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Old 12-04-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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hi all,
I've been "lurking" for quite some time but this is my first post.
My 3b fine hair gets super-tangled and I'm in search of some suggestions for detangling conditioners that I can use in the shower with a wide-tooth comb to get out the snarls. Currently I use sulfate-free and dimethicone-free products which help to keep my hair from getting weighed down. The best detanglers I've found to date are DevaCurl One Conditioner and Carol's Daughter Tui Deep Conditioner... but the Tui is a little heavy for daily use and to be honest I do not like the scent of the DevaCurl One conditioner, although it doesn't weigh my hair down.
Any other suggestions would be most welcome.
Happy holidays and thanks in advance for your help... the reason that I'm posting this is the last time I could find a discussion for us 3b girls was from 2009 so I'm hoping that there are some newer products out there that you all are finding helpful.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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This is part bump, cause I want recs too and part advice.

So far the best detangling conditioner I've used is Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm from Sally's. It's about $7 and is super thick. The slip is moderate, but it really dissolves tangles for me. I just rub some in the tangle, leave it for a minute or so and gently comb out the tangle. Sadly, GVPCB hasn't been cutting it for me lately, so I'm on the hunt for something new.

Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Giovanni TTTT (my hair loves this)
RO: GVP CB or DevaCurl One Condition, occasionally with honey
Gel: Biotera Styling Gel, BioSilk RHG
Styling: AG Re:coil, CJ Beauticurls, Lube

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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My hair detangles best wet with absolutely no product. However my daughter's hair loves tresemme naturals. It melts her tangles away.

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Old 12-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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Kinky Curly Knot Today seems to melt my tangles away, and I mean that in a good way. I apply it to my hair as a LI, just out of the shower, before a comb ever touches my hair. 2nd runner up is Beauty Without Cruelty LI -- same results, it's just a bit heavier conditioner for me (so I use it on CO wash days and use KCKT on WO wash days). I have been using both of these for years.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length. Modified CG since 5/2004; growing gray since 5/2007.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, rotating others
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, coconut oil overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Terax Crema, Moroccan Oil Restorative Mask, Je Veux Revitalizing Mud Mask, Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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I'm not a 3b but Vo5 moisture milk its a light rinse out conditioner that I can use as much as I like because its only 79 very good slip.

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Old 12-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Aussie moist. Its so Slippy. Gets rid of my many tangles.

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Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
Sealer: Grape seed oil
Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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I just detangle with whatever my CoWash is, so the really cheap Suave stuff or VO5 (I noticed VO5 moisture milk was the best so far). Just take it nice and slow and be patient. I've tried using KCKT as a detangler, but didn't notice an tremendous difference. Once my hair mostly detangled and KCKT's in, then it's super slippery.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:16 AM   #8
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Smile CoWash???

I feel like a total idiot, but what do you all mean when you mention your CoWash?
Sorry for being so clueless!!!
thanks :-)
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by mlbower1977 View Post
I feel like a total idiot, but what do you all mean when you mention your CoWash?
Sorry for being so clueless!!!
thanks :-)
Cowash is washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. So when people say "cowash" they mean the step in the shower of washing their hair, even though they don't use shampoo.
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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Oddly enough, my favorite is the Loreal Kids strawberry smoothie 2in1 conditioner. It gets knots out really well in the shower, and also keeps your scalp clean (conditioner buildup is the worst). It will dry your hair out if you use it too often, though-- best to stick to once a week and use a sturdy conditioner as well.
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