Getting tangles out of hair doesn't have to be difficult and, most importantly, painful. Get tangles out of hair with help from a dedicated hair stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi. I'm Jeremy Clark, professional hairstylist and salon owner. And today I'm going to show you how to prevent tangles and get them out of your hair. There's three things to keep in mind when getting tangle out of the hair. One is the product that you use, two, your tools, and three your technique. The tools that you need to get tangles out of the hair, a large tooth comb or pick, a vented brush, and a good product that has some slip to it. And the product that I'm going to use is the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine blow dry protector. And just take a little bit and put it in your hands, about the size of a quarter and you want to break it down. And you just want to break it down until you feel the wetness start to dissipate, you can feel the water kind of evaporate. And once it's just a slick feel in your fingers, then you can go in and start applying it to the hair. So, Brittany has a little, rather large tangle, I should say, in the back here. And a lot of times this happens when you sleep or if you're wearing a hat and you get one of these nasty rats. And someone comes to me in the salon, it can take a long time to get this out. So, what you want to do is section out the rest of the hair away from the tangle. And then just with your hands, see if you can find the bottom of it. And just start to separate it out. With a pick or a large tooth comb, you want to start at the very bottom of the tangle, You never to start here because then you're going to just continue making that tangle worse. So, you want to start at the very bottom of your hair, and just start to get the tangles out. And then as they release, you can move your way up the strand of the hair. You want to be very patient. You don't want to just go in and just start pulling on the hair, because you can make that tangle worse. It's so easy to make a tangle worse. And it just takes a little bit of patience to get it out. So, if you keep doing these small sections, starting at the bottom, if you're doing this on yourself at home, you might need to use a mirror or have someone use a mirror. What you want to look for in a product, is something that does have some oil or silicon in it to help, help the hair slip so and to help it detangle. This Sleek and Shine protector actually has argon oil as well as some silicon in it. OK. So, we've gotten the tangles out of Brittany's hair. There's just a couple of other things I want to mention. The worse thing that you can possibly do is to take a small tooth comb and to just jump in there and start ratting the hair. And I've seen this so many times in the shop, where someone will just, they'll just grab whatever in the hand and they'll just start attacking. And what you're really doing is knotting the hair some more and making that tangle worse. Always start with a large tooth comb, start at the bottom, use some product that has some sort of slip or oil to it, and be patient. In terms of preventing tangles, you want to always make sure that your hair is moisturized, that it has a good conditioner and that it's not to dry. Things to avoid are obviously over processed hair, and also when your hair is dry, you want to be aware of any sort of hat that you're wearing that can cause tangles. There you go. That's how to prevent and get tangles out of the hair. I'm Jeremy Clark. Thanks for watching.