Detangling 101

After wearing my hair out all this week, it was time to detangle today. So how do I do it? First of all, I detangle my hair when it is dry. It does not need it when wet, I just run the comb through it and comb through the curls then.

At first detangling may seem like an incredible task and chore, but after you figure out the best way for you personally to do it, the time taken will be minimal. Here is my method.

First, use the correct comb. For thick, long, curly hair try the Tool Structure shower detangler comb. For coarse, thick hair try the Cricket Power Pro 30 Silkomb. For shorter hair, try a small detangling brush.

For the ultimate detangling experience, start with a good shampoo and conditioner that softens the hair. I like Dark and Lovely Healthy Gloss moisture shampoo and conditioner. Starting with products that soften even days or a week earlier help the detangling process significantly. I also suggest Motions Naturally You! Smoothing Conditioner and Mixed Chicks detangling deep conditioner.

First, I moisturize my hair with Tui hair oil from Carol’s Daughter. Then I get to detangling with a wide-toothed comb. When detangling, start from the bottom of the hair and work your way up.

Second, once hair is detangled with the comb, I use a paddle brush to smooth it out. Unless I want to wear it straight after detangling, I normally do not use a blow dryer to detangle.

Third, to keep hair from getting tangled at bedtime, I put it in two plaits and sleep wearing a silk scarf or bonnet.

This is the result of my detangling.

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