The thing about weaves, whether synthetic or human hair, is it can become matted; especially at the nape of the neck. Hair becomes matted when it encounters friction, sweat or the elements like humidity. There is nothing as frustrating as tangled, matted hair that looks like a mop. I have cried myself to sleep a couple of times because of matted hair. Just kidding. Point is, matted hair can drive you up the wall and back. So here’s how to take your hair from a mess to yes! This method can be used to detangle curly, kinky or straight hair, whether its a weave or your actual hair. You will need the following:
Take a table-spoonful amount of leave-in conditioner and add it into the 500ml of water and shake well.
Hold the spray bottle 8 to 10 inches and spray the matted area generously till almost dripping wet.
Gently start brushing the matted hair. This is where you will see the magic start to happen right before your eyes. At this point, the hair will start to separate and return to its original state. Brush until the hair is soft and tangle-free.
Use fingers for stubborn tangles and knots to reduce shedding.
Air-dry the hair and style as usual.
Just a few things to note
After detangling, proper maintenance is key to ensuring future matting does not occur. You can do this by occasional deep conditioning or simply applying leave-in conditioner once a week.
Curly or kinky textures are more prone to matting due to friction. You can prevent this by spraying the water-conditioner mixture at night and braiding the hair into 4 sections to keep the hair apart from each other. Finish off by putting a satin bonnet or scarf over it.
For straight hair, you can simply put the hair up into a ponytail and then throw a satin bonnet or scarf over it.
Hopefully, these life-saving tips will help you sail through whenever you have matted hair.