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I am the ultimate minimalist. If I could find one product that washed, conditioned and styled my hair all in one I would be a happy girl.
While you may never be able to have just one product in your bathroom cabinet for your entire regimen you could at least work on eliminating a few tools such as the comb and brush.
Finger detangling has been all the craze in recent years because of its proven track record of helping women retain more length and reduce breakage caused by using combs and brushes on fragile strands.
The point of detangling is obviously to remove knots and release shed hair so that you can avoid breaking and snapping caused by your hair strands mixing and mingling each other.
There are two options, dry detangling or wet detangling. Both are equally effective and even though Alma has done an experiment on her own hair to show that wet detangling works better for her, you will have to decide which is best for you.
If you have natural or relaxed hair and you want to transition to finger detangling, here is how:
Dry Detangling Natural Hair
Dry detangling natural hair is time consuming, lets just put that out there from the start, so if you have little time this might not be the best choice. Really the only way to get it done thoroughly and with as little breakage as possible would be to work in very small sections.
The next step is to literally go through the section with your fingers patiently and separate strands removing tangles and releasing the shed hair very slowly.
If you find yourself battling a huge knot or a tangle don’t hesitate to add some oil or conditioner to the section to help provide some slip. Once you have finished the section twist or braid it so that it remains detangled and move on to the next.
I find that doing this with a hot cup of cocoa while watching a good movie instead of in front of a mirror is best.