It's a horrible feeling pulling at your tresses to get knots and tangles out, and it's even worse when you see the clump of hair left in your comb or brush. But if you take extra care in preventing your locks from getting tangled in the first place, then you won't have to suffer. Here are some tips on how to do so. Conditioner Your hair will be much smoother and easier to handle after using conditioner, which means you can style to your heart's content without rough tresses ruining the look. However try to avoid applying to your roots, as this will leave them greasy. A deep treatment once every week or fortnight will also add to your hair's shine and silkiness - keeping knots away. Don't tie your hair up wet Whether wrapping it in a towel or using a scrunchie, by rubbing your hair up the wrong way when it's damp you're bound to encounter problems. Instead, gently pat your hair dry in a downward movement when you get out of the shower or bath, ever so gently running your fingers through as you do so to separate. Brush/comb throughout the day We all know the havoc a windy day can cause on our hair - what began as a neat side-parting can quickly turn into a bird's next with just one strong gust. That's why it's important to detangle a few times during the day, using a soft bristle to avoid snapping strands. A wide-bristle brush is also recommended as it is less likely to catch your locks when you run it through. Keep up the trims Getting a hair cut not only stops split ends, it also evens your hair out and restores any damage you may have. If you're prone to knotting then it's worth taking regular trips to the salon, to stop things from looking and feeling messy.
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