How to Detangle Your Hair Without Causing DamageJune 23, 2020
Tip #1 to Detangle Hair: Conditioner Is Your Best Friend
“I believe a conditioner is very important when detangling hair because it coats the hair allowing a comb or brush to move through it more easily,” says Rivera. For coarse-textured and curly hair, she recommends using leave-in conditioner to remove knots. We love the Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Wash N’ Go Leave-in, which is specifically formulated for waves and coils to help soften and moisturize hair while adding bounce and a boost of shine. “For finer hair types, depending on how bad the tangles are, I recommend a leave-in conditioner as well. However, it’s important to be careful when applying because if you put too much on the hair it can weigh it down,” explains Rivera. To avoid heavy or greasy-looking hair, we recommend a lightweight leave-in spray for finer hair, like the Voloom Knot-a-Problem Detangler. This sweet coconut-smelling detangling conditioner leaves the hair shiny without weighing it down. It also works to repair split ends and is safe for colored, straightened and chemically-treated hair.
Tip #2 to Detangle Hair: Use the Right Tools for Your Hair Type
When removing tangles, Rivera recommends that those with curly hair use a paddle brush. “The bristles are perfectly set apart for curly and coarse hair, allowing the brush to get through it without stressing the strands too much.” For finer hair types, she prefers a wide tooth comb because thanks to the spacing of the teeth, it can move through the hair without placing too much tension on fine strands.