Sunday, 14 June 2015

Keeping Long Hair Knot Free

I love having long hair and I'm unsure if I'll ever get the chop (maybe when I'm like 60 and opt for a perm - if they're still cool in 2050 obvs.) However, one of the biggest downsides to having long locks is, without a doubt, knots. I can't imagine the amount of hair I've lost due to those huge tangles that result in a massive chunk of hair having to leave my head *sob*. So here's a couple of ways I try and keep my hair knot-free...

1) Comb wet hair as soon as you've got out of the shower (or in the shower, even)
It can be so easy to get out of the shower, wrap your hair in a towel and then spend the next couple of hours keeping yourself busy so you don't have to deal with that wet lump on your head. But tackling it straight away is definitely the best idea. I usually pat dry my hair with a towel and then get straight to it. I even sometimes comb through conditioner in the shower, with a wide toothed comb, so it will 
be less knotty when I get out.

2) Use detangling spray/leave in conditioner
The other day I ran out of detangling spray and I couldn't believe what a difference it made! I've always thought detangling products are a bit of a gimmick (yet still use them anyway) but I've realised they do actually help with taming those unruly tangles. My favourites are probably the Aussie Miracle Recharge Luscious Long Leave In Conditioner which smells amazing but an even more budget friendly option is the Loreal Kids Sweet Pear Tangle Tamer. So what if it's for kids, it works wonders!

3) Use a comb on wet hair instead of a brush
I've always been told that brushing wet hair is a big no-no but there are a lot of brushes out there, nowadays, that are designed to be used on wet hair which I've yet to try - so I'm not saying not to use these. But, whatever you do, just don't use a normal brush on wet hair. Your hair is weaker when wet and brushing it will only make it worse! Instead, I use a wide toothed comb first to get all my knots out and then proceed to use a brush if blow-drying.

4) Invest in a good brush
You're probably going to brush your hair at least once a day so it's worthwhile investing in a decent one that will get your knots out easily without causing any damage. Obviously, everyone's hair will have different preferences but I've found the new Denman Tangle Tamer Ultra* is a great option. As the name suggests, this brush is great at getting out those pesky knots and it seems to leave my hair feeling really silky after using it.
5) Sleep in braids
My hair gets ridiculously knotty on a night if I leave it down so I usually plait it before I go to bed. This way it'll stay tangle-free and it means I wake up with wavy hair that I don't have to bother doing anything with - yay for extra time in bed!

Have you got any tips on taming those tangles?

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1 comment

  1. Lovely post, my hair is naturally curly and I tend to brush it when it's wet as it's much easier! I also sleep in braids so when I wake up there are no weird tangles :)
    Dalal x


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