How to have great, untangled hair

Although you take care of it, your hair gets tangled. Don’t blame yourself – all women are affected by it! Here are a few tips to avoid knots and untangle your hair according to the rules.
Every day, your hair rubs against your clothes and your skin. The follicles are put under stress and they become less smooth. Its results in follicles peeling off and getting tangled up. “In winter, this effect is worsened by jumpers and turtlenecks. The hair will tangle more easily, particularly longer hair and the hair underneath. But it can easily be untangled with your fingers.”
Everything depends on the nature and the quality of the hair. “Asian hair has of a tendency to tangle as it is smoother than European hair, which is softer.” And you need to remember to take care of your hair so that it doesn’t tangle as much. “Conditioner can be a good help in avoiding tangles. It doesn’t have any treating or nourishing properties, but it is perfect for untangling hair. The tiny plastic beads in it assure softness and perfect untangling!”
The best moment to untangle hair is before using shampoo, on wet hair. “To do this, use a flat brush. Start by untangling the ends then focus on the lengths. By starting at the top, you could worsen the knots already there and have more trouble getting rid of them.” It is possible to use a comb to untangle your hair, always on wet hair and after the conditioner has been washed out.
In case of a knot, whatever you do don’t force it! “On the contrary, be gentle with your hair to avoid breaking it. Untangle it delicately and don’t hesitate once again to use conditioner or a mask to make life easier.”
For styling, straight hair can be brushed every day without any problems. Curly hair, on the other hand, should only be untangled after using shampoo and conditioner when it is wet. “Afterwards, leave it as it is. The more you brush it, the more the curls will lose their shape and your hair will become fluffy…So on dry hair, style it with your hands or with a wide toothed comb.”

Our tip: The alternative to conditioner is dual-phase treatments. Choose this depending on the nature of your hair (coloured, dry, white or even blonde) and apply on the mid-lengths and tips. Your hair will be easier to untangle and will also be repaired.
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Laura Superbi

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Laura Superbi