HOW TO DETANGLE MATTED HAIR WITH 6 SIMPLE STEPS
Hit a snag with your hair care routine? Whether you spent the weekend at the beach and came home with matted strands, or your hair just seems to naturally want to tangle itself, we’ve got the tips and tricks to help detangle your matted hair.
Step 1: Pre-treat matted hair with a detangling spray
Step 2: Divide and conquer
Don’t try to tackle your whole head at once, divide into smaller sections and secure using hair clips.
Step 3: Use a wide-tooth comb
Starting at the ends of your hair, gently pull a wide-tooth comb through your strands, slowly working your way up to the root. (If you start at the root, you may actually tighten the knots on the way down, making for a tougher job and more breakage.) If you get a lot of resistance, gently pry the knot apart with your fingers.
Step 4: Spray detangler as needed
Don’t be shy with your detangler. If your hair is getting dry, or you’re getting into a tough knot, spray some more detangler on it, work it in with your fingers, and work on another section while you wait for the detangler to soak in.
Step 5: Comb all over
Once the worst of the knots are loosened, brush all over with your wide-tooth comb until it glides easily through your strands.
Step 6: Shower and treat
Shower with shampoo and a deeply nourishing conditioner. And be gentle! You and your strands have just gone through something. Once you’re out of the shower, treat again with your Aussie Detangling Milk, then follow with your usual styling products. We recommend letting your hair air dry for the next few days to avoid as much breakage as possible.