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How Do I Stop my Hair from Knotting?

May 29, 2020

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Knots are known to ruin a perfect hairstyle in moments. It can be frustrating to comb your hair several times a day only to find new knots at every turn. Like many other hair problems, easily knotted hair can be a sign of mistakes or things missing from your hair care routine. Starting with the Keratin Brush, The Cosmetic Republic USA provides all you need to improve your hair's texture and tame your strands, but first, you must learn the right way to treat your knots after they show up.

Whether you have straight or curly hair, knots are a tricky thing to deal with without losing patience in the process. If you rush through your washing and combing routine, you'll damage the strands and it won't be long before new knots start invading your hair all over again. Some people argue that as long as there's washing and combing involved, the details or our haircare habits don't make a significant difference, but knots and tangles are just one of the most visible outcomes of dry, malnourished hair. If you neglect your hair care habits, they will continue ruining your look. Proper combing techniques and regular hair care treatments are a great starting point to stop your hair from knotting once and for all.

With this in mind, we bring you the answers to the most common questions surrounding the topic. Once you start paying attention to the following details, the untangling process will become less tedious.

What's the Best Way to Shampoo my Hair?

Spread your shampoo with gentle motions from the scalp and all the way down to the strands. You can gently run your fingers through the strands to avoid more tangles as you wash. While scrubbing with your finger pads is a good way to spread the shampoo and rinse it off your scalp, don't scrub over the strands or you'll be getting more knots in them.

How Often Should I Comb My Hair?

Comb your hair before and after every shower. A pre-shower combing session will help you wash the strands more thoroughly and keep the hair from tangling too much as you spread and rinse your shampoo and conditioner. Like this, it will take no time to comb your hair after the shower and you'll be able to keep it from knotting too much throughout the day.

For all its advantages, your beauty sleep involves some tossing and turning, causing new knots to appear overnight. Make a habit of brushing your hair in the mornings and before going to bed to keep these knots from taking more strands. A good brushing session is also useful to restore the fullness of your hair after undoing a hairstyle you've been carrying for hours.

What's the Best Way to Comb my Hair?

No matter how unruly it is at the beginning, don't pull too hard on your hair or you'll only break more strands while trying to work on the knots. Divide your hair into sections without tugging when you cross a knot. Then, start from the ends and gently work your way to the roots as you untangle the knots in a downward motion. The hair is more fragile when it's wet, so make sure to be patient untangling the strands during and after the shower. If you try to force your way through the knots, the strands you break will get your hair even more tangled in the future.

Stop combing after untangling all the strands and once you've reached the desired look. Don't comb your hairs with your fingers unless you're working on spreading hair products through the strands. Remember that excessive touching and combing will undo your efforts and make your hair grow weaker.

What Are the Best Tools to Untangle my Knots?

Use a wide-ended comb to work on wet hair and the knots themselves. This comb provides more room to work with and reduces the chances of breakage when your hair is still in tangles. Close-ended combs and brushes with flexible bristles are useful to keep the body and volume of the hair while preventing the formation of new knots. With over 400 3D that adapt to all hair types without pulling at the strands, the Keratin Brush will help you keep your strands in check and ensure the right look throughout the day.How to Get Rid of the Knots in Your Hair

How Can I Keep My Hair from Knotting?

It's easier to work on your hair when your strands are already strong and healthy. Frizzled hairs lead to more knots, and they usually show up when the hair is in need of hydration. Make sure to use a shampoo that's rich in vitamins and free of parabens, sulfates, and chemical products. A good conditioner spread on the mids and ends during the shower will also make your strands more manageable. Leave-in conditioners like the Night Restructuring Vitamins will also restore the thickness of your hair, using the most effective natural properties to tame your strands and stop knots from appearing.

To help the strands grow more resistant to knots, use a scalp repairing mask once a week. This will nourish the strands from their roots and increase their elasticity. As your scalp is soothed with natural properties, you'll start seeing fewer knots and it will take less effort to keep your hair's body while combing.

As long as you don't pull too tight while styling, you can gather your hair in braids, buns, and ponytails before going to sleep. Regular trimming on the ends can also prevent breakage and knots.

Anything I Should Look out for?

If you like spending time in pools and beaches, you must brace yourself for a long combing session in the near future. While braids and buns are a good way to keep your hair in check while you're in the water, your hair will get drier and harder to work with afterward. Prior hair treatments can nourish your strands in advance while providing some protection against chlorine, saltwater, and excessive sunlight.

This one is probably a no brainer, but the chemical in hair dyes and bleaches are very aggressive on the strands, depriving them of the nourishment that helps them grow more resistant to breakage during combing.

If possible, use only silk or satin pillowcases to sleep on. Cotton and flannel are more common and slightly more affordable, but they also make your strands get caught in the material, prompting more knots in the process.

No matter how wild your hair is, you can avoid knots if you commit to these simple recommendations. Remember that regular hydration will improve the texture of the strands and ultimately reduce the appearance of knots. Contact The The Cosmetic Republic USA calling TOLL FREE TOLL FREE 1-888-513-8815 or filling out the contact form to get all the products and tools you need to stop your hair from knotting. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox.

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