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How can I protect the ends of my hair when I undo my night braid(s) in the morning?
You are totally right to be careful when undoing your protective night braid(s) in the morning, especially since the ends of our hair can tangle up ferociously. Here are some tips to make it as easy and as tangle-free as possible as you undo your braid:

*Actually, the first thing I'd do to protect my ends happens when I'm braiding them up at night. It's best not to braid all the way down to your ends, because it's almost asking for snarls when you unbraid it. Instead, do what I do, and take the last few inches of your hair and twist them down to about an inch from your ends. Then twirl the last inch around your fingers to get all the curls swirled together. This way they will be less tempted to snarl in the morning (I have photos of this on the site when you click the link above). Then I tuck the ends into the braid to protect it.

*In the morning, pull out the loop, and before you begin to undo your first braid, smooth a little water and a combing conditioner over the ends of the hair.

*This sounds weird, but hold the ends of the twisted part of the braid gently between your fingers in one hand.

*Put one finger between the two sections of the twist with the other hand. Gently move your finger down the twist, between the two sections of hair that are twisted together. All the while, let the ends of your twist spiral between your fingers. This keeps your ends controlled. You can check out the whole process with Brianna's twists, or you can see how I'm doing it in the photos, below.

*When you have nearly reached the bottom of your hair (and your twist is nearly all the way open--except for the bottom), stop, and gently finish opening your twist with both hands. The conditioner will keep it nice and slippery.

Once the twisted part is done, you can move to the rest of the braid. This should come apart much easier, since the ends have already been taken care of. As you go, you can keep smoothing a bit of the combing conditioner on your ends to keep everything slippery.

When you are done unbraiding, then you can smooth over the rest of your hair, and go over your ends again with more water and/ or conditioner, depending on the mood your hair is in.

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