If you talk to most Black women, they will tell you that detangling their natural afro hair isn’t always an easy process. And while we understand this feeling, over the years we’ve learnt that if detangling is done the right way, the process can improve your wash days and hair routine in general. So here are our six easy ways to make detangling your natural afro hair a doddle.
Keep Your Strands Moisturised
When your afro hair is dry, it can make your strands more susceptible to breakage and knots. This can make the process of detangling more time-consuming. Ensure that your natural hair is kept hydrated at all times with our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey and Avocado Oil. This conditioner helps keep the moisture in your hair, will improve the smoothness of your strands and, most importantly, will help your strands shine. It contains natural ingredients like manuka honey and avocado oil which is ideal for detangling knotted hair as it strengthens your hair while also being an anti-frizz solution.
Decide Whether You Want To Detangle Dry, Wet Or Damp
The type of detangling that you should opt for will depend on the state and strength of your current afro curls. If you are experiencing hair loss or shedding, it is best to try dry detangling with your fingers first. If your hair is particularly knotted, you could also use hair oil or spray of your choice before going for wet dangling with a conditioner. If you are unsure which product to try, go for an Everyday Curl Refresh with Coconut and Jamaican Black Castor Oil Spray for quick hydration before detangling.
Remember To Detangle In Sections
Sectioning your hair into four parts can help save you time with your detangling routine. After splitting your hair into four sections, create large twists. Then, during the washing process, start by cleansing a section and then re-twisting before moving on to another section.
Begin Detangling With Your Ends
Start gently detangling your strands from your ends and then work your way up to the roots. This detangling approach will help you stay gentle with your hair and will minimise damage.
Protect Your Hair Overnight
Reduce manipulation or friction for your afro curls while sleeping with a satin-lined bonnet or scarf. Rather than using cotton, satin helps your hair or protective style keep the moisture in while you sleep.
Be Patient With Your Routine
Any hair routine needs time and patience to work correctly. This means taking time to dangle your strands in sections rather than using combs and brushes that could cause more breakage.
It can be easy to establish a detangling routine for your hair but perhaps the most important favour you can give to your afro hair is to be patient. Always be as gentle as possible and enjoy the routine as you go through it.