Top Detangling Mistakes to Avoid
We get it. Not everyone understands the amount of time and work that goes into maintaining those gorgeous curls.
It takes a little work but its absolutely worth the trouble!
1. It Takes Time
This may sound simple but rushing the haircare routine is a common mistake for coarser hair types.
If you don’t have time, leave it for another day!
Rushing it is not worth damaging your hair for. And when you do get a proper detangling session in? You're going to take more time to fix it anyway.
Good-looking curls take time but they're worth all the effort!
2. Not Sectioning Your Hair
Sectioning your hair makes it infinitely easier to manage and detangle.
You can use your fingers or the end of a comb to help you divide your hair into sections. The number of sections would vary depending on how thick your hair is.
Once you're done detangling a section, clip it aside to keep things neat. Or you can just braid each section as you go.
3. Start From Your Ends, Not Your Roots
Whether you're using a comb or your fingers, its always a good idea to begin from your ends and work your way up.
It can be tempting to start from your roots especially if you are rushing.
You can detangle it from the roots and it feels like you're making progress but that just adds a lot more pressure on your scalp and the strands. This risks breakage & further frizz even if you successfully detangle your hair.
You might be looking for a hair oil to help with this, we recommend using the WOW Skin Science Onion Black Seed Hair Oil. It's made with a ton of moisture-rich ingredients and is made without any silicones.
4. Cleanse Your Scalp!
Chances are, your scalp and strands need a good cleansing. Curly hair types accumulate more dirt and product buildup than the average person.
This weighs your hair down and complicates your detangling efforts!
So be sure to grab yourself an excellent clarifying shampoo like the WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo. The raw apple cider vinegar is great at dissolving all that buildup without drying out the scalp!
We also have our very own WOW Skin Science Stimulating Scalp Massager that's made with gentle, silicone bristles. It's perfect for helping you remove all that dirt & buildup with ease!