Tangled, knotted hair does not only look untidy, it can be a source of pain as well mainly due to the fact that it is difficult to fix. While overusing certain heat products and choosing certain hairstyles can cause tangles on both natural strands and strands of Human Hair Extensions Online products, there is a way to prevent their development on your head at the grooming phase. Read on to know the steps.
1. Brush your locks properly before washing. When doing this, make sure that either a paddle brush that has plastic-tipped bristles or a comb with wide teeth is used. Go through all strands.
If your hair happens to be wet, do not brush or comb it. Wet hair is more likely to break and suffer other types of damage.
2. Shampoo your locks properly. When doing this, make sure to focus shampoo on your scalp, not your hair. It is also important that no hair is piled over the scalp, and that you use natural shampoo which contains no harsh detergents or sulfates.
Note: Avoid washing hair on a daily basis. Doing so strips hair of oil, leaving it prone to breaking.
3. Condition your hair after you apply shampoo. When doing this, make sure to use your fingers to work the conditioner into all strands. Tangles must also be removed. Once all knots have been undone, get your wide-toothed comb and use it to comb hair gently.
While you normally should not brush hair when it is wet, you may do so in the shower so that the conditioner is evenly distributed. However, you can only do this after you remove the tangles, apply conditioner, and brush the strands using the correct comb.
If your hair is thick, coarse, and curly, condition locks twice a day–once after shampooing your locks in the morning, and one more time before bed. For the second time you’ll be conditioning hair, make sure that leave-on conditioner is used.
4. Instead of twisting, rubbing, and wrapping hair, squeeze moisture from your tresses gently with the use of a towel. Avoid the use of any heat-producing products like flat irons and blow dryers, which can severely dry locks and make them more vulnerable.
Note: If you believe your hair really needs to be blow-dried, then towel-dry and air-dry it first so blow dryer time is reduced.
5. Moisturise your hair on the regular. Moisturised, healthy hair is not likely to tangle or knot. For this reason, it’s mandatory that you try deep conditioning or weekly hair mask aside from regular conditioning.
Deep conditioning all strands requires that you work a dollop of conditioner to your locks. Once the conditioner has been evenly spread, wrap head with a plastic bag or shower cap, then let conditioner sit for at least half an hour to a maximum of one hour before rinsing.
6. Apply oil or hair butter to hair tips and the tips of the tape extensions on your head. These products seal the conditioner in and help relax and smooth hair ends. As such, they help prevent strands from knotting or tangling. You may skip this step if you have fine hair.
7. Stretch gently the end of each strand. This is especially important if you have hair that’s tightly curled; stretching prevents hair from knotting. You may stretch hair tips by wrapping ends around a number of rollers.