Detangling your natural hair can be a daunting process. Detangling is when you remove tangles from your hair using a comb, brush, or your fingers. This process helps to remove tangles in your hair, so that it is easier to work with during the styling process. When it comes to detangling our hair, we have to be cautious against rough handling and breakage. I am big on preventing breakage, so here are a few ways that I detangle my hair without causing breakage.

Finger detangle

I try to do this process before anything else. I use my fingers to detangle my hair versus using a comb. This technique is good for me, because it is gentle on my hair. I don’t rush when doing this, because I simply want to take my time and untangle the knots in my hair one by one. It may be a lengthy and very thorough process, but it definitely gets the job done.

Detangle from ends to roots

You should never start detangling your hair from the scalp to ends, as it can cause major breakage. It’s best to gently start at your ends and then work your way up. It helps me, because I get through each section and get the job done.

Detangle with conditioner

This method works well for me. While I have my rinse-out conditioner in, I usually go through and detangle a little. The best time to detangle is when your hair is wet and covered in conditioner. Use a conditioner that has a lot of slip and you will be able to get through your detangling session with minimal issues. The more slip the conditioner has, the easier it is for me to get my comb, brush, or fingers through my hair without snags. This definitely helps you minimize breakage, because your hair is smooth and you don’t have to be overly rough to get the tangles out of your hair.

Detangle hair in sections

Please do yourself a favor and detangle your hair in sections. I have made this mistake several times trying to rush through my detangling session and not taking my time to do it in sections. By detangling your hair in sections, you make it easier for yourself. Trust me you don’t want to do this task with huge sections. Your arms will hurt and it will not be a wise choice for your hair. Use clips to help you section off your hair with the process to make life that much easier!

If you follow these tips, you will have less breakage and save more time. This is a process that no natural loves, but it’s important that you take the time to detangle properly for the health of your hair.

How do you detangle without causing breakage?

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