Detangler, conditioner, oil and water, or finger combing dry hair can all be used to untangle matted hair. If a matte can not be untangled, the hair may have to be cut to a shorter style.
One of the best ways to attempt to untangle matted hair is by using detangler, which can be purchased from a hair salon or a drug store. First, the hair needs to be wet, and then the detangler should be added to the matte and the hair around the matte. The hair should then be held near the root, and a wide tooth comb should be run through the matte to loosen the hair. It may take time, but the knot should eventually untangle.