Thanks for your replies! I like the idea of detangling in smaller sections. My problem is not really the running water, (the shower head attachment will be great to sort that - I must get one) but more so the fact that my hair is upside down when I work on it. This gives me so much volume (that I don't really need as my hair is already soooo big!). For the last couple of days I have detangled twice. Once upside down, and again while sitting on the edge of the tub. It's messy because the conditioner splashes everywhere, but it's ok until I raise the cash for a shower!!
Sweets..I'm glad I'm not the only one who works this way...is your hair very thick? How long does it generally take you to detangle over the bath tub? And do you find that you have more tangles if you wash and detangle upside down?