Is detangling your hair a battle? 5 tips to help you win

For anyone with natural hair, one of the worst parts about rocking them is usually detangling. Proper detangling days usually involve you cancelling any appointments you might have for that day that have nothing to do with your hair. It’s just you, you hair, a ton of conditioner, a comb and a whole lot of determination to work out every single kink in it, no matter how long it takes. But detangling your hair shouldn’t end up with you getting into a full on war.

Try out these 5 tips.

  1. Cancelling all other appointments is probably not a bad move. In order to avoid yanking out half of your hear when detangling it, you’ll need a lot of patience. Take some time out to do it carefully, and you won’t need to do it as often as you used to.
  2. Do it in sections. Being faced with a full head of hair can be overwhelming so divide it up into small sections to do it, the usual four might still be too large, so try out about eight.
  3. You are allowed to take breaks in-between, especially when your hair is very full and long. You really don’t have to get it all done at once, although it’s tempting to just get it over with, once you start you are bound to get tired halfway through, and that’s when the yanking starts.
  4. Never start from the roots, work your way down from the tip of your hair.
  5. Detangle with your fingers first, before using a comb. This way you get a better feel of what’s really going on at the roots of your mane.
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