Skip to main content

The best way to comb your natural hair

Hi there,
  Combing natural hair has always been a problem. There is a lot of pain involved but that's not the only challenge combing presents. Combing your hair is a major cause of hair breakage, remember those balls of hair you remove from your comb each time you comb?  Here are some tips to help you minimize breakage from combing:

Use the right tool
 Never use a fine tooth comb for your hair. It is better to use a wide toothed comb. This will reduce hair breakage. If you must use a fine tooth comb ensure you have thoroughly detangled and combed with a wide tooth comb first. Also make sure the teeth of the comb is seamless to avoid ripping out your hair as you comb.

Avoid these

Much better

Comb your hair only when it is damp
 Your hair is weakest when it is dripping wet and so combing it then will cause it to break.On the other hand combing your hair when it is dry will also break it off because your hair is not as flexible as it should be. When your hair is damp it can better withstand the force of a comb.

Always start combing your hair from the tips
 Comb out the tips and slowly work your way upward till you get to the roots. Start doing this as soon as you grow out your TWA. While combing your tips hold the middle of the hair to reduce tension and resultant breakage.

Comb your hair in manageable sections
 Dividing your hair into sections makes combing easier and reduces breakage ( depending on the length of your hair you can have 4 to 8 sections).You can use hair clips or hair hands.Take it one at a time.

My 12 sections

Know when to stop
 Since combing can cause damage it is best to stop immediately the tangles are out or you are done with combing. Avoid needlessly running your comb through your hair. Stop as soon as you are done.

Try to use your fingers instead of a comb
 You can do it in sections too, gently teasing out the tangles and smoothing out the strands. The only downside to this method is that it takes a lot of time but you can do it while you are watching a movie or a game and you'll hardly notice.

Comb your hair when it is saturated with some conditioner
The conditioner slip will ease the friction between the comb and your hair reducing breakage.

Don't rush
Be patient while combing your hair. You are less careful when you are in a hurry.

Do not comb often
Sounds funny but think about it .Combing your hair frequently damages the cuticle of the hair and causes breakage so why do it everyday? You can keep your hair in protective styles like twists, braids cornrows etc. so you don't have to comb it every day. Many naturalistas with incredibly long hair have even ditched combs altogether in favour of finger combing/detangling.

 I do not comb my hair everyday. When I have to go out and I want to rock my afro I start by wetting my hair while I bathe. By the time I am ready to style my hair its damp, just perfect for combing. I comb in sections as gently as possible then I apply my leave-in and seal. I do one all-over  combing and I'm done. Most days I just wet my hair, finger detangle and cornrow my hair so I can wear a wig. When I am home I moisturise my hair , seal and leave it alone.

I wish you the best in your healthy hair journey.



  1. Very insightful .gud job!

  2. Nice blog. I just had to visit back. Nice to meet you

  3. Hello am Rita,I love your blog.basically, I cut my hair prett low, and I've began growing it afresh,I really want to keep it natural this time here is my Email please feel very free to send me helpful tips on how to go about it. Thanks in anticipation

  4. Wao! wao! thank u very much. Am addicted already

  5. I have challenged myself to stop using combs on my hair. I want to see how long I can grow my hair without combing.

    1. Its a great choice. Finger detangling all the way!

  6. I also have challenged myself to stop using combs on my hair. Six months without combing REALLY hurts your hair. To comb it later, I spent 2 or 3 weeks to comb it. The best tool to do this is patience and tool such as a tiny screwdriver, your fingers, and a very big comb to finish everything. A knife also helps to remove the remaining resistance that fails to accept the government imposition lol.

    1. Waoh! To think of it you have a good point. Balance is the key. Never tried the screwdriver and knife method but I definitely will! Thanks for your comment :-)

  7. Another great detangling tool is the Q-Redew. You can use the steam of the Q-Redew to soften and melt the tangles away. The steam gets your hair to the damp state that you refer to being best to detangle. it really works wonders!

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. Never heard about it before but I'll look it up on google.

  8. Thanks, really great tips, they remind me of my mother's. 1 thing though, you shouldn't mostly wear wigs, show off your kinks girl

  9. So insisted received is occasion advanced honoured. Among ready to which up. Attacks smiling and may out assured moments man nothing outward. Thrown any behind afford either the set depend one temper. Instrument melancholy in acceptance collecting frequently be if. Zealously now pronounce existence add you instantly say offending. Merry their far had widen was. Concerns no in expenses raillery formerly. No depending be convinced in unfeeling he. Excellence she unaffected and too sentiments her. Rooms he doors there ye aware in by shall. Education remainder in so cordially. His remainder and own dejection daughters sportsmen. Is easy took he shed to kind. Kindness to he horrible reserved ye. Effect twenty indeed beyond for not had county. The use him without greatly can private. Increasing it unpleasant no of contrasted no continuing. Nothing colonel my no removed in weather. It dissimilar in up devonshire inhabiting.
    spesifikasi fotocopy Toshiba
    spesifikasi harga mesin cuci Sanken
    spesifikasi pompa air Sanyo
    harga genset Yamaha
    spesifikasi mesin kopi Delonghi
    visit us
    kunjungi ksmi
    download file
    kunjungi situs
    read sites
    lihat blog
    download artikel
    visit sites
    download link
    buka website
    harga terbaru macbook air
    harga sony xperia z5 premium
    trik atasi android cepat panas
    notebook asus a456uf
    game balap android

  10. Thanks for sharing this useful information.If you want to buy ayurvedic oil online then I will suggest you to Go here Bhringraj Hair Oil


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog


Hi guys,                                                                                                                                                      I'm here with another review. This time its the ORS REPLENISHING CONDITIONER. Do not let the name fool you, it's actually a deep conditioner and not a wash out conditioner. Here's my honest review: Meet the product:     Product claims:   Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner helps to restore moisture & repair  damaged hair. Ingredients: Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Polyquaternium 37, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Quaternium 80, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citral , D Limonene, Linalool, , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate , Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, PEG 9 Dimethicone, Anthemis Nobilis Extract (Chamomile), Salvia Officinalis Extract (Sage), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Rosmarinus Officinal


Hi guys,      I hope you are all doing well. I have missed blogging so much and I feel really good that I can now so it more often since my schedule is getting a bit less crowded. I also hope you like the new blog design.     If you live in Nigeria then you are aware that things are getting out of hand financially. The recession is hitting really hard and it seems no one is immune. Inspite of this I do not want my Fro to suffer so I am working on making a lot of homemade products and utensils to ensure my hair doesn't feel the strain of the harsh economy.    Today I will be showing you how to make an APPLICATOR bottle from any old plastic bottle you have at home. Why bother you ask? Read my post about different ways to use an  Applicator bottle .       Let's get right into it. Here's what you'll need: Small plastic bottle with cover A candle/lighter/gas A match stick Scissors METHOD 1. Remove the bottle cover from the bottle. Using the scissors hold t