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:
Tresa Gatson says
Africanexport love her..
Charlene Jeffers says
How ironic. I looked at this vid last night.
Charmaine Levi says
Hi.. I am currently transitioning and do not want to big chop as I had short hair before and don’t think it suits me. I find it very difficult to do braid outs/ twist outs with THIS hair. I need advise as nothing seems to work but flat ironing my hair and I know that this will ultimately cause heat damage to me “new” curls. HELP!!??
Mo Cox says
I know how you feel. It’s very difficult to face the crowds with short hair. I’m still in my twa stage and I’m finding it easier and easier to style. I use perm rods for my 3c/4a/4b textured hair. Youtube will become your best friend!! I got scissor happy and cut it all off without hesitation, twice (2nd big chop), but if you prefer to keep some length, try to take an inch a month.It’s a lot easier to deal with transitioning textures if it isn’t as long and susceptible to breakage. Hope this helps. 🙂
Micole Spicer says
I have been transitioning from relaxed to natural hair since August 2013 and I am finding that it is getting easier to manage and detangle. I wash my hair once a week and use a detangling shampoo and a detangling conditioner.
Yolandaa Hair says
Charmaine Levi.Hi girl .I am going back as well, I put my last relaxer in June2013. Now I have my kinky roots n soon(2…months) I will cut the extra relaxed hair.
But advices: braids yr hair even if u put extension(Afro,others protective styles).that’s why I do( I do hair for people) n advices to not be afraid or regret or go back relaxed (n after a styles u can do twist strand,but not for me now). My opinion
Gina B says
Mia Love says
This is a great informative video. I looked her up for more hair care tips to find that she cut off all that gorgeous hair for no other reason than she wanted to. She looks fabulous and is owning it.