I just wanted to take a moment to address this question I received in reply to an email about co-washing I sent out two weeks ago.
I have coarse hair but it is like a kinky curly texture. It gets so tangled I would like you to recommend a detangler. I really wish I had this email yesterday because I didn't want to use a perm on my hair and I did after months of not perming it was a mess of tangles it fell out because of the tangles I should have started dread locks. I am trying to treat my hair, can you suggest some products?
I'm so sorry you had to go through this.
Trust me, I've been there and I know exactly what you're going through. There are a number of things that need to be taken into account when dealing with hair that's very tangled.
1. Use a shampoo that has lots of moisture properties. My favorite is the Wella Enrich line. This line is designed for dry and damaged hair. Shampoos for dry and damaged hair usually add the moisture your hair is lacking.
2. YOU MUST CONDITION. You have the option of skipping Step 1 and going straight for Step 2 to co-wash your hair.
Wet your hair and apply the conditioner just as you would shampoo.
Use a wide toothed comb to comb through the hair. You can take it a step further and condition the hair with steam. This will allow the cuticle to open up for the conditioner to penetrate deeper into the inner layers.
Always detangle from the ends and work your way towards the roots. Be very careful and take your time so as not to pull too much hair out. (I demonstrate this technique in detail on my 10 Styles For Your Child DVD)
3. Once you rinse the conditioner out use “It's A 10 Miracle Leave” In if your hair is still tangled. This product is a miracle detangler, plus it has nine other things it does for the hair. It's truly an amazing product.
4. Apply a bit of oil (Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, or Moroccan Oil) for added moisture and style as usual.
This should help you out a great deal when it comes to the health and manageability of your hair.
Having been natural for the umteenth time, I've learned to baby my hair and treat it like it's gold.
Being blonde I really do have to do that and my hair is healthier now than it's ever been.
I hope you enjoyed these tips.
Take care and have a great week!