Good morning lovelies.
I think its important that we go through what combs and brushes every naturalista needs in her arsenal. We are at war, the war against tangles and fairy knots is and will forever be upon us. Stay vigilant my dears.
Remember... Only detangle/comb your reverted hair when it is wet and heavily saturated with conditioner.
SO! How about we start with the tools that we most definitely DON'T need. As naturals, we can say bye bye to these nasty little critters...
On to what we DO need for our luscious curly locs....
A Detangling comb is used on conditioner/water saturated hair to remove any knots, tangles and shed hair. Always comb from tip to root, gently and in sections.
A Rake comb can also be used to detangle hair. Any wide toothed comb is a must have.
Mebco Sower Comb.
A Mebco Tortoise Sower comb is another great alternative that also works well with detangling longer thicker curls.
A Denman Brush is used to define your curls and to smoothen out any kinks or locks that might have been missed during your initial detangling session with a wide tooth comb. Be sure to be gentle and again detangle in sections (on conditioner saturated hair). You can choose from the D4 (more densely populated, best for finer looser hair) or the D31 (less bristles, best for thicker hair).
These bad boys are great for fluffing out your Fro. They are awesome to use after a blow-out or at the base of a twist out to give your hair more volume.
Boar Bristle Brush.
You can use this brush to smoothen out the edges of your bun/puff and achieve a sleek glossy look (if used with a bit of gel). Do not use this on your unraveled hair.
Section clips can be used to ease the detangling process. Use the clips to section your hair so that you can work with hassle free from section to section. Always look for the smooth (teeth-free) clips to avoid grabbing and tearing of hair.
NB: Keep all your hair tools clean! You can do this by washing them and brushing any shed hair off with some warm water and shampoo. Let them soak in a basin of warm soapy water for about an hour and proceed to rake off any trapped shed hair. You can do this once a week depending on your routine and product usage.
Happy detangling people!