Detangling…most natural’s hate this process and I am included in that number. None the less, it’s something that must be done and there is no getting around it. I used to detangle my hair with a Denman brush for years. I was faithful to this method because it was the most effective. HOWEVER, your natural hair can change texture for a number of reasons (it grew longer, your diet changed, you gave birth, etc.) and mine certainly did. During my pregnancy and after I gave birth, my hair texture changed and my Denman brush was ripping my hair out. I mean, it was tearing out whole curls! THAT was unacceptable. I wish I took a picture of all the hair in my brush after I detangled…It was that bad.
I always thought that I needed my Denman brush in order to detangle my hair because that was the only tool I found that seemed to get the job done. Wide tooth combs didn’t do it well and it took too long. I literally tried everything under the sun before settling on the Denman brush, EXCEPT…finger detangling.
I did my research on the method because I was certain that my hair was too thick to like something as simple as finger detangling. However, much to my surprise, my hair LOVED it! I should have started my detangling journey with this method. It takes a little more time to detangle my hair, but it keeps my hair on my head. I can actually feel the tangles and gently work them out instead of ripping through them with a brush. I part my hair in four sections after I’ve applied my conditioner and work my fingers through one section at a time, gently removing any knots or tangles. I’ve copied and pasted the steps for finger detangling from blackhairinformation.com below.