Why does my blonde hair get so tangled after washing? 3 possible reasons and 1 solution

girl trying to untangle her blonde hair

If your blonde hair gets tangled after washing, it’s probably for one of these reasons:

  • Reason 1: Bleaching thinned and dehydrated your hair thus it tangles more easily.
  • Reason 2:The peroxide and ammonia in the blonde dye have dried out and damaged your hair. So, it tangles when you wash it.
  • Reason 3: Your hair is too fine and you overuse flat irons or blow dryers. This combination is damaging to hair and makes it tangle.
  • The solution for any of the three cases is to MOISTURIZE your hair.


In this article, I’ll give you tips to avoid the infamous tangles in your hair.


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Hello! You may be wondering: Why does my blonde hair tangle so much after washing?


90% of women come to the salon with this very question.

  Indeed, detangling your hair is a headache. You pull it with the brush, some hair fibers fall out in the process,   and you even suffer while detangling it!


I once had a client confess that she hated bath time because she knew she had to detangle her hair afterward. It may sound exaggerated, but the poor thing   had knots that were impossible to untangle.  

Obviously, there are reasons why your blonde hair gets tangled. Fortunately, there’s always a solution.

Let’s look at the reasons and solutions together!


Reason 1: Bleaching thinned and dehydrated your hair, which tangles it more easily

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The first reason to analyze is this: Have you bleached your hair?


If so, we know where your problem comes from.

Bleaching eliminates hair pigments but   it also dehydrates it. So, it becomes more porous, dry, and brittle.  

Then, it starts to tangle. If we don’t give it the hydration it needs, it gets worse and worse.


Your hair is like a plant that has no water left: if you don’t water it, it’ll dry out until it dies.

It may not be that big of a deal, but   bleaching after bleaching can really damage it.  

Does this mean you can’t bleach your hair?


No! Not at all! I’m all for highlights, balayage, fantasy colors, and all the treatments that give originality and personality to your look.

However, I always advise (and I mean ALWAYS) to do a pre and post-bleaching treatment.


Solution 1:

After bleaching, your hair is dry. Therefore, it needs hydration.

  Moisturizing products will restore shine and softness to your hair.  

The important thing is to be consistent. Moisturizing occasionally will help, but not enough to bring that damaged hair back to life and thus stop tangling.

  It’s best to moisturize your hair once or twice a week.  


You can also ask your hairdresser to do some post-bleaching restructuring treatment.

Or, so that your hair doesn’t look so damaged after the bleaching process, I recommend that you plan a moisturizing and nourishing routine.

This way, when you bleach it,   your hair will be stronger and you’ll avoid future tangles.  


Reason 2: The peroxide and ammonia in the blonde dye have seriously dried out and damaged your hair. So, it tangles when you wash it

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Did you know that the symptoms of damaged hair can depend on the color tone you have chosen?


Yes!   The lighter the color, the drier your hair will be. Therefore, you’re likely to suffer from tangles when washing your hair.  

Your hair dries out due to the “bleaching effect” of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia.


After coloring your hair blonde, you may have the following symptoms: frizziness, roughness, or split ends.

They are signs of dry and damaged hair.


  Dark hair dyes are less damaging than blondes   because they add color to the fiber. Instead, blondes strip it away.

So, it makes sense to think that   if you have blonde dyed hair, it’s very likely to tangle when you wash it.  


Solution 2

  If you want your blonde dyed hair to stop tangling when you get out of the shower, what you need to do is moisturize it.  

Yes, moisturize again! Ideally, choose masks to apply once or twice a week considering your hair health.


Also, if you apply the dye at home, I advise you not to dye your hair completely every month.

Rather   touch up only the roots and only when the color looks worn out, dye the entire length again. .

This way, you’ll avoid drying out your hair unnecessarily.


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Reason 3: Your hair is too fine and you overuse flat irons or blow dryers

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This reason applies to blondes, brunettes, and other hair colors.

  If you have fine hair, you’re probably used to tangles and knots.  

If you add the blow dryer and flat iron every day, I can only imagine how much you suffer to detangle it!


As you know, heat tools dehydrate your hair.

So, the combination of fine hair plus excessive use of flat iron and blow dryer isn’t a good option.

Anyway, remember that there are correct ways to dry your hair.


Solution 3

Moisturize. Yes, again. Moisturizing is the solution to stop your hair from tangling after washing.   Fine hair needs moisturizing to avoid tangling.  

In addition,   you should trim the ends regularly and brush your hair before going to bed.   Another tip that will help you control tangles is to not flat iron or blow dry your hair daily.

Your natural hair is beautiful – go for it!


7 tips to keep your blonde hair from drying out and tangling after shampooing

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  • Never brush your hair when it’s wet, because it’s much more prone to breakage.
  • Use your fingers to detangle your hair periodically throughout the day, to avoid large knots and pulling.
  • Tie your hair back when exercising or on windy days.

You can braid your hair or wear a ponytail (never too tight to avoid breaking the hair).


  • Always comb your hair from the bottom up.

If you start from the top, you’ll only drag the knots until the comb gets stuck in them.


  • When towel drying your hair, avoid friction:

Instead, squeeze your hair lightly to remove excess water.



A foolproof extra tip to moisturize your blonde hair and finally stop tangling after washing it

To moisturize your blonde hair, I recommend using coconut oil.

This natural product detangles the most rebellious hair! I like to use it once a week.

I apply it from mid-lengths to ends and leave it on for 30 to 40 minutes. Then, rinse, and voila!



If your blonde hair gets tangled after washing, it lacks moisture.

You don’t need to  spend a fortune to take care of your hair.  We have already seen that you can use coconut oil, which is ideal to nourish your hair and leave behind the hated tangles.

But let me tell you something else:   you must be consistent in the care you give to your hair.  


This way, you’ll be able to have the most beautiful and shiny blonde hair.

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