Is detangling your hair after washing it sounds like a real-life nightmare to you? It used to be just that for me until I’ve discovered this little trick that eliminated all that detangling torture once and for all! Hi, friends! Remember how I built the whole Case For The Long Hair where I told you about all those wonderful advantages of keeping (or growing out) your hair below the shoulders? 🙂 BUT… What is the biggest challenge in the long-hair-care routine? I bet that any proud owner of those long locks (and especially those with the extra long hair like me!) knows!
The COMBING! Oh, yeah! The torture, the struggle, the pain of combing your tangled up locks!
But wait! What’s an even BIGGER PAIN? Hint: it’s what makes us DREAD washing our hair in the shower (and using the dry shampoo instead which isn’t very much beneficial for our hair)… Have you guessed what it is? …Well, let me remind you: that moment when you’re done washing and drying your hair and it’s all tangled up into that totally unmanageable web!
…If you have long locks you can’t possibly disagree that there’re few things in life that might be just as annoying and frustrating as combing through it!…And unless you have a TON of patience to spend about… 20-30 minutes combing and (as gently as you can) detangling all those little knots as your back is getting stretched and your arms begin to feel like you’ve been… OK, maybe not digging the ditches… but something similar to that… 🙂 You will start pulling on your hair real hard! 🙂 And then you’ll be seeing the little pieces of your your precious locks, now ripped and torn, landing on the floor… But you won’t care! You’ll keep on pulling vigorously as your silly tangled up hair just WON’T BUDGE!!!
…Sounds familiar? 🙂
OK. That was the bad news. 🙂 BUT. I’m here to share my BEST LONG-HAIR MAINTENANCE NEWS EVER with you today! The trick to basically completely illuminating this after-shower torture and enjoying both the washing your hair routine and the keeping your beautiful locks nice and shiny (and intact!) without spending hours of frustration combing it through!Here it is… Ready? 🙂
I’ll break it up into the steps:
- Before heading in the shower to wash your hair take a wide-tooth comb with you and leave it somewhere within your hands reach.
- Wash your your hair with the shampoo like you usually do.
- After rinsing the shampoo apply your favorite conditioner on your hair (I hope that you never skip that step because without it I can’t even think about how you get to actually comb your clean-wet hair!)
- Leave the conditioner on your hair for about 5 minutes (I use that time to cleanse and gently exfoliate my skin).
- And NOW… Take that comb and begin rinsing your hair.
- And AS YOU ARE RINSING YOUR HAIR begin combing through it starting from the tips of your hair and moving upwards, toward the roots. Can you see how EASY it is to comb it now that the water flowing through it is basically doing half the job for you? No, seriously! It’s “combing” your hair with you! …Another bonus of doing this: as you’re combing, your rinsing process becomes faster and more efficient!
- A little note here: if it’s difficult to detangle certain strands, just aim the water straight on them. And I promise you – you’ll detangle them right away!
- When you’re done combing your hair, from the roots to the tips – the rinsing is done. Now all you need to do is just gently squeeze the water off your hair (without twisting it too much) and (also gently, without roughing it) dry it with a towel.
- And… this is it!
Now try combing your hair! It took me about 2.5 minutes to comb my clean hair last time I followed this routine! Seriously! OK… maybe it was 3. 🙂 But I couldn’t BELIEVE how easy, painless and effortless this process was! The comb was just sliding through my hair like nothing to do!So… If you have a long hair proud owner and you follow this routine… please let me know how it work out for you! Because for it’s become a serious life-savior! 🙂
…And if you’re just thinking about growing your hair long… I hope that this little article helped you decide on doing so! 🙂