OLD Braids Takedown: How to Safely Detangle MATTED & TANGLED Hair

detangling natural hair after braids

Imagine this... You are seeing ALL KINDS of new growth under your braid hairstyle after about 3-4 months, you feel so HYPE to take the braids out to hear errrbody going crazy over your new, longer hair...

You get to taking the braids out and you have a matted mess! All your BRAND NEW luscious is super-tangled.

And as hard as you try to detangle with gentleness you just start seeing chunks and chunks of new growth fall into your hands. And you just feel like crying...

[Check out this article about How To Grow Your Natural Hair With Braids]

That happens waaaaaaay too much, but one tiny Youtuber has a video tutorial that might go into the detangling Hall-of-dang-Fame...

You're gonna love this one hun!

Step-by-Step Blueprint to Detangling Matted Natural Hair After Braids!

This is amazing, this sister has so few followers that she hides her subscriber count, but this ONE video has more than ONE MILLION VIEWS! It's THAT GOOD!

Why?

Because in 4 her step-by-step instructions, this beautiful queen named "Sehvynn" shares how to detangle matted hair after wearing braids, without causing damage or breakage to your natural hair.

Best thing is, this method is inexpensive and works like a charm.

It is key for helping you to actually retain your new hair growth from the protective style you've been using to protect the luscious!

Nice Cheap Trick for Steaming Natural Hair Too!

Sehvynn says she was looking out for all the broke college students on this tip and it was really good. She shows a great DIY hair steaming technique, so whether you're in college or not, if you don't have enough money to get a natural hair steamer you can use this nice lil' hair hack! You know we loooove useful natural hair hacks...

Natural Sistas LOVED This Braid & Black Hair Detangling Video!

I just want you to see how much impact this video showing how to perform a BRILLIANT braids takedown and how to safely detangle tangled and matted hair....

Emmanuela M said...

"R.I.P to all the hair I lost before learning this method..."

Lee Williams said...

"Someone finally told the truth about detangling..."

Mel Bowen said...

"This is the best detangling video I've ever seen!"

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HOW TO: FLAT IRON NATURAL HAIR!

HOW TO FLAT IRON 4c type 4 NATURAL HAIR
POW!!!

OKAY listeeeeen, so you're about to see this really cute tutorial from a small Youtuber that really caught a lot of attention. Good AND bad attention girl...

Ahhh, I love the smell of fresh haircare dictators in the morning! Baaaaahaha...

Me personally, I can't understand why people get real-world angry about someone applying a little heat to their hair every blue moon. Yes, constant and harsh heat is a known hair killer, folks gets so EXTRA though!

4c type 4 natural hair community
Soooo.... I'm guessing you disapprove???

I mean, I don't use heat. But do you boo... And if I do have any reaction it maybe some CONSTRUCTIVE advice or if somebody is totally jackin' their hair up and don't wanna listen, I just sit back, grab some popcorn and get my giggle on.

Life's too short too catch a nervous breakdown over somebody else's head of hair.

So let me tell you what happened girrrrrl, we've all seen the naturals that get waaaaay in their feelings about what someone else does with their own hair (you know the type), lol.

Well honeeeeeey, some of these folks I saw talkin' bukoo crap about this sista named Zoia was just a lil' too much.

Her tutorial below is actually quite good, truth be told. But she got soooo much backlash that she had to come back and explain her self...

[RELATED ARTICLE: Why I Can't Stand The "Natural Hair Community"]

Zoia Explains That There's No Reason to Be BIG MAD

So look, the sista ended up coming back to say to all the natural hair rulers of the world...

"Guys, lol. This is crazy I have to post this but I rarely straighten my WHOLE head because I wear sew-ins and do other things to my hair. I give my hair breaks all the time and prior to me straightening my hair this time I went 3 months without putting any heat on my hair!

I'm fine with my hair. It's still healthy with my little heat damage in the front! Thanks for the advice though... (smiley face)"

She kept it peaceful and classy, as a true Queen does... And besides that, the proof was ALL THE WAY in the pudding.

The End Results: FIRE

So not everyone was a negative Nancy, many naturals showed love and tried to let this sista be great the best way she knows how to be.

And hey, you'll see for your-dang-self... The style came out GORGEOUS and it's not everyday that you see such quality results when straightening natural hair.

In the end, she helped some ladies figure out how to get it right. Here's an example of one of the positive comments...

