I have learned the hard way If you do not detangle your hair correctly; you can easily destroy the hair length and cause problems with your retaining hair length.Many women improperly detangle curly hair by ripping and tearing through knots and tangles. The process of detangling is one of the most important steps in accomplishing long natural hair. It’s important to have a proper detangling process or, you take the risk of having chronic hair-breakage.
The Importance of Detangling Natural Hair Properly:
- Prevent damage and destruction of hair length
- Reduce tangles and knots
- Effectively manage curly hair during the cleansing, moisturizing, and styling process
Detangling natural hair can be as easy or complicated as you make the process. Some natural women use their fingers to detangle, while others use the bristles of a Denman brush, Hair Pick or Wide Tooth Comb.
There are TWO Ways to Detangle Natural Hair:
You can saturate your hair with a water-based conditioner and work a wide-tooth comb from tip to root this is called Wet-Detangling. Or, you can lubricate your hair with oil and use your fingers to move through your hair strand-by-strand this example is Dry Detangling.
Dry-Detangle hair: recommended for fine, natural hair and before styling hair. Hair is largely dry during dry detangling. Water/water oil mix or with a little bit of conditioner is used but the hair is not wet or soaked in conditioner. Hair can also be fully dry and coated with oil for slip.
Wet-Detangle hair: Hair is coated in conditioner and then combed (finger, comb and/or brush) in sections.
Rinse hair: cleanse hair and apply shampoo and conditioner while hair is still within sections.