The only way to detangle your hair without breaking and causing unnecessary damage is to make sure that it is well moisturised, so start by moisturising your hair with the Earthy Moisture Mist (R75.00). Combing/detangling on dry hair will only result in a nightmare! Work the solution into your hair with your hands - you'll know that your hair is ready for the next step when you feel it getting softer.
2. Divide and conquer
Section your hair for detangling into smaller chunks. This not only makes the process less overwhelming, but also ensures that that there's less chance of you missing any knots. How many sections you make is completely up to you, however we recommend you have between 4 - 6 sections depending on the length and volume of your hair.
Apply a generous amount of conditioner to your hair. The Earthy Healthy Hair Conditioner
(R150.00) provides plenty of slip (this means that it reduces friction) and a great deal of yummy nutrients for your hair. Apply the conditioner evenly from your roots all the way to your tips.
4. Choose your tools carefully
The tools that you use to detangle your natural hair are very important as they're the tools that get the actual work done. Focusing on one area at a time, gently detangle hair using your fingers and work your way up from the tip to the root - your fingers will help get rid of all the big knots as well as the smaller ones your detangling tools may not be able to find.
Follow up by using either a denman brush or a wide toothed comb to detangle from the ends of your hair to the roots (if necessary - if your hair is tangle-free after finger-detangling, you can skip the detangling tools)
Twist or braid your hair after each section to avoid your hair from knotting again.
5. Rinse off and moisturise
The Earthy Healthy Hair Conditioner is NOT a leave-in product - rinse it off thoroughly with plain water. Follow up by moisturising your hair using the Earthy Healthy Hair Combo (R350.00) and cover up with the Earthy Satin Scarf (R60.00)
Detangling do’s and don’ts
*Do detangle from the tips of the hair to the root and be very gentle! Though wet hair is easier to work with, it’s also more fragile and requires a delicate hand.
*Do use a conditioner to lubricate it even more and make the detangling process less painful.
*Don’t detangle your hair while it’s dry. Dry hair is easier to break because it may be more brittle.
*Don’t over-detangle to the point where you lose your curl or rip out the hair while detangling it.