Detangling Natural hair in 6 Steps

Below are my six super easy steps to detangled hair…yes even for us type 4 naturals! OR you can watch me detangle my hair in my first YouTube video here!

Step 1 – Divide your hair into four sections, two in the front and two in the back

Step 2 – Take one of the four sections and divide that again into two and clip away one of the halves, now you should have a workable section to detangle. If your hair is thicker you can divide that half again and work in quarters.

Step 3
– Once you have a section you’re comfortable working with spray it down with water. You can add oils in your spray bottle for added slip, try any light oils like coconut or jojoba.

Step 4
– After you’ve dampened the hair run the palm of your hands down the section to ensure all the strands are wet. Take your favorite conditioner with extra slip and start working it into the section ends first. My go-to conditioner for detangling is Aussie Moist Conditioner, the slip factor is great and it leaves my hair super soft and moisturized . Apply the conditioner until the entire section is coated. If you have thick roots like me you can apply it all the way up to the roots and let it sit for 2-5 minutes. While you wait, move on to the other half and add your conditioner.

Step 5 – Go back to the first half and with your fingers begin detangling the ends. Or start at the roots, slide your fingers downs and carefully split the hair. If you run into a snag stop and pull part the knot, it should slip out easily because you’ve let the conditioner soften your hair. Continue detangling the section until you’re able to run your fingers through without snagging, twist up that section and move on to the next. If you have a few single strand knots, don’t drive yourself crazy trying to get them out. Simply take your hair shears and cut right above the knot. Saving you time and frustration.

Step 6 – Do the above for your entire head, by the end you should have 8-10 conditioned and detangled twists. You can then shampoo or cowash while your hair is still twisted or take them down.

What’s your go to detangler or conditioner for easy slip and knotless free curls?


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