Washing and Detangling Natural Hair (Part 2)
Fingers, wide-tooth shower comb, denman brush, paddle brush, tangle teezer.
Cheapie conditioner, Qhemet Biologics Detangling Ghee, oil, water, aloe vera juice, bentonite clay, henna.
- Finger detangling is a great way to work through tangles minus the threat of mechanical damage from combs and brushes.
- When using combs on natural hair, it is important to use wide tooth combs.
- Comb hair from ends to roots.
- Detangle natural hair while it is damp. Water allows the hair to be more pliable.
- If there is excessive tangling and knotting at your ends, then it may be time for a trim.
- A denman brush, paddle brush, or tangle teezer can be used to smooth hair prior to braidouts, twistouts, and wet sets. Those with fine hair may choose to avoid brushes altogether or modify a denman by removing rows.
- Deep condition with heat to soften hair prior to detangling.
- Use a cheapie conditioner so that you will not feel guilty using up to half a bottle during a detangling session.
- If your conditioner does not have enough slip, add an oil of your choice.
- Detangle hair under running water with the use of cheapie conditioner.
- Is your hair a little tangled while restyling an old twistout? Try spritzing with an aloe Vera juice/water mix and some detangling ghee to melt through the tangles.
- Use a satin bonnet or head scarf at night to avoid tangling while you sleep.
- To slightly loosen your curl pattern and to ease detangling, consider a henna or bentonite clay treatment. Please note that it will not make drastic changes to kinky hair. In curly hair, it may cause some significant changes to your curl pattern so use with caution.
There you have it! These quick tips should make your next detangling session a little easier! Do you have any additional suggestions for detangling?