Detangling Hair 101: Earning Your Right to the Roots
Everyone knows how much of a chore detangling curly to highly textured hair can be. Many naturals say that it’s difficult to do, hurts way too bad, can be time consuming and a million other complaints as to why the detangling process is the most challenging part of maintaining their curls and coils.
The best way to detangle textured hair, is by doing so while it is wet and working in sections. Making sure that the hair stays wet during the entire process makes it easier for those tangles and knots to disappear, by maintaining hydration and providing natural slip. While detangling your hair in the shower may be ideal, if you don't have that option at the moment or you're simply detangling your True + Pure extensions, keep a spray bottle nearby filled with water to saturate the hair in case it begins to dry out.
In addition to keeping the hair wet, you want to also prime it with a moisturizing product such as a leave-in conditioner. A few faves and recommendations from Pekela are the Mizani Miracle Milk Leave-In Conditioner, Mizani Thermasmooth Shampoo & Conditioner and the Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Collection.
Tools are cool, but always start off by finger detangling. If you start with a comb or brush, you can potentially cause unnecessary tangles, discomfort and breakage to the hair, and that’s NOT what we want, sis. *aht aht*
Once the section is completely detangled, put it in a chunky twist to ensure that it stays that way! The chunky twist is important because it successfully sets the sections of hair up for proper product distribution and easier control over the hair once it’s time to style. You can also use hair clips if that is an easier alternative for you.
Now that your hair is properly detangled, it is ready to be styled. In case you need a visual tutorial of this process, be sure to watch the True + Pure detangling video linked above. For more texture education, styling tips and more, be sure to subscribe to the the True + Pure YouTube channel and follow us on all of our social networks.