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Detangling transitioning hair and relaxed hair is a topic that I am asked about a lot. Coming in close second are questions about dryness and breakage. Today’s post will focus on my night routine to detangle, moisturize and seal my hair.
Detangling Transitioning Hair | Relaxed Hair
The most important aspects of successfully detangling transitioning hair, relaxed hair, or any hair for that matter, is technique, a detangling spray and patience.
You should start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up to to the roots. Starting from the roots will cause more breakage and that’s exactly what we’re trying to avoid.
I have thick, kinky hair that is prone to dryness, thus combing it without a detangling spray generates increased breakage. If you have a favorite detangling mix, then feel free to use that. My preferences are a 80/20 water-conditioner mix or detangling spray. My favorite detangling sprays are Cantu Detangler for Kids, Shea Moisture Detangler for Kids and Mane N Tail Detangler.
80/20 Water-Conditioner Mix
I use a water-conditioner mix pre-wash if my new growth is very dry.
Cantu Detangler for Kids
I use Cantu for Kids on dry hair during the week as a part of my night routine. I also use it pre-wash if my hair is well moisturized.
Shea Moisture Detangler for Kids
Shea Moisture for Kids works better on damp hair, thus I use it post-wash.
Mane ‘N Tail Detangler
Mane ‘N Tail is awesome on tangled hair. Therefore, I use it pre-wash or post-wash if I’m dealing with major tangles.
Moisturizing, Sealing and Detangling During Night Routine
Relaxed Hair: When I had relaxed hair, I could get by with combing my hair daily if needed. I would use a cream based moisturizer morning and night before sealing with an oil. Below is a video of my night routine when I had relaxed hair.
Transitioning Hair: Now that I have transitioning hair, I try to minimize the amount of times I comb my hair throughout the week to lessen the opportunity for breakage. Therefore, I comb my hair every three days. I still moisturize daily but I use a spray moisturizer – Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hold and Shine Moisture Mist. I reserve the cream based moisturizing on the days when I complete my night routine.
Night Time Routine For Transitioning Hair [3 Part Video]
- Overview of Moisturizing and Sealing
- Importance of Using Detangling Spray
- Working with the Hair in Sections
RELATED: Moisturizing Transitioning Hair
- Applying Detangling Spray
- My Detangling Technique
- My Moisturizing Technique
- Products – Detangling Spray and Moisturizer
- Working with New Growth / Natural Hair
- Sealing My Hair
- Working with Line of Demarcation
- Tips on Removing Tangles and Knots
- Inspecting Hair for Light Dusting of Ends