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Hair tangles can happen to all types of hair but are especially common in longer or textured hair. While it’s normal to have some occasional tangling, getting these knots too frequently can be a sign of hair damage. It’s important to learn how to avoid tangles and detangle hair safely, to prevent further breakage. Here are a few tips on how to detangle your hair without ruining it.

Avoid Tangles in the First Place

Pat, don’t rub! Towel-dry your hair with care if you want to avoid hair tangles.

Certain habits and factors contribute to hair tangling. In general, anything that can damage the hair can cause tangles. These include using harsh hair products, frequent heat styling, massaging hair too vigorously when shampooing, and rubbing hair with a towel. Brushing your hair before taking a shower can help reduce tangles from shampooing. Avoid piling your hair on top of your head, too. Letting go of these can help keep your hair cuticles healthier and smoother, preventing tangles.

Use Conditioner Regularly

Concentrate on shampooing the scalp, not the hair. Some formulas can be harsh on the hair and can strip it of moisture. Using a conditioner regularly can nourish your hair and protect its surface. Choosing the right conditioner can also help address your hair and scalp concerns, such as dryness, dandruff, and falling hair.

To strengthen hair, use Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Conditioner. This nourishes hair with argan, rosehip, and marula oil. It also strengthens strands and prevents damage. The Break Shield Complex in the formula transforms brittle hair from root to tip.

Change Your Detangling Technique

A wide tooth comb is your best friend when it comes to smoothing tangles.

Stop tugging at your hair when trying to get the knots out — this won’t work at all. Instead, use a conditioner after shampooing. Dry your hair before combing it thoroughly. If you must comb it wet, opt for a wide-tooth comb. Hold on to your hair so that you’re not pulling at your roots. And most importantly, always start combing from the ends of the hair. If all else fails, use your fingers as a comb! Not only can they gently help remove hair tangles, but they’ll also transfer natural oils onto your strands to make them shiny and more manageable.

Coat Your Hair with Smoothing Products

Leave-in sprays, hair oils, and serums can all help make detangling an easier task. Coating your hair in these products can help smooth the overlapping layers of the hair cuticle. The smoother and silkier your strands, the less likely they are to get tangled. 

You can also try using a serum conditioner to reap more benefits. Make your hair smooth and silky with Dove Hair Fall Rescue Serum Conditioner. This formula contains Trichazole Complex, which infuses hair with healing moisture and helps keep it firmly locked into the follicle. Use this regularly to help prevent hair tangles and any consequent breakage or hair fall.

Manage hair tangles with these steps while avoiding further damage to your locks. Better yet, prevent tangles by quitting habits that cause dryness and damage.