5 Ways To Detangle Your Hair Without Destroying It

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5 Ways To Detangle Your Hair Without Destroying It

Your hair should look shiny, well-styled, and fantastic at all times. It makes you feel fantastic and confident too. Unfortunately, while movie stars never appear to suffer from a bad hair day, mere mortals do; the wind, rain, and many other factors conspire to make your hair tangled and even tired-looking.

The good news is that you can detangle your hair without destroying it.

5 Ways To Detangle Your Hair Without Destroying It 

1. Plenty Of Conditioner

The first step in detangling your hair is to reduce the tightness of your knots. You need to choose a quality detangling shampoo and conditioner, such as the ones in this Kevin Murphy range. The shampoo will ensure your hair is clean, leaving the conditioner in place won’t just nourish your hair, it will help to loosen knots.

That’s going to make it easier to eliminate them and get your hair looking fantastic.


2. Wide-Toothed Combs

After washing you need to dab your hair and let it air dry if possible. Wet hair is much more easily damaged than dry hair.

You can then slide a wide-toothed comb through your hair gently. It will identify the knots and gradually remove them. It may take several strokes but it works, just keep the pressure gentle.

Wide-Toothed Combs

3. Fingers Work Well

If your wide-toothed comb isn’t getting the knots out you’ll find that your fingers are very adept at this. Simply run your fingers gently through your hair and you’ll find the knots start to fall out.

Fingers are particularly good for this as they give you plenty of feedback, allowing you to pull through the knot without exerting excess pressure.

Don’t forget, it’s best to hold your hair above the knot when you’re trying to pull the knots out. This will reduce the stress on your roots.

Fingers are a good idea to use first and then move onto the wide-toothed comb or a detangling hairbrush to eliminate the last of the knot.

Fingers Work Well on hair

4. Brush From the Bottom

To reduce the stress on your scalp and help alleviate any knots you should always start brushing from the bottom. Ideally, start a few inches from the bottom and brush downward. It will make it easier to remove any knots.

Brush From the Bottom

5. Never Force A Knot

The key to successfully detangling your hair is not to damage it in the process. All you have to do is be gentle and hold your hair above the knot you’re trying to get out.

This prevents the hair from pulling on the roots, potentially pulling the follicles out. It’s normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day but you don’t want to lose any more than you have to!

Never Force A Knot

Of course, in a perfect world, you won’t need to detangle your hair. Unfortunately, the reality is that, no matter how hard you try to protect your hair, it will get knots. The good news is that they can be removed without damaging your hair, allowing you to look fantastic, as always.

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