Imagine a life in which you didn’t have to detangle…Well,that was a nice 3 seconds. Close to zero knots, reduced breakage and most of all…Being able to run your fingers through your hair the way they do it in the movies. But alas. We of the coily/kinky hair types find ourselves here. Having to detangle. But fret not! This is the ultimate guide to detangling your natural hair:
1. The Best Time to Detangle
First things first. Detangle your hair before you hit the shower or the sink to shampoo your hair. Detangling before shampoo ensures a knot-free and breakage-free washing experience.
2. The Products to Use
Divide your hair into small, workable sections and apply some detangling conditioner to your hair. The detangler is meant to soften your strands to make it a lot easier for you to comb through.It helps especially those with tender scalps. No need to* ouch* cry when you *ouch* detangle *ouch* .
3. The Best Way to Do It
Detangle from ends to root.The only thing that hurts more than stubbing your toe against a table? Combing your hair from root to ends, without detangling. Well, you can’t compare it with a dislocated shoulder or anything, but still. All the best trying to comb your hair like this. You can do this or you can comb it the easier way: from ends to to root.
4. The Best Tools to Use
The right tools make detangling a whole lot easier. Use a wide-toothed comb to comb out any knots. But you know what?Your fingers are the best detangling tool. Rake your fingers through your conditioner-laden hair. Try it on your next wash day!
5. Easy Does It
You need to treat your hair with utmost care when detangling. Use gentle strokes. Be patient and gentle with your fragile hair to avoid breakage. This means you should never detangle when in a time crunch because you may end up doing a poor job of it. A good detangling session is known to take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. It’s for your own good.
So in summary, detangle before shampoo. Use detangling conditioner and a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to comb from ends to root. Most of all, be patient with the process!