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I’m definitely going to keep this post short and I just wanted to briefly touch on my updated detangling routine. Since cutting my hair, I’ve decided to give my wide tooth combs a break, and I have been using my lovely fingers instead to detangle! Yes, I have tested out finger detangling and I honestly love it. Here’s why:

  • Less broken hairs: Since finger detangling, I’ve noticed that I have a lot less broken hairs than before. Granted I only have a small section of hair to detangle, but I have noticed that I remove less hair with finger detangling than I would by a wide tooth comb. I am able to feel for tangles and knots a lot easier with my fingers which allows me time to work them out rather than ripping them out.

  • Less tugging: I don’t have to constantly pull at a section of hair to detangle. I usually wash my hair with a sulfate-free shampoo or cleansing conditioner, then I apply my Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner to detangle. Here, I separate my hair starting from the front of thetuft and I gently comb through the section with my fingers. This way, I get rid of the tangles without yanking my hair out. After the section is completed, I move to the next section using the same combing motion. I remove any shed hairs from my hands before moving to the next section to prevent future knots, etc.

  • Time efficient: Finger detangling is also time efficient. I have a small tuft to detangle, but I noticed that I am able to finger detangle a lot more quickly than I would with a WTC. With the comb, I’d have to be careful so that I don’t snap the hairs, but I noticed that I am able to move quickly and my fingers comb through my hair a lot more smoothly than with the comb.

  • Curl preservation: I have also noticed that finger detangling preserves my curl pattern. I noticed that my curls would be a bit frizzier if I detangled with a WTC, but my fingers allow my curls to stay intact thus reducing frizz. My curls remain springy and curly instead of wavy and a lot less frizzy!

Check out this video from my favorite curly girl/vlogger, MahoganyCurls about Finger Detangling. She explains (and demonstrates) the pros of finger detangling and why she opts to use her fingers instead of a wide tooth comb.

I hope this helps,

Ashley, xo.

What is your detangling method? Do you, or have you, finger detangled before? Share your experience below!


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Ashley Hall is a Philadelphia based content creator and media personality from The Bronx, NY. Her channels are a perfect mix of lifestyle, beauty, and style, including sneakers and fashion!

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