Have you ever felt frustrated by tangles in your hair, or that of your kids'? Curly hair is often prone to tangles or snarls. This is due to the coiled shape of your strands. As coils turn back in on themselves, knots are created. This issue can be enhanced by dry or untrimmed curls. However, you don't have to live with knotted curls. Here's how to naturally manage tangles. Give these suggestions a go, and let us know what works for you.
How To Naturally Manage Tangles
Dry curls will often become snarled or tangled curls because there is no slip for the strands. Therefore, they tangle up around themselves. Therefore, you need to help your strands out. This means adding moisture to your curls. This can be achieved by using a curl refreshing spray, use a leave in conditioner, or deep conditioning curls.
While oils can't moisturize, they can help create slip and lock moisture in. As we discussed above, moisturized curls are far less likely to tangle. There are a lot of great oils out there to consider. For fine curls, consider sunflower oil. Mix it with equal parts water with a spray bottle, and spritz throughout stands. Use a wide toothed comb to work through the strands and leave it in. You can also use it a pre poo for shiny, easy to manage strands. For heavier or coarser curls, you'll need to change your oil selection accordingly. A heavier oil such as olive or avocado can help.
As tedious as it can be, getting regular trims is very important to the overall health and wellbeing of your curls. Trims remove the dead ends, which become try, split, and create more damage. Getting in with your stylist every 6-8 weeks is important for keeping tangles to a minimum.
It's important to invest in good quality pillow cases or caps. Cotton wicks away moisture, which dries out strands. Additionally, silk or satin allows strands to slip across its surface.