Fine, long hair is prone to tangles. Those with curly hair also have to work to keep hair from tangling throughout the day. Ripping through tangles with a comb or a brush will damage your hair — making it even more prone to tangling. Fortunately, the proper conditioners, techniques and products can keep tangles at bay. Learn how to keep hair detangled all day and enjoy your sleek locks.
Things You'll Need
Put conditioner on freshly shampooed hair. Comb the conditioner through your hair. Leave it on for 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Wrap a towel around the ends of your hair. Gently squeeze out excess water from the bottom, and work toward the top. Wrap your hair in the towel, and leave it for 15 minutes.
Apply a dime-sized amount of a cream leave-in conditioner to your hair. Use your fingers to work it in. Avoid applying conditioner to the roots, as it can make them greasy.
Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb. Start at the bottom and comb upward to the roots. Work through the tangles as you go. If you have tough snarls, put more leave-in conditioner on them and comb through.
Rake a dime-size amount of anti-frizz serum through your hair using your fingers. Concentrate it on areas where your hair tends to get tangled during the day.
Turn on a blow-dryer on the lowest setting. Aim the dryer down toward your head, and comb through your hair with your fingers. Once your hair is half dry, run a comb through it.
Let your hair air dry, if possible.
References and ResourcesHairfinder: How to Get Rid of Tangled Hair
Naturally Curly; Curly Kids: Avoiding Tangled Hair at Playtime; Tara Lisciandro-Hornich; August 2011