With 12 weeks of new growth and a 5 day old Bantu Knot Out to deal with, I thought this would be the perfect time to show you all how I detangle my hair. Check out the steps outlined below and the supplemental video, too!
Grab a small section of hair. I like to start at my nape and work my way up to the front. How small of a section you decide to grab will be based off of how tangled your hair is. On a typical wash day I’ll end up grabbing about four sections overall. But for this wash day, I grabbed about maybe eight or ten sections.
Spray that section lightly with water.
- With a Wide Tooth Comb start combing through your hair.
- Start at the ends and then work your way up slowly.
- If you hit a knot or an intense tangle, stop and use your fingers to pull as many strands of hair out of that knot as possible.
- This typically removes the knot and helps to reveal the knotted up shed hair that is causing the drama. Once you find that shed hair remove it and continue comb through that section until you can run your comb through the entire length of your hair–root to tip.
Grab another small section and repeat steps two and three until you’ve detangled your entire head of hair.
You might have noticed that I did not use a fine or medium tooth comb at all. I never do (unless I’m roller setting). That’s just my personal motto. I think it helps to minimize how much breakage I get.
About This Wash Day
It was also my ‘relaxer prep’ wash day.
Pre-Poo: Suave Sleek Conditioner
Shampoo: Mizani Phormula 7
Protein Treatment: Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus
DC: L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
Leave-in: Generic Value Products The Conditioner
Serum: Chi Silk Infusions
Polisher: Proclaim Glosser
I flat ironed my hair and below are the results.
Relaxer Update blog post coming soon…