If you are a gal with natural hair, you probably spend a lot of time on your hair routine. From washing, to styling, to cutting- African hair care takes time and effort. A big part of this process for many natural-haired girls, is unfortunately, detangling. You know, removing tangles and knots. It’s not the most enjoyable process but with the texture of natural hair, it is necessary. The length, texture and thickness of hair dictate the amount of time and effort needed to remove tangles and knots. As a result, some women can accomplish the task in half of an hour, while for others it may take two hours. There are many tools out there for detangling natural hair, but sometimes these tools can be more harmful than helpful. Let’s take a look at what is commonly used to detangle natural hair.
The need for detangling natural hair:
As you know, the traditional comb has always been the main means of detangling natural hair. However, inventors saw the need to enhance the comb due to the demand for hair detanglers which are designed to manage tightly coiled hair textures.
The Denman brush:
This hair detangling tool functions more like a comb than a brush, and is great at separating small sections of hair. This can be quite useful for some styles and for thorough detangling. However, the cons of this tool are that it can take quite a while to detangle hair with a thicker texture. However, this tool is fairly safe to use and relatively easy.
The Tangle Teezer:
You may or may not have heard of it, but the Tangle Teezer is a popular product on the market which is designed to detangle and smooth out your hair. The only downside, however, is that it has been known to lead to hair breakage in natural hair. If you are using it and have noticed hair breakage, it may be time to try another method of hair detangling.
How to decide?
The choice of how to detangle your natural hair is up to you, but often, a wide tooth seamless comb is the simplest and best option! However, if you choose to use another product such as a tangle teezer, make sure that it is not damaging your fragile African hair.
It is also a good idea to use products such as Easy Waves Pink Oil Moisturizer which will help keep hair moisturized and easy to manage.