Detangling your hair can make or break it – literally. You need to take your time and get the knots out of your hair before you loose everything you’ve worked for. Constant hair breakage will keep you at the same length for months and even years unless you unlearn certain practices.
The first thing to remember is to never detangle dry hair. Your hair will break! Damp hair is more flexible and less resistant to slipping when combed. Spritz some water on your hair and run your fingers through to loosen tight knots and locks to make the combing process easier and less painful. You need to be gentle throughout this process because wet hair is very very delicate.
You cannot handle your whole hair at a go. You’ll need to divide it into sections. We recommend 4 sections because it makes it easier to detangle. Run your fingers through it, comb it and when you’re done, leave that section in twists.
Detangling should always be done from the ends of the hair, slowly working upwards to the scalp. If you do it the other way round, you’ll lose a lot of hair.
Lastly, try as much as possible to not leave your unattended to for long periods of time. If you want to leave your afro, try as much as possible to braid your hair in 4 or 6 sections so they don’t end up getting tangled up.
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