Have you ever struggled to detangle your naturally curly hair? Curly hair is fabulous, but sometimes...it can feel like a hassle to manage.
Those who have curly hair know the drill: your hair gets tangled, you spend what feels like hours trying to detangle it, and then you end up with a frizzy mess. But there's no need to despair!
In this blog post, I'll share a few simple steps you can follow to detangle your curly hair quickly and easily because the effort is worth it to get those locks looking their best. Keep reading for helpful advice on detangling curly hair!
Step One: Begin Detangling Your Hair Before You Wash Your Hair.
The best way to start detangling curly hair is by doing it before you even get in the shower. Though it's an extra step, it's worth it because it will save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.
Start by detangling your dry hair with your fingers. Once you've gotten rid of the big knots, use a detangling brush to gently remove any remaining tangles. If your curly hair gets tangled easily, you might want to try a pre-poo treatment. This involves using a product with a lot of slip (like an oil or conditioner) to detangle your hair before you shampoo. Before rinsing and washing your hair the usual way, allow the product to sit for at least five minutes in your hair. Taking the time to detangle before you get in the shower will make the whole process a lot easier.
Step Two: Wash and Condition Carefully
One of the best ways to detangle naturally curly hair is by shampooing and conditioning it carefully. To do this, always look for nourishing formulas that moisturize and detangle all types of textures while encouraging groupings of curls. Cleansing your hair with harsh products can make it more difficult to detangle.
When shampooing, apply the product to wet hair and focus on the scalp to avoid creating more tangles. Rinse thoroughly to cleanse your hair.
Next, apply the conditioner from root to tip and start detangling your hair as you work it through, section by section. Use a wide-toothed comb if available, or stick with the finger detangling method.
By taking these steps, you'll prevent further damage and make it easier to work through any knots and tangles in your hair safely.
Step Three: Add Leave-In Conditioner
After washing and conditioning your strands, as usual, you may still find that your curly hair is tangled or difficult to comb through. Add a leave-in conditioner or use a detangling spray. This will help to lubricate your hair and make it easier to comb through.
We love using either our uber moisturizing Dreamy Hair Cream or protein-packed Powerhouse Protein Cream for this. Sometimes, we use both! If you prefer a spray, check out this blog here about how you can make your own spray with our products!
Step Four: Dry Your Hair Well
You will destroy all your good work from your shower routine if you wrap your hair with a regular old terry cloth towel. Doing that may stretch and break your strands and cause more tangles. So, opt for a microfiber towel, a t-shirt, or squeeze it out of your hair without using the towel altogether.
Step five: Grab the wide tooth comb.
Invest in a good wide tooth comb. This is the best tool for detangling curly hair, as it won't tear or damage your strands.
We hope these pointers were useful and that you're now armed with the knowledge necessary to achieve tangle-free, beautiful curls.