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How To Detangle Your Natural Hair Like a Pro

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Whether you have an abundance of romantic waves or bountiful, chic coils, nothing can put a damper on your lustrous locks quite like knots & tangles. Fortunately, by mastering gentle & effective detangling techniques, you can keep your tresses healthy & help them look their best every day.

But what do you need to tackle tangled hair? 

With the right tools, techniques & nutrient-packed products, you can feel confident unraveling knots while protecting your strands from root to tip. Keep reading to learn more about how to detangle curls, why detangling is so important, the best ways to avoid natural hair breakage & how must-have products like PATTERN’s Detangling Nectar can make all the difference.

 

Why Is Detangling Important? 

While detangling may not be the most exciting part of your curly hair care routine, it’s definitely a step you don’t want to skip. Here are some of the major perks of proper detangling:

  • Stimulating hair growth – If you’re looking for long, luscious locks (or you just want your strands to grow at a steady rate), detangling is key. This process stimulates the blood vessels in your scalp, promoting circulation to ensure your hair follicles receive the nutrients they need—& happy hair follicles mean more growth. 
  • Length retention – Routine detangling can help minimize breakage & ensure your curls maintain their length. After all, the more knots you have, the more difficult it is to comb through your hair without breaking strands. Staying on top of detangling can lead to longer, shinier locks. 

 

How Often Should You Detangle Your Curls & Coils?

Although you probably want to avoid detangling your tresses daily, it’s important to integrate this habit into your wash day routine, ensuring your clean hair is detangled before you style it. 

In fact, for the best results, you’ll want to detangle twice every wash: before you shampoo & after you’ve applied conditioner. If you’re taking down a protective style, make sure to detangle immediately after loosening your curls, & don’t hesitate to use a wide tooth comb or product to ensure your strands are smooth. 

 

How to Detangle with PATTERN’s Detangling Nectar

When it comes to caring for curly hair, not all products are created equal. This is why it’s essential to look for products with ingredients that will support your natural curl pattern & nourish your hair from root to tip. 

PATTERN’s Detangling Nectar is specially crafted from Aloe Vera, Grapeseed Oil & Sea Moss to naturally enhance your curls’ shine while providing enough slip to make detangling a breeze. Designed for curlies, coilies & tight textures, PATTERN’s Detangling Nectar will help you define your curls & treat them to the hydration they deserve. Plus, it’s paraben-free, phthalate-free & vegan. 

Here’s how to use it:

 

Divide Your Hair Into Sections

For an easier time detangling hair, start by dividing your curls into small sections or quadrants, & teasing out knots one section at a time with a wide toothed comb. This can help you stay focused & take your time, ensuring you only give your curls the most gentle treatment. 

Sectioning off your hair can also ensure a more even distribution of the Detangling Nectar—every stand will thank you for it.  

 

Apply the Detangling Nectar to Your Strands Before Washing

Start by applying our Detangling Nectar to dry strands. This helps kick start the detangling process & provides your strands with the slip needed to gently tease them apart before washing.

Thanks to PATTERN’s uniquely slippy formula, you’ll experience an easy detangle with reduced hair breakage.

 

Work Your Way Up

If you’re curious about how to detangle hair, you might assume that you should start detangling hair at the roots & work your way down. However, the opposite is actually true. To protect your tresses from further knots & snags, begin detangling at the ends of your hair, working your way up as you loosen & separate your strands. 

This technique ensures that your hair brush or fingers will go through fewer tangles with each comb-through, causing less friction & strain on your hair. For added support, grab some tools, like PATTERN’s Wide Tooth Comb or PATTERN’s Shower Brush.

After your wash, you can repeat the process on your damp hair, or simply apply the Detangling Nectar & brush through. 

 

Take Care of Your Hair with PATTERN

Making detangling part of your hair care routine is one of the best ways to show your curls a little extra TLC. & with PATTERN’s Detangling Nectar, you can detangle while hydrating & defining at the same time. 

Whether you plan to use it on dry or damp hair (or both), this product’s uniquely slippery formula & high-quality ingredients will leave your curls soft & shiny.  

At PATTERN, we want to help your hair flourish. That’s why we only offer natural formulas designed specifically for curls & coils. So, whether you’re in search of a detangler, a hydrating deep conditioner, a leave-in conditioner or a strong hold mousse, you can trust PATTERN for all of your hair care needs.  

 

Sources: 

Well and Good. Stylists Say Increasing Your Scalp Circulation Is the Secret for Healthier, Longer Hair—Here’s How To Do It for $0. https://www.wellandgood.com/scalp-circulation/ 

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Reviewed by Ashley Ludgood

With over 12 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry, Ashley Ludgood brings a wealth of expertise to her current role at PATTERN. Her insights have been featured in reputable publications like American Salon Magazine, American Spa Magazine, and Skin, Inc. Ashley has also shared her knowledge at conferences, including Face & Body, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to contributing to the industry. Having been an integral part of the team at PATTERN for nearly 4 years, Ashley continues to make significant contributions. Holding a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, she remains passionate about her field. Among her favorite products, Ashley turns to the PATTERN Styling Cream, Moisture Milk, and the Cleansing Shampoo as her go-to essentials.

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