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How To Detangle Matted Hair and Prevent It from Happening Again


We’ve all dealt with messy knots and tangled hair strands, no matter what our hair type is. Dealing with matted hair can create quite a panic and be severely painful at times as well. To save you from such discomfort and the struggle of constant trial and error methods, we’ve compiled all the ways to help you understand how to untangle matted hair. Scroll down this article to also discover the best products for matted hair, which can help you treat your knots within the confines of your home. 

Table of Contents:

  • Treating Matted Hair
  • Recommended Products for Matted Hair
  • Leave-in treatments
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Packs
  • Hair Mask
  • Hair Oil

Treating Matted Hair

Detangling matted hair can get quite troublesome at times and might require professional assistance, but here are a few steps that must be followed to try and free your hair from knots. 

how to manage matted hair

Saturate with conditioner: Before trying to comb your hair or use your fingers to ease the knots, saturate your tresses with a moisturizing conditioner. Apply a sufficient amount of conditioner to the matted knots and strands of your hair. 

Loosening the strands: Make use of a wide-tooth comb to loosen the strands. Be easy on your hair and take time to comb. Use your fingers to move through the tough knots. 

Rinse: After combing, rinse your hair with cold water. Avoid using warm water, as cold water will help smoothen your strands and keep them separated. 

Recommended Products for Matted Hair

WOW Skin Science has a wide range of products formulated with the best ingredients to detangle your matted hair and keep it smooth, damage-free, and nourished. Here are my reccomendations:

Leave-in treatments

  • Hair Revitalizer Spray: The WOW Skin Science hair revitalizer spray is a premium product packed with essential nutrients such as olive oil, almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, safflower oil, bhringraj extract, rosemary, and tea tree essential oil. The potent formulation provides several hair care benefits such as taming frizziness, ensuring strengthened roots, minimal split ends, and a healthy scalp. The rich, but gentle, formula tames the most unruly of your hair smoothly and eases even the most stubborn tangles.  
Hair Revitalizer Spray
  • 10-In-1 Apple Cider Vinegar Mist Tonic: The mist tonic from WOW Skin Science, enriched with the goodness of apple cider vinegar, is a rich product that works well to reduce frizziness and dryness of hair. ACV has the power to regulate the scalp’s pH levels and help normal hair growth.

    High alkalinity of apple cider vinegar helps reduce hair issues such as hair friction, breakage, and brittle tresses. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of apple cider vinegar will keep your scalp healthy as well.

    Greatest combo ever? You bet!

Shampoo & Conditioner Packs

WOW Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner pack is a powerful blend of hydrating shampoo and conditioner formulated with essential vitamins to provide nourishment to your hair strands and help in keeping your scalp healthy and tresses free of split ends. 

Research conducted on argan oil showcases its richness in linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid that work to provide a protective layer to your hair and make it easier to comb. The hydrating shampoo and conditioner restore your hair's elasticity and health and improve the blood circulation to your hair follicles. 
  • Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner Pack: The powerful shampoo and conditioner pack from WOW Skin Science is infused with coconut milk and hydrolyzed keratin, both of which work together to strengthen your hair and fight against frizziness. The two ingredients also improve the blood supply to each of your hair follicles, helping reduce the risk of hair fall and premature aging. 
Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

Aloe Vera present in the formulation is perfectly suitable for dry, damaged, and messy hair. All your tangled knots can be easily mended and taken care of with this effective combination pack. The healthy fatty acids and multivitamins present in coconut milk make it an excellent nourishing agent for matted hair. 

The ACV shampoo and coconut/avocado oil conditioner combination is a dynamic pack of hair care products apt for detoxifying and balancing your scalp. The plant-powered clarifying formula enriched with raw apple cider vinegar and other nourishing botanicals soothes the itchiness from your scalp and helps fight against flaky hair from roots to tips.

The coconut/avocado oil conditioner, when applied to the ends of your hair, effectively works to detangle knots and tangles. Use your fingers after applying the conditioner to smoothen the tangles. The combination pack is suited for frizzy, dry, and damaged hair. 

Hair Mask

Hair masks are exceptionally potent, handy, and effective hair care treatment to provide your tresses with tons of health benefits. These effective hair masks can be applied during the day and overnight to deal with your hair care woes. WOW Skin Science has formulated a wide range of hair masks made with premium quality 100% natural ingredients to provide ultimate care and nourishment to your tresses. 

Different hair masks are made from different ingredients such as argan oil, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and red onion black seed oil. These active ingredients are suitable for all hair types and textures as well. Several other nutrients and multivitamins are also a part of these hair masks that help restores and revitalize your mane. 

Hair Oil

The hair oils from WOW Skin Science are premium quality products rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty and amino acids packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to provide care against hair damage. 

The hair oils are formulated with active ingredients such as onion black seed hair oil and castor oil. 

Applying castor oil to the hair on a regular basis helps lubricate the hair shaft, increasing flexibility and decreasing the chance of breakage.

Castor oil can tame your knotted tangles easily and smoothen unruly strands as well. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Does coconut oil help detangle hair?

Applying coconut oil to your hair and using your fingers to detangle knots is an effective way of working through matted hair.

2. Is it better to untangle hair wet or dry?

Wet hair is weaker, so you must be very gentle when untangling wet hair. However, the advantage is that you can apply a conditioner to it, making it very slippery and easier to untangle. 

3. How do you detangle black matted hair?

Black matted hair can be detangled using the above recommended products and warm water to easily smoothen out unruly strands. 


While untangling matted hair can be extremely frustrating and requires patience, it can be efficiently done without professional assistance if you use the correct products and techniques. 

Geetika Kapoor

Deeply passionate about writing, I’m a freelancer and have been working on several writing projects for several domains across the globe since last three years. I love reviewing different products ranging from skin care products, perfumes, body lotions, feminine products, hygiene items and several others. An English teacher by profession, I love interacting with kids and discovering different personalities as well. When I’m not writing I spend most of time reading novels, listening to songs, solving tricky puzzles and travelling around the world to my favourite destinations. Collen Hoover and Nicholas Sparks are my all time favourite authors. Their writing leaves a deep impact and stays with me for long.

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