Hair Stylist in Hillsborough NJ

How to detangle the worst knots


Some of us have hair that gets knotty the second we touch it. Skipping a wash can knot it up like no one’s business. It’s not the greatest situation to be in. Knots can drive you nuts but there are lots of ways to defeat this unwanted hurdles in our hair. Detangling those nasty hair knots can become of thing of the past if you practice a little patience. When you visit your hair salon, your hair stylist will show you the best way to keep the knots out and what products you should be using, but sometimes they show up anyway.

Preventing knots

Before you get into the shower, detangle your hair. This makes it easier to work through both a shampoo and a conditioner. You can find the small knots beforehand so you will spend less time de-knotting in the shower. Apply conditioner in the shower. The general rule is, the longer your hair, the more you need. Work the conditioner from root to tip, making sure it is evenly coated. Leave in for a few minutes and rinse. Once you are out of the shower, apply a leave-in conditioner and use a wide tooth shower comb to brush.

Other ways to prevent knots include putting your hair in braids or a silk scarf before bedtime to prevent friction on tangles. Use a silk pillowcase, which keeps hair silkier and less likely to tangle.

How to detangle

Sometimes all the preventative measures won’t stop knots from forming. And the longer you wait, the worse a knot gets. The sooner you can untangle, the better it is. Find the culprit and hold it with one hand. With your other hand, comb your fingers through the knot as much as possible without letting go of the knot. Try to loosen hair and pull it out of the knot without breaking the strands of hair. Next, apply conditioner to de-knot. Finger comb through your hair and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently comb your hair.

The worst of knots

If you just can’t seem to get a handle on a really bad knot, you may have to result to cutting it out of your hair. Do not try to de-knot it yourself, however, especially if it’s toward the back of your head. Sometimes the knot is so severe that it’s time to take a trip to your hair salon. Your hair stylist will have the professional know how to cure whatever hair issues you are having. Don’t be embarrassed either because they have seen it all.

If you are struggling with knotty hair, you are not alone. Even the most careful of people struggle with troubled hair from time to time. Our curly headed people struggle more often with knotting hair than most people and it can be discouraging. Understand that you do have alternatives. If you are looking for a more drastic solution to your knot issue, consider a shorter hairstyle to keep hair easier to tame. Another route to consider is hair straightening with a keratin treatment. You will have fewer knots to contend with. Whatever route you choose, talk to your hair stylist at Legends Salon of Hillsborough and come up with a solution that works best for your hair and your lifestyle.

We can help de-knot your hair!

Phone: (908) 874-5252


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