You all know about my shrinkage challenge that I did last week or the week before that. It was fun and all and I rocked a TWA for like a day but when I was to detangle my hair it wasn’t as rosy.
My hair was quite moisturized as I always sprayed it with water and my leave in conditioner mist so maybe it could have been a more painstaking process but I feel it was something even with the moisture.
There are two major ways to detangle hair;
- Detangling with a comb
- Finger detangling
For detangling with a comb, it is highly recommended that you use a wide tooth comb to reduce snag and breakage.
Finger detangling involves separating the hair clumps, unknotting tangles individually and finger combing, it can be a very time consuming process but its the best in terms of breakage and snag prevention, It can also be combined with using the comb but in my process I only used finger detangling.
The detangling process.
The first thing I did was saturate my hair with water, then I applied oil and leave in conditioner to my hair so that it was slippery, having the strands slippery will help the hair glide against eachother and is also a way to prevent breakage.
Then I pulled the hair out from it’s shrunken state till I could easily divide it into sections, I had about eight sections. Then section by section I started detangling then I’ll end the process with making the section into a twist.
When I was done with each section I parted my hair into two and packed it into side buns.
- You can make as many sections as your hair length permits.
- If after finger detangling you’re not satisfied use a comb. Wide tooth only please.
- Ensure your hair is well saturated so it doesn’t break but it doesn’t need to be dropping with water.
- You can get a friend to help you for centre sections.
How do you detangle your hair?
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