I have extremely matted hair! it’s really bad it causes headaches when down and is too painful to pull up into a bun or a ponytail. It is also painful to brush and wash. i’ve tried conditioner and lube but nothing works. i don’t know what to do.
I had this same issue until I began to comb the conditioner through my hair (before I rinsed the conditioner out). Over time, I suggest that you begin to use a conditioner that deep conditions once a week or so (it is worth the extra cost), and leave it in your hair, to prevent this issue. I no longer get small mats in my hair at all, and I no longer have to comb conditioner through my hair.