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Why is my hair getting knotted and matted?

Why is my hair getting knotted and matted?

Your hair looks alive and bouncy when your cuticle is smooth & healthy. When hair is dry and damaged, the cuticle is raised and remains open. These open layers get snagged up with each other, causing tangles and knots in your hair. The more damaged the cuticle, the worse the tangles!

What helps extremely knotty hair?

1. It’s tangled

  1. Carefully brush and detangle. Start at the ends of the hair and slowly work out the knots as you move up toward your roots.
  2. Only brush dry hair. Unless you have textured or tightly curled hair, only brush your hair when it’s fully dry.
  3. Brush less.
  4. Tie up your hair.
  5. Pay attention to moisture.

What home remedy can I use to untangle my hair?

Home Remedies You Can Use To Detangle Knots From Your Hair

  • Apple Cider Vinegar. The very first remedy that can detangle knots from your hair is apple cider vinegar.
  • Coconut Oil. For removing tangles from your hair, you can also make use of coconut oil.
  • Peanut Butter.
  • Mayonnaise.
  • Baby Oil.
  • Lemon Juice.
  • Avocado.
  • Olive Oil.

Should I detangle my hair wet or dry?

Always detangle curly hair while it’s wet, never dry. Coat hair with conditioner (choose a formula with plenty of slip), and working in sections, use a wide tooth comb to gently loosen tangles.

What’s the best way to detangle matted hair?

A lot of people wonder how to detangle wet matted hair or how to detangle dry hair – in both cases, the answer is to get it neither dry nor wet but damp. Rub the mask or conditioner you’ve decided on thoroughly, starting from the middle of your hair, going to the ends, and then going back to the roots.

What’s the best way to get rid of tangles in hair?

Spray your hair generously with detangling spray. This will soften and coat your hair, making it easier to get a comb through it. It’s a good idea to separate your hair into sections as you go, to make sure you are not creating more tangles in a place you have already combed.

What to do if you Cant get a comb through your hair?

If you have a head full of painful mats that you just cannot get a comb through, don’t reach for the scissors just yet! Try these simple steps first: Spray your hair generously with detangling spray. This will soften and coat your hair, making it easier to get a comb through it.

What kind of oil to use on matted hair?

If you don’t want to use a commercial conditioner and you want to make your own deep conditioning mask we’d recommend using products such as coconut oil, Moroccan argan oil or olive oil. Some people recommend mayonnaise but that usually leads to a pretty unpleasant smell.

First though I will say in bold — Do not under any circumstances, soak matted hair in water or shampoo it before detangling it. These two actions will only lead to more tangles. 1. The dry detangling method This method is ideal for hair that is kinky curly or hair with a high level of shrinkage when wet.

How long does it take to untangle matted hair?

Keep in mind, though, that the time it takes to untangle matted hair often depends entirely on the severity of the mat and the condition of the hair itself. Matted hair that is relatively healthy, for instance, will be much easier to detangle than hair that is unhealthy, thin or brittle.

Why do I have matted and tangled hair?

The end result for most of us due to the mix of water (either from washing/moisturizing or indeed if it rains) and the natural shrinkage of curly and kinky curly hair is matting and tangling. Here are three ways to deal with matted and tangled hair.

What’s the difference between combing and detangling hair?

It, however, uses just a misting of water to give hair some flexibility and a little bit of oil for slip. Another key difference is that the combing is done from root to tip which is against the practised norm of natural hair. She does make a valid point that as the ends are already detangled and combing them further is unnecessary.