"This is straight hair goals. I don't throw heat into my hair too often, but when I do..it won't do right for anything, lol. maybe 10 minutes of being straight before reverting"

Maybe it'll help you too, straightening your natural hair isn't a sin... I'll link to the video tutorial below. Check it out...

Video Tutorial: Straightening Natural Hair With a Flat Iron LIKE A BOSS!

Product Used Before Straightening Her Natural hair:

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How To Twist Natural Hair Properly for Twist Outs

How To Twist Natural Hair Properly for Twist Outs 4c natural hair type 4 hairstyles

OH BABY!!! I gotta something for you to see, your gonna wanna kiss me, you hear me?!?

Or more appropriately, after getting a taste of this tutorial on "How To Twist Natural Hair Properly for Twist Outs" you may feel like showin your love to this beautiful sista who goes by the name of "Igbocurls"...

[SEE ARTICLE: Top 10 Natural Remedies to Strengthen Your Hair!]

Look sis, let's keep it trill... (yes trill, lol). We're all in the struggle.

The YouTube "natural hair influencers" often leave out crucial information and leave a sista scratchin' her head wondering ....

"Am I the only one who is confused round these parts??? Well, maybe so..."

Well, you aren't the only one confused. No worries though girly! this sista helps you AVOID TIME-WASTIN'....

If you have been wondering why your twist-outs on type 4 natural hair never come out right or your twists never seem to stay without looking all frizzy, it's ALL covered in this tutorial. You'll learn how to twist properly for maximum hold, definition and plump twists for protective styling greatness

"Girrrl, I've Been Twisting My Hair Wrong The Whole Time!"

The most BOMB part you'll see in this tutorial is that she shows you how most of us are twisting incorrectly and end up lookin' dusted and busted, lol.

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You doing this???? Uh-ohhh...

Yes, she actually shows how to twist WRONG too, the exact mistakes we usually make that are the main reason you don't get defined long-lasting twists.

it may seem like common sense to many, but it's nerve-wracking for many melanin bombshells who have no idea why they cannot achieve that "bomb" twistout/defined curls/curl definition! The skruggle is real honey..... (I know how to spell "struggle", chill....)

I feel this is such an important video because most natural hair YouTubers don't focus on this subject, checoutuy the video tutorial here....

Video Tutorial: How To Twist 4c Hair Correctly for Twistouts

You enjoy this tutorial? Check out this quick article about The BEST Curl-Defining Products For YOUR Hair Texture!

Oh, and if you really liked Igbocurls, here is another video that I feel you will love. Bonus Vid from Igbocurls:

DIY - How To Use FRESH Aloe Vera On Natural Hair

 

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8 Super-Cute Natural Hairstyles on Old, "Dirty" Hair - Type 4 Styles

8 Super-Cute Natural Hairstyles on Old, "Dirty" Hair - Type 4 Styles 4c hair

See.... You're gonna think I'm nasty for this. Still, feel me on this though, we're not talking about super-gross, SMELLY dirty hair, just a lil' dirty, ya heard me? **Birdman voice, lol**

Listen sis, I saw this happen with my own eyes and in my own hair, it's weird, yet true though.

See... When my hair was a little "old" and my natural greases were building up, my styling was often POPPIN' more then ever.

I never understood why....

At that time I didn't know about the value of our natural scalp oils and what they do so you can enjoy better moisture retention, scalp health and hair strength.

[See article on the dangers of Product Buildup HERE]

But now I know, that's why love this tutorial on how to SLAY 8 dope natural hairstyles on old dirty hair! Cuz it beez like that sometimes! Let's keep it real!

Great Natural Hairstyles From a YouTuber I'd Never Known!

You know that our hope is always to show you someone that Youtube may not be throwing in your face every 5 minutes like the "big names" they promote...8 Super-Cute Natural Hairstyles on Old, "Dirty" Hair - Type 4 Styles 4c hairstyle

That way you see some information you may have never seen and these sistas can get some more exposure and maybe more support from the community!

So let me introduce you to this Youtuber that I just discovered today, her name is Kaay, and she's a gorgeous chocolatey sister who has some really underrated styling videos. That's why she's in the Black hairOMG SPOTLIGHT today!

Don't Sleep On The Gems She Non-Chalantly Drops

One must-do tip that Kaay mentioned and demonstrated very quickly was to start buy spraying the hair down with water (make sure it's not hard water) before starting to style it.

Do NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

Even if you're going to eventually add other hydrating products for your hair, start with that spritz of water to moisturize. Why???

