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Why Does Hair Ball Up at The Base of My Neck

Why Does Hair Ball Up at The Base of My Neck?

Have you noticed that your hair is balling up at the base of your neck? This is most often due to a lack of brushing. The hair at the base of your neck is finer than the hair on the top of your head and, as such, is more prone to tangles.

 As it’s not a top layer of hair, it’s really easy to miss during brushing, and the longer it’s left, the worse it gets. In this blog, and The Knot Dr.® gives you our best advice for stopping the ball up at the base of the neck and preventing it from happening again.

Why Does The Hair Only Ball Up at the Base of the Neck?

If your hair isn’t prone to tangling anywhere else, you may find it strange that it does at the base of your neck. The reason hair is more prone to tangles here is that the hair tends to be finer than elsewhere on your head.

 It’s important to note that fine hair isn’t the same as ‘thin hair’. You can have lots of fine hair on your head, making it appear thick overall. So, even if your hair looks full naturally, you probably still have finer hair in this area.

How To Get Rid of the Ball at the Base of the Neck

One of the best ways to get rid of the ball at the base of the neck is to ensure you’re brushing all of your hair. This involves getting to each layer of hair to ensure it’s tangle-free.

Using a high-quality detangling brush like our The Knot Dr.®  Pro, we suggest flipping your hair upside down so you can brush the inner layers of hair first. This ensures that you’re taking care of that finer layer of hair and prevents further balling or damage.

When removing an existing ball of hair, hold your hair above the ball area firmly and brush downwards; this will prevent pulling too hard on the roots and hurting your scalp.

Another way to do this is by lifting the hair layer by layer and brushing individual sections. Though this may be a little more time-consuming, using a handy smaller-sized brush like our Pro Mini can help you to get into all the difficult areas you may usually miss when brushing.