Lucky are those, like my husband, that can just go into the shower and wash their hair in any way without any consideration for tangling. For the rest of us, we need a technique; more especially when hair grows beyond shoulder length. This is my shampoo methodology:
Techniques for reducing tangles:
1. Wash your hair in twists.
If your hair is longer than shoulder length it should already be in twists to prevent re-tangling.
This keeps the hair strands together and stops errant strands from getting tangled around their neighbours. This technique is optimal if you're washing your hair bent over a bath tub as the action of bending forwards and then standing back up increases the rate of tangling. It's also best for medium to long hair.
2. Keep your hair flowing in a downward direction.
This technique is easier if you have a shower whose head you don't have to hold up! Wash your hair with your hair held upright to stop the strands from moving about and getting tangled. This is such simple advice but it actually works! If your hair is in twists then this is not that important.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx