Apply a thick, creamy conditioner. Separate your hair into sections, usually 4, and finger comb to remove any major knots. Then use a wide-tooth comb to detangle, starting at the ends and working up. This reduces breakage because you’re slowly and gently getting through tangles, and not pulling through them from the top. The more conditioner you use, the smoother — and faster — the process. Then rinse and style your hair as usual.