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How to Detangle Curly Hair

Learn how to detangle curly hair without causing hair damage from professional stylist Joy La Rosa in this Howcast curly hair tutorial.


Alright so today I'm going to show you how to detangle curly hair. Now Casey here has hair fresh out of the shower and there are two different ways that I would do this. I would either brush your hair in the shower with conditioner in it so that you get the most slip through the hair so that the tangles can very easily come out.

Or I would recommend right after the shower brushing your hair out. I always like to use a wet brush. And what it is, is it's got plastic bristles but they're just super, super flexible. What that does is when you're brushing through the hair and it meets resistance it just brushes right through. Instead of being so stiff and pulling the tangle it'll just kind of bend until you can get the tangle out. So this is my favorite kind of brush to use. I also really love detangling sprays and leave in conditioner as a detangling aid. So if you weren't going to brush your hair right in the shower. I would definitely recommend spritzing on a leave in conditioner spray, all throughput.

So Casey has soft fine hair, if you had a bit courser hair I would definitely recommend using a leave in conditioner in this part too. I'm going to use a tiny bit. Leave in conditioners are great as opposed to a traditional conditioner they're really light weight. So they're almost like water in the hair. So I'm just going to rake that through with my fingers. Or if your hair is really tangly I would start from kind of midway through the hair all the way through the ends. Then as you brush through your hair you're going to brush it. The best way to detangle is to separate your hair into sections. So I always start with the first section. Take a little section, take your wet brushing and you always want to start with the tips. As soon as you get all the tangles out of the tips you just keep moving right on up the hair. As opposed to taking it from the root and dragging it down. Curly hair is fragile.

We don't think that it's fragile because it can be such a pain. But it really is fragile. It gets dry quick, it gets damaged quick. And I think for most of us the goal is to keep our hair as frizz free as possible, so we want to do everything we can to get that. So I'm just kind of moving along in quarters though the hair here. Brushing through the product all the way through. And that's how to detangle curly hair.

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