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Top Detanglers That Actually Work for Natural Hair

By January 27th, 2021No Comments
Top Detanglers That Actually Work for Natural Hair

No matter how much you love your curls, you probably don’t love detangling them. No matter your curl type, there is a risk of causing breakage or hurting your scalp or just taking too dang long. However, if you have the right products and patience, detangling becomes a breeze! Whether you detangle before you shampoo, while you’re conditioning, or as part of your styling routine, one of these products is sure to streamline your wash day.


Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide!
Ease tangles away with this nourishing detangling spray! Cut your detangling time in half with the epic slip-in-a-bottle of OMGlide prestyling detangler. Packed full of nourishing oils and plant extracts including avocado oil and organic aloe vera.

Kinky Curly Knot Today
This is a favorite among curly girls for two major reasons. It keeps the frizz away and it has massive slip! That slippery elm and marshmallow root are not there for nothing. They aid in detangling like a pro without parabens, protein, or drying alcohols. This natural conditioning treatment is safe and perfect for daily use.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler
Glycerin, coconut oil, elm and marshmallow extract make this detangler the ultimate go-to for loosening what seems like an impossible hair knot.

DevaCurl No-Comb Detangling Spray
Quaternium-80, a compound made from coconut oil, water and other conditioning agents making it a holy grail for many curlies and wavies. It is a beast at combatting frizz and tangles. Your hair is left with shine, softness and defined curls, coils and waves.

Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Knot on My Watch
Have no fear! Your hair has its own personal Super Hero, guarding against tangles, knots and unruly, tresses! With the power of its “silky slip,” Knot On My Watch helps the comb glide through hard-to-manage hair, leaving it tangle-free and protected from breakage, while restoring a healthy moisture balance.

Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-in Treatment
Coconut water and natural oils are combined in this leave-in treatment to deeply condition your hair. It also includes the heavy hitter flax seed oil, which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids to help keep your hair as healthy as it can be.

Soultanicals Knot Sauce Coil Detangler
Love dessert fragrances? Then the Soultanicals Knot Sauce is for you. This coil detangler is nourishing and packed with oils, marshmallow root and slippery elm for slip, and aloe juice for its humectant properties. The flaxseed gel provides curl definition with light hold, making it a great primer for your styling product.

Creme of Nature Pure Honey Know-Away Leave-in Detangler
Instantly detangle and remove knots with the Creme of Nature Pure Honey Knot Aware Leave-In Detangler. It is infused with Pure Honey, Certified Natural Coconut Oil and Shea Butter to restore moisture and repair split ends.

SheaMoisture Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Leave-in Detangler
Infused with fast-absorbing Baobab and Tea Tree Oils and enriched with certified organic Shea Butter for a perfect balance of nourishing hydration and shine. Refreshing Spearmint invigorates the scalp for a stimulating experience, while Clay Sage gives hair a silky shine.

Alikay Knots Be Gone Hair Detangler
Scented with calming jasmine, this botanical infused blend gives your hair slip and moisture for easy manipulation to loosen stubborn tangles and knots, by reducing tension on hair during detangling which causes less breakage and hair loss. This lightweight formula will not weigh your hair down. Also works great for babies and kids!

Sweet Milk Detangling Leave-in by Brown Butter Beauty
When in need of a leave-in detangler with strengthening properties I reach for the Brown Butter Beauty Sweet Milk Detangling Leave in Conditioner. It has hydrolyzed wheat protein to help make the weak points along the hair shaft stronger for less breakage and is also great for those who do not like overpowering fragrances. It spreads easily without excessive application.

Curl Girl Unwind Thermal Protector & Detangling Mist
A dynamic duo that makes it so easy to detangle my curls, plus protects my hair from heat. This detangler leaves my hair so soft and defined, where sometimes I don’t even have to use a leave-in conditioner.

Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Cream Detangler
A luscious blend of Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter preserves the natural curl so your hair moves with a beautiful bounce. Tahitian Gardenia Flower soothes and softens to enhance the shape of natural curl. Mango Butter reduces frizz, restores hair’s elasticity and creates shine.
Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner
For those that need help with detangling, but don’t want to weigh their hair down, this conditioner is the perfect solution. It has plenty of slip without butter or heavy oils.

Bouclème Curl Conditioner
This conditioner from the up-and-coming UK brand Bouclème contains omegas 3, 6, and 9, along with plenty of botanicals. This magical combination makes for great detangling.

Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
This curly girl essential can be used as a detangler, rinse out conditioner and /or a leave-in. A balancing blend of natural olive oil and coconut, this conditioner moisturizes and protects your hair without weighing it down. Essential triglycerides add softness, shine, and silkiness to your hair for effortless combing and minimized breakage.

Bounce Curl Cream Conditioner
This conditioner won a 2018 NaturallyCurly Editors’ Choice Award for best daily conditioner for type 2 hair, partially due to its incredible slip. All hair types will benefit from this delicious-smelling conditioner.

Living Proof Curl Detangling Rinse
Although Living Proof says this product isn’t a conditioner, it is designed to be used after a conditioning cleanser. The way use it is your choice – however you decide to integrate it into your routine, it makes detangling a snap.

DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder
One of DevaCurl’s newest products, Wash Day Wonder is designed to be used before you cleanse your hair. It’s super slippery for easy detangling and hair strengthening.

Many Ethnicities Moisturizing Conditioner
This product line was designed for multi-ethnic people and their specific curl needs. It is formulated to help retain moisture in dry or brittle hair, and it provides tons of slip and strengthening ingredients.

Mielle Organics Detangling Co-Wash
Want to skip the pre-poo? This co-wash has you covered. Specifically formulated for easy detangling before you condition, this product gets the job done quickly while cleansing your scalp.

Curly Hair Solutions Slip 30-Second Detangler
The name says it all. It allows you to comb through tangles quickly, and it comes in a convenient spray bottle for easy application.

What is your go-to detangler? Let us know in the comments below.

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