Knowing how to untangle matted hair is important. 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.