Natural and transitioning hair is prone to knots and tangles. To reduce tangled hair and minimize shedding, separate hair into sections, saturate with moisturizing shampoo and gently comb through your hair. You can also detangle natural hair with conditioners, leave-in conditioners, deep conditioners or oils.
Of course, the earlier that you start the detangling process, the less hair you will shed and the more growth overtime that you will experience. So for all of your newly natural babes, go ahead and shampoo in sections and comb the shampoo through. This will give you a jumpstart on the detangling process, save you time later on and result in more growth in the long run.
Shampoos & Conditioners
Products such as Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo are perfect for detangling natural hair. For conditioners, try Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner or As I Am Leave-In Conditioner, which can both result in more manageable hair and offer a smooth, slick surface to help unknot your locks.
Deep Conditioners & Oils
For untangling tresses with deep conditioners or oils, remember to stay away from hot oil treatments. Hot oil treatments are meant to be used as treatments only. When you use a hot oil treatment, be sure to apply a plastic cap to your head to keep the heat in and ensure that the treatment works. Once finished, shampoo, condition and detangle separately. Try products like AG Hair Cosmetics Conditioner Deep Reconstructing Treatment and Champagne & Caviar Curl Elixir (Hair Oil Blend for Sheen & Hair Growth).
Detangling natural hair is simple and easy when you have the right products at hand. Remember, sectioning is KEY to detangling. If you aren't sure how many sections to create, start small and move bigger when you get the hang of it. It may take time in the beginning, but once you understand how your hair works and what it needs, it will be a cinch.
And as always, naturals, DO YOU!