Meaning two hands, multiple fingers.Natural hair, a dichotomy like most things in life.You have to take the good with the bad.For those who decide the good outweigh the bad, it is a lifelong relationship and requires work.A major source of contention seems to be the detangling process.Knots and tangles plague most natural hair beauties, especially once the hair is a certain length and quite simply it comes with the territory.The detangling process is one I could live without but my hair could not. Outside of deep conditioning, I spend more time detangling my textured hair than anything else.
Prior to shampooing I finger detangle as part of my pre poo process. Post shampoo I detangle. Before I can style I detangle. I rarely use a comb anymore.For me, there is no real logic behind it other than the fact that its one less step I have to incorporate, one less tool I have to lay my hands on.If my fingers can't get the job done for whatever reason I will grab the wide tooth or if I am styling in a manner where precision is important I will grab the rat tail but other than that, no comb.I gently section my hair into 6 sections initially and then proceed to detangle each subsection.I find that I experience less shedding and save a lot of time.
Check out this textured beauty’s video on the topic.Can you say #lengthretention?