How to detangle your hair without damaging it?

Let him say: Tangled hair is often dry. “The scales open and cling to each other if you don’t clean them regularly,” explains Hovig Etoyan, director of the salon of the same name in the 6th arrondissement of Paris*.

But Tangled hair doesn’t have to be unhealthy. The hairstylist asserts that “Long and very thin hair, even if it is healthy, can get tangled very quickly simply because of its texture.” Anyway, the golden rule when you want to detangle your hair is never to be desperate. To facilitate the task, we strictly follow the advice below. Guaranteed smoothness and softness!

Comb the hair twice a day

Brushing your hair daily is the solution The first way to avoid knots and ensure beautiful and airy hair. We do this gesture in the morning to discipline the hair in battle by massaging all night on the pillow, but also in the evening to expel the daytime impurities (dust, pollution, sebum…) that flatten the hair. A key reflex to reveal shiny, sleek lengths, the brush also stimulates hair growth by supplying oxygen to the scalp. Pulling the pomade from the roots to the lengths will also restore the hair’s shine.

For the appropriate technique: It is strictly forbidden to pull hair! “This is the best way to clump the knots together, but also to break up the hair fiber,” warns Hovig Etoyan. do a good jobAnd Your hairstylist recommends dividing your hair into four large sections, afterwards Start by brushing the ends, gradually working up to mid-length and reaching the roots. All done as accurately as possible.

To make sure all your hair is detangled, a good reaction is to start at the back of the head to air out the inside of the hair and not just brush the surface.

Finally, the endless tip for the ultimate in comfort: Hold your hair by the roots when brushing to avoid pulling your scalp too much and having to gnash your teeth with every stroke of the hairbrush. To make the detangling process easier and more enjoyable, we also don’t hesitate to rinse out our detangling sprays, “to spray them far enough from the scalp for a diffused application that doesn’t weigh down the hair,” our expert recommends.

Avoid detangling hair while showering

When hair is wet, it is less flexible and more prone to breakage. It is therefore essential to preserve it as much as possible and to avoid any gesture that could weaken it…including disengaging! What do you do at the time of balm or mask? We simply leave the comb aside! “To prepare your hair with a brush, you can use it with your fingers,” Hovig Etoyan advises. “We apply our treatment to the lengths and then gently knead our hair and detangle it by hand.”

In addition to weakening the hair fiber, detangling your hair when applying the mask can weigh down the scalp: “Except for formulations designed for the scalp, Hair mask should never be applied to the roots‘explains the hairstylist. However, when combing hair covered with a mask, we remove the product along the entire length and often transfer it to the top of the head. The result: we oil the scalp, which is never a good thing.

To avoid further tangling of your hair when shampooing and rubbing frequently “You can Comb your hair right before showering To reduce knots during and after washing.”

And once from the bathroom? We gently pat her hair with a microfiber towel (more absorbent) and recommend it according to her hair type. “If the hair is thick, you can detangle it before drying it,” says the expert. “On the other hand, if the hair is very fine and/or damaged, you should first dry your hair at a low speed and low heat. And when the hair dries and the moisture evaporates, it relaxes and detangles on its own.”

Be extra vigilant in case of frizzy or flyaway hair

In terms of detangling, frizzy and flyaway hair is a special case. “They do not work at all in the same way, and they hardly work with a brush at all,” emphasizes Hovig Etoyan. why ? “The more curly hair is combed, the more uncontrollable it becomes.To avoid the ‘block’ effect and keep curls well defined, simply detangle your hair on shampoo day, right before washing it. You can also detangle gently when you get out of the shower, ‘Never use the brush but with the widest comb. Possible”, advises our specialist.

Equip yourself with the right tools to properly detangle your hair

We just saw it: Curly or frizzy hair should always be detangled with a wide-tooth comb to maintain beautiful definition and gentle movement. And what about the others? Thick hair has everything to gain from it Invest in a bristle brush which will sublimate and encapsulate the material. It is also recommended to use a brush with different bristle heights to distribute the brush evenly throughout the hair. For fine hair, Hovig Etoyan recommends the popular Tangle Teezer brush, which ventilates and gives texture to hair.

* 11 Rue Coetlogon, 75006 Paris

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