How to: Use the Best Detangling Brush For Wash Day!
Detangling can be quite the task for those with textured hair! The twist and turns of our textured tresses make knots and tangles inevitable. Learning how to detangle your hair with the best detangling brush for curly hair and using the correct detangling curly hair tips and techniques will help eliminate the stress caused by this daunting task of healthy curl maintenance but will also help you achieve long, strong growth by minimizing breakage and split ends.
Tips, Tools & Technique:
Is it better to detangle wet or dry hair?
The best time to detangle is while you’re in the shower and your hair is wet! Use our Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner and slowly work your way through mangled curls starting at the bottom or ends, using the slip of the conditioner. Once your ends are tangle free, move up to the middle section and then to the roots. We strongly suggest this technique, as if you start at the roots and work your way down, you may experience more breakage and hair fall. The root tug caused from starting at the top, will stress the strand and pull creating strand loss and as you make your way down the knots created will cause breakage.
Which detangling brush is best?
To detangle with conditioner in the shower, your tool of choice can be either our Rizos Curls Hanging Shower Comb used to detangle waves and looser textures or for curly, coily hair you can use the best Rizos Curls Detangling Flexi Brush. This brush has a control bar that allows you to customize your combing & detangling. Add the bar to control each glide of the brush to focus on areas that need to be worked through with a little more effort. Remove the control bar to allow the brush to flow through and flex over your head and down the length of your hair with ease. Never tug or be heavy handed when detangling curly hair, as you don't want the strands to snap under the pressure!
Should I detangle my hair before washing?
Avoid detangling curly hair when hair is dry! This will cause strands to break as dry hair does not provide the elasticity wet hair does. If planning to wash, it is best to shampoo and then add Deep Conditioner or our Rizos Curls Vitamin C Hair Repair Mask BUT don't rinse out! Begin working through your tangles with your detangling tool of choice and finish with a cool rinse!
Rizos Curls Tip: Doing a cool or cold final rinse after conditioning, closes the cuticle of your hair, trapping in the moisture and hydration. Seal that yummy goodness on your strands to see real, long term results of deep conditioning on your curls!
Wash day fallout EXPLAINED!
Did you know that even with impeccably healthy tresses, we still lose about 100 strands a day naturally??!!
If hair is damaged due to color, bleach or heat styling it can be more than that!
Hormone fluctuation, diet and mineral deficiencies also can contribute to hair fallout.
Fall out refers to the strands and accumulation of hair that gathers in your brush or hands on wash day. Those pesky strands that we creatively decorate our shower walls with to avoid a bad drain situation, are a normal part of curl care.
If you are able to extend wash day multiple days, please note that those strands lost daily will linger in your hair until wash day and then make their glorious debut all at once...if it's been a week, expect more than if you wash daily (which textured hair should avoid if possible to retain moisture).
The naturally shedding of strands is nature's way of making room for new growth. Hair has a life cycle. Strands naturally stop growing as it exits the anagen phase, and a new hair will push through at the root of the stalled strand to replace. Our hair grows about 1 cm every 30 days or so, however this process does change as we age and other variables.
Do detangling brushes actually work? What about detangling between wash days?
Detangling between wash days can extend your curls way longer than one might expect! Because you are not doing a full reset like on wash day, your can use the Rizos Curls Refresh & Detangle Spray to rehydrate curls enough to pass a detangling brush for curly hair through without issue. This combo, will allow you to work through the frizz or areas where definition is lost, and will add a dose of hydration without watering down your products.
Keep your curls defined and frizz free and see growth by detangling correctly to prevent split ends and breakage. Rizos Curls has everything you need to outsmart the Tug of War of Tangled Tresses!