Most of us are leery of chemically relaxing children’s hair, but don’t often know how to properly comb out their hair without damaging it. In the video above, I will be walking you through steps to comb out a young girl’s hair, who like most of us, has multiple curl patterns. Hers are a combination of 3C, 4A and 4B textures, but the tutorial steps will work with any texture of natural hair.
First, we’ll start by shampooing the child’s hair using a 3-in-1 shampoo to make it easier and save time with shampooing and conditioning. We will then use the fingering technique to detangle the hair without using a comb. Once the hair is detangled, we will comb through and detangle some more using an Afro comb. I also use a cream detangler to manage her hair while combing it through.
Press play above to watch the full process of finger-combing and detangling to style her hair while preventing breakage and help with hair retention.