Hair snarls can be particularly difficult to untangle, but they're certainly not impossible. Find out how to untangle hair snarls 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 untangle knots from the hair. So, you can see our model Cloe, has curly hair. It's somewhat fine and has a tendency to tangle. And there's a few things you want to remember with tangles and snarls. Number one, I prefer to start with dry hair rather than wet. And number two, always starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. So, I'm going to show you a few tips, a few tools you can use to get tangles out. So, I'm going to start with a leave-in conditioner that will help get the tangles out. We're going to use the Garnier Fructis Sleek And Shine Leave In Conditioning Cream. So, what you want to do, take a little bit of the conditioner and just get a little bit on your hand, you want to break it down a little bit. Go through the hair and find your tangle. You can see Cloe has a nice, kind of, we call these a rat. She has a nice rat in her hair. Her hair's again, kind of fine, kind of curly. So, you want to start at the bottom with the conditioner and just lightly start to pull that out. And that gives you just a little slip by putting the conditioner in. So, it's key to remember to do this on dry hair. You can do it on wet. But wet hair will actually stretch and have a tendency to tangle even more. So, what happens when you're combing through wet hair and you're stretching it, you're tangling it, it has a tendency to break. So, it's better to start with dry hair. Again, starting at the bottom, start combing that tangle out. You never want to go in to the top of the tangle and just rip through it. Because what your actually doing, your actually tightening that knot by pulling through it. So, you end up either breaking your hair or literally ripping it out. So, always start at the bottom, work your way to the top. And for this I'm just using a pick or a large tooth comb. You never want to use a small tooth comb because that can lead to tangling up the hair more. And you can see that that tangle came out real easy, real nice. There's still a little bit of the leave-in conditioner in there. And it makes the hair soft and shiny and there's no broken split ends or any tearing of the hair by doing it this way. So, I'm just going to continue on and get the rest of the tangles out. And you can see in the back here, we got that big ugly tangle out of the hair. And you can run your hands through it. A couple things to remember, again always starting with dry hair, start at the bottom of the tangle and work your way slowly up. And remember it's always good to use a deep conditioning treatment, maybe throughout the week, once a week. Also use a good daily conditioner and be aware of ripping through your hair in the shower. We don't want to do that. So, always, always try to get your tangles out when your hair is dry. There you go. That's how to untangle hair. I'm Jeremy Clark. Thanks for watching.