That should get the stuff out. If your mom won't get you a clarifying shampoo, the you can try mixing baking soda in your shampoo. It's really drying to my hair, but might help with build up. Afterward do a vinegar rinse, because baking soda is really basic.For your tangles, I've had a lot of success with using a spray bottle of conditioner and water on the tangle and letting it sit a little. It helps get through the tangles. You might have to restraighten after that.

Maybe you should stop using the curling creme and any other unnessessary hair products. You could also try to find products that don't build up as badly.

Also, getting rid of layers and growing hair long will pull out a lot of volume. Does your hair feel like there's build up?
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse

Last edited by rainboe; 07-28-2013 at 10:20 PM.