How to Get Rid of Heavily Tangled Hair at Home without Thinning Down Your Hair

Long or short, tangled hair is a nightmare. Detangling hair often becomes a helluva mess and it’s enough reason to freak out when your hair get ripped off while trying to detangle it. Some detangling hair products again do more harm to your hair by thinning it down. So, here are five simple ways you can get rid of tangled hair at home without the risk of thinning.

1. Oil is the #1 Rescuer and You’ve always underestimated it

A few drops of oil can actually work like magic when it comes to detangling hair. The best oils for this purpose are coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil. Apply a few generous drops of any of these oils on the tangled part of your hair and rub it lightly. Let it soak the oil. Then hold above the tangled strand of hair strongly and try to comb it with the thick… This technique will help you avoid ripping your hair off the scalp and also to avoid any pain. Add a few more drops of oil if you think it necessary.

2. Apply a Quick Detangle Hair Mask

Take 1 tablespoon of curd/yoghurt, 1 egg yolk and a few drops of coconut oil in a bowl. Mix well and apply this mask on the tangled areas. Leave on for at least 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and you will see the hair strands detangling in a way as if there were no tangles at all. However, don’t comb your hair while wet. With the help of your fingers try to unwind the tangled strand lightly and then press out all the water. Hold the dry towel on the strand and give it a light press. Do not rub. Let the towel soak the excess water off the strand and then let it dry naturally. Comb when dry and see the results yourself. This mask works very well even for heavily tangled hair.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Trick

This is a must-have item in the kitchen and comes very handy in a number of issues apart from food. Mix 1 teaspoon of apple apple cider vinegar in half cup water and stir well. Rinse the tangles with this mixture and wait for a few minutes before trying to unknot them. You will be surprised with the results.

4. Quick Fix with Water-Conditioner Mix

Want a quick solution? Then mix a generous amount of your regular hair conditioner with water and apply on the tangles with your palms. Rub gently on the tangles till they ease out and unknot like a piece of silk. Wash the residues off after you are done.

5. Petroleum Jelly – What! You Never thought of it

Yes, you read that right and it’s another quick fix when you have nothing else around. And you thought petroleum jellies are good for nothing! Dab on a generous amount of petroleum jelly on the tangles and keep it rubbing on gently till the jelly gets into the knots. Try to unknot the tangles with your fingers and then comb your hair. Wash off your hair as it will get sticky after using the petroleum jelly.

So, the next time you get those freaking tangles on your beautiful hair, try out these tips to detangle your hair instead of force brushing and ripping off the hair.


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