Sunday, November 3, 2013

5 combs naturals cant live without

Tackling massive curls can be a challenge. Big show stopping curls, can be misleading, their mass can give the illusion of durability. Curly girls know all too well just how sensitive their curls can be. Fragile type 3 and type 4 curls require a delicate touch.

 Many naturals swear by finger combing as a way to detangle, and remove shed hairs. I recommend finger combing to tackle daily detangling when sealing in moisture. Finger combing gives you the ability to apply the perfect amount of tension, and will allow you to target trouble strands, and tangles with minimal damage to the rest of  your hair.

The Pick

A wide-toothed comb with a dense base for better handle. The pick features few teeth, spaced far apart with long teeth to reach close to the scalp allowing you stretch your hair from the root. This is the best volume boosting tool. The pick can also help with covering the parts from setting your hair. Hair too flat? Gently lift the roots of your hair with a pick, for an instant boost of volume. Picks are great for lifting the base of your hair without disturbing the rest of your hairstyle

Wide Tooth Comb

They come in various sizes and styles. Be sure the comb has small or no seams in-between the teeth. Test combs before running them through your hair. Run the comb lightly down your arm. If the comb leaves scratches, the comb is too sharp. A sharp comb can scrape your scalp when styling. Use combs with rounded edges, and dull teeth to maintain healthy hair and scalp.

Seamless Combs 

They come in a variety of materials. Seamless combs are made with curly girls in mind. They snag your hair less, and part your kinks like a hot knife through butter. They cost a bit more than your average comb, and will be labeled as ‘seamless’. However, if your strands are fragile, or you experience a lot of breakage  when using combs. Seamless combs may be the option for you. You lower the chance your hair will snag while detangling.

Wooden Combs

 Plastic and metal brushes can be rough on the scalp. Wooden combs are soft and polished. They have a much softer feel than plastic or metal combs. If you have sensitive scalp then wooden combs can prevent bruising or scraping your scalp. Most combs say you should avoid long contact with water and with extreme temperatures. To take care for it you wash it with water and soft shampoo and dry it with a towel. To keep it shiny a bit oil is great. Be sure your wooden comb is a wide tooth comb as well. 

 Tail Combs

The only time you should use a tail comb is to make perfect parts when styling. Never use a small tooth comb to tackle your curls. Tail combs  can be found with wide teeth. Be sure that the tail end of the comb is not too sharp.  Sharp tail combs can scratch the scalp.