I Detangled My Natural Hair From Roots to Tips and Lived to Tell the Story

by Shelli of Hairscapades Okay, so I may be (figuratively) hung, drawn, and quartered for this one. Alright … alright … I’m being dramatic. But … I’m about to suggest something that will probably go counter to a “natural hair” great commandment that most have probably read over and over again. DETANGLE FROM TIPS TO ROOTS ROOTS TO TIPS. See, what... Continue Reading

3 Possible Pitfalls of Finger Detangling

Geraldine of Geraldine the Great Let me state for the record that I have been exclusively finger detangling for years (possibly 4-5 years) and I am a huge proponent of its benefits. Besides experiencing a great decrease in breakage, finger detangling contributed to the elimination of pain when detangling and helped me to identify a... Continue Reading

Does the Denman Brush Live Up to the Hype? [Review]

by Monica of Knapsgirl A Denman brush is a tool and like all tools will not work for everyone in the same way or at all. I am not a person who swears by the Denman but I think it lives up to its claims. In my humble opinion, the Denman brush has suffered the... Continue Reading

How to Detangle Long 4C Natural Hair

by Geri of Geraldine the Great Alright- so, there’s much ado about finger detangling, as of late. It’s one of my most highly touted methods to attaining length, and for preserving healthier hair strands. I mention it often, and in fact, a reader recently took me to task about it with the following comment: Q:  You’re killing me... Continue Reading

True Life: I Don’t Fully Detangle… and My Hair is Waist Length

Can I tell you a secret? It takes me less time to detangle my hair now than it did a year ago. Why is that surprising? Well, for starters my hair is several inches longer than it was a year ago — something that usually meant longer detangling sessions. Now before you get your hopes... Continue Reading

4 of the Best Detangling Conditioners for 4B/4C Natural Hair

Style Icon Mouna By Chinwe of Hair and Health Major shrinkage and little to no curl clumping are typical characteristics of 4B/4C natural hair that can make detangling a challenge.  Here are four great conditioners that can help to ease the process for our hair type: 1. Avocado Detangling Mixture This is my favorite conditioner... Continue Reading

3 Methods for Detangling Matted and Tangled Natural Hair

Style Icon Nicole I am yet to meet a natural who has not left in a protective style or worn a twist out for a little too long. Some of us also know that our hair really does not care for wash and gos but because of time or because you were feeling like it,... Continue Reading

How to Detangle Your Roots

Style Icon Kyla The worlds of relaxed and natural hair care have their own glossary of terms. When I decided to wear my hair naturally terms like “wash n’ goes”, “twist outs” and “single strand knots” grew to hold meaning for me. When I was relaxed much of my hair plans and, dare I even... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Cut Your Detangling Time and Stop Breakage

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom Natural hair is not something that is mastered in a few days. It is generally the case that you need to take a few baby steps to gradually change habit of a previous lifetime. This is especially true when it comes to detangling, things that work when hair is... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat Knots and Tangles in Type 4 Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Tight coils, little to no curl pattern, and major shrinkage make type 4 natural hair an environment conducive to knots and tangles.  Imagine tossing several tightly coiled wires into a bag haphazardly.  Now imagine removing these wires one by one from the bag. You will get knots and tangles... Continue Reading

4 of the Best Detangling Products for Natural Hair

By Christina of The Mane Objective When it comes to natural hair, there are few things more cumbersome, time consuming, frustrating, and painstakingly slow than detangling. This is especially true for transitioners. Despite it being the bane of my (and everyone else’s) existence, detangling is an integral part of the natural hair regimen. Detangling serves three... Continue Reading

Do Paddle Brushes Work Better than Wide Tooth Combs for Detangling?

By Akilah of In the natural hair community, one important procedure is necessary for every single hair type: detangling. We tend to overlook the issue, or settle on the idea that using a wide-toothed comb on wet hair should do the trick. I, too, believed that there was no more to be said on... Continue Reading

2 Techniques for Finger Detangling Natural Hair

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom Finger detangling is a delicate and intricate procedure. If done properly, it is entirely possible to go without combs and have an exclusive finger combing routine. This is especially beneficial for women who have hair that easily breaks during the detangling process. It is also possible to incorporate finger... Continue Reading

Cipriana’s 10-Step Finger Detangling Routine

By Cipriana of Ah the age-old burning question…how exactly do I finger detangle? Well all jokes aside perhaps not an age-old question but a burning question nevertheless that I have been asked time and time again. So lets get down to it! How exactly do I finger detangle so efficiently that I am able... Continue Reading

How to Reduce Your Detangling Time

Style Icon China By Jc of The Natural Haven Reducing the time it takes to detangle hair is a priority for some naturals. Detangling wet hair is one way to do this but care has to be taken to avoid breakage given the hair can easily over stretch and shrinkage is operating in full force.... Continue Reading

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