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Don’t you hate it when you’re combing your hair but it is full of tangles? It not only takes extra time to finish the combing process but is also painful and causes damage and breakage as well.
If you’ve been noticing your hair getting tangled more frequently, it definitely means that you need to indulge in some hair care to keep your tresses healthy. More often than not, tangling is a sign that your hair is too dry. From hair colouring to pollution, there are many reasons for your hair becoming dry. But the bottom line is that it needs to be taken care of to reduce damage.
Here are five hacks that you need to make a part of your routine to keep your hair clear of any knots:
A wide-toothed comb helps in detangling your hair but without pulling it too hard. Using brushes or combs that pull too hard on your hair won’t just be uncomfortable but can also damage your hair due to all that force. A wide-toothed comb is gentle on your hair strands and does the job of removing all the tangles without causing much damage.
Most people have a habit of tightly tying the hair with their towel after a wash or rubbing it very hard in order to dry it faster. You need to avoid doing this because the hair is more susceptible to breakage when it is wet and using force on it will only damage it. Instead, use the towel to gently squeeze the water from your hair and let your hair dry naturally.
Using a straightening iron or curling rod might make your hair look good for a couple of hours but they will also dry out your mane in the long run. Dry hair gives way to tangling and damage. Hence, avoid using heating tools on your hair. If you do use heating appliances for styling regularly, ensure that you are applying a heat protectant spray to minimise the risk of drying. What’s more, you can moderate the heat setting and keep it on low or medium to avoid damage.
To ensure that your hair stays moisturised and free of knots, you need to give it regular care. To avoid dryness which can lead to excessive tangling, ensure that you never skimp on conditioning and oiling your hair. Both the processes need regular application before you see results and skipping either one of them will only give way to tangling.
Not tying your hair before going to bed can do more harm than good! Tie your tresses in a loose braid or ponytail to avoid tangles in the morning. What’s more, you can use silk pillows to reduce friction between the hair and pillow which leads to knots. Moreover, silk is gentle on the hair and reduces any risk of damage.
These small changes can go a long way in ensuring your hair stays smooth and healthy!