Detangling natural hair can literally make or break it. Especially when it comes to kinkier hair types, this is the area of your regimen which if you are not careful it will be harder to retain length. If you notice a whole bunch of tiny wispy hairs broken off after you detangle, with proper detangling you can cut down on the amount of breakage you experience. While you not be able to eradicate it completely as with manipulation of the hair does come with some form of breakage, you can drastically improve it.
Dry hair is much too brittle to detangle without causing breakage and when your hair is soaking wet it is in its weakest state, making damp hair the perfect middle ground. If your hair dries up simply spray with water or a water based product.
Step 3: Use a wide tooth comb and start from the ends of the hair.
Comb starting from the ends of your hair working your way up. If you are use to wearing your hair straight this might sound weird but trust me with natural hair you will want to do it this way!
Paddle brushes are also great, if you are looking for more stretch.