We’ve all been well-accustomed to the frustration of knotty hair. It’s so much more than an unsightly mess; getting knots out can also be pretty painful, and even more so if you are using the wrong products and tools on your hair.
Contrary to common beliefs, managing hair is more complex than picking the right hairbrush. First of all, you’ll need to know what type of hair you are working with. With this knowledge, you can transform your hair and improve its overall appearance.
So, if you’re wondering things like, “why does my hair get so tangled?” we’ve listed the essential products and tools you need according to your particular hair type.
If you have straight hair, your hair care essentials will include a regular bristle hairbrush, although a detangling brush is the best option. Beyond that, you’ll also need a shampoo and a conditioner that’s suitable for your particular hair texture; dry, dull, or other.
It’s always an excellent idea to opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, as these don’t cause damage.
Straight hair is typically the easiest to manage in terms of tangles and frizz, so simply switching your shampoo and conditioner and using the right hairbrush for tangles should be enough to improve your hair’s behavior.
While wavy hair might be perceived as the ideal ‘good hair day’ texture, it’s pretty challenging to achieve flowing wavy hair. This particular hair type is prone to frizz, which can quickly add to already tangled locks.
Fortunately, the right products and tools can ease your hair struggle if you have wavy hair. It’s best to use a wide-tooth comb and consider switching your shampoo and conditioner for a co-wash and sulfate-free conditioner. That said, it’s ideal to avoid brushing wavy hair unless absolutely necessary. Furthermore, never towel-dry your locks as this is a quick way to cause tangles and frizz.
While wavy hair can be hard to manage, curly hair takes the cake as it requires the most care. It’s best to never brush curls, unless with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. But even so, it’s still not ideal as brushing causes curls to become frizzy and unruly.
Moisture is crucial for curls to look their best, so throwing out your shampoo is a great idea. Co-wash and a deep conditioning product are ideal. Furthermore, you should also opt for curl-defining creams and avoid using a hairdryer at all costs.
It can be a bit tricky to keep your hair looking its best, no matter your hair type. But with all the new products and tools out there that are created specifically for different types of hair, it’s more manageable than ever before to reform your hair. It’s also good to define your hairstyle, and a face shape, to simplify your daily hair care routine.
Nevertheless, when it comes to tangles, always prevent brushing from the top, using swift motions, and pulling tangles out, as this will cause irreversible damage to your hair. The best approach to get a stubborn knot out is to use a conditioner to work strands free from the mass tangle without causing any breakage.