Detangle & Maintain Your Weave

While wigs and hair weave are quick and easy ways to get new looks, and go to protective styling, they still require some maintenance.

Matted hair is a major cause of weave frustration. To avoid unravelling, it is essential to take care of your weave. It is important to know how to untangle your wig and how to remove knots from your hair. Some people don’t know which tools or methods to use to detangle their hair. You don’t want to end up with matted hair or curly extensions that won’t stop coiling. Here are some detangling tips.

Let’s first determine what you need.


Do you not know how to untangle your hair? Use a comb! For all extensions textures, a wide-toothed comb is ideal.

A wide-tooth comb is the best choice for detangling matted hair. It allows you to remove knots and smooth out waves without having to nag smaller combs.

Because of the greater friction offered by larger combs, wide-tooth combs can be used to handle larger knots and reduce shedding.

The Goody Detangle Comb, which has wide teeth and a sturdy handle, is a great tool. It retails at Target for $2.49.

Another great comb is the Evolve Volume Enhancing Comb which increases volume and detangles natural and relaxed hair. It costs $2.29 at Target and is available in two colors: the weave.


You can use a variety of weave brushes to prolong the life of your weave. Some brushes can prevent you from shedding too much hair, while others will pull out hair strands and cause a lot of shedding. A weave brush is a broad-paddled, flat brush that works well with wet and dry extensions.

It is recommended to use dry hair extensions after you have detangled your hair with a brush to distribute oils and detangle any remaining knots.

A paddle brush is also great for smoothing out hair and can be used in conjunction with a dryer. It is not recommended to use the brush for initial detangling as it can cause hair extensions to split and shed.

The Wet Brush Pro Select Colour Edition Paddle Brush – Punchy Pink – Brushes — No Color is a great brush for detangling.

Walmart sells the Wet Brush Pro for $11 while JCPenney sells it for $9.

You can find it in several vibrant colors, including Fuschia, hot pink and even polka dots!


To secure your weave sections for later detangling, you will need clips.

Duckbill clips are a favorite of hair stylists. They come in different sizes, colors and are very versatile.

DuckBill clip are available at most beauty shops and can be purchased in either plastic or metal. These clips are very versatile and can be used to secure hair in place.

Claw clip is a good choice for smaller sections. They clamp the weave in place and are very durable.

Products to Detangle Weave

Target has the Mane Choice Detangling Hydration Conditioner 8 oz Bottle for $12.99

Paraben- and sulfate free, this hydrating conditioner is suitable for all hair types. The Mane Choice is a great scent and softens hair for detangling. You only need a little of this product to get the job done.

This one is my favorite, as the whole line has strengthened both my weave and natural hair . This product is great for finer hair textures.

Target $10.89 Design Essentials Almond & Avocado detangling Collection – 8 fl oz.

Hairs are left with a healthy shine and bounce. It can be combined with water to make distribution easier.

Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Leave-In Conditioning Mist – 8 fl oz $6.10 on Jet.

This is the route to take if you don’t have the time to wash your hair with conditioner and water.

This product comes already in a spray bottle. It is ideal for moisturizing and detangling matted wefts.

Spray hair at least 8-10 inches from the ends. Don’t spray too much to give hair a greasy, weighed-down look.

Tools to Detangle Weave

A spray bottle can be found at Walmart, Target or Target. It has a nozzle that allows you to evenly distribute the product throughout your hair. It will be used to mix water and conditioner, which will make it easier for you to manage your matted hair.

This is the water-conditioner mixture that makes it easier to manage hair.

How To Detangle Matted Hair

It is not easy to detangle matted hair. To preserve the integrity of your bundles (e.g. reduce shedding, maintain pattern and texture, and have soft and bouncy hair that is knot-free), you must follow these key steps.

Split Hair into Sections

It’s easier to untangle hair if you know where your start and finish point are.

The density of your hair will determine the number of areas you need to navigate knots. A good place to begin is to separate hair into four sections, dividing it vertically down the middle and horizontally from one ear to the other. It will be easier to manage smaller sections.

You can also detangle extension from the bottom by working from the top. To detangle from below, divide horizontally along the wefts; continue working section by section.

You can use Duckbill clips or scrunchies to keep the rest of the sections away from your eyes while you focus on the first section.

Use your spray bottle

Fill the spray bottle with water, conditioner of your choice, and a cap.

Spray the sections lightly and evenly, and wait for the products to react.

From tip to root, comb.

For initial detangling, use a wide-toothed comb; comb slowly from root to tip.

You can use your fingers to remove stubborn knots. This will decrease shedding and stress on your installation.

Straighten your hair

To straighten hair and finish detangling knots, use a paddle brush.

Maintenance To Keep Your Weave from Tangling

Allow hair to air dry after detangling.

It will keep your extensions intact and allow you to slide your hands easily.

What you will need:

  • Silk Scarf:These silk scarves are great for maintaining natural hair and extensions. A scarf wraps your hair around your head and helps absorb excess oils.
  • Bonnet:A Bonnet is great for long, puffy hair or lazy nights. Bonnets protect and keep hair in check.
  • Spray Bottle:To use before bed, a tight wave, or kinky extension
  • Bobby Pins:To secure hair after wrapping

Kinky Weave Tips

You can achieve a thick wave, very curly or kinky hairstyles by tying your hair at night.

Because of the curly nature of hair and friction and movement, tangling can be a problem. To minimize tangling, spray your hair with water and conditioner at night. Then brush your hair thoroughly and then braid it into sections.

For loose waves, two braids are sufficient. More braids can be used to create tighter curl patterns.

Braiding helps hair maintain its texture and not fall apart in the morning.

Tie the edges and perimeter of your hair with a silk scarf. You can braid your hair and put a bonnet on top.

It doesn’t matter if you use a scarf or a bonnet, so long as your hair isn’t being pulled and twisted all night.

Straight Weave Tips

You can wrap your hair in the evening for straight weaves.

You can wrap your hair with a paddle brush and bobby pins.

After drying and detangling, style your straight weaves hair as normal.

Begin at the top of your style, and work your way up. Secure the first section with a pin to your right eye. Continue to brush your hair until you reach your ear. Secure the second section with another pin, and then wrap your head around the hair.

You can use as many bobby pins you need, and then wrap a silk scarf around your head.

This will allow you to cover your weave at night, ensuring that it is not tangled and giving you volume.

You can also pull your hair back at the base of the neck in a low ponytail with either curly weave or straight.

For curly hair, braid the ends and secure the hair tie. For straight hair, leave the hair free and wrap the hair around the base of your ponytail. Secure with pins.

Take Care of Your Weave!

It will make your hair much easier to manage if you know how to detangle matted hair. It’s a great way keep your hair looking fresh.

There’s nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a quick weave or sew-in only to have it tangle immediately.

These hair problems can be avoided by taking good care of your hair.

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