Matted hair is the combination of attached and shed hairs. Compared with regular tangles, they are more severe. Some are just prone to matted hair. However, when wearing braided extensions or other extensions too long, many experience matted hair.
Matted hair will occur when it has not been combed to remove shed hairs. Loose hairs knot several times around attached hair, creating tangles. If they are not removed, they will lead to matting. Some people are just prone to knotting. Some people may be suffering from a damaged hair cuticle, causing more friction from the lifted cuticles.
Without cutting the hair, matted hair can be successfully detangled. If you carefully deal with it with product, it can be accomplished and end up saving your strands.
How to Detangle Matted Hair
1.Loosen the matted strands
Use an excellent detangler, oil, or moisturizing conditioner to completely saturate matted hair, loosening matted strands. To really get the product to loosen and soften the strands, you can let the detangler stay on your hair for up to 30 minutes, or add heat.
2. Pull apart the strands
Carefully and gently pull apart the strands by using fingers or a wide tooth comb, detangling your hair and decreasing further damage. To prevent yanking and pain, you should hold onto the hair near the root.
We should not panic if we find there are significant shedding. The hair is matted those shed hairs are locked in and need removal. We lose on average 100 hairs a day.
How To Keep Hair From Matting
- To decrease the chances of matted hair occurring, especially if you are prone to matting, do detangle regularly.
- Never put off detangling. Otherwise, it may turn into a more tedious and damaging detangling session or matting.
- Do regular protein treatments to fill the gaps in damaged cuticles, decreasing friction, tangles, and matting.
- Never keep extensions in any longer than advised.