HAIR HACK | How to Get Rid Of Braids Dirt Knot For Painless Comb Through

July 13, 2017

A hack or a tip? You be the judge of that.
I have been loving braids..I don't mean that by just liking photos on Instagram of some pretty girl on box braids or twist braids styled in four (4) ways but by action. Which wasn’t the case last year or two years ago because I always struggled with dryness when I take them out. 
If you have natural hair especially 4C hair type and braid your hair you will understand the pain of combing your hair or having to deal with those knots at the root when taking out your braids. The pain I have to endure gives me a headache.

I made up my mind that even if I had to braid my hair, it will be one time every year; till a random thought waltz into my brain and saved braids forever.
The type of braids I refer to here is box or twist braids and I am pretty sure this may apply to faux locs as well..

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These are quick easy-to- follow steps I will be giving away. This hack is applicable for when you are about to take off your braids.

If you do not want to ever deal with the pain of combing out knots at the root and the tangling of your hair, this post is for you. I assure you will be glad you stopped by.

  • Step 1 : Cut braids to medium length. Your natural hair length determines how short to cut your braids - I'm positive you can see where your hair stops, especially if your hair is natural.

  • Step 2 : Wash your braids with a moisturizing shampoo with lukewarm water; paying much attention to the very point of attachment of each braid. If your shampoo isn't very moisturizing, apply your hair conditioner after shampooing and then rinse off.

  • Step 3 : Rinse off shampoo with lukewarm water, pat dry with a towel (mustn't be 100% dry, preferably damp) and then take out your braids.
Squeezed in a pose :D

What the shampoo does is, it rids your roots of the gunk and dirt trapped at the point of attachment, thereby loosening those stubborn knots. 
Using a moisturizing shampoo will also help add moisture to soften your hair, relieving it of dryness and frizz. This vital step will also make combing your hair feel like a breeze and very very less painful to manage.
After taking out your braids and you feel the need to re-wash again - by all means do.

This tip works for me and I'm certain it will work for you too. 

What other helpful hair tip do you use when about to take out your braids?

Let me know if you will be giving this a try ;) 
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  1. Such a hairstyle really requires more thorough care and more time. For braid lovers your advice will help to properly care for your hair. Interesting post. Thanks.


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