First you have to imagine some tangled strands
|Tangled hair strands with two hot spots for possible trouble|
Now when you are trying to get your comb (or fingers!) through these hot spots, there are three likely scenarios
1. The comb passes through with no problem
2. The comb passes through as long as you use force (i.e damage the surface of your hair)
3. The comb does not pass through and instead the strands create a knot
A knot.....really a knot? Well yes, as those strands tighten which happens easily with no slip, it is very easy to form a knot
|Simulation : How a hair knot can form through tangled hair strands|
|Simulation: Continued tightening of intertwined strands during detangling, strands do not separate|
|Hair strands separate smoothly due to slip from hair conditioner (yellow) or oil (green)|
Do you need slip when detangling hair?
Yes!The more slip your conditioner or oil gives to your hair, the easier and less damaging it will be to detangle (both conditioner detangle or dry detangling with oil).
Now it is your turn to share: What is your best detangling conditioner or oil?