Since I started growing out my hair, I've been going crazy trying to figure out how to avoid tangled hair. My hair is incredibly, ridiculously thick and, at this particular moment, it's just past my shoulder blades. I brush it and it's tangled five minutes later. I wake up, the entire underside is a snarled, tangled mess. I brush it before washing it and have a rat's nest by the time I rinse out the conditioner. Combing out the snarls is so painful that I'm beginning to feel like a masochist just for taking care of my hair. So I'm on a mission, and if you suffer thick, painful snarls, then come on and learn how to avoid tangled hair with me!
1. Condition, Condition, Condition
When you're figuring out how to avoid tangled hair, you'll quickly discover how important it is to condition. I mean, you really have to condition your hair. There are several ways to do so, and you can try them all if your hair reacts well. Conditioning in the shower is always good, because that leaves your hair smoother when you're ready to start styling. However, that's not always enough. If you need something more powerful than a rinse-out conditioner, try a leave-in treatment each day or do a deep conditioning treatment every one or two weeks. If you have oily hair and worry about making it worse, just remember to only condition the ends of your hair, not the scalp!