I often have women tell me they'll rather relax their hair because it's easier to comb, and those with natural hair choose to wear wigs and hair extentions because they don't have to deal with combing their hair often. Not only is this statement very sad to hear and doesn't make sense, it's also very appalling! Curly hair isn't designed for a comb, neither are combs designed for curly hair (at least in my opinion).
I've listed below, 5 reasons why your Afro hair shouldn't be combed often
1. Since our hair isn't straight, it doesn't need to be combed everyday in order to main its aesthetics. Curly and coily hair is happy being coiled up and so it has the tendency to coil back up and sometimes intertwine with each other right after combing.
|Braid out on blown out hair, no comb needed|
|Twist out = no comb needed|
|No comb needed to twist your hair|
|I used a comb when I had to straighten my hair|
In conclusion, Afro hair likes to be KINKY! Our hair is happy and relaxed, when it's coiled up. So temporarily disrupting the coil pattern in our hair will result in unhappy and tensed tresses.
Remember, our hair is unique and must be treated as such. The exotic texture of our hair requires foreign and sometimes uncommon hair practices which might not make sense!
So, how often should you comb your hair?
I'll recommend just once a month, and that's if you absolutely must! I've gone months without even TOUCHING a comb.
How do I comb my hair without using a comb?
You can do finger detangling, which won't be as painful and damaging as regular combing. You can read my previous post or look up YT videos to learn how to achieve this.
If you are still not convinced, I recommend you watch this YouTube video by Glamfun.
Do you still think your hair will be difficult to manage because you can't glide a comb through it? How often do you comb your hair?
The Mane Captain