I feel like we have mentioned detangling a few times this week, which is of course on purpose because it is a huge part of our natural hair life. The below video we are about to share is a tutorial done by the queen of realness herself Vanisha aka African Export.
I loved the video because it really gives us a great tips that we can use for very efficient natural hair detangling. Here is what we loved:
► She made time for it – Let me tell ya, if you are having a bad day, you have something you need to rush out to do, or if you aren’t feeling it, do not attempt to detangle your hair. Instead wait for a good time, so that you aren’t ripping through your hair and you have the maximum amount of patience needed to get it done right
► She sectioned and twisted – Yup, sectioning is a must when detangling because our hair is so coily and curly that if you do it all at once, it will tangle as you are detangling. Once you have completed a section, you need to twist it or braid it so that it can remain detangled.
► She saturated with conditioner – We hope you know to have to have more than one bottle of conditioner on hand because on detangling day, you will need to be heavy handed to create slip. Slip allows your fingers and tools to glide through the hair and the strands to separate from each other
► She finger detangled first – Some women finger detangle alone, others use finger detangling as a means of making things a little easier for them before they get to the actual tool. Either way your fingers should be your first line of defense when detangling your hair.
► She used a paddle brush* – This might be just a preference thing but a great paddle brush* might be something for you to try if your other tools just aren’t doing the job. Don’t knock it till you try it!
Check out the video below: