Detangling the Mane

I got a question today via email that asks: How do you detangle your hair? Before you after you DC? 

Here is my answer that will probably make most of you cringe.

I comb after I wet my hair and before I shampoo. There is nothing worse than tangled hair then shampooing it. Regardless to whether I wash straight down and in sections, it gets tangled. Even when I comb before I wash, it still tangles. This helps tremendously. 

Then I comb again after I put DC in, but what I do is I let it sit for however long, wet it a bit til it gets some slip, then comb and then continue combing as I rinse. I make sure the comb continues combing without stops along the way. 

Once I’m styling or detangling after I remove my towel from my head, I barely have any shed hairs and my hair is very manageable. 

This is one of those things where I would advise if you try, proceed with caution. I don’t comb during the week, so it really helps. 

How do you detangle? 

One Day, It Will Happen

Tasks B. 

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11 thoughts on “Detangling the Mane

  1. I’m still trying to work this out, but my hair prefers wet/damp detangling too. I might detangle lightly with my prepoo, but I save proper detangling for after I condition.

    • Yes. It makes styling so much easier for me. I lose much less hair overall considering I’m not combing during the week anymore.

  2. This is a prime example of what works for the Goose may not work for the Gander! lol. I usually detangle on dry hair before my pre-poo with the aid of oils and if am
    shower detangling during the DC rinse of its hands only. I think this works for you because your strands are thick and dense so it can withstand the wet-combing!

    • I totally agree with Sammy on this one. I attempted two wash days detangling wet hair and I just couldn’t make it work. But that doesn’t mean that wet detangling “doesn’t work;” It just doesn’t work for me.

      Tasia, your hair is absolutely beautiful so OBVIOUSLY you’re doing something right!

      Thanks for sharing!

      KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  3. Great Post!

    For my relaxed hair, I could totally comb my hair wet with zero issues. My texlaxed hair definitely preferred damp combing. My natural hair can be combed soaking wet with conditioner, but I definitely prefer detangling my hair damp (with product).

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