The Best Detangler for Matted Hair

Say goodbye to stressful, persistent tangling -- for good.

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If matted, tangled hair is causing you to feel anxiety whenever you look at a brush or comb, then perhaps it is time to take some real action regarding your problem. Coarse and thick hair types are especially prone to persistent tangling, so instead of perpetually battling it out with the brush in the morning, look for a more reliable (and relaxing) solution.

John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Detangler

If you're looking for a totally fragrance-free, no frills approach to kicking tangles to the curb, "Allure" and The Daily Green of "Good Housekeeping" suggest the Bare Unscented Detangler from John Masters Organics. The hydrating conditioner pampers matted hair with an array of nourishing botanical components, including arnica, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil and jojoba seed oil -- making your previously unmanageable locks significantly more manageable and soft.

Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream

Gals with frizzy and dry hair know the horror and stress of tangling and matting all too well. If your hair is often simultaneously tangled, thirsty and seriously frizzy, "Allure" and "Redbook" recommend the Smooth Down Detangling Cream from Redken. The softening cream has an energizing citrus fragrance and works hard to loosen up stubborn tangles with frizz-reducing cationic fibers and enriching macadamia oils.

Rene Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing Detangling Spray

For locks that have a dull appearance, why not go for a splash of vitality with a shine-boosting detangling product? For these purposes, "Allure" and "" are fans of the Shine Enhancing Detangling Spray from Rene Furterer Fioravanti. The leave-in detangler has a lightweight texture and mists tangled tresses with a blend of softening aloe, shine-promoting acerola cherry vinegar and knot-reducing silicones.

Tigi's Rockaholic Born to Rock Leave in Detangler and Defrizzer

Give your unruly and difficult strands some TLC by using the Rockaholic Born to Rock Leave in Detangler and Defrizzer from TIGI, of which "Marie Claire UK" is a fan. The UK-based luxury and beauty website "Look Fantastic" gave the product its 2011 "best hair buy" award, as well. The light spray not only helps get rid of tough tangles, but also aims to manage texture, halt breakage and eliminate pesky frizz. And the best part is, once you spritz it onto your hair, you can leave it on for the rest of the day -- keeping your locks silky and healthy looking.

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