I use to have this problem all the time until my last take down i learned so much from the ladies on this board..what did was:
Better Braids Unbraid Spray from
cheap conditioner that will give u a lot of slip
I got a rat-tail comb with the silver tip
wide tooth comb
-what i did was sprayed better braids in hair (drinched it) I had 2 bottles and waited a while and my braids started to get soft and unravel (at the ends)
when i started taking the braids down i used the end of the comb (rat) and started to take the braids apart( and my hair was a tangled hot mess i was like i am gonna have to cut my hair i was so scared)
when i would hit a spot that was really tangled or matted (in my case) i was get a spray bottle with the better braids and i also saturated the braid with the conditioner and it started to work a loose..
the key is that u have to go slow and have patience and this is someone who usually has balls and balls hair on the floor.
once all my hair was allose i then sprayed my hair with the detangler and adding the rest of the conditioner to my hair and i worked it through my hair with my fingers and then i took the big tooth comb and started seeing if i could comb through and it worked i had lots of slip and my bathroom was a mess but i didnt care bc i lost very little hair when i would have lost balls of it. hth
i must have purchased $40 worth of detangler bc i couldnt decide which one was going to be effective..also I didnt care for african unbraid spray my hair turned into knots from that stuff
Edited by binky622 - Feb 01 2007 at 6:12pm