The Absolute Best Detangler for Matted Hair

We’re no strangers to dealing with matted hair. Using detangling cocktails of conditioner, patience, and sectioning, but how can you really, truly, deeply avoid matted first place? Anyone with curls, coils, and kinks can relate to battling stressful tangles that have you this close to reaching for a pair of scissors.

Matted hair can happen if your hair isn’t untangled properly and regularly. Curly, straight, ethnic, dry or frizzy hair types can all be prone to matting and single strand knots. Untangling hair, whether it is curly, wavy or kinky, is something that comes with the territory and can be taxing. If you’re not mindful, gentle, and patient, you could end up causing more harm than good.

Styling your hair shouldn’t make you wince, shriek or cry. If your hair is matted, banish the bird’s nest and grab some detangling spray. And today, you are in luck, we have the best detangler for matted hair and (bonus) videos on how to make your own.

DIY: Detangler (great for styling & refreshing hair too!)

The best detangler for matted hair is a combination of conditioner, oil, and water.


Conditioners are meant specifically to add more slip to your hair. Conditioners can provide enough lubrication to the hair to soften up any tangles, making it much easier to brush through them.


Using oils like coconut, olive and, almond will help lubricate those hair strands further, reducing the amount they cling to each other. Providing a bit more protection for strands, coconut oil contains components that easily penetrate tangled hair.


More than anything water provides moisture to dry matted hair and when used with the other two can help the detangler become more easily distributed through your hair strands.

How To Make a Hair Detangler Spray - Get Rid of Those Knots!

While some may decide to seek a professional (hair stylist) to untangle matted hair, it can be done at home with a few tools and some serious patience. If you are seeking more tips on how to detangle matted hair we have all amazing tips here.