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13 Products For Anyone Who Absolutely Hates Having Tangled Hair

The only thing worse than tangled headphones is tangled hair.

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1. A Conair anti-static comb that'll detangle your knots and reduce frizz at the same time.

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Promising review: "I ordered this comb in an attempt to help keep my thick, wavy hair from being damaged by wet brushing. I can't brush my hair when it's dry without causing it to become a puff cloud of frizz. I've been using the this comb for about two weeks now and it really seems to be helping. It glides through my hair easily enough and none of the tines have broken off. My hair looks better than ever. I've had a ton of compliments on it. It doesn't break up my wavy curls the way a brush does, so they stay together nicely. There also seems to be less frizz which I'm attributing to the anti-static feature. All in all, this was a great buy — I'm glad I chose it over other combs." —Tiffany

Get it from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in three styles).

2. A Cantu shea butter cowash to combat dry hair, which is usually how tangles are formed.

Promising review: "I have been looking for a unicorn like this. I wanted a cowash that was sulfate- and silicone-free, very moisturizing without being greasy, extremely gentle on my scalp, and even more gentle on my budget. Ta-da! This is it and I am thrilled. I have very long, dry, puff-prone, wavy hair, and lots of it. This has finally given me the soft, flowing, shiny tresses that I have been after for 20 years. I actually love my hair now, which is a big deal. I have been at odds with my hair my whole life. I will be using this product forever!" –WhimsicalGet it from Amazon for $4.97.
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Promising review: "I have been looking for a unicorn like this. I wanted a cowash that was sulfate- and silicone-free, very moisturizing without being greasy, extremely gentle on my scalp, and even more gentle on my budget. Ta-da! This is it and I am thrilled. I have very long, dry, puff-prone, wavy hair, and lots of it. This has finally given me the soft, flowing, shiny tresses that I have been after for 20 years. I actually love my hair now, which is a big deal. I have been at odds with my hair my whole life. I will be using this product forever!" –Whimsical

Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

3. A satin pillowcase, because your hair also deserves to rest easy. It won't pull at your hair (unlike regular pillows) even if you toss and turn — so you'll wake up with fewer broken strands and frizz-free hair.

Promising reviews: "I've had thick, wavy/curly hair my entire life, and dealing with knots and tangles was just a way of life. NOT ANYMORE! Since using this pillowcase, I don't wake up with a tangled rat's nest of hair at the back of my head. My hair doesn't need to be brushed nearly as often, which with curly hair is a good thing. I'm officially a convert." —Cat SpargoGet it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes standard-king and 19 colors).
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Promising reviews: "I've had thick, wavy/curly hair my entire life, and dealing with knots and tangles was just a way of life. NOT ANYMORE! Since using this pillowcase, I don't wake up with a tangled rat's nest of hair at the back of my head. My hair doesn't need to be brushed nearly as often, which with curly hair is a good thing. I'm officially a convert." —Cat Spargo

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes standard-king and 19 colors).

4. A TotLogic detangling spray that's a leave-in conditioner made with jojoba, lavender, and sweet orange essential oils to help detangle hair and make combing easy. Btw, it's vegan and cruelty-free!

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Promising review: "This is a terrific detangler for long, thick hair, and is vegan and cruelty-free! I'm a 53-year-old adult. I decided to see if this would detangle my thick, long, curly/wavy hair as well as a commercial detangling spray that I've been using forever (that's neither natural nor organic). I thought I couldn't live without it, but TotLogic works just as well; snarls come right out. It actually smells better — cleaner and fresher." —Ondine

Get it from Amazon for $12.34.

5. A Wet Brush with an ergonomic handle to ensure that your wrist won't get sore and soft, flexible bristles for helping you work through those knots without the tears.

Promising review: "I cannot recommend this brush enough! I've pretty much killed my hair with bleaching, toning, and heat so what used to be get-out-of-the-shower-and-go has now become 'why is there a bird's nest on my head?'. This magic little thing helps me brush out the tough, tangled mess much faster, and with less torture!!" —Crys SalGet it from Amazon for $8.46.Still not convinced? Check out our full write-up of the Wet Brush.
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Promising review: "I cannot recommend this brush enough! I've pretty much killed my hair with bleaching, toning, and heat so what used to be get-out-of-the-shower-and-go has now become 'why is there a bird's nest on my head?'. This magic little thing helps me brush out the tough, tangled mess much faster, and with less torture!!" —Crys Sal

Get it from Amazon for $8.46.

Still not convinced? Check out our full write-up of the Wet Brush.

6. An Arvazallia hair mask made with nourishing argan oil to bring damaged, frizzy hair back to life thanks to its hydrating formula.

