If you have long hair (and especially if you have hair extensions) it’s vital to protect against tangled hair. When your hair gets tangled a lot, this can cause breakage and damage and make it nearly impossible to grow it out past a certain length. So we came up with this list of tips and tricks to protect your natural hair and your extensions against tangles!
Condition Your Hair
This probably goes without saying, but conditioner is pretty important if you’re trying to protect against tangled hair. If you skip it, your hair will lack the softness and smoothness that limits friction, and consequently, tangles.
Brush Before Washing
A lot of people make the mistake of jumping in the shower without brushing their hair first. Unfortunately, this locks in any tangles you have. Even if you’re going to use conditioner, always brush your hair before washing it.
Use a Boar Bristle Paddle Brush
Speaking of brushing, the best brush to protect against tangled hair is a boar bristle paddle brush. Tony Odisho’s boar bristle paddle brushes separate your hair gently. They’re designed to be compatible with both natural hair and extensions, so they’re perfect for all hair types!
Protect Your Hair While You Sleep
If your hair is long enough to tie up in a bun or braid, always do this before you sleep. The friction between your hair and pillow can cause some pretty tough tangles, so it’s very important to wear your hair up to bed.
Try a Detangling Spray
Detangling sprays are a must to protect against tangled hair! The Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist is the perfect detangling spray. Not only does it detangle hair, it protects it from heat styling and even UV rays!
So make you sure you protect against tangled hair this summer! Your natural hair and/or hair extensions will thank you!