Curly hair has a volume that no other type of hair has, and using the right hair care products and tools can keep curls at their most bouncy and best. But one common characteristic of curly hair is that it tends to get tangled. Dealing with tangled curly hair can be tricky, but with a little patience and skill, you can avoid damaging your hair and get rid of the tangled curly hair.
How to detangle curly hair without hurting hair?
Step 1 Separate your hair
Never start combing your curly hair without detangling it, this is the most important point you have to remember before combing your curly hair. Because your curly hair has been kept on your head for many days, it is very dry and lacks moisture. In the state of lack of moisture, easy pulling can cause breakage and damage to your hair. You will make a mess of your hair and cause yourself a lot of pain.
Step 2 Spray water on your hair
After parting your hair, look closely at the ends of your hair and you will see that it is very dry and almost impossible to separate. So in the case of extremely dry hair, take out a spray bottle filled with water and spray your hair with water evenly. Water is the first and most important thing that can nourish your curly hair. If you are worried that your hair is still too dry, you can add aloe vera juice or coconut oil to your spray bottle, these are products that can nourish and hydrate your hair.
Step 3 Comb your hair with your fingers
After wetting your hair well with water, run your fingers through the middle of your hair and comb it through. When your hair can be easily combed by your fingers, it will be easier to move on to the next steps. This will reduce damage to your hair, and we often say that your fingers are the best tool for combing your hair. When you find that there are still tangles in your hair during the combing process, instead of using a comb to comb through it, choose to gently comb your hair through with your fingers. It does get boring, but the process of detangling curly hair requires more patience from you, after all, you are the one who made it so frizzy.
Step 4 Apply moisturizing conditioner
Apply your conditioner to your palm first, rub it out and then apply the conditioner from the roots of your hair. Remember to keep smoothing your hair with your hands as you apply. When you are done spraying some water on your hair again, you will find that your hair is not so badly tangled. Your fingers can easily pass through the curly hair.
Step 5 Comb your curly hair
After applying conditioner and spraying with water, your curly hair has made a very noticeable difference. Take out a paddle brush. The paddle brush is perfect for curly hair, especially for African American women's native hair, and it will gently comb through your hair without causing too much damage. In this step, you need to start combing your hair from the ends and curl it all together once you are done.
Step 6 Rinse your hair
If you are not in a hurry to wash your hair, it is recommended that you wait longer to allow your hair to become more moisturized. You can wait for a day before washing and rinse directly with water while washing. Just wait for your hair to dry naturally after the washing is done. A little tip: Don't just think that water can solve your tangled curly hair, because water only makes your hair moist, and when it dries it will still be dry and tangled. So be sure to use moisturizing products.
How to avoid curly hair tangled together?
2.1 Keep your hair moisturized
The main thing to remember when caring for curly hair is to moisturize it. Due to the volume of this hair type, it is usually on the dry side. Hair care products that contain ingredients like argan oil or shea butter can do wonders for your hair and keep curly hair moisturized all day long.
2.2 Sleep wrapped in a silk headband
Our bodies move unconsciously when we sleep, which can cause tangles and tangles in our hair. Wear a silk pillowcase or wrap your hair in a scarf or bandana while you sleep to avoid tangling your hair too tightly and to prevent it from becoming extra curly.
2.3 Anti-heat treatment
Reduce the amount of time curly hair is exposed to direct sunlight when you go out and cover your hair with a hat or other hair cover whenever possible to prevent it from drying out.