Because NOTHING hydrates better than pure water. Everything else is secondary, please remember that.

See Video - Styling on "Dirty" Natural Hair - 4c/Type 4 Hairstyles 

 

You enjoy this tutorial? Check out this quick article about Vitagoods Scalp Invigorating Brush Hair Growth

Oh, and if you really liked Kaay, here is another video that I feel you will love. Bonus Vid from Kaay:

SKIN CARE UPDATE || CLEARING DARK MARKS & HYPERPIGMENTATION

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4C Natural Hair Doesn't Slick Down!? LOOK AT WHAT SHE DID!

4c natural hair slick down

Girrrrrl. You might have come for the hair tutorial but you'll leave needing to know Adanna Madueke's makeup routine. STRAIGHT FIRE!!! Anywhoo...

Let me stay on topic for once in my life, lol...

Adanna's video is a detailed natural hair tutorial that MAGICALLY shows you how to slick down short 4c natural hair into a low puff.

And I mean she showed the whole process, and absolutely whipped it! Many of the girlies in the comment section were in awe, ha. To be honest, I was shocked at her results too!

Her Results Amazed Viewers

One of the best parts of the whole video was the comments, they are hilarious. The viewers just didn't understand how she pulled this off...

Here's an example of the comments:

"Even my hair doesn’t lay like this and I have 4a hair . Every time I slick it down , it does wave up but I still have a few stubborn curly hairs that REFUSE to lay down and I use a brush, water and gorilla snot gel."

So check out the tutorial and see the list of products that she used posted at the bottom of this article...

Video Tutorial: How To Slick down Short 4C Natural Hair

PRODUCTS USED:
1. Cantu leave in conditioner
2. Got2be glued clear styling gel 
3. Luster’s S-CURL Activator Moisturizer
4. Denman brush
5. Eco styler black castor oil and flaxseed gel
6. Freetress Drawstring Afro ponytail - COLOR 1B

 

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HOW TO Perm Rod Set on Short Natural Hair Tutorial+Night Time Hair Routine

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I think you're gonna absolutely love this tutorial for doing a perm rod set on short natural hair! So dope. And look...

One of the BEST THINGS about Alisa's video tutorial is that her information is straight to the point, not a bunch of fluff like some vids, it's just helpful step-by-step instructions and real help. On top of that, she went the extra mile that you hardly ever see from YouTube hair channels...

Alisa is the TRUE MVP for showing how you keep this style overnight, SO HELPFUL! That part is ALWAYS MISSING in tutorials.

Her Hair Not Short Enough For You?

The only half-way complaint/compliment I saw from the ladies who watched the vid is that some were saying that Alisa's hair isn't truly "short". Some said she's just being modest and that she only had shrinkage instead of short hair. Shoooot, well if so, here's the deal...

Even if your hair is too short to do her style at the moment, this FANTABULOUSNESS will give you the motivation to keep growing. Those curls turned out BOMB honey!

Video: Natural Hair Perm Rod Tutorial & Overnight Maintenance Routine

Products Mentioned In Alisha's Video on Natural Perm Rod Style

If you want to try this same gorgeous perm rod hairstyle on your natural hair, here are the exact products that she used to get this look!

 

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Battle of The BEST Wash N'Go Curl Defining Custards!

Do you want the most DEFINED & POPPIN' curls possible?

Well so does this beautiful brown sista named Nia Hope, and she does and 8-Day test of 8 different curl custards (and their leave-in conditioners) to see which had her type 4b hair crazy-defined and clumped to perfection!

BlackHairOMG Spotlights This Video Because...

Girl, let's be real... The perfect wash n go product for your natural hair can be hard to find! So for Nia to take more than a week to TEST, SHOW and PROVE her result on camera is a huge help.

I saw products that I'd never heard of and she hadn't heard of a couple of them herself before finding custards for her test. Seeing her show products that best bring out the natural clumping and pattern on her hair can save you and me money.

Nice Quick Wash N'Go Tips That Make a Difference In Your Results

One way that many of us totally mess up our wash n' go before it even gets to "go", is not having our hair wet enough (soaking wet) before adding product.

THIS...IS...CRITICAL Lovelies! Pay attention.

Wash n' go styling requires wet hair, so it's best to do it in the shower. Your hair need to be soaking wet, not just damp. Then let it dry afterwards, of course.

