As beauty editors, one of the most common questions that come our way is, “Why does my hair get tangled so easily?” Knotty hair looks quite rough, unkempt. The more you try and comb it out, the more hair fall you experience, and leaving it as is just worsens the situation. So, how do you get out of this loop?

Even though having knots is ordinary, you should only be alarmed when your hair gets especially tangled. Below are the most common reasons that might be the culprit.

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5 Reasons Your Hair Is Tangled

5 Reasons Your Hair Is Tangled

1. You’re Using Chemical Based Hair Care 

Sulfates and parabens are quite aggressive cleansers that strip away your hair’s natural oils and moisture. Without them, your hair is prone to dryness and knots. Pick a paraben and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that offer deep cleansing without being too harsh on your hair.

2. Your Hair Type Is Prone To Tangles

Yup, if your hair type is any of these - thick, curly, fine textured or long, then knots are pretty much inevitable. These hair types and textures have the natural tendency to get easily tangled, which can only be brought in control with a nourishing serum (more on that later).

3. Sleeping With Your Hair Down

Open hair + cotton pillow case is the worst nightmare for your precious strands. Cotton causes a lot of friction, which causes knots and leads to frizz. It is ideal to tie your hair in a loose braid or a top bun along with using a silk/satin pillow case. This will bring down friction and reduce tangling.

4. Your Hair Is Damaged 

One of the most common reasons of tangled hair is damage. Coarse, dry or moisture-ridden hair can easily get entangled into each other leading to severe knots.

5. Wet Hair Brushing

Wet hair is the easiest and quickest to get tangled. This is because the outer layer of your hair rises when its wet, making it easier for individual strands to entangle with each other. Plus, if you’re de-tangling them at this point, they are more prone to break.

How To Minimize Hair Tangling

If you agree with one or more of the reasons above, then buckle up, because we’ll tell you the exact things you can do to reduce tangled hair and breakage. 

1. Include More Hair Masks

We cannot stress enough on the importance of conditioners, and more so, hair masks. Brittle or dry hair can easily get tangled and a nourishing hair mask will ensure that it doesn’t. The superlative conditioning properties of our Argan Oil & Lavender, Paraben Free Smooth & Serene Hair Mask will restore moisture and offer 2x smoother hair in just 2 minutes. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients that penetrate your hair shaft and make them softer and more manageable.

Tip: Switch your conditioner with a hair mask at least once a week for optimum results.

2. Never Skip The Serum 

A hair serum holds the fort in between washes. It’s allows for continued hydration that prevents your ends from drying out and entangling. Our Argan Oil & Lavender Hair Serum for Frizz free hair is a light-weight yet intensely nourishing serum that locks up to 3x smoother and frizz-free hair for up to 72 hours!

Tip: You can also take a little amount of the serum and apply it only to your ends every day. This will really help with keeping your ends knot- free.

3. Max Out On Hair Oiling

Reduce the occurrence of tangled hair by making your hair oil work harder for you. How to do that? Firstly, you can heat up the oil a bit and massage it really well into your scalp and hair. Once done, tie a warm hotel over your head or steam for 5 minutes. Make sure you’re leaving it on only for a couple of hours before rinsing it off. Our top-selling Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hair fall Control Hair Oil drastically reduces hair fall and strengthens hair.

4. Avoid Wearing Your Hair Down All The Time

Simple math, right? The more you wear it down, more are the chances of sun and environmental damage. This duo will cause dryness and ultimately, tangles. Planning to take a rickshaw or ride a two-wheeler? That blast of air is also the culprit. Its best to protect your hair with a scarf and ensure that it’s neatly tied up. Also, make sure that your hair ties are not too tight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 What are the best hairstyles to reduce tangled hair?

A. Its best to stay away from tight ponytails or buns and instead opt for for chic braids. Fishtail or French braids look super classy and are also easy to make. These will prevent your hair strands from tangling up. All your got to do at the end of the day is open your hair and gently brush it up, and you’re done!

Q:2 What is the best way to detangle hair?

A. Always use a wide-tooth comb to do the deed. Be very gentle with your hair and do not rush or be aggressive. Start from the ends and make your way upwards towards the roots. Doing this will minimize hair-pulling and breakage.

Q:3 Should I detangle my hair every day?

A. Yes! Failing to do so will only amplify the situation. You can either run your fingers through your hair for a quick and easy detangle or use a wide-tooth comb to do the job.





Written by Rhea Shah on Dec 13, 2023