Tangled hair can occur for an array of reasons, but I think we can all agree that it’s one of those things we’d prefer to avoid if possible. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done. It doesn’t take much for hair to tangle, as almost all of us know. Improper application or removal of hair ties, environmental factors like the wind, and even just getting your hair wet can result in tangling that leads to tension, breakage, and even loss of hair.
If you have fine hair, you may be more prone to tangles — not because your hair is thinner, but because there’s more of it. It sounds counterintuitive, but because fine strands take up less space on the scalp, there’s room for more of them. Hence, an increased chance of the hair getting caught. To learn how to prevent hair tangles and safely undo them when they occur, we asked a top stylist to share detangling tips for every hair type.