower, and when we sleep.
How to do it: The best way to keep your hair from tangling at night is to braid it or french braid it at night before bedtime. You can even put in some leave-in conditioner or detangling spray beforehand to wake up to gorgeous waves.
6. Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.
Another reason your hair tangles at night? The surface of your pillowcase creates too much friction, causing it to tangle. If the pillowcase is made with cotton or flannel, the surface is rough enough to tie your hair in knots. To combat the friction, try a silk or satin pillowcase, which is softer and smoother to the touch, and will let your hair glide on the surface, rather than rub.