More Smart Tips For Your Wash n' Go Efforts

  • If you have very coily 4c hair that doesn't want to be defined, use your finger to work the curls.
  • If you put too much product on your hair, use a t-shirt to remove the excess, never use a towel to remove the excess, towels will promote breakage.

Here's The Video Testing 8 Different Brands - * Different Days

She Has a Ringer In The Competition - Uh-Oh

So is this cheating? Nia uses her already favorite, GO-TO staple curl custard (Don't click that link if you don't want to reveal her fav before the video)

I don't think that's cheating at all, her fave should DEFINITELY be in the competition.

And even more proof that she was unbiased is that one of the OTHER competing products WON the contest, not because it performed better though, they both performed equally as good but the winning custard was HALF THE PRICE of her fave!

She Kept It Honest & Didn't Sugarcoat What She Didn't Like!

Girrrrrl, you know we like folks who tell it like it T.I.S. (Bernie Mac Voice, lol)

So when she had to spend a WHOLE DAY with a product that had her looking a mess, she said it. She said one product "absolutely sucked. If you want to cheat and see which one "sucked" before watching the vid, click HERE.

A List of ALL Products She Tested Each Day

1. Cantu Leave-In Conditioner: https://amzn.to/2wZVyIU
$5.97 | 16oz

Cantu Custard:
https://amzn.to/2wZXKiE
$9.81 | 12oz

2. Carol’s Daughter Leave-In Conditioner: https://amzn.to/2oX3Lt1
$8.99 | 8oz
Carol’s Daughter Custard:
https://amzn.to/2CKRGAP
$10.79 | 8oz

3. Ouidad Leave-In Conditioner: https://amzn.to/2CM2Oxz
$21.61 | 8.5oz
Ouidad Custard:
https://amzn.to/2CJNVvx
$25.90 | 8oz

4. Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Conditioner: https://amzn.to/2QgfXS9
$13.99 | 8oz
Miss Jessie’s Custard:
https://amzn.to/2CJ4YOd
$13.97 | 8.5oz

5. Mop Top Leave-In Conditioner: https://amzn.to/2x47wjW
$13.99 | 8oz
Mop Top Custard:
https://amzn.to/2CLL9pI
$15.99 | 8oz

6. Mielle Leave-In Conditioner:
https://amzn.to/2Qmfc9V
$12.99 | 12oz
Mielle Custard:
https://amzn.to/2x8THRw
$18.99 | 12oz

7. Kinky Curly Leave-In Conditioner:
https://amzn.to/2oZLXxw
$11.89 | 8oz
Kinky Curly Custard:
https://amzn.to/2x63g3h
$17.89 | 8oz

8. Aunt Jackie’s Leave-In Conditioner:
https://amzn.to/2CH6ikG
$9.25 | 12oz
Aunt Jackie’sCustard:
https://amzn.to/2oWqKo1
$9.97 | 15oz

And hey Lovelies, be sure to subscribe to Nia Hope's channel and tell her BlackHairOMG sent you!

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Bomb Braid-Out FRO Technique on 4C Hair!

OK, just like we do on the BlackHairOMG Instagram account, we are highlighting another sister who might not be well known, but she sure can show you and me a super-cute and tasteful hairstyling idea!

Who doesn't love new ideas?!? ( See This 4b/4c Puff Tutorial! NEXT! )

Her name is Teanna and she has true 4c hair, and she shows us how to do a quick and gorgeous braid-out FRO, she let the braids sit overnight and POW. She had it goin' on the next morning, cute makeup and all!

It's a delicious look for ladies who are looking for a great date-night look!

True 4C Representation - Super-Cute Results! Everyone is Happy

Teanna's channel is not one of the major YT spots just yet, but I love that she is representative of  the true 4c hair that often is not easy to find great tutorials for.

When They Claim "4C" and Issa Lie.

Y'all already know, so often Youtubers put 4c in the title and then you get to the video and they don't even have the goods! Like, what the...what?

We all watch different hair types anyway, you can learn SOMETHING from almost ANYBODY.

But don't have me coming over there with my hopes all up for some bulljive*, lol.

( *Bull Jive: Childhood word me and my best friend made up so we didn't get smacked in the mouth by my our parents for cursing... It stuck we us til adulthood, LOLOL!!)

But no worries 4c's, Teanna has the good stuff,  her hair was shrunk up, she was irritated and even needed a break in the middle of braiding her luscious, lol.

But honeeeeeey...

The results were worth it!  You're gonna  LOVE this thick, luscious and healthy braidout afro that easily puts beauty and reality of 4c hair on display for the world to see!

