Detangling is such an important part of wash day because it will ensure that when you are ready to style it all goes as planned.
There are several steps you can take to detangle your strands quicker and easier no matter the texture or density of your hair.
In this post, you’ll learn how to detangle your hair in three steps, which will also shorten your wash day.
You have probably heard this all before, but your natural hair loves, loves, loves water. Water is one of the best moisturizers for our curls and should always be used when detangling them.
It is so important to make sure your strands are soaking wet with a great conditioner like our Mango Moringa Moisture Max Conditioner. The conditioner will allow your hair to have slip, so when you start to detangle, its easy to go through your curls with both a comb and your fingers.
Slip refers to how lubricated your hair is with conditioners or leave-in conditioners or styling creams. Your fingers should essentially be able to glide through your hair. It is always the goal during the detangling process.
Sectioning your hair will help reduce breakage and working with smaller parts will help the process go faster because you won't miss a section.
To section your hair, you can use our little buns method, or you can break it into sections with your fingers using our snappee hair ties. Snappees are a great way to section off your hair because unlike normal hair ties, you can unsnap and unravel them out your hair without seeing your hair attached to the snappee.
You may need to spray more water on each section as you go, as your curls may have started to dry, depending on your hair's porosity. Porosity refers to how well your hair takes and retains water.
How you choose to go about detangling your hair once it is separated in conditioned sections is totally up to you.
We would recommend to use both methods, but the first is the finger detangling. Finger detangling, compared to brushing and combing, is a far gentler method for working through your curls, without the tugging and tearing that damages strands. You should do this first because it'll allow the comb to glide through easier.
Next, you would have to use your comb, starting from you tips and moving up and comb through each section. After the comb can glide through your curls, two strand twist each section after it is fully detangled so that it stays that way.
Now the final step! You can keep the twist in your hair when you wash out the product or steam. If you choose to steam, it will add about 15 minutes to your routine.
When you wash out the conditioner, make sure to wash ALL of it because it can affect how your curls look after in the styling part of your routine. This is one of the biggest mistakes that naturals make.
To steam, you would put your twists up in a bun and place a cap over your head. You can also use one of our Frizz Reducing Turban Towels. After you steam, you would then wash the product out of your hair, making sure it is completely gone.