After I took out the crochet hair, I applied Shea Moisture Black Jamaican Castor Oil on my scalp and braids. Then I covered with a plastic bag for an hour or so. I then applied Coconut oil with a few drops of Peppermint essential oil, and the braids were super easy to take out, except for the matting around my nape.
The next day I slathered my hair in Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter deep treatment masque. I believe it is these steps that helped those tangles melt right out of my hair, and I didn't experience any breakage! Woo! I don't even know what shampoo and conditioner my stylist used, but my hair was super soft.