Why does natural hair get tangled?

The Mystery of African Hair Tangles


Oh no! Another day of dry brittle hair. Poor lady you woke up again forgetting to twist your hair before going to bed and now you’re haunted with thoughts of the mystery hair you will wake up to the next day. As soon as you look in the mirror you know your morning just got a little better once you see the mangled-tangled tresses you will have as a gift for the day.


It would done you well to know about the hair style system by well-known Andre Walker, also known as Oprah’s hair advisor before going to bed without twisting or using the right products on your hair.


Now that you’re awake and obviously your hair is too! It’s going to be an absolute honor to spruce it up. If you or someone you know have been in the same situation at some point where your hair looked a mess even after you woke up and tried to style it, you certainly feel me.


Have you tried hair extensions before? Well it’s time to nourish your hair once and for all. Leave the wigs and plastic hair where they are. Give your poor hair the TLC it needs. Do you know your hair type or what type of hair you have on your head? Let’s talk about that then. Hair knowledge alone will save you so much money a well as time too.


First what we have been taught to call kinky hair is nothing more than deeply curly textured hair. You are born with either naturally curly hair, or Type A or 1: straight Hair, Type B or 2: wavy hair, Type C or 3: curly Hair, and of course Type D or 4: kinky Hair! There are even more subtypes that we can get into later at a later date.



The science behind black hair is like this: Afro-textured hair’s tightly coiled dynamics occurs because of the curve of the hair follicles. However, straight hair follicles result in hair to growing straight, or rounded hair follicles cause hair to always grow curly. Okay, it’s something like that…



Therefore, because the reasonably rare denseness of African hair, merged with a flexible zigzag form and design, creates a light but fluffy outcome, the result is a greater flow of cool oxygen to the scalp. The hair stays off the scalp to keep the body cooler. Neat huh? For real!



The original thick afro hair may have served to facilitate our African ancestors entire body-temperature-regulation while they lived on the hot lands of Africa. Even more interesting is that African tresses don’t respond in the same manner as other hair types. African hair almost repels water for survival purposes for sure. Makes sense right? More soon. In the meanwhile, learn to love your lovely locks as their is a deep science to them and your hair will surely love you right back.