How to Get Rid of Matted Hair
I have been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and I would like to think I have pretty much “seen it all!” However, recently, a client appeared at my doorstep with the most unbelievable head of nasty, matted hair imaginable. It was as though he had taken an egg beater to his head, whisking and whipping each strand until it was unrecognizable as well,… hair. From time to time, children get out of bed in the morning donning a Rat’s Nest where their beautiful hair used to dwell, which is much more forgivable, at least. If you have ever wondered how to get rid of matted hair, read on.
Use Food From the Kitchen
At first he or she may think you are about to fry them up for dinner, and they may well deserve such a fate for allowing their hair to get into such a mess. However, olive oil, corn oil or peanut butter will work. It is vitally important to buy a variety of combs before beginning. A wide tooth comb or wide pronged pick is the most important tool of all, followed by increasingly smaller toothed combs as the job unfolds.
Engage an assistant or friend to hold the victim’s (I mean, persons’) head firmly while you pour the oil on the hair, beginning at the scalp. Allow it to soak for about 15 minutes, then start combing at the very ends, working your way up to the scalp. Prepare to hear screaming.
Go Into the Shower With Them
Now, this is only recommended to be done with a spouse/significant other or your’ own small child for the obvious reasons. As the water from the shower runs on their hair, douse the head with conditioner and use a wide toothed comb to begin loosening the knots. Prepare to hear screaming.
Use a Towel Like a Whip
Honestly, if you grasp a towel with an end in each hand and whip it around in a circular motion, lightly brushing it against the hair on each turn, it will actually loosen the snarls. I don’t know why it works, but it does. Prepare to hear screaming.
Cut the Hair Really Short
Better yet, shave their head. Seriously, if all else fails, just do it. For one thing, it will teach them a lesson while solving the problem. Prepare to hear bloodcurdling screaming and run for your life!