Want to help keep your curls smooth, soft and without frizz? Remember to incorporate regular hair detangling into your curly hair routine. It’s an essential part of caring for curly hair, but don’t worry—the process doesn’t have to be painful or annoying! Here’s what you need to know to make this important step go smoothly.
How Often Should You Detangle Curly Hair?
Typically, you should detangle whenever you cleanse or condition your hair, but the process can take some time depending on your curly hair texture. If you have wavy or curly hair, you should detangle hair knots and snags at least once a week. However, if your curls are coiled or kinky, you may be able to go as long as a week or two in between detangling hair sessions.
Detangling for Every Curly Hair Type
How to Detangle Wavy Hair: If you’ve just cleansed your hair, pat it dry with a microfiber towel or soft material until it’s damp. If you’re working with dry hair, lightly spritz it with water to soften your waves. Then, work a leave-in conditioner like Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-in Treatment through your hair, using your fingers to gently work out hair tangles. It also provides hair hydration and gives subtle definition to wavy hair.
How to Detangle Curly Hair: After cleansing (but while in the shower), use a good conditioner with lots of slip. Try Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner, which softens curls with a blend of macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil. The water flow of your shower can also help work out hair knots while you detangle your hair with a wide-toothed comb or even your fingers.
How to Detangle Coiled or Kinky Hair: First, saturate your hair with hair oil, like Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Hair Oil Treatment. With a formula containing Moroccan argan oil, this hair oil helps hair knots slip out more easily. Then, working in small sections, brush your curls. If your curls seem especially tangled, you can detangle dry hair first to remove big knots before you wet-detangle with hair oil.