1. Condition hair
Condition your hair after washing, and use a deep conditioning mask every one or two weeks. Tip: condition the ends only, to avoid greasy roots. Conditioning hair will restore moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle.
2. Use a wide tooth comb
A wide tooth comb not only can remove the tangles more efficiently, but also protect your hair from being torn and damaged. Start at the bottom of the knot, and patiently work your way up until it is combed out completely.
3. Brush hair consistently
Gently brush your hair 2-3 times a day using a soft bristle brush, especially before a shower and before sleeping.
4. Protect hair while you sleep
You should sleep with dry hair. It is recommended to use silk or satin pillow cases.
5. Choose the right products
Do not use any products that contain alcohol. Alcohol really dries out your hair and makes it more prone to tangling. It is recommended to choose natural, sulfate and alcohol-free products, or those specifically designed for tangled hair.
6. Braids. Braids. Braids.
Tying your hair up in a ponytail all the time causes hair breakage and sometimes split ends. Therefore, it is recommended to try to style your hair differently than a regular ponytail in the exact same spot every time.
Alternatively, you can try those cordless coil hair ties or scrunchies to do your ponytails and buns.
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