TANGLING AND MATTING OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Tangling and matting of your hair extensions, and what you can do about it

November 21, 2021 3 min read

Getting down to the root cause.

Don’t you hate it when your hair extensions matt and tangle?
Even though hair extensions are a beautiful hair solution, sometimes they can tangle and you don’t even know what’s causing it. The following are the most common causes:

1) Not taking good care of your hair extensions.

Hair quality of the extensions is important. At Superiorhair, we vow to provide you with the highest tier hair extensions guaranteed. We assure you that you won’t have to worry about those low-quality hair extensions that have been overly processed that would tangle immediately to the exposure of water or poor weather conditions.

2) Low-quality hair products.

Hair products can take a toll on your hair extensions. The use of proper hair products makes a huge difference in whether your hair will tangle and matt up or remain soft and manageable. Find out what products work best by doing your own personal thorough research or feel free to ask the crew at Superior Hair. We can’t stress it enough, it’s highly recommended that you don’t risk the condition of your hair for low-quality products.

OTHER CAUSES INCLUDE: 

3) Hair length.

Super long hair is prone to tangling so it’s advisable to trim it in layers.

4) Dryness.

Dry hair becomes brittle and can easily tangle up.

NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE COMMON CAUSES OF TANGLING AND MATTING, LET’S FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THEM.

1) Regular brushing.

It’s that simple! Regularly brushing your hair significantly reduces the chances of your hair tangling down the road.
Always start from the ends and work towards the roots, and we advise you to do so when your hair is wet. If you opt to brush your hair when wet, be sure to use a wide-tooth comb. Tangling and knotting tend to happen mostly at the ends when hair is not brushed for days.

2) Use Sulphate-free hair products.

We urge you to steer clear of hair products that contain sulphate. Using products containing sulphates can strip your extensions of their natural moisture, leaving them weak and looking dry. After shampooing, apply an appropriate moisturising hair product that would leave your extensions well hydrated.

3) Secure your hair at night

Not tying up your hair can cause your extensions to rub against your pillow throughout the night. As a result, friction is created which leads you to wake up with tangled hair. If you’d rather not tie up your hair, it’s advisable to sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase. Protect your hair extensions and prevent tangling at all costs!

4) Detangle, Detangle.

We cannot emphasize this enough. Also, please note that detangling is very different from brushing. This is what we mean:

  • Brushing is a preventative measure whereas

  • Detangling is a recovery measure if your hair extensions tangle up, it is important to take your time to detangle them while they’re wet. You can also use your fingers so that there’s less tension and pulling on the strands. Ensure the detangling is done thoroughly!

  •  It’s up to you now!

Preventing tangling and matting is not rocket science. All it takes is attention, proper care, and patience. Using proper products and tools go a long way. We hope this blog will help you to prevent tangling, matting, and shedding. Superior Hair hopes that you are now well equipped to handle tangling when it occurs. All the best on your glamourous looks!


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