Before you head out to the beach, pool, or lake this summer, do yourself a favor and stock up on some hair detangler. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, salt water and chlorine will do a number on your hair. The ocean’s waves or even a simple dip in the pool can leave your hair full of knots and tangles, and you can’t just brush them out. It’s a proven fact that brushing wet knotted hair will cause breakage, damage, and frizz, but this can be easily avoided.
When you leave the water, just spritz or rub on a hair detangler and you’ll be able to comb or brush your hair with ease. Don’t even think about going to a water park or participating in watersports without a detangler on hand or you’ll be sorry (or crying) when you’re tearing through your hair. It may sound silly, but we promise that using a detanlger now is just as important as it was when you were a kid. Remember using Johnson’s No More Tangles ($3.49)? I do. It saved a lot of tears and headaches back in the day, and it still does. While No More Tangles is still a go-to product for me on beach days, we’ve rounded up 9 other grown-up detanglers to get you though the summer. Don’t be the girl with the nasty hair.