How do you undo braided hair?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To undo braided hair, there are a few steps you can follow:

1. Start by inserting the tail of a comb into the braid, about ¼ from the tip. This will help to loosen the braid and make it easier to work with.

2. Slowly and gently pull the tail of the comb down through the braid, separating the ends as you go. This process helps to unravel the braid from the bottom up.

3. Continue pulling the tail of the comb through the braid, working your way up towards the roots. Be careful not to pull too hard or too quickly, as this can cause discomfort or breakage.

4. As you work your way up the braid, you may encounter tangles or knots. If this happens, apply a bit of detangler or leave-in conditioner to the tangled area to help soften and loosen the hair.

5. If needed, add more detangler or conditioner as you continue to undo the braid. This can help prevent any pulling or tugging on the hair, making the process more comfortable.

6. Take your time and be patient as you undo the braid. Rushing through the process can lead to hair breakage or damage. It’s important to be gentle and listen to your hair’s needs.

Personal experience:
I have long, thick hair that I often braid to keep it out of the way. Undoing braids can be a bit of a task, especially if the hair has been braided tightly or if there are any tangles or knots. I find that using a comb with a long tail helps to separate the braid from the bottom up. By slowly pulling the comb through the braid, I am able to unravel it without causing too much stress on my hair. Applying a detangler or leave-in conditioner to any tangled areas also helps to make the process smoother. it’s important to be patient and take your time when undoing braided hair to avoid any unnecessary damage.