Hey lovlies,
How are y’all doing? *in Wendy’s voice*. Hope your last week was as awesome as mine.
Today’s post is all about that thing all naturals dread-detangling. Combing our hair can be painful and even emotionally stressful. Yes, it’s emotionally stressful to see all my hair tears(I call breakage hair tears 🙂 ) on the bathroom floor and in the sink.
The truth is that we can’t totally eliminate the hair tears when detangling with combs, but we can reduce it massively, and also totally eliminate the pain.

The tips I have compiled for effective detangling are listed after the video, and please click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more hair care videos like this. I appreciate y’all :*

1. Start out with stretched hair.
Our natural hair isn’t supposed to be combed in it’s shrunken state so I would advise you stretch out your hair before combing. You can stretch your hair using a blow dryer if you don’t mind heat(just make sure you use a heat protectant to avoid heat damage), or use heatless methods like braiding, twisting or banding your hair while it is wet and letting it air dry. All methods work just fine 🙂
2. Moisturize your hair before you detangle.
Natural hair is easiest to maintain when it’s moisturized. It is easier to comb, style and it even gives better curl definition when moisturized with water. Water makes the hair so soft and easy to detangle. moisturizing the hair is the only way(that I know) to detangle painlessly.
3. Use a wide toothed comb.
Wide toothed combs make detangling so much easier. It’s not about the size of the comb, but about the space between the teeth. The larger the space, the easier the detangling session. Your wide toothed comb doesn’t have to be expensive, I got mine for less than N100 in the market.


4. Detangle from the ends to the roots.
Watch the video above to see how I do this. It definitely makes detangling much easier.

Thank you so much for reading. Be a darling and share this post with someone.
As always, your comments are like strawberry and vanilla ice cream on red velvet and chocolate cake, I can’t just get enough of them 🙂
I honestly, sincerely love you like Nimi loves chocolate cakes.

Published by Natural Nimi

I am a medical student residing in Lagos, Nigeria. I have worn my hair natural(unpermed) since 2013, and here I share my experiences. I'm not perfect, but I believe that natural is a journey on which we are constantly learning. 

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  1. I have read your description and seen the above video. you have told really very easy ways to detangle hairs. we can control hair fall while detangling by using these tips and by using best brand combs.


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