GETTING THAT 4C HAIR DETANGLED
Anyone who has 4A to 4C hair understands how difficult it can be to detangle your hair. So I want to provide all of my lovely readers with some tips that will help them get through that difficult time during their busy morning or evening when you are just ready to through the comb in the air and dive in your bed after a hard day at work. The key to detangle your 4C hair is moisture, this hair type can’t be managed in its dry state without causing a significant amount of hair damage along the way. The steps below will help you get your hair detangled without having bunches of hair sitting in your hand from strands you have damaged in the process.
THE BIG FAT MYTH
Most would tell you if you have natural hair you should detangle your hair while wet. This is a “BIG NO NO!!!” the worst thing you can do to a full head of beautiful natural hair is detangle it while it is wet. Your hair is in a weaker state when it’s wet which makes it twice as easy to be broken during the detangling process. the weight from the water has stretched your hair and made each strand seem a little thinner. Do you notice how much hair you lose when detangling your hair wet?, Well now you know why. Also the washing as difficult. This process is defiantly not the proper process for detangling our hair. It’s just another old and messy myth.
FINGER DETANGLING ON MOISTURIZED HAIR
Finger detangling your hair on moisturized hair is the proper and safest way to get your hair in order. If you have 4C hair using your fingers is the only way to get some order in the court 4C hair is tightly curled hair that can’t be brushed or combed without causing major damage and breakage that none of us really want. Finger detangling promotes the lease amount of damage to our hair, it’s the least painful and gives us the best results. Now I didn’t say it would be the fastest process or an easy process, what I said is it would be the healthiest process if you are trying to grow a full head of healthy natural hair. “I KNOW YOU ARE”. This only shows us that in order to care for our hair or our selves we must take and make time to do so. When you are caring for your hair it should always be at a time when you do not have to rush and you can give your all the attention it will require to, stay beautiful and healthy.
HOW I FINGER COMB MY MOISTURIZED HAIR
- Break your hair down into four to six sections depending on how long your hair is.
- moisturizing your hair during your regular routine
- STAY AWAY FROM THE WATER PLEASE!!! 🙂
- Un-band one section and hold with one hand at the root of the bunch of hair.
- Spread your fingers on your free hand like a fan comb and began detangling your ends.
- Move up to the roots of your hair and began detangling the roots of your hair.
- Your section is completely detangled when you can comb your hand through the entire section without being stopped by knots and tangles.
If your hair began to feel dry add a little more moisturizer, oil or butter to the hair to reduce breakage. You should detangle your hair after you have allowed your hair to properly dry.