Detangling Natural Hair

Dew'wel Team

Posted on December 16 2019

Detangling Natural Hair

 

HOW TO PROPERLY DETANGLE NATURAL HAIR

Knowing how to detangle natural hair is essential as to retain already gained hair length. Poor detangling methods & techniques often lead to breakage, uneven hair, sore scalp etc. This maybe one of the reasons that cause stunted hair growth in some people.

Coily, coarse & dense hair needs more care when detangling as it is more susceptible to breakage than looser hair textures.

It is important to have a proper detangling technique/method. The best used method is starting from the tips of the hair moving gradually towards the roots. This enables tangles to be removed in sections thereby reducing snagging & breakage..

DETANGLING TOOLS

Wide tooth plastic afro comb

Afro friendly plastic tangle teezers ( should be flexible and wide toothed)

DETANGLING COILY, COARSE & DENSE HAIR

Mid length hair to longer hair   

Part hair into smaller workable sections, we recommend using fingers before using a wide toothed comb. This enables one to feel for tangles & knots, take them out manually without breakage. Use a leave in conditioner or detangling milks to enable the fingers or comb to glide through easily. Remove tangles by separating single strands of hair from each other, this will take time and patience. After finger detangling, use a wide toothed comb, starting from the tip of the hair carefully moving towards the roots. Immediately twist or braid hair to avoid further tangling.

 

HOW TO REDUCE TANGLING & KNOTS IN NATURAL HAIR

Always keep (coily/curly) long hair stretched.

Wash long natural hair in loose stretched twists or braids to minimize tangles.

Do not keep any style for longer periods of time (we recommend not to keep protective styles for more than 3 weeks)

Always keep natural hair well moisturised and lubricated, this will reduce friction & knots.

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