Natural Hair Care: Detangling Knots

Natural Hair Care: Detangling Knots

Natural Hair Care

Naturally curly hair can easy become tangled with knots. This is everyday life for curly hair beauties, but what do you do when detangling knots for natural hair becomes overwhelming?

Here are a few recommendations to keep your hair tresses looking healthy and help prevent scalp irritation:


Go easy
You can easily damage your hair and cause breakage if you pull too tight. So, go easy, be gentle when combing or brushing your hair.

Moisten your hair
Sometimes it helps to detangle your hair if you wet it first. Moisten it a little by spraying the problem area. Using plain water can act as a conditioner to breathe moisture into your hair.

If your hair becomes matted — before you reach for the scissors to crop a new style — try a deep conditioner or moisturizing oil and leave these treatments in your hair with a plastic cap on your head for at least an hour; overnight would be better. While your hair should be easier to detangle afterwards, combing it will still be tedious, but much less painful and much less stress on your hair and scalp without hair treatment.

Start from the ends
Hold your hair directly above the problem area you are combing and work the knots out a little at a time, gently working your way up. Do not start combing above the problem area as it will compound your problem by pushing more hair into the knotted area. By holding your hair helps to reduce stress on your scalp. For easier knots, use your fingertips to gently pull them away from the main tangle. Use hair clips to keep the successfully detangled hair away from the knot.

Choose your tools wisely
The best tools to use on to detangle knotted hair are wide tooth combs. Use small strokes to loosen the knots with the wide tooth comb. You may need to add more conditioner or oil to your hair as you work through the knots.

How to prevent tangles

  • Your hair ends; split ends that become dry can easily become tangled.
  • Don’t leave your hair in a protective style for too long.
  • Cleanse your scalp.
  • Always use a conditioner.
  • Sleep in a scarf or bonnet to protect your hair at night.


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