Long-Term Transitioning 101:Detangling
If you are currently long-term transitioning, then you know the biggest struggle in your journey is detangling that hair (Screams)!!!!
The battle between your hair and the comb, can leave you feeling, READY TO GIVE UP! Trust me I’ve been there and done that! My first attempt to go natural ended after 10 months of broken combs, matted hair confusion and down right frustration! It all lead to me reaching for the creamy crack, I was so disappointed in myself. Thanks to bloggers and youtubers, I was able to avoid the hair tangled virus that plagued me the first go around!
Before You Reach For The Creamy Crack, Try These Great Detangling Tips!
- THE GOLDEN RULE, never detangle dry hair, always wet and detangle!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Invest in a wide tooth comb with straight smooth tips. Avoid bulbs at the end of the teeth of the comb. Never detangle with a small tooth comb. You can find great wide tooth combs at your local dollar store.
- Use a conditioner with great slip, it will aid in detangling your mane. If you don’twant to waste your expensive conditioner on detangling, try a cheaper conditioner like V05 . Click here for a great review on V05 conditioners.
- Use 4, 6 or 8 sections to detangle your hair. Smaller sections make it easier to comb through. Ifyou have a knot in a certain spot, you can easily manage to detangle that area.
- If you come across those measly knots handle them with care. Adding more conditioner or oils and detangling with your fingers will free the knots. If you have finger detangles
- Shampooing and co-washing hair in twisted sections can also prevent tangles before you get to the detangling step.
- Pre-pooing with an oil before co-washing or inexpensive conditioner before shampooing can eliminate tangles.
- When using shampoo, apply and massage only to the scalp. Shampoo causes dryness and roughness, which is a recipe for tangles.
- Always detangle from the ends to the roots.
- Detangling under warm running water can loosen and free stubborn knots.
- Be gentle and patient with your hair. Rough and inpatient detangling routines can cause split ends, loss of length, and severe breakage, resulting in unhealthy hair.
These tips did wonders for me and prevented my walk of shame down the relaxer aisle, that ended my first transition (Yea ME! I was so proud of myself!). Further your journey with these tips for a much easier detangling session. Happy Journey Transitioners!
Has the tangled virus plagued your long-term transition? Tell me about the methods you used to cure it! Comment below and visit my blog here, to share your favorite detangling tips.
FYI: Click the link below for great tips to further your long-term journey also check out, Chary Jay, in this great detangling video for long-term transitioners. Enjoy!