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Promising review: "Love! I've been using this conditioner for years — it's a fantastic product. I have extremely thick, moderately curly blonde hair. Dryness, damage, and tangling are constant problems for me. I need a THICK deeply moisturizing product that can detangle and smooth my hair without creating a greasy, heavy residue. I have tried a myriad of products — including many expensive salon products. So few conditioners really deliver for my hair type. The Arvazallia line provides the best value out of every conditioner I've tried. It's a great bang for the buck. I use this along with their curl cream and my hair is soft, fragrant, and tangle-free. This is a great product if your hair type is similar to mine. Give this conditioner a shot." —Courtney Cameron

Need a little more proof? Check out our full write-up of this hair mask.

Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

7. A Tangle Teezer with flexible teeth that can ease the stress of brushing your little one's hair.

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Promising review: "My daughter has the worst hair. It constantly knots and gets tangled. Even with sprays, it can take us 30 minutes to brush her hair. This was a daily struggle and she would cry and scream. I found this and tried it. I was able to brush her hair in five minutes and she said it didn't hurt. I'm buying more for the rest of my girls." —K. Campbell

Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in nine colors).

8. A Drybar pre-styling spray to loosen knots and make them easier for you to remove.

Promising review: "I just used this for the first time. I have 3a curly hair. My hair was super tangled and I had teased it this morning, making it worse. After showering and washing my hair, I sprayed this in my hair and my brush went right through the curls. Most detanglers don't work on my hair, but this stuff is great. I love the smell; it smells like all the other Drybar products." —pajzaublizzyGet it from Sephora for $23.
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Promising review: "I just used this for the first time. I have 3a curly hair. My hair was super tangled and I had teased it this morning, making it worse. After showering and washing my hair, I sprayed this in my hair and my brush went right through the curls. Most detanglers don't work on my hair, but this stuff is great. I love the smell; it smells like all the other Drybar products." —pajzaublizzy

Get it from Sephora for $23.

9. A Crave Naturals detangling brush with cone-shaped bristles that separate your hair sideways — instead of up and down — to remove knots quickly and gently with way less damage to your hair.

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Promising review: "I am always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick, kinky, coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (available in two colors).

10. A Mane 'n Tail detangler for the most intense tangles and knots that'll have you reaching for the scissors. This product saves you from cutting your hair since it's a friction-free slip (originally designed for grooming horses) that leads to fewer broken strands and shinier tresses.

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Promising review: "A three-day trip of swimming, hiking, and camping did a bad number on my hair. It was essentially a massive, single knot that reeked of campfire. This would have normally required many painful hours of tedious combing and brushing, or a massive hair cut. I absolutely love this spray — within 25 minutes of spraying, separating with fingers, and using a wide tooth comb before brushing, my hair is saved. It can be used on dry hair, which is great, as when my hair was in the 'before' condition, wetting it would have made it worse. I would recommend this to anyone with challenging hair or an animal caregiver who has challenging fur." —___

Get it from Amazon for $10.57+ (available in two sizes).

11. A Maple Holistics shampoo and conditioner made with jojoba and argan oil to help bring some moisture to dry hair, which'll prevent (or when it's already too late, treat) knots.

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Promising review: "I have been on the search for a great shampoo and conditioner for a couple years now since I switched to all natural products. I am very picky, as well. This stuff is amazing! I massage the shampoo into my scalp once, rinse, repeat, then follow with the conditioner. I have a lot of hair that tends to get very tangled after showers, but this stuff detangles my hair better than any other product I have used. I do use three drops of 100% pure argan oil as well to help protect my hair. This shampoo and conditioner makes my hair super soft and shiny, and provides it with volume too! Not only that, but it smells so amazing for a natural product! I will definitely be buying again!" —karri

Get them from Amazon for $21.95.

12. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can style your hair like a professional and not end up with a tangled mess.

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This brush has two heat settings and a cool setting to set your hairstyle. Plus, it has ionic technology to reduce frizz and increase shine!

Promising review: "I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on my hair every time I use this. I never used to curl my hair; curling irons destroy my hair with heat, and round brushes always got tangled in my hair. This is great, easy to use, does not damage hair as much as curling irons, and my hair never gets tangled in the brush. It has a great option of different heat levels. I blow dry my hair first, then use the warm setting on this for about 15-20 seconds per curl, and then I switch to the cold setting for another 10 seconds to help the curls set and last longer. With a bit of hairspray the curls last all day with great volume. My only wish is that I got a slightly smaller size of this so my curls would be more defined, but that is a personal preference, not a problem with the product." —Sarah Cohen

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's personal review of this hot air brush.

13. A 100-pack of no-crease hair ties to try if your tangle woes come from hair ties.

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Promising review: "We love these. They arrived right on time. My daughter and I desperately needed these. The damage that those other type of hair ties cause is incredible — well not with these. They don't tangle, hurt, or break our hair off. If you want to be able to still put your hair in a ponytail and do it in style, then you can't go wrong with these. The beautiful colors, patterns, and quality exceeded my expectations!" —Nadia P.

Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

Goodbye, tangles!

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