Yaqinah & Co.
|Posted on November 7, 2015 at 9:45 AM|
We know you dying to have a larger than life afro or hair that hangs down to your waist, otherwise you would not be reading this blog or using Yaqinah & Co. products. Let me call your attention to both your comb and the technique in which you are using it. Length retention starts with eliminating hair breakage and combing is the primary reason why curly and kinky hair breaks.
The Correct Techniques and Tools.
1. Section Hair
Listen natural, kinky, curly or coily tends to have a lot of volume, so honey make your life easy by creating manageable sections. Four usually does the trick but with thicker or longer hair more sections may be better. If you have short hair (under 4 inches) girl you're in luck because you can probablly go without sections. Use hair bands bobbalobs, knockers or clips to keep the hair under control and out of the way. Now, if you have tight curls or major shrinkage consider loosely braiding or twisting the sections and washing with Seirabi®'s Natural Care Hair Wash then conditioning them in this way.
2. Wet or Dry?
Breakage is likely to happen whether hair is combed wet or dry so don't trip. Whatever method you choose is really a question of preference and ease so do you. If you experience breakage during wet combing it probably because although hair is very flexible, its strength and ability to resist the force applied from combing is at its lowest point. Now on the other hand, when hair is dry, it is at its strongest but it lacks flexibility and therefore is likely to snap. The ideal condition for combing your hair for growth is when hair is mostly dry (about 80%) so that it is strong and pliable. However, no matter what your preference, consider using Seirabi® Kwatakye Atiko Natural Care Cream or Seirabi® SesaWo Suban NaturalCare Hair Oil to increase slip and help reduce damage and promote growth.
3. Use your Hands
Hello....fingers are the first and for people some the only tool to use. When detangling with your fingers make sure your nails are smooth and do not snag your hair as you part it. Ideally try to make use of your finger pads rather than nails to separate the strands as not to scratch and damage your scalp.
4. Seamless Combs
If you have upgraded to a wide spaced shower comb pat youself on the back! Now take it one step futher with the seamless comb which essentially has no rough edges. These are fairly expensive in comparison to a regular comb but are well worth it.
If you have fine hair that is split end prone, getting rid or your brush. However, if you have thicke dense hair, brushes are you best friend. Brushing should come last as the brush bristles are closely spaced together compared to other tools (fingers and wide spaced combs).
6. Look at Your Hair
Once you are done combing, examine the hair that you have removed. Pay attention to whether you can see hair bulbs or not. Some people are just goofy and want to see that all hair has a bulb. We at Yaqinah & Co. are more flexible and say about 60-70%%, accepting that some hair is kinky and will always sustain some breakage.Now The one thing that you do need to get rid are those tiny little wisps or fly away of hair, those arenot your friend get a trim to promote growth.