Taming your tresses can sometimes turn into a battle, especially when hair fall becomes a concern during the detangling process. If you've noticed an increase in hair fall while detangling it might be time to pull back the curtains on your technique. Let’s cut the chase and explore the top 5 mistakes to avoid when detangling hair and see how to do it effectively without causing unnecessary hair loss.


In This Article:

1. Don't Use Excessive Force For Detangling

2. Harsh Brush Bristles

1. Don't Use Excessive Force For Detangling

One common mistake is applying too much force when detangling knots or tangles. Pulling forcefully on your hair can lead to breakage and increased hair fall. Instead, be patient and gentle, working through knots slowly and gradually.

2. Harsh Brush Bristles

The type of brush you use plays a crucial role in detangling hair. Opt for a brush with soft, flexible bristles that glide through your hair without causing damage. Avoid stiff or harsh bristles, as they can pull and break your hair, contributing to hair fall.

3. The Wrong Detangling Technique

Are you starting from the roots and yanking your way down? This is what causes hair fall while combing. Instead, start detangling from the tips and work your way up, gently releasing knots in hair without causing unnecessary stress to your hair.

4. Brushing Wet Hair

Wet hair is more prone to breakage, so detangling right after a shower can lead to increased hair fall. Allow your hair to air-dry or use a microfiber towel to soak up excess water before gently detangling. If necessary, use a wide-tooth comb for added protection.

5. Skipping Conditioner Or Detangling Products

Using a good leave-in conditioner or hair serum is essential for a smooth detangling process. These products help to lubricate your hair, making it easier to comb through knots without causing breakage. Skipping this step can result in more hair fall during detangling.

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How To Detangle Hair Easily Without Causing Hair Fall

Remember what Rapunzel said in 'Tangled' – 'You gotta have patience, persistence, and a little elbow grease.' Apply that wisdom to detangle your hair gently, and you'll see less hair fall with the right moves. Apart from the princessesadvice, scroll below for some easy hacks to detangle your mane easily.

  • Opt for a wide-tooth comb or a brush that comes with soft bristles.
  • Apply a generous amount of conditioner or a detangling hair serum before starting.
  • Divide your hair into sections for easier detangling.
  • Start from the tips and work your way up gradually.
  • Be patient and gentle, especially when encountering stubborn knots.


By steering clear of these prevalent detangling pitfalls and choosing a considerate approach, you empower yourself to minimize hair fall while simultaneously fostering a luscious and more easily manageable mane. This proactive strategy not only enhances the overall health of your hair but also contributes to a smoother and more enjoyable hair care routine, ensuring that each detangling session becomes a step towards healthier locks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Why is my hair so tangled and falling out?

A. Tangled hair and increased hair fall can result from various factors, including dryness, lack of moisture, and excessive heat styling. Assess your hair care routine and make necessary adjustments.

Q:2 What causes tangled hair?

A. Tangled hair can be caused by factors such as friction, environmental conditions, lack of moisture, and the use of harsh hair products. Maintaining proper hair care can help prevent tangles.

Q:3 When is the best time to detangle to reduce hair fall?

A. It's best to detangle your hair when it's dry or slightly damp. Avoid detangling immediately after washing, as wet hair is more susceptible to breakage.

Q:4 What type of brush should I be using?

A. Go for a brush with flexible bristles or a wide-tooth comb for detangling hair. See to it that you don’t use brushes with stiff bristles as they can lead to hair breakage.

Q:5 Is there a difference between wet and dry detangling?

A. Yes, wet hair is more fragile and prone to breakage, so it's advisable to detangle when your hair is dry or slightly damp. If detangling after washing, use a wide-tooth comb and be extra gentle.

- Written by Ayushi Limbachiya


Written by Ayushi Limbachiya on Jan 30, 2024