How I Keep My Ends from Tangling, Knotting and Breaking Pt. 4 Portia’s Advice

Our fourth feature is from Portia. Be sure to check out our first feature from Chinwe, our second feature from Elle and our third feature from Geneice. In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I big chopped and my hair was short. Therefore, there really wasn’t much to detangle. As my hair grew, it... Continue Reading

[Review] I Tried It: The Ouidad Double Detangler

For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about the beast of a comb, the Ouidad Double Detangler. It’s always been intriguing to me, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a new comb when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb was completely fine. But when my Mason Pearson Rake Comb finally lost the battle... Continue Reading

3 All-Natural Ingredients that Provide Incredible Slip for Detangling

For women with tightly coiled hair, a conditioner isn’t worth its weight if it doesn’t facilitate the detangling process. The measure of a product’s ability to aid in detangling is called  “slip” and many women are willing to pay top dollar for products that promise to turn their tangles into manageable coils. Now, what if... Continue Reading

2 Ways to Take Down Faux Locs Quickly and Without Breakage

Faux locs are not only beautiful, but they’re a great way to protect your natural hair, while still sporting a natural look. The installation of faux locs can take up to 8 hours, but did you know that it’s taking some people hours just to take those bad boys down? It’s true. I’ve heard a... Continue Reading

4 Detangling Hacks For Tangles That Are Doing the Most

We’ve all been there. You put wash day off a few days or weeks, because your big hair was fly. Or a product you thought you’d love turned your tresses into a tangled nightmare. Maybe your beloved kinky Curly Knot Today just up and told you, “Not today!” When your hair gets helplessly tangled,you need... Continue Reading

3 Unconventional Ways to Detangle Natural Hair

About a year after beginning my healthy hair journey, I was fairly certain that I had successfully mastered growing my coily hair. However, I had yet to figure out how to detangle my fro without it being an all-day affair. Perhaps, that’s an exaggeration, but it lasted much longer than I felt necessary. So for the... Continue Reading

Will Naptural85’s 25-Minute Co-wash and Detangle Method Work On 4C Hair?

As a natural, you’re more than likely familiar with some of the challenges that come with detangling – especially if you are 4C. Some include reducing breakage, avoiding snags and holding back tears from your eyes. (Yes, tears.) If  you tack on washing, conditioning and sealing, for some, this total time can run into the realm... Continue Reading

5 Lightweight Detangling Sprays for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Does your hair need a mid-week detangling pick-me-up, but you don’t want it to get weighed down with product? Sometimes, navigating through the hair with detangling conditioners and products like Kinky Curly Knot Today are less than optimal. They can be a little too heavy, and sometimes too time consuming. Plus, summertime is all about... Continue Reading

True Life: I’m a Type 4 Natural and I Haven’t Combed My Hair in 2 Years

by Kara, pictured above I haven’t combed my hair in almost two years and my hair is the longest it has ever been. If someone had told me two years ago I’d do this, I would gasped and fully expected my hair to be loced by now. But two years has gone by without a... Continue Reading

5 of The Best and Worst Detangling Tools for Fine Natural Hair

This is a very subjective post but I feel that I am an authority on the subject of detangling fine hair because I have a lot of it. It takes ages to detangle and I have been in this game for over 10 years, constantly trying different things. Now, we’re talking fine individual strands, not... Continue Reading

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 Potential 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