What is the quickest way to detangle thick multi-textured hair?
My hair is about to reach 4 inches in length after nearly 8 months of growth. It is extremely dense and thick and it takes me about 2 1/2 hours just to detangle my hair. I have been using beautiful textures deep conditioner to detangle my hair with lots of oil for added slip, but the process is still painstakingly long and what makes it worse is the amount of shedding I have to deal with. I took my corn rows down last night (first timer) after having them in for only a week ( couldn't take the itch) and just finger raked through my hair for about 5 minutes and I counted 315 shed hairs and gave up counting. Then today, I detangled and had even more shedding. If I had to guess In the past two days I have shed upward 500-750 hairs off of my head. Currently, I section my hair off into 4 sections using duckbill clips and I use a Denman three row mouse gel hair comb to detangle. I used to V05 conditioner for detangling, but i didn't like the way it made my hair feel after using it so I stopped.
Most people use a leave-in conditioner to detangle. And a wide-toothed comb.
You're not using a conditioner that's strong enough for your texture. It looks like we're about the same texture. I use Clear Shampoo to clean my scalp only and then follow up with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner. I use lots of conditioner to completely saturate my hair while I'm in the shower. I let it sit in my hair for about 5 minutes and then I comb it out starting from the front combing from the ends up to the roots gently. If I feel a tough or dry spot I add more conditioner. I comb it thoroughly and then I rinse it out with lukewarm water. Your curls are set so no need to comb. Apply As I Am leave in conditioner in 5-6 sections. Apply coconut oil in sections. If you need added moisture apply some shea butter. If you want more frizz control apply Eco Styler Gel in sections. Try this and let me know how it comes out. Good luck!