Tangles can be one of the most frustrating things about having long hair. While some hair types are more prone than others, it is something that none of us can avoid completely. There are, however, some things you can do to minimise tangling and the damage that comes from it. Here are our favourite tips on how you can do that:
Condition your hair
Conditioning the hair will restore moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle. We recommend always conditioning your hair after washing, as well as using a deep conditioning mask like Kérastase masqintense every one or two weeks.
Use a wide tooth comb
Although it may be tempting to use a brush because it’s ‘faster’, using a wide tooth comb (or a special detangling brush) is a much better idea. Not only will it remove the tangles more efficiently, but you will also protect your hair from being torn and damaged. Start at the bottom of the knot, and carefully work your way up until the tangle is combed out completely.
Brush your hair
If your hair is prone to tangling, it’s probably not a good idea to let it down all day (especially in the wind) without brushing it. It’s a great idea to brush your hair 2-3 times a day using a soft bristle brush, especially before a shower and before sleeping.
Choose the right products
If your hair tangles easily, alcohol is really the one ingredient that you want to avoid. It dries out the hair, making it more prone to tangling. Instead, go for natural, sulfate and alcohol free products, like those in the Kevin Murphy range.