Most mornings I wake up with knotted and tangled hair. I toss and turn a lot in my sleep so I’m pretty sure that has something to do with it. Imagine something resembling to a bird’s nest, that’s me. Through trial and error I’ve learnt how to tame my knots and tangles over the years and today I’m going to be sharing my tips. It would be rude to keep them all to myself.
Fingers: This is a very simple and obvious step which I call the finger brush. After my evening shower and every morning I’ll gently run my fingers through my hair. I find this helps to soften up my hair and allows me to pull away any major tangles.
Brush: My go to brush is the good old Tangle Teezer. I’m sure you’ve all heard of it by now but if you haven’t yet given it a try you must. I think Phil first introduced me to the Tangle Teezer when he noticed how much I was struggling with my hair. This brush was a revelation to me and I never go anywhere without it. It totally changed how I care for my hair. I previously used combs and any cheap brush I had to hand. It would takes me ages to get tangles and knots out of my hair and it would often result in lots of my hair being pulled out, it was quite painful.
You can probably tell from the photo that we’ve had the purple and pink brush for about 3 years now. It gets used daily by both of us. Up ’til a few weeks ago Phil’s hair was much longer than mine. He cut it off and sent it to the Little Princess Trust just before our last holiday. His hair is still long and there’s always a mad morning panic if we misplace the brush.
A few weeks back I was sent the beautiful Lemon Sherbet Salon Elite Tangle Teezer. I love the colour of this brush. They have 6 colours within the Salon Elite range, the purple and pink one is also within this collection. There are also a variety of shapes and designs within the full Tangle Teezer collection now (the Lulu Guinness ones are fab). These brushes are very comfortable to hold. They nestle into the palm of your hand so you can gently brush through your hair. They remove any tangles with ease and ensure that your hair isn’t dragged out.
I’ve started to keep the brush in my handbag recently. The longer my hair gets the more I realise I need to have a brush on me throughout the day.
Coconut oil: Once a week, usually on a Sunday, I do a hair mask. I like trying out various different masks but recently I’ve been sticking with coconut oil. My skin has been extra sensitive over the last couple of months so I haven’t been trying many new products.
If the weather is cold you might need to pop your coconut oil into a bowl and give it a blast in the microwave or oven to help soften it. Alternatively, during the summer months I keep the coconut oil in the fridge and take it out about an hour before I want to use it.
I simply apply the coconut oil to the ends of my hair and then clip it up. I’ll leave this on for a few hours and sometimes I’ll sleep with it in. I find that it helps to condition and soften the ends of my hair, especially if I leave it on over night. I’ll then wash it out in the morning and my hair is much more manageable.
Bonus tip: One of my favourite hair care brands is Lovea. I’ve tried most of their hair care products and haven’t found anything I dislike. Over the summer I’ve been using their Elixir Shimmer oil leave-in hair treatment. I apply a little amount over my hair but not on the top of my head. I then brush it though with my Tangle Teezer and blow dry my hair as normal. It helps with detangling and calming frizz. The product leaves my hair with a silky smooth feel when I’ve finished styling my hair for the day. Don’t worry about the shimmer particles, they don’t make your hair look glittery at all.
I’d love for you all to leave your tips on how you detangle your hair below. Hopefully we can all help each other out.
Thanks to Tangle Teezer for collaborating with me on this post.