No two hair care routines are the same. But their objectives are always the same no matter who you are or what type of hair you have. We all want hair that is healthy, shiny, and untangled. And while people have different techniques to maintain their hair, keeping it from tangling usually just means using a brush. Well, there are better ways to keep your hair knots-free. Here they are.
Mind Your Split Ends
Getting your split ends regularly trimmed has several benefits — it helps your hair grow longer and healthier, and it also keeps it from tangling. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, make sure to schedule regular trims to keep your hair happy and healthy.
The Right Way to Dry
Many of us simply wrap our hair with a towel or rub the towel on it after washing it. This is why many of us get super-tangled hair. The right way to dry your hair so it doesn’t get knotty is to blot the hair with your towel. This practice won’t harm the hair strands and prevent knots from forming.
Pick a Pillowcase
We rarely think of our pillow as part of our hair care routine, but the material we sleep on can affect our scalp and hair. When making your bed, make sure to not use flannel or cotton pillowcases. These materials cause friction and subsequent knots. Opt for satin if you can and your hair will thank you.
The Bedtime Braid
No, this isn’t a Jane Austen novel, but braiding your hair before going to bed can still help. You see, sleeping with your hair loose is an easy way to get it tangled during the night. Once your hair is braided (French braid is the best but any kind would do), you can toss and turn all you like, not feeding any pesky knots.
And Finally — the Comb
Instead of using a standard brush or a tight comb, get yourself a nice wide-tooth comb and use that after washing your hair. Using such a comb means you don’t tug on your hair as much and helps in achieving a healthy scalp.