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The Secret to Tangle-Free Hair

When you’ve got long locks, keeping the knots at bay can be easier said than done. If you’ve been in a constant battle with your unwanted tangles, get ready because you’re about to have your hair game changed forever. Below we’re revealing all of our top secrets to achieve tangle-free hair so you can flaunt your mermaid vibes all day, every day!

The Secret to Tangle-Free Hair

Brush First

This may seem obvious, but your hairbrush NEEDS to be your best friend. Take it everywhere with you and brush when you wake up, before you wash your hair, after exercise, after being out in the wind, before you go to bed and any moment you can get between! As soon as your hair moves around, tangles develop so brushing it often will stop them from building up and causing knots. Brushing also distributes your scalps natural oils throughout the hair, keeping it healthy and shiny!

Avoid Washing

When you wash your hair, it removes dirt and oils from the hair and scalp. However, it also removes moisture from your hair, making it dry and prone to tangling! By avoiding washing your hair for as long as you can you’ll be able to keep your hair healthier, preventing those dreaded knots and dried locks! When you do need to wash your hair, make sure to use a gentle shampoo which doesn’t contain parabens or sulphates.

Mask The Dryness

With this one, we really do mean it quite literally! As hair gets older, it naturally becomes drier from weather, washing, heat styling and more. This means that putting the moisture back into the hair is so important! Using a hair mask once or twice a week will allow the hair to absorb all the goodness and become hydrated from inside the follicle. After using a mask, your hair will look and feel gorgeous, oh, and tangle-free!

Top Up the Moisture

After washing your hair, your tresses can lose a lot of moisture whilst drying, especially if you use a hairdryer! Keep the hydration levels high by using a leave-in conditioner to lock in extra moisture. Our favourite is from SHOW Beauty as the blend of caviar, white truffle, shea butter and pro vitamin B5 leave our locks super-soft and shiny!

Keep It Trimmed

As we mentioned earlier, older hair becomes weaker, drier and less healthy overall. This means that even though it can be hard, sometimes you just gotta’ bite the bullet and get it cut off! Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks will keep split ends at bay, preventing dried tangles and knots as well as maintaining a healthy looking head of hair.

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