Ah....just ran a nice wide tooth comb (from Sally's w/ olive oil that I bought for super bad hair days) through the crown of my head....for like two inches or so....not the entire length. I figured that if it didn't work, I'd just wash it again. I don't know how wise that is, but I just couldn't manage to SOTC up there. The comb worked so I think SM will be a keeper anyway.