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Confessions of a Lazy Detangler

by | Jan 27, 2018 | Natural Hair | 0 comments

As I am speaking today my hair is almost at waist length.  I didn’t start out that way and this is the longest that my hair has ever been. I have been natural now for approaching 6 years.

I wash and deep condition my hair every two weeks. I detangle my hair…urm…well…probably hardly ever! Shhh don’t tell anyone *covers eyes*. I am a lazy detangler. I have 4 young children whom I homeschool so there is not much time in my day where I can spend alone carefully stroking conditioner down each strand of my hair.   If i’m being honest I can’t actually be bothered and would prefer to use my time doing something else. It just doesn’t work for me and my schedule.

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My routine usually goes something like this:

I divide my hair into roughly 6 sections.

I apply conditioner on each section and carefully remove any loose strands of hair and leave it to sit for about 30 minutes.

I then head to the bathroom to start washing my hair in its sections. My hair washing doesn’t consist of gently detangling each section because usually the minute I start trying to detangle one of my wonderful children will want my attention. The idea is that I am in and out as quickly as possible.

After washing I apply a leave in conditioner followed by Shea butter to protect my hair from the suns harsh rays. (Still in its sections)

I then braid it and allow my hair to air dry. In between washes I never EVER try to comb it, I just tease any tangled loose strands out of my hair that I might find. Thats pretty much it.

If detangling each strand of hair works for you then that’s great I encourage you to continue but if it doesn’t don’t beat yourself up about it.

As I am speaking today my hair is almost waist length…if you love it, it WILL GROW!

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