Different hair types need different handling. Irrespective of the hair type, being gentle is very important if you love your hair and want it healthy and happy! So, let’s take a look at ways to detangle your hair at home.
Use Your Fingers!
Irrespective of your hair type – dry, oily, curly, wavy, fine, long or straight, detangling with your fingers is by far the best. However, detangling with your fingers can be tricky. When you hair is wet, you could slowly run your fingers through your hair, isolate tangles and remove them gently. This is one way. It is important to do this very gently since hair tends to get cut or uproot easily when wet.
It is a good idea to brush or comb your hair before you wash your hair to reduce tangles and oiling your hair before wash also helps with reducing tangles post hair wash. Besides, oil improves your hair texture, moisturizes and makes detangling after wash easier. If you have straight or wavy hair, you can also use a wide-toothed comb for detangling.
Even when you hair isn’t wet you can use your fingers to gentle detangle your hair using oil or even by spraying water for a little leverage. Oil is better as it won’t dehydrate your hair further and replenish lost moisture.
If you have thinning hair or hair fall issues, detangling while wet might not be ideal and it can cause breakage. In that case, apply Argan Oil (softens your hair and makes detangling easier) or good old Coconut Oil or any hair oil you use. Let it sit for 2 minutes before you use your fingers or a detangling comb. You can use a spritzer to oil your hair evenly.
Use a Detangler!
With curly hair, detangling can be a challenging task. Curly hair tends to get tangled up quite easily an even when you take all precautions – braiding, using scarf, conditioning and what not, there are times when detangling becomes a part and parcel of your hair styling routine!
A detangler can help you with detangling by softening your hair strands and letting you detangle them gently, without causing breakage or pulling out hair! You don’t have to spend a fortune for a detangler and can whip up one at home quite easily. We will be adding a detangler recipe soon, stay tuned.
Use Leave-In Conditioner!
Leave-in conditioner, as the name suggests, makes your hair manageable and helps with detangling. While curly hair often needs a detangler for detangling, conditioner would do the trick for long or wavy hair. Just apply leave-in conditioner to your hair and detangle. You can use clips for diving your hair to make detangling by sections easier.
Choose a method that works best for your hair and hair type. In most cases, oil works well. For curly hair you might need a detangler or conditioner or both. With wavy hair, I usually find oil good enough and use my fingers or a detangling comb depending on my mood and time.
I prepare my hair care recipes at home, though, I use organic and natural products like the ones from HY Vitamins when am held up or want professional solutions. Don’t have time to prepare DIY recipes for detangling or conditioning? We have you covered at HY Vitamins with our comprehensive hair care range.