How To Painlessly Detangle And Avoid Breakage
Posted on May 13 2020
Detangling is a crucial part of all hair care regimes. Natural hair doesn't have to be a chore, but instead of putting it off, we've come up with some ways to enjoy this much needed step.
So grab a drink and listen to a podcast, your Spotify playlist or catch up on your favourite tv show. Distracting yourself will give you something else to think about.
Detangling Your Tresses
- Always put your hair into manageable sections. Depending on your hairs length and thickness, this could be 4, 5, or 6 or more sections. Doing this will help you detangle with more ease.
- Always detangle on damp hair. Whether you use water, a conditioner or your favourite liquid based leave in, our hair is more flexible. But do be gentle, while your hair is damp, it is still fragile.
- Now's the time to grab your trusty wide tooth comb or fav detangling brush. Even your fingers do a great job if you prefer to finger detangle. Detangle slowly starting from ends to roots. If you stumble across any stubborn tangles mid way through, just grab your spray bottle and apply a little more liquid to the tangled area. Work that in and then start detangling again from ends to roots.
- Once detangled and moisturised, twist or plait each section to keep in the moisture and avoid hair becoming tangled again.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to each section until hair is complete.
Other Helpful Tips
- Whether it be wash day or mid week, you always want to detangle your hair before starting wash day. This will make wash day a dream. You don't want to be creating tangles upon more tangles.
- Our ends are the oldest part of our hair and can be extra difficult to detangle at times. This may mean you might need a trim and apply extra moisturizer. Always keep your ends hydrated and moisturized.
- Try keeping your hair in styles such as braids, twists or any other style where your curls are hidden and kept away.
- Sleeping on a silk/satin pillow case or head scarf will not only protect and pro-long your current style, but will cause less friction and less tangles.
How and what do you do to detangle your curls? How often do you detangle?
We'd love to hear your tips.
~ Love Uniqurl ~