We've all been there, haven't we? You've washed your hair and then you have to spend ages detangling. It can be painful, time consuming and a complete nightmare but it doesn't have to be if you know how to do it correctly. Here are a couple of tips that will help:
BEGIN FROM THE BOTTOM
The worst thing you can do is start brushing from the root. This will just push the knots further down the strands of your hair. Start from the bottom working your way upwards gently. This will help prevent breakage and will ease pain at the scalp.
USE A WIDE TOOTHED COMB OR DETANGLING BRUSH
Either of these are perfect to use and they will help remove knots and detangle your hair in a much painless way.
A good detangling spray is definitely worth every penny. It helps reduce tension between the hair strands. It can be used on both dry or damp hair and they do not need to be rinsed out afterwards. They are perfect for everyday use too. After you've washed your hair, give it a few sprays all over with a detangling spray and you should be able to comb your hair through leaving it tangle free.
CONDITION YOUR HAIR
Conditioner is one of the most important steps towards looking after your hair as it has so many benefits. Apply conditioner to the tips of your hair and move upwards towards the roots. Don't apply to your scalp, it doesn't need it. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes and whilst it's on use a comb to detangle and then rinse as usual.
USE YOUR FINGERS
Before you reach for a comb use your fingers. Gently separate your hair into small sections this will make it much easier to manage and the task will feel less overwhelming.
Finally, the best tip ever is to brush your hair before washing it. If it's knotty and tangled before you start then it's only going to get worse when you wash it. Take 5 minutes out before you wash to completely brush your hair. This really does work and you'll be amazed at how much time and pain it saves you afterwards.