Do you dread the detangling part of our hair care routine? If so you might not be detangling properly. Detangling on a regular basis fights tangles, breakage, and matting while making hair more manageable to style. If done regularly, detangling will help protect hair and keep it healthy and strong. Next time you detangle, keep these tips in mind:
Finger Detangle First
You never want to just jump right in with detangling using a tool. Finger detangle first to gently detangle and make it easier for yourself once you do grab the comb or brush. Your fingers can do most of the detangling for matted and knotted pieces. But do not only finger detangle, only start and them accompany with a comb and or brush.
When detangling you want to do so in sections because it allows you to pay attention to each strand more carefully because you are working with less hair. it makes the process of detangling much less stressful and makes sure that each knot is addressed. It can also help when it's time to style because your entire head is sectioned and you can continue styling as regular in those same sections.
Start With Your Ends
The easiest way to cause more damage is by detangling from the root and working down the hair shaft. But when you do this you actually create more knots and matting. Detangle the ends and work your way up the hair shaft little by little until the hair is fully detangled.
The ideal state of your hair when detangling is damp and or hair that is freshly conditioned. Even if you use just use water, the provided leverage makes detangling that much easier. The slippage that the moisture provides allows the comb or detangling brush to glide through strands as it removed knots and matting.
Use The Right Tools
Get to know your strand and what works best for you when detangling. Combs and detangling brushes can be used and you want to keep in mind that you want to stray away from causing any damage possible. If working with a comb be sure to pay attention to the teeth and that combs with tinier teeth may cause more damage because they are meant for a different part of styling. So, in this instance, a wider tooth comb would suit you best. The same goes for a brush, a brush with boar bristles tends to snag on hair. The best brush for detangling would be a denman brush because the smooth round-ended bristles glide through hair and reduce snagging.