Detangling 4C hair can be quite a tricky process when the proper steps are not taken. As the tightest coily curl pattern of all the natural hair types, 4C hair can be very delicate, prone to dryness, and requires regular moisture to maintain its natural health and manageability from tangles. In order to minimize breakage and promote length retention, we recommend learning how to detangle 4C hair with the best detangling hair products on the market utilizing these three effective ways:

#1 Finger Detangling

To safely finger detangle 4C hair you must first stop to check that your nails are smooth and filed. Because this hair type is more prone to fairy knots within its already tight coils, hangnails can absolutely snag and break your hair strands if not carefully groomed. Once you’re in the clear, start on damp or wet hair by sectioning the hair and using your fingers to gently separate the strands. This method is the gentlest and minimizes breakage. For added slip, apply a detangling conditioner to each section as you go, like My Black is Beautiful Fortifying Conditioner.

#2 Wide-Tooth Comb

A wide-tooth comb in general is any natural’s best friend. Avoiding compact, fine-tooth combs are especially important for 4C natural hair as these coils create even more volume when detangled with compacted combs. On damp to wet hair, try using a smooth wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair. Start at the ends and work your way up to the roots, using a detangling conditioner to help the comb easily glide through the hair.

#3 Detangling Brush

Detangler hair brushes have risen to become a popular tool for detangling natural hair. Yet, for 4C naturals this tool still comes with a few precautions. Depending on how tangled your hair truly is, you’ll need to choose your detangling brush wisely. Some offer adjustable brush widths while others offer interchangeable rows according to your tightness of coil. Whichever you choose, make sure to always start with damp to wet hair and work your way up from the ends to the roots, using the brush to separate the strands gently. Plus, don’t forget to apply a detangling conditioner or My Black is Beautiful Golden Milk Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner to each section for that added slip!

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