Two more options for detangling tightly-curled hair
Current curly law dictates that curls should always be detangled wet, while the powers that be in the cosmetic sector have decreed all hair should be combed only when dry. But what if neither method is successful on your tresses? It's a well-kept secret, but there are a couple of alternatives out there which work with your hair's preferences, without wreaking havoc on your hair's internal structure.
1 of the most sacred tenets of the modern approach to curly hair is “Never detangle your hair when it's dry”. This is the complete inverse of mainstream (straight hair-focused) thinking, which is to never detangle your hair when it is wet.
When it comes to your head of curls, who's right?
Part II: The case for growing but never trimming
FACT: Trimming doesn't grow your hair. Growth happens at the root, below your scalp. It's illogical to assume that something that affects only the outer, dead part of your hair would impact the active, vital biochemistry going on within your follicle. You may be one of the many who have grown impatient at trusting the trimming cycle after months, or even years, of no discernible increase in growth. Many women complain of scissor-happy stylists keen to cut off the progress they have made at every visit, while promising them that this is for the good of their hair. The fact of the matter is that if you cut off more hair than is growing, you're not going to get longer hair.
Those of the no-trimming perspective argue that the most effective way to keep your ends in good condition is to do exactly that; focus on caring for the length of your hair so that it doesn't get damaged, rather than relying on cutting it off after the fact-once the damage has already been done. They advocate regular deep conditioning, sealing, protective styling and ultra-gentle handling as the path to greater length.
But are they right? Is that enough?
USE THE CHECKLIST TO DECIDE IF YOU NEED A TRIM OR NOT. . .
DHA Hair Care Experts