In case you didn’t know, the woman behind the beautiful manes of Shai Jackson, Issa Rae and many more is Felicia Leatherwood. Additionally, she also makes one of the most popular hair tools out there.
If there’s one thing that New York Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2018 season has taught us is to get back to the natural hairstyles once again. However, in order to get there, there’s only one little thing we need to do: detangling our hair.
Anyone with black hair knows that detangling doesn’t come easily and it’s quite often for one to end up frustrated and in pain. The hair breaks and there’s almost impossible to see if there’s another way to do it.
Felicia Leatherwood isn’t at all intimidated by the whole process and she definitely thinks you shouldn’t be afraid of detangling your hair.
Pretty famous out there as she works with celebs as Essence Atkins, Issa Rae, Susan Kelechi Watson and Shai Jackson, the natural hairstylist has become quite the master when it comes to hair maintenance.
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One thing to begin with is to invest in good tools and products that are going to smooth out the whole detangling process, with minor risk for pulling or tugging. She’s also very firm about how important it is to detangle your hair before shampooing, so that you can avoid creating knots that are anything but easy to remove later on.
When you get to the part of cleansing your hair, the famous hairstylist recommends to “apply shampoo directly to the scalp before adding water”. You don’t want to lather it throughout the hair. not only you’re going to detangle your hair a lot easier, but you’re also going to be able to eliminate efficiently “sweat, toxins, dandruff, and other elements.”. If your hair is thick, you know exactly what we mean.
For the sensitive scalp, it’s better to detangle the hair working from the ends to the roots. You want to use only delicate brush strokes and work in small sections as well. Some of us are completely lost when it comes to the type of comb or brush they need to use, but Leatherwood offers us an affordable detangling brush that can detangle even the textured hair.
Truth be told, she really likes the brush as it “moves through the hair easily and prevents breakage and split hairs”. Additionally, it improves the curl definition thanks to the brush’s “moveable teeth that glide right through the hair” nice and easy, sustaining the curls later on.
Available at Felicia Leatherwood
Leatherwood is very generous with her tips and investing in a good and sturdy brush/comb is just one of the things you should do for detangling easier your hair. You can also take a look at the brands that many celebs out there really like. Ovin Handmade, Eden Body Works, Form Beauty, Curls, Alikay Naturals, Bekeoa and Form Beauty are only some of the names that count.
As long as you’re willing to try various products, you shouldn’t have difficulties in finding out what works for you the best. Be willing to fail sometimes and keep in mind it’s only for a good cause: a healthier and better looking hair!
You can order the brush at brushwiththebest.com.