How To Get Rid of Tangles in Hair

By Subodh / August 24, 2013

Long lustrous hair is a true beauty. Hair has a huge impact on your personality. A good hair-do can make you look fabulous whereas untidy hair affect your looks badly. Silky straight hair is every girl’s dream. Smooth, soft hair gives you a cute look. Women try new styling methods to give their hair the right look to enhance their beauty and to look more attractive. But your beautiful hair can get tangled due to friction with pillow, exposure to wind, split ends, etc. also lack of hair oil can cause hair damage and make them brittle. Rough, dry strands of hair are more vulnerable to tangles which lead to hair breakage.

To avoid breaking your hair while combing, start combing from the bottom to remove the tangles easily. A wide-toothed wooden comb is the best combing tool for untangling hair without making them brittle. Tangled hair look ugly and cause damage to the hair follicles. Here are some suggestions to take care of tangled hair.

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Oil your hair

To prevent tangles, oil your hair properly before shampooing. Oil is the best medicine for dry, brittle hair and avoids tangling. You can use olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil and others to moisturize your hair naturally. A mixture of different oils is more effective in making hair soft and untangling them. You can mix equal amounts of almond oil and olive oil and apply it to your hair. Olive oil helps in growth and makes hair soft and manageable, almond oil gives your hair a lustrous shine. In case of a knot, apply oil to the area and slowly run the comb through it to open the knot without causing any damage to the hair.

Homemade gel

Boil two teaspoons of flax seeds in a cup of water for several minutes until it becomes thick and soupy. Allow the solution to cool. Pass it through a sieve and add grape seed extract in the filtered solution. Blend it properly and use this gel to massage your hair. Apply it to the tangled part and rub it gently. Then comb your hair strand by strand, slowly. It will help in combing the hair and removing the tangles without causing any hair breakage.

Divide & conquer

If you a knot in your hair or if your hair get tangled due to exposure to wind, don’t just run the comb through them haphazardly to make them sleek. Try to make your hair manageable. Divide them into small strands and comb one strand at a time. To remove a knot, slowly run your fingers through your hair and take out a small strand of hair from the knot and comb it. Slowly combing the area around the knot will make the tangled hair loosen up and you can them comb it.

Use serums

For making curly, frizzy hair manageable, a wide variety of serums is available in the market. If you have rough curly hair, always apply serum after shower to avoid frizz. If you hair get tangled and unmanageable, apply a small amount of serum to the hair knot area and run your fingers through the knot. Applying serum to the knot like this will make it soft and then you can open it slowly by running your fingers through your hair. Once the knot is removed, you can comb your hair with a hair brush.

Prevention is better than cure

Frizzy hair tends to get tangled more and result in hair breakage and further damage. It is better to stop this problem from originating in the first place. Some tips to avoid getting your hair tangled are:

Use conditioners

Rough and dry hair tends to tangle and lock the curls. This occurs due to lack of natural oil and moisture in the hair. To moisturize your hair, use a good quality conditioner after you shampoo your hair. It will make your hair soft and then you can untangle your hair using a wide-toothed comb without breaking your hair.

Avoid exposure to wind

Harsh wind can tangle the hair and makes them brittle. It becomes hard to get rid of these hair knots. Avoid riding in a convertible or a motorbike without covering your hair to avoid direct exposure to wind.

Always comb your hair slowly and avoid rubbing them vigorously. Your hair is very sensitive and can get split ends and may become frizzy if you do not take care of them. Lustrous hair enhances your beauty so value them. Spend some time oiling your hair to avoid frizz and tangling in the future.

Finally, all these methods and treatment aside, there’s always two things that are most important about your overall hair quality: genetics and proper nutrition. Given that you can’t really do much about the first, make sure that you follow a healthy and balanced diet to give maximum nutrition to your body as well as hair.