Hair tangling is a very common problem among ladies with long curly hair. The problem can get even worse if you have frizzy hair and you decide not to tie them up on stormy or humid days. Tangled hair causes hair loss due to breakage, as tangled hair becomes very brittle and combing these weak and brittle hair strands aggravates your hair fall problem.

Here are some easy and useful tips on preventing hair tangles and knots that can help you get tangle free hair!


Be it curly hair or straight long hair, leaving it all day long on windy days could end up tangling your hair. And dealing with tangled hair is both stressful and painful. The knots that wind up after a good night’s sleep are equally challenging to detangle.

When the world is on a run, most of us brush our hair impatiently, often losing hair over the pesky tangles. In such scenarios, instead of arguing with your hairbrush, it is best to deal with the issue even before it begins.

Start with these haircare tips that will lessen the tangles and ease your life.

1. Trim the split ends on regular basis

The hair may start splitting towards the ends as your hair grows and the outer layer of hair may start getting thinner. This outer most layer mainly help your hair stay smooth and soft, so when it gets thinner, your hair strands become more prone to tangling and breakage. Therefore, regular hair trimming is very important for both long and short hair. If you take care of your hair properly and trim the split ends on regular basis, you can easily prevent the hair tangling.

2. Always choose a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

Use good quality shampoos and conditioners that contain high amount of moisturizing ingredients in them. Use these conditioners regularly in order to make your hair shinier, smoother, softer and stronger. Moisturizing conditioners allow your hair to retain some amount of moisture for longer and thus help you keep your hair tangle and knot free.

3. Avoid washing your hair daily

There is a direct link between tangling and daily shampooing of hair. It is not a good idea to shampoo your hair everyday unless your hair gets exposed to lots of dust and pollution. Washing your hair on daily basis may slowly take out the sebum from the hair follicle. Sebum is a waxy substance which is produced naturally on the scalp; it helps your hair stay strong and guard the hair follicle. If you shampoo your hair in every 2-3 days, you can allow your hair to stay naturally moisturized and knot-free for longer. Natural oils and sebum make the hair follicle healthy and strong. However the cleaning of hair is necessary too, but too much use of shampoo may actually result in a decline in the natural oils from your scalp.

4. Avoid using heated hair tools as much as possible

Heat styling may damage your hair by making it dry and brittle. If you use a curling or flat iron to curl your hair, tangling becomes lot more challenging. Curly hair tangles very easily, because the curly styling makes your hair very dry and subsequently hair becomes prone to tangling and breakage. You should avoid the use of heat to style your hair, and don’t forget to use a hair spray whenever you use an iron to style your hair. The spray will allow your hair to remain smooth and easy-to-manage!

5. Harsh Dyes and Bleach should also be avoided

Any kind of bleaching or dying makes your hair dry, brittle and weak. The chemicals present in these dyes totally ruin the outer layer of your hair while taking away the natural oils from your scalp. Obviously, the damaged and brittle hair is more susceptible to tangling. Try to stay away from such harsh chemicals and dyes, or you might have to finally chop off your beautiful locks.

6. Try using detangling sprays and creams

A number of detangling sprays and creams are available in the beauty shops and saloons; you can try these products after washing and conditioning your hair. These sprays provide a coating of lubricant to your hair which makes combing a pleasant experience for you.

7. Comb your hair using a wide tooth comb

If nothing works on your knotted hair, comb your hair using a wide tooth comb. Start from the knotted hair strands and carefully comb till the end of these hair-strands. The most important thing to keep in mind is that combing on tangled hair should not be done in a rush, as this might harm your hair even more. You can also try few drops of hair smoother on the knots. If you want to avoid chemical based hair de-tanglers, olive or jojoba oil can also be given a chance before you start combing the tangled hair.

If you notice too many tangles, begin brushing your hair with your fingers to detangle the knots. All along the day, on a regular basis, run your fingers through your hair to leave them soft and smooth.

8. Skip Towel Wrapping Hair

Wrapping the hair in a towel after shower is the most common regime, we, most girls follow. But that could lead to more tangles when we unwrap the hair. Instead learn to pat your hair dry with towel and let it air dry. The rubbing of hair with the towel post shower can also lead to messy tangles and eventually end in breakage of hair.

9. Let Your Hair Sleep Well

It must look and sound very stylish and cinematic to go to bed with your hair left open but the hair would end up entirely like a bird’s nest by the morning. To have tangle free hair after a long tight sleep, one needs to either tie the hair into a bun, or a ponytail. A silk scarf wrap or a silk pillowcase will avoid the tangling hair. It is advisable to inculcate the habit of combing hair before going to bed. Also remember to avoid going to sleep with cold, wet hair.

10. Braids Come to Rescue

Instead of tying the hair into a pony at the same spot might be equally damaging. Hence hop between hairstyles that will protect your hair from tangling and painful knots. Ladies who love to hold onto their long hair are advised to go with braids that will hold the hair in place and leave it soft and tangle-free.

Remember that it’s always better to stay away from conditions and unnecessary chemicals/accessories that cause hair tangles and knots, apply the right kind of hair spray and use less heat for styling your hair. If you follow these tips and tricks patiently, you can easily avoid the problem of frizzy and knotted hair.