New Afro Technique | 4c TWA Styling Vid

Products used in this tutorial were:

Anywayz.... Check Teanna out, subscribe to her channel if you like the 4c goodness all up inya face and tell her BlackHairOMG sent you to spread love in the community.

Stay blessed up yáll!

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The Best Way To Detangle Type-4 Hair

You want to detangle type 4 hair without losing a butt-load of locs? Well, you gon' learn today. (Kevin Hart's dad voice)

Let's keep it real, we work TOO DANG HARD at growing hair to start tossing buckets of hair down the drain from a simple wash day detangling session. Bump all that...

So this BlackHairOMG spotlight is on a little-known YouTuber named Knarlei. She's going to show you some of the things she wishes that she knew about detangling her type-4 hair when she first started as a natural.

As you probably already know, proper detangling is key to keeping your hair healthy and happy.

Admittedly, type-4 hair can be more high-maintenance because it's so tightly-coiled that each strand just wants to hug each other which sounds cute but can be extremely annoying when you would like more OBEDIENCE from your strands, lol.

In the video below, Knarlei makes sure that you're using the right comb for detangling TRULY kinky hair, This is very important.

You also learn how to....

  • Properly section your hair.
  • Avoid a messy cleanup of hair afterward.
  • Not wash your hair all "wild"

She definitely recommends that you use a long toothed comb because it just makes detangling so much faster, it cuts down a lot of extra time on wash day.

If you can't shorten your detangling session, you can make your wash day a lot shorter.

Check out 3 more Great Tips In The Vid!

Aint Nobody Gettin' Scissor Happy Round These Parts!

One tip that I really liked is that she showed how to use your scissors in a smart hair-saving way. Some ladies might freak out at the thought of having a pair of scissors handy, but don't trip, you're not going to be cutting all your
hair off.

She wouldn't fix her face to suggest that, ha. She wants to keep her luscious on her head and she shows you the correct method as well.

She simply shows you how to cut what NEEDS TO BE CUT to keep the wash day moving along without losing alot of quality hair.

The Unnecessary Controversy

Y'all already know, no matter what anybody does, says or is. The slick comments are coming regardless.

So even though this video is PACKED with cool tips and the sista is super-pleasant and helpful. Some women were upset that she claims to have 4c hair in the video. Laaaawd help us....

Look, she definitely has type 4 hair, on top of that, most of us have different hair types on our heads. I didn't like that some ladies tried to discredit her information by assuming that Knarlei.

Whether she is or not. The video is a great help for type-4 hair detangling in general. Let's love up on each other in positivity y'all. Go subscribe to her channel and tell her BlackHairOMG sent you! Love you!

How To: 12 Quick & EASY Headwrap Styles (TWA & Short Natural Hair Friendly)

We hear and see the complaints online all the time. You love gorgeous headwraps for when you want a unique and sexy look, the only problem is you feel limited in your styling abilities and choices.

That problem is OVER WITH sis!

Because you will see in the video below from a smaller YouTube channel that amazing headwrap styling options are plentiful and soooooo chic-looking.

[SEE our "Natural Hair GURUS EXPOSED" article HERE...]

They headwrap styles help give a sister that exotic African look that is SO POPPIN' and fashionable, Yáll know we love African style fashion at BlackHairOMG. And let's keep it real...

Who wouldn't want to have such an amazing stylish GO-TO move when you are having a bad hair day? SLAY AWAY BAAAAABAAY!!!

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BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT On YouTuber: Ragin from her WestIndieRay

Y'all know we love to focus on great YouTubers who you may not have heard of yet... Allow us to introduce you to Ragin from her WestIndieRay YouTube Channel.

She is gorgeous, has a spunky personality and gives helpful tutorials. Need PROOF?

Well, we gon' learnya right bout na'.... (Yeah, I had country parents, lol)

Take a look as she shows some styles that will have you looking like Regal Royalty.

Who Knew It Could All Be So Simple? (Lauren Hill Voice, LOL)

Girrrrrl, most of us never realized that there was so much you could do with a stylish head wrap!

She really stepped the game up when she wrapped the two scarves together and styled it with the tan scarf then added the kente cloth. Her creativeness is JUST what the doctor ordered.

Although I know I'd still need to practice these to really nail it. They are all VERY doable.

All of these were so pretty and the scarves were such cute design too. Girl, she had me on Amazon looking for stylish scarves a few minutes ago. Ha!