Wash Day is always easier when the hair is sectioned and detangled. Finger detangling is using your fingers like a comb to separate the hair strands. Finger detangling allows you to feel knots and tangles with your fingers and gently pull them apart. It is also very effective at removing shed hairs. Finger detangling before using a wide tooth comb or brush to completely detangle the hair reduces the risk of breaking or tearing the strands.