9 Detangling Tools To Make Wash Day Less Of A Headache
I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a woman say, “I need to wash my hair so bad but I don’t feel like dealing with all of that right now.”
“All of that” is the pre-pooing, washing, conditioning, deep conditioning, detangling, twisting, setting, drying, you name it, that encompasses wash day — and worst of all is that d-word right in the middle: detangling. Detangling makes your arms tired, it hurts your head, it makes you wish you had a bald fade. Nothing about it is fun, but it doesn’t have to be torture, per say, if you use the right tools and products.
If you’re going to skip or skimp on certain items in the wash day process, do not make detangling the step you slack on. Just invest in a few of the items on this list, which we and other naturals swear by, and we promise wash day will be a whole lot more manageable for you.
I’ve lived my natural life (all 15 months of it) only using a wide-tooth comb, but I noticed there were some knots and tangles those large teeth just couldn’t reach. Eventually, I gave the TxturePro Detangler brush a try and was very happy with the way the bristles glide through my hair without pulling or snagging. The brush also makes it much easier to smooth my hair for wet buns or to brush my hair into a topknot.
Even though a wide-tooth comb might not detangle every kink, it’s still a great place to start. As you know, with curls and koils you can’t just take a hair tool to the roots of your strands and go at it, use a wide-tooth option like this Wave Comb, also from Txture Pro, to section hair before detangling and loosen some of those large clumbs before brushing through them.
There’s no sense beating around the bush, this detangling conditioner is the truth. With one use, I could feel the benefits of the Vitamin E in this product at work. My hair was softer to the touch and much easier to comb through. This conditioner truly gives you an easier head start in the detangling process.
Pure shea butter in this detangler coats strands to give hair the slip you need as you work through those knots without pulling.
Don’t tangle and pull your hair even more by using hair ties to keep sections separate, follow your beautician’s lead and invest in clips to keep wet, tangled hair away from the detangled sections.
When a product shows up on multiple lists of the best detanglers it must be good. Word around the naturalsphere is the Brazilian Keratin-infused spray works miracles on twists and tangles and will have you unknotted in no time.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Ultra-Moisturizing Detangler – $26
The smell alone makes this product worth the $26 but the combonation of Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils also makes detangling a cinch.
Look, we’re all about making life easier so why not double up on the hair benefits while detangling? That’s exactly what this leave-in option from Shea Moisture does. It not only provides slip for strands, it soothes, refreshes, detoxifies, and stimulates the scalp for healthier, more hydrated hair.
Though not an outright detangler, this weightless conditioner provides enough moisture to help you work out those kinks thanks to its composition of aloe vera, sunflower seed oil and grapefruit extract.