Like filing your taxes or bringing bae home to meet your judgmental relatives, detangling your hair is one of those painful but necessary processes in life that can't be avoided. No one likes seeing a wig's worth of dead hair in the sink or on the shower floor... especially when you've spent a decent amount of time slathering your hair with a nourishing mask that ended up doing nada.
Don't be discouraged — successful detangling is simply a matter of finding the right product for your texture. "If you have a knot in your hair, it can always be worked out with product," Kim Etheredge, one of the founders of Mixed Chicks, says. Keep scrolling to see picks from the pros for every hair type, ahead.