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How to easily part natural or curly hair into sections

October 23, 2011 -- Urban Salon Finder

When parting natural or curly hair into sections, use a leave-in conditioner to help the comb slide more easily through the hair and prevent snagging or pulling.  First part the hair with your fingers—second, spray the leave-in conditioner directly onto the area where you want to slide the comb—third, use the end of a rat tail comb to smoothly part the hair.  Great for preventing breakage and discomfort.

Treat your hair to a seamless comb and reduce breakage

January 15, 2013 -- Urban Salon Finder

The average comb has a seam on both sides of each tooth.  These seams, if uneven or jagged, can snag, rip, split or tear your hair while combing.  Seamless combs, which are usually made from bone, 100% organic resin, wood, or hard rubber, glide through your hair gently and smoothly, reducing breakage and shedding.  Seamless combs are a healthier and safer choice for all types of hair, especially kinky curly.  Treat your hair to a seamless comb today--you'll be amazed by the results.

Use 3 of your senses to detangle hair better

February 06, 2014 -- Urban Salon Finder

Detangling hair safely, gently, and efficiently can be accomplished best by using 3 of your senses.  To do this effectively, you will need to comb your hair in front of a mirror, not in the shower.  Here's why:

Touch, of course, is an essential sense for this task.  Feel your fingers slide smoothly through your hair before you even pick up a comb.  If you encounter any resistance, stop to separate matted hairs or knots before continuing.

Speaking of knots, it's important to use your sight sense to see how many hairs are involved.  It is best to try to get the entanglement down to two hairs before you snip it out with scissors, if necessary.  Looking in a mirror will enable you to easily spot matted areas or tangles before they turn into knots.

Next, use your hearing sense to help prevent damage while combing.  Listen for any snapping or popping sounds because this can mean that you are being too rough and need to ease your touch.  Even though it can be convenient to detangle in the shower, it is nearly impossible to hear hairs breaking with the water running.  Why not do your hair a favor and use your senses of touch, sight, and hearing for safer and healthier detangling?

You should trim the ends of your hair regularly

February 05, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

To keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful, you should trim the ends of your hair about every 6 to 8 weeks, as needed.  If you are trying to grow your hair long, you should only trim about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch every 8 weeks.  Trimming the ends of your hair regularly will help eliminate split-ends and help prevent breakage.