Top 9 reasons why your Hair is always tangled

Tangled natural hair? Or is it Single strand knots? Read on.

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Do you experience lots of tangles and knots on your hair like always regardless of doing everything right. Well, sometimes the right thing might not be right at all or it’s just not right for your hair type.

Hair tangles easily when in a dry and damaged state that’s why the moisturize your hair statement is emphasized. When hair is damaged or dry the cuticle(outer layer) is raised/open & the open layers snag up causing tangles and knots. In case you missed out on how to reduce single strand knots post, catch up here.

Why your hair is always tangled.

Skipping trims.

Length chasers, Olaa! I know how most of us dread trims cos it feels like losing the length you’ve been working so hard for but you ought to associate trims with positive results(healthy hair, lush hairstyles, length retention thus more length). Split ends tend to travel up your length if not trimmed & other than having unhealthy, dry and damaged hair, you’ll get a tangled mess on your hair. Not sure whether you need a trim? Well find out here and learn how to dust your ends every now and then here.

Towel drying

How you dry your hair matters too. Rubbing your towel on your hair to dry isn’t the best way to go cos as you move your towel in twisting and circular motion your hair twists/hugs forming knots and tangles. Pat your hair to absorb the water or hold a section a time to squeeze out the water. You can also dry with a soft cotton T-shirt.

Lack of moisture.

Moisture is natural hair’s best friend, it’ll solve most of your hair problems and as I said earlier hair tangles easily when dry. Moisturize according to your porosity type and always use a moisturizing deep conditioner after cleansing. Check out moisturizing tips here and here.

Cotton scarf and pillowcase.

Cotton scarf and pillowcase are a recipe for disaster(ruined styles, tangles, knots, dry hair). Cotton absorbs moisture from your hair and the friction between your hair and material dries your hair, the tossing and turning causes the tangles. Sleep in satin bonnets or pillowcases to keep the hair soft & with less tangles and knots.

Not detangling properly.

Do I have to explain more here? The less you detangle the more the tangles. Detangle in sections, use products that give a good slip, first finger detangle then run a wide tooth comb or detangling brush through your length to properly detangle. Missed on how to ease the detangling process post? Catch up here.

Why hair is always tangled

Keeping your ends open.

Wear your hair out once in a while but not always to keep the tangles and knots at bay. I advocate tucking your ends cos they are the oldest, weakest, exposed to surfaces and tangle easily. Wear protective styles that hide your ends when your hair needs a break from manipulation.


Other reasons why your hair is always tangled;

  • Product build up. Clean your scalp & hair regularly to get rid of the build up.
  • Washing all of your hair open. Wash your hair in sections or you can wash your hair in braids or twists.
  • Wearing styles for too long. Once you notice your styles get fluffy and old, refresh or take them down

How do you keep tangles at bay and if your hair is always tangled, what have you noticed might be the cause.

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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