If you have kinky tightly coiled hair, you know that tangles and knots come standard, and can be very frustrating. A simple detangling session or styling mishap does not have to end with you pulling out the scissors. With patience and the proper technique you can remove almost any tangle or knot you encounter without having to cut all your hair off!
Here are some tips on how to minimize tangles
· To minimize knots, first finger detangle your hair prior to wetting it. Remove as many tangles as you can in it's dry state. You can use oils and a slippery conditioner to help remove large tangles
· If needed use a shower comb to assist in the detangling
· Follow with a Denman brush or some detangling tool that will remove all shed hairs (leaving behind shed hairs can cause them to become trapped later which causes severe tangles, knots, and a not so smooth styling session.
· After a wash, plait the hair or place the hair in sections in a stretched state (when natural hair is in a stretched state it cannot coil upon itself and become knotted or tangled)
· Allow the hair to partially dry in a stretched state and then proceed to style your hair
· After removing protective styles finger comb all shed hairs out of your hair before washing (if you do not do this, once wet all shed hairs will become locked around the other hairs making them almost impossible to remove.
When you encounter Tangles or Knots
· Don’t Panic, immediately saturate the hair with conditioner and oil, or something that will give you a lot of lubrication
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Remember: Detangle w/fingers First
Follow up w/detangling tool
Put into a stretched state