Ahhh. those winter weather months, the wind, the rain, the snow…it really can put a major damper on your hair. Not to mention all the tangles it can cause. It often seems like between the weather and all the extra layers of clothes we have to wear during the winter months our hair has no chance of NOT getting tangled. By now you know keeping your hair tangled is not any good for your hair, but you also probably know that just ripping out your tangles harshly can cause some major damage to your hair. If you’ve been feeling like that’s the only option, you’re in the right place because we’re sharing our tips for detangling winter hair without damaging your hair.
Use The Right Tools
Like really anything else in life, it’s all about using the right tools to really maximize on the results you’re looking for. When you’re detangling your hair this is NO exception. The first rule of thumb when it comes to detangling your hair is to NOT use a brush…use a comb instead. Preferably a wide toothed comb, there are even combs specifically made for detangling hair. In addition, experts suggest really making sure that you’re using quality hair care products. This means using a conditioner that conditions your hair in a really great way. When your hair is conditioned and has moisture it’s less likely to develop tangles and if you do, they’re a lot less difficult to remove.
Make Sure You’re Using Proper Methods
Just like it’s important to make sure that you have the right tools to properly detangle your hair, it’s crucial that you’re keeping your methods and techniques for removing tangles on point. This means starting at the ends of your hair and working your way up. Yep, it’s likely you’ve been trying to detangle your hair wrong this whole time if you’ve been starting at your scalp. Of course, since it’s so important we have to mention again how important it is to make sure that your hair is well moisturized. When your hair is dry it becomes brittle and frail which can lead to a lot of breakage. When you’re going about the detangling process in your hair, it’s suggested to apply some additional moisture through a leave-in conditioner or something similar to really get your hair a lot of moisture so it makes your hair less stiff. In addition, experts suggest not trying to detangle your hair when it’s wet. Why? Because when your hair is wet, it’s in a very vulnerable state, much more so than when it’s dry. This is why you’re going to want to add a moisturizing product to your hair, since it’s wise to detangle when your hair is dry you don’t want it to be dry where it doesn’t have any moisture.
Of course we can’t forget to mention that anytime you’re detangling your hair the most important thing to keep in mind is to have patience. When you get frustrated and just want to tear through the tangles is often when you develop breakage in your hair. Stay patient and work through it slowly.