Combing?

Hi Wavies!

I have a dilemma for you, do you comb your hair after you shower? In the shower I use a low poo, condition and scrunch in my conditioner, rinse then scrunch dry with a cotton tshirt. After I shower I have great clumps. However, I always comb my hair which breaks up clumps, but if I don't comb, the top of my hair always ends up matted looking. Combing breaks up the clumps and leaves me with a smooth top but then I end up with lots of little curls that look dated and dried out to me.

Any suggestions?
Hmmm, try combing your hair while you're in the shower and all of the conditioner is in it? That way you've detangled but can still rinse out and such. This works for a lot of people It's also supposed to be healthier and less stressful on the hair.

Alternatively you can try a different method of applying your conditioner/products? Comb your hair first and then do a super-soaker method or something like that?
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
I comb my hair after I've raked in my conditioner and before I rinse.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I will never comb my hair again unless it's in the shower. Doing so gives me stringy waves, which is something I struggle with even without combing, but it gets so much worse with combing. I use a wide tooth comb to distribute conditioner in my hair, then rinse upside down and try to scrunch clumps back in. Some people find that combing or brushing helps with clumping and curling, which seems counter intuitive to me but might work for some. I think my wave pattern is just far too weak to withstand any undoing. I can't even rake product through my hair.
I primarily comb in the shower with conditioner, but if I comb out of the shower, or rake products in, I *always* add water back in to reform my clumps.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

I comb my hair with conditioner in the shower....and I also commit a cardinal sin...I comb my hair after I scrunch out the gel cast most days too - I use a very wide tooth comb and do it very gently, but it makes my hair look nicer, more controlled. Maybe not as 'curly' but by the end of the day it seems the curls gravitate back towards each other and clump up again. With my hair properly conditioned and with a decent amount of product on it it does not get big nor frizzy from doing this. Recently I have been using Shea Moisture curl and style milk first, with aubrey organics B5 gel over top, and maybe a little Giovanni natural mousse if I am feeling a little over-conditioned. With these products my hair doesn't poof from combing a bit.
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
I always comb in the shower when my hair is loaded with conditioner. I can either set my part before my final rise for a looser wave, or can rinse upside down for more root curl. I still comb it while upside down, its a tangly mess if I dont. Combing out of the shower is more often a miss, it gives me stringy skinny mini-clumps.
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
I always comb in the shower when my hair is loaded with conditioner. I can either set my part before my final rise for a looser wave, or can rinse upside down for more root curl. I still comb it while upside down, its a tangly mess if I dont. Combing out of the shower is more often a miss, it gives me stringy skinny mini-clumps.
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
+1, except I do comb through curl creme while upside down and hair Very Very Wet, then once I start scrunching, don't comb any more. It works fine.

I do think you should try the combing upside down with superwet hair.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I comb in the shower with conditioner, and then finger comb just before getting out, and scrunch-wring the water out.

Sometimes I comb again, I my hair is particularly slicked back from the shower, or if I need to part it, etc. But then I sometimes scrunch in more water after combing and before adding anything else. If I don't, like you said, my clumps arent as good!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

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