ILLUSTRATION BY KETURAH ARIEL
We are not all alike. Simple. Understandable. True.
We ARE however similar in our hair’s needs and problems. One similar trait we naturals face are tangles and finding productive ways to work through them. I say work through them and not fight them or destroy them because it gives a negative outlook on this phenomenon our hair tends to live in if we neglect it or we wear certain styles. It’s our hair’s natural tendency to tangle. Curly, coily, wavy hair will tangle and unless you want to be yanking out hairs fighting through it, you will need to take a more positive attitude towards it.
There are a few ways to work through your hair’s tangles from tools to techniques and while everyone has their favorite tool of the trade some are still scratching their heads not sure which direction to take. It’s confusing, to say the least, because just about any path you choose for removing tangles may end in in over-manipulation or the opposite and matting of the hair. Your methods must be effective and non-damaging. In other words, find a happy medium.
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