There's no way I could get Lisa on the phone without asking for her hair secrets — have you seen her gorgeous head of curls?! I've taken Instagram shots of her protective styles to my hairstylist hoping to re-create the look.
Of all her tips, it was her detangling one that changed everything for me. "I will untangle my hair dry using coconut oil or conditioner and my fingers mostly until I can get a wide-tooth comb through it," she explained. "That's because it's more likely to break when it's wet. Dry, tangled hair has a 65 percent chance of breaking, while wet hair has a 95 percent chance of breaking."
So, I've been doing it wrong this whole time! I thought my thick hair could only handle a comb while soaking wet with conditioner — WRONG!
Coconut oil isn't her only favorite DIY add-in. Sometimes Lisa makes a cocktail of honey and conditioner for her preshampoo regimen. But her favorite ready-made product is the new Hair Milk 4-in-1 "Combing" Cream ($10), which she uses to detangle and define curls. It's even replaced her 20-year staple, the original Hair Milk. Don't be surprised when you can't find any on the shelves. When a product is Lisa's favorite, it's sure to be a bestseller.