Detangling generally is every curly head's nightmare. Getting those knots and tangles out without breaking the hair is frustrating and time consuming. However, detangling is essential for the management, growth and styling of curly hair. That’s why I want to share two effective methods of detangling with you. These methods will not only save you time, but it will also eliminate breakage and unnecessary frustration.
The first method I want to discuss works well for all hair types but is especially effective for those with a looser or bigger curl pattern. If we are talking curl patterns, I am referring to anyone in the curl pattern 1- 3b range.
I want to stress every one's hair is different and responds differently to methods, so it is important to take the time to explore as many methods as possible and see what works for you.
With this method you will need a spray bottle with water and CurlyEllie Detangling Spray.
- Divide your hair into four sections. Start with the first section and mist it with a little water gently rake the water through your hair using your hands only. Then divide that section in to two so that you now have a smaller section to work with. Spray a generous amount of CurlyEllie Detangling Spray on that section and rake it through finger detangling your hair. Ensure that the product has fully saturated your hair and has penetrated the hair shaft before you attempt to finger detangling. Feel your hair and always make sure that your hair detangles willingly as you finger detangling so that you don’t break the hair. If you feel you have some tough knots just add some more Detangling Spray. Once that section is fully finger detangles you can use a tool of your choice be it a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush to stroke through that area and move on to the next.
This method is very affective as the detangling spray detangles, moisturise and shines to create soft manageable and glossy hair.
The second method can be used for all hair types as well, it is generally for those who feel they need more slip to detangle. This method is also most used for those with a tighter curl pattern referring to curl patterns 3c-4c.
- Use the spray bottle to mist your hair with water. Then generously spray your hair with the CurlyEllie Detangling Spray. Rake the spray through your hair with your hands and divide your hair into six sections. Now one section at a time, use the conditioner of your choice and work it through that section while finger detangling. Then follow through with a detangling brush or comb of your choice. Make one twist or braid on the completed section and move on to the next section.
Both these methods can be tried and choose what works best for you.