Whose hair doesn’t get tangled when left unattended? Definitely not mine and i assume if you are here you want to know why your hair gets tangled up so easily.
Here are some common causes of tangled curls in this article and how to avoid tearing your hair out.
1. Not Using The Right Deep-Conditioner
As a natural you cannot just buy any deep-conditioner because of someone’s judgement about it. You have to know your own hair porosity level and then purchase your deep conditioners based on that. A high porosity tells you that your hair and cuticle is damaged and therefore the products you get should be able to restore moisture and strength back into the hair cuticle. A protein based conditioner would be great for such hair. For a Low porosity hair, a protein based deep conditioner might not be necessary.
2. Not Detangling Your Hair Correctly
To make detangling session easier and less painful, section your hair into parts. You can decide to part your hair into 2, 4 or many based on how thorough you want your hair to be detangled. People use different methods to detangle, some may rely solely on their fingers whiles others may use combs (wide-tooth combs) and brushes for a more detangled hair. Whatever, your preferred method is, do not forget to detangle your roots. Never overlook any part of your hair. Start from the tips of your hair and work your way up to the roots. Incorrect detangling practices will cause more knots and tangles which will eventually cause you to lose even more hair so be mindful.
3. Postponing Wash Days
Washing your hair as often as possible should be every natural or curlies must. Keeping moisture in your hair is vital to the health of your hair. It helps prevent your hair from getting unnecessarily brittle and matted. Wash your hair often and keep a stretched style to prevent your hair from shrinking and tangling.
4. Wrong Maintenance Practices
Maintaining great hair is throughout the day is usually easy and passive. Most people however forget to protect their hair during night-time. Hair tangling can be caused by friction between the hair cuticle as they move and rub against each other. The friction occurs when your head moves during your sleep. Braids, a pineapple bun, wearing a satin scarf or bonnet are ways to prevent your hair from tangling.
5. Not Trimming Your Hair Consistently
If your focus is on length rather than health, then you might find it very difficult to give your hair a well-needed trim. Trimming however prevents your strands from tangling. Split ends will cause friction with other ends. This may result in tangles, fairy knots and raggedy ends. Trim your ends at least twice a year to keep this from happening.
6. High Manipulation Styling
If you want to give yourself a break, you should try low manipulation styling like perm rods, flexy rods, twists and heatless blowouts To achieve excellent results you will have to detangle every strand carefully. Detangling hair before styling not only make for great results but it takes care of possible knots and tangles as a result of the style. Low manipulation hair styling does not require lots of effort to achieve yet they are exactly what your hair needs. Just be sure to moisturise your hair using either the LOC or LCO method during your styling process.