3. Comb the hair after washing.

How to Care for Curly Hair to Stop it Getting Knotty

It has taken us several years to finally figure out how to care for curly hair to stop it getting knotty.  H’s very curly hair is beautiful but became difficult to maintain.

How to Care for Curly Hair to Stop it Getting Knotty. We've been discussing hair care, hair loss, Advanced Tricho Pigmentation (ATP) and the best ways to keep curly hair tangle free.

Trying Different Hair Care Products

Over the years, we have used many different products on her hair.  From tangle free shampoos to leave in conditioners to pouring lots of rinse out conditioners on her hair.  Nothing seemed to work for very long or at all.

We have also been through our fair share of combs and brushes.  Not many worked for us.

Knots in Hair

When she was around four years old, H had terrible knots of hair at the back of her head.  She had grown impatient of sitting down for long periods of time while I combed her hair.  As she slept, the hair got more and more knotty on the part of her head that touched her pillow the most.   The combination of less combing and it tangling up in her sleep meant that there was very little I could do.

A Visit to the Hairdressers

I had to take her to the hairdressers in the end.  It had got into such a clump at the back of her head that it was impossible to comb out.  The hairdresser had to cut it out.  As a result, she had lovely long hair with a very short part at the back where the knotty, tangled up mass of hair had been.  Luckily the hairdresser was very good and made it look nice.

Thinking About Loss of Hair

When H had the section of hair cut out at the back, it made me think of family members who are starting to lose their hair.  For some, their hair is thinning  as they are getting older and some have lost quite a lot.  One particular family member is quite bothered about this.  It is starting to affect his confidence.

A good solution would be to try the new treatments available.  I’ve been reading about Harley Street Hair Clinic’s Advanced Tricho Pigmentation (ATP) procedure.  After watching a short video on this, I must say that this looks like a very effective treatment.

Advanced Tricho Pigmentation works in a similar way to a tattoo. Natural pigments are applied to the patient on either the scalp or brow area and our team of experts work to delicately replicate the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp, and natural strokes on the brow area to replicate each individual brow hair.

From Harley Street Hair Clinic ATP website

I will definitely be recommending this to my family member who is worried about losing his hair.  I know H probably won’t have to worry about this just yet, if at all.  It did make me think though.  I just take my hair for granted but it might not always be that way.

Shampoo and Conditioners: Not So Helpful, After All

We were given some great advice on this visit to the hairdressers.  The hairdresser said that the shampoos and conditioners were actually acting like a glue that was sticking the hair together more.

We were told that using a Tangle Teaser was the best brush to use and that it was best to brush the hair while it was wet.  We were also told to plait the hair or put it in a bun at night time, to stop it getting tangled while H sleeps.

How to Care for Curly Hair to Stop it Getting Knotty

H stopped using all shampoos and conditioners in her hair.  We regularly brush her hair with the Tangle Teaser.  I always start brushing the hair from the ends first, otherwise the knots get pushed down and more tangled if I start at the scalp.  This brush is so gentle and really works. Her hair is put into a plait each night as she can’t seem to get comfortable with a bun.

We were so pleased that we had finally figured out how to stop her curly hair getting so knotty.  Caring for her hair is such an easy task now.  It always looks beautiful.

Our Step-by-Step Method to Keep Curly Hair Tangle Free

1. Wash hair with water only. No shampoo or conditioner needed.
1. Wash hair with water only. No shampoo or conditioner needed.
2. Dry hair gently with a towel. Do not rub the hair.
2. Dry hair gently with a towel. Do not rub the hair.
3. Comb the hair after washing.
3. Comb the hair after washing.
4. Use a Tangle Teaser. Start brushing from the ends of the hair.
4. Use a Tangle Teaser. Start brushing from the ends of the hair.
5. Once the ends of the hair are tangle free brush higher up.
5. Once the ends of the hair are tangle free brush higher up.
6. Brush the hair until you reach the scalp.
6. Brush the hair until you reach the scalp.
7. Put hair into three tangle free sections.
7. Put hair into three tangle free sections.
8. Plait the hair.
8. Plait the hair.
9. How to care for curly hair to stop it getting knotty. A plait helps at bedtime.
9. How to care for curly hair to stop it getting knotty. A plait helps at bedtime.
10. Go to sleep knowing you will wake up with tangle free hair.
10. Go to sleep knowing you will wake up with tangle free hair.

Do you have any tips for caring for curly hair?

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