My New Detangling Technique for 2015
My hair deserves a break. Lately, I’ve been trying to make wash day as kind and gentle as I possibly can manage.
Where as most people prefer to detangle with conditioner, I’ve noted over time that mine gets limp and prone to more shedding especially if I add rinse out conditioner to dry hair.
I’ve developed a 2 step detangling technnique for 2015 that seems to be much kinder to my strands. I still use the old techniques once in a while and use commercial detanglers after longterm protective styling.
The first thing I do is section my hair into four workable bits and work with one at a time. I add coconut oil to the section and finger detangle gently and with a good distraction.
The coconut oil helps separate the strands and melt tangles. Also makes it easy to remove the shed hairs. I then add conditioner and continue to finger detangle a bit more. I make loose braids or twists and secure the end. When I’m done, I cover my head with a kavera and satin scarf for prepoo as I go about my business.
For the most part, my type 4 hair is not fully detangled but it is better than it was before. This is followed by cleansing and deep conditioning hair in tuts or twists.
While my hair is air drying after the wash process, I unravel section by section… spritz hair with my DIY spritz… I then add an oil of choice and moisturizer (I prefer thick moisturizers) to hair shaft and castor oil to my ends. I work the products in with my fingers and use a wide tooth comb to detangle. I use a comb at this stage to remove shed hairs and make it easier to style.
Lastly, I separate the hair to do my two jumbo flat twists for air drying and stretching. I usually re-moisturise aftertaking out the jumbo flat twists and finger separate to create smaller twists/style or do my two week protective style after this.
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