The Art of Detangling Natural Hair

There has always been a debate about how to detangle our natural hair. Some divas find success in detangling their hair while its wet during a shampoo or a co-wash. Others get the best results when we detangle our hair dry with oil. Is there only one way to detangle natural hair? Of course not! However, there is only one way to find out what method works better for your hair; and that is to try each method for yourself. Your hairs dryness and strength should be taken in account when considering each method. Both methods of detangling your hair can be successful. Here are some tips to ensure tangle free, breakage free hair.

When detangling wet hair, be sure that it is completely saturated in conditioner. Give the conditioner a few minutes to penetrate into your hair. Start by finger detangling your hair to catch any stray dead hairs. Separate your hair into four manageable sections. Start with one of the sections and begin to detangle your hair from the ends to the root with your wide tooth comb. Continue this throughout your hair. You can either rinse each section or rinse all of your hair at once.

When detangling your hair dry, you must be careful and gentle to make sure that your are not breaking off your hair. Separate your hair into 4 sections. Moisturize each section with an oil blend such as coconut oil, safflower oil and olive oil. Take a section of one of your 4 sections and lightly spray it with either water or a water and oil combination. You do not want your hair to be wet, only lightly moist. Begin to detangle your hair from the ends to the root with a wide tooth comb. Repeat this method throughout the rest of your hair.

When exploring these methods of detangling, remember to be gentle with your hair because our beautiful hair is fragile. The point of detangling your hair is to separate the dead strands from the healthy strands. This will prevent breakage and knots from forming. Your hair will thank you for it!


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