The first ingredient in detangling hair is patience.
Our fingers are next and probably the most ignored tools!
When we use our fingers to detangle [unlike a comb or brush] we can feel the knots and tangles easily. So always begin with your fingers and then follow with a comb or a brush. Like any other styling tools, hands must be kept in good condition. Your fingernails should be smooth and snag free, and your hands should be soft, moisturized and callous-free to prevent hair damage.