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Long-haired cats (Persian, Himalayan, Ragdoll, etc.) will probably need the most grooming assistance. They have hair that can grow up to five inches in length and they shed extensively. Their hair can tangle easily and get things stuck in it, especially if the cat ever goes outside. The best way to avoid significant tangles and excessive shedding is to keep up with grooming. First, use your fingers to remove tangles from his coat (only use scissors as a last resort). Once all of the knots have been removed, use a brush to smooth the hair in the direction of hair growth.