14 Top Detanglers to Add to Your Natural Hair Care Routine
By Jacqueline Samaroo
Tired of battling tangles and doing tons of damage to your natural hair in the process? You need a detangler that will soften those knots while giving your curls a little extra TLC. Luckily, there’s a wide range of natural hair care products that do just that!
Here’s a roundup of 14 of the best detanglers for natural hair. You’re sure to find one that fits perfectly into your natural hair care routine.
Our Top Picks
Why we like it: Aloe vera and agave nectar lead the way in making this detangler for natural hair super hydrating. It smooths and softens hair, giving it sufficient slip so you can detangle without over-manipulating your tresses.
What’s in it: Marshmallow root, aloe vera, Hibiscus flower
Why we like it: Even the toughest tangles are “knot” a problem with this detangler for natural hair. It’s lightweight and infused with a calming jasmine scent along with other good-for-your-hair botanicals. Plus, it’s great for detangling kids’ hair, too!
Why we like it: This detangler transforms from thick jelly to rich cream as you work it into your hair. It then transforms your knotted curls with moisture, hydration, and all the slip you need for easy detangling.
Why we like it: This herbal leave-in conditioner and detangler is a go-to natural hair product for many naturalistas. Slippery elm and marshmallow root give it the serious slip that makes tangles in kinky, coily, or curly hair seem to melt away.
Why we like it: A natural hair care product that obliterates tangles and leaves you with silky, smooth hair? Yeah, we’ll take some of that! And it’s exactly what this detangling primer gives, thanks to the action of its coconut oil-led formula.
Why we like it: This “lightweight moisture treatment” goes way beyond detangling. It’s loaded with natural oils, including flaxseed oil – a source of several omega-3 fatty acids. What else has it got? Well, the goodness of coconut water, fruit extracts, shea butter, and marshmallow root, for starters!
Why we like it: This 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash gets plenty of curly-haired love for the way it detangles the most stubborn knots. Its natural haircare goodness is partly due to tea tree oil and a range of vitamins that includes hair-boosting biotin.
Best Detangling Sprays
Why we like it: This detangling spray gets its superior knot-fighting power from a coconut derivative named Quaternium-80. This anti-static, hair conditioning agent provides all the slip needed to gently loosen knots, saving you and your hair from the pain of detangling.
Why we like it: It’s a pre-styling detangler for natural hair with an impressive list of natural oils and plant extracts. It promises to elicit an “OMG” from you when you experience the slip it gives hair and ease with which it detangles!
Why we like it: It’s one of those natural hair care products that make multitasking look easy. It sets to work smoothing and softening strands, reducing frizz, and adding bounce to curly hair. Epic!
Why we like it: Whether your hair is long or short in curls, coils, or waves, the “silky slip” of this natural hair detangler has got your back! It helps to restore your hair’s moisture balance and reduces the amount of manipulation needed to work through knots.
Best Detangling Oil
Why we like it: A little goes a long way with this lightweight blend of oils and extracts. It seems to disappear into your strands as it releases tangles and adds slip to your hair. The result? You will only need minimal manipulation to comb through knots.
Others We Like
Why we like it: Are you spending too much time detangling and styling your hair? Thanks to raw shea butter and glycerin, this natural hair detangler gives wet or dry Type 3 or Type 4 hair sufficient slip for quick, stress-free detangling.
Why we like it: It’s a fabulous way to blast through tangles and spice up your natural hair care routine, at the same time. It’s a multi-purpose natural hair product that also moisturizes your hair and works great when you’re doing twists. Plus, we simply can’t get over its sweet, cake batter scent!
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