Thursday, 5 April 2012

How to dry finger detangle hair

This video is the best one that I have seen demonstrating dry finger detangling on type 4 hair. Yes it takes forever and a day (literally) but the advantage is that if your hair is fine and kinky, you can with patience preserve more of your hair by reducing breakage.

She does go on to detangle again with conditioner. This is something I do not do because I find the dry detangle to be sufficient. Anyway, the point of this post is to say, here is a video on how to dry detangle hair.


13 comments:

  1. Waow she has beautiful hair ! I have to check her channel and suscribe. Thank you for sharing ! By now it takes me 4 hours to dry detangle but it's worth.

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  2. Thanks for introducing me to her channel. She has some beautiful hair. I've been checking out her videos and have already learned a few things.

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  3. She does have beautiful hair!

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  4. Hey JC, thanks for this video. A few questions have been bothering me because I am a dry detangler then a pre-pooer WITH OIL ;)..
    I pre poo with penetrating oils (olive, coconut, avocado) currently but keep wondering if I pre-pooed with NON-PENETRATING oils (castor, jojoba etc) and wore a plastic cap for about 24hrs wouldnt the heat cause my hair cuticle to raise and let the non-penetrating oils in, the same as it would the penetrating oils?
    Whats the science behind this?

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    1. Oils that penetrate hair do so because they are small enough to squeeze under the cuticle and this still takes time as the oil has to rotate to fit (overnight/around 8 hours). Non penetrating oils simply are much larger, which is why they do not penetrate.

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    2. Thank you sooooooooo much for responding, I think I understand.
      I'm guessing you're saying even with heat the non-penetrating oils wouldnt be able to fit under the cuticle so just stick with the penetrating oils: coconut, olive or avocado right?
      Also any benefits to applying coconut oil right AFTER I'm done washing on soaking wet hair before adding leave-in moisturizer?

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    3. You are welcome. I think you have to pick an oil that suits your hair. If you want to prevent your hair from expanding too much when you wet it, then stick with a penetrating oil. If all you want is to reduce the harshness of shampoo, any oil that you like will do.

      Applying coconut oil on wet hair is a good way to help moisturise hair ('sealing') and it has also been shown to reduce breakage, so yes it is beneficial.

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    4. Thank you once again. This information helps me a lot, as does most of the information on this blog.
      I can't say enough how much I appreciate your time, effort and all the good stuff you research and present that's been helping me more than you know. Thank you, thank you. Keep it coming:)

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  5. I love her hair too. JC, I also don't do the extra step, and detangle on wet hair (after I washed) with conditioner and find it not difficult at all. My sections are about the size of American half-dollars It may be time consuming (about an hour if I'm lucky) because my hair is about the same length and density as the woman above. I also cut out all the single strand knots. But unlike this woman, I don't spend that much time detangling each section. I separate my "half-dollar" sections in 4 mini sections vertically, and then 1 horizontally and then I'm done and on to the next section. I've been doing this method for about 3 months now and have noticed lots of length retention. Contrary to popular belief my 4b hair has not unintentionally formed dread locks or many knots from the lack of detangling. (But I also remove shed hair every other day with water). Just my personal educated guess, but I think the coconut oil provides slip, the leave-in conditioner keeps it moisturized and the stretching from twists/twist outs are preventative for hair from wrapping around each other to form unintentional locks or matted hair.

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  6. dry detangling only works for me if my hair is stretched like hers. Otherwise, I have to use conditioner. I wish it worked though. I'm going to experiment with using the water stream to detangle. I don't mind the technique as long as it works.

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  7. Dry detangling works for me either stretched or in it's shrunken state, but It's an absolute must for me to use some type of conditioner mixed with my coconut/castor oil mixture.

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  8. I finger-detangle on stretched, sectioned (12 parts) with conditioner (or an aloe vera gel/castor oil mix) before shampooing. After detangling each section I shampoo my scalp with the twists in. This method simplifies hair care, reduces tangles and reduces breakage in my Afro-textured hair.

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  9. i love finger detangling. i mean, if i could accomplish with a comb what i can with my fingers, then i'd prefer the comb. but as it is, finger detangling is awesome. when i first tried it i didn't like it because it took a lotta patience that i wasn't willing to give my hair. but now that i've been at finger detangling exclusively for the past month, i gotta say that it's amazing and it works tremendously. if you do it right, it's a surefire way to ensure you don't lose strands unnecessarily to breakage.

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