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How To Detangle Dry Natural Hair

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Detangling your hair in the shower is usually easier because the hair is wet and you probably comb conditioner through it to make it more slippery. There will be times when you may need to work through tangles on dry hair, so here's how to do it without pulling handfuls of hair out in frustration!
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 10 to 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Section the hair. Use a rat-tail comb to divide your hair into sections. The number of sections may range from four to eight, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Use hair clips to keep the rest of the hair out of the way.
  2. Spritz if needed. It's a good idea to have a spray bottle handy filled with water or a water/oil mixture. Adding moisture to your hair can make it easier to comb through.
  3. Using a wide-tooth comb, begin at the bottom of the first section of hair. While using one hand to comb, use the other hand to firmly hold the section of hair near the bottom. Slowly work the comb through until the bottom is free of tangles before moving up the hair.
  4. Continue to spritz hair if it dries and you need additional moisture.
  5. Work your way up the hair section to the root, making sure you can comb freely down to the ends. Once a section is detangled, clip it out of the way or loosely twist or braid it to prevent it from tangling again. Repeat this for all sections of the hair.

What You Need

  • Wide-Tooth Comb
  • Rat-Tail Comb
  • Spray Bottle Filled with Water or Water/Oil Mixture
  • Hair Clips
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