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Detangling Tips - Curly Nikki

Detangling Methods for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 35 Comments

Hola Chicas, After reading through the Best Practices- Detangling Dry or Wet comments, and reflecting on my own experiences and research around the web, there seems to be three common and effective detangling methods. Below, I’ll list them and provide tips on how to execute each effectively. Sink/Mirror Detangling Apply an oil (olive, coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, avocado, etc.) to soften…

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Best Practices- Detangling Dry or Wet

By Curly Nikki 59 Comments

this pic always blows my mind. What in Sam Hillis she about to do with that fine tooth comb?! Hola Chicas, After yesterday’s pre-wash oil discussion, and my own pre-poo experiment last night (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil applied to my dry, dirty, nearly 4 week old hair), I started wondering about folk’s detangling practices. Many curlies detangle dry, many…

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Detangling Natural Hair: Best Practices

By Curly Nikki 21 Comments

Cassandra writes: It sounds like such a basic task, but it’s something I struggle with just about every styling session. The comb and my hair just won’t play nice. No matter how many tips I attempt to integrate into my styling regimen I always seem to be losing an astonishing amount of hair—okay I may be exaggerating a teeny bit—but…

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Best Detangling Tool for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

Renee asks: Which does a better job of detangling– combs or Denman brushes (or similar)? CN’s Response: I’m still loving my Ouidad Double Detangler! It’s the best tool I’ve ever used… next to my fingers. I’m not in the position to comment on shed hairs, because my shedding has ceased due to pregnancy hormones, but I can say that it…

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How Do You Detangle Your Natural Hair?

By Curly Nikki 44 Comments

Hola Chicas, Over the years I’ve tried many detangling methods– dry, wet, with a paddle brush, using a denman, fingers only, in sections, under the water stream, hell, I’ve even tried oil rinsing! I’ve done it all, but with my current length and density, the following works best for me: I get in the shower with loose, dry hair (usually…

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Modified Denman Brush

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

Watch as this curly diva modifies her Denman to make it less damaging. If I hadn’t thrown mine away, I’d definitely be giving this one a go. It looks promising… AGrlCanMac‘s Modified Denman Have you modified yours? How does it compare?

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Ouidad Double Detangler

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

Hola Chicas, Yes, the rumors are true. My PJism has reached new heights… I bought a 24 dollar comb. Sad. In my defense, (1) I’ve heard great things, (2) it’s a comb/brush combo, and (3) if I hate it, I can always return it! So, don’t judge 😉 Just as I’m always on the lookout for the next best detangling…

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