How often do you comb your hair?

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I was wondering how often everyone combs their hair a week. I comb it once a week and it takes 2 and a half hours! It becomes very tangled by the end of the week, but I don't have time to be combing it during the week days, really... How frequently should you be coming your hair a week?
why do you comb out ur hair? i only comb my hair in the shower with tons of conditioner so it could detangle. if i combed out my hair now, it would just be an afro.
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why do you comb out ur hair? i only comb my hair in the shower with tons of conditioner so it could detangle. if i combed out my hair now, it would just be an afro.
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
Oh, I meant detangle not comb out...how often do you detangle?
I have shoulder length 4A/3C hair and believe it or not, I rarely get tangles. (I low-poo and condition my hair in 4 loose twists and I also sleep in 4 loose twists with a satin scarf to combat tangles and frizziness). This ritual has resulted in me only having to detangle about once every 2 weeks or so. Even then, the comb only comes into play if I can't get the knot out using my fingers and I do this when my hair is wet and full of slippery conditioner.

I used to comb my hair once a week (whether tangles were present or not). No matter how gentle I was or how much conditioner I used, I kept seeing little broken hairs all over the floor after my once a week combing sessions. Using the comb only when tangles are present and when my fingers can't fix it, has SIGNIFICANTLY reduced breakage.
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Last edited by AimWard; 10-25-2009 at 01:50 AM. Reason: typo
How do you comb your hair ? It shouldn't be taking you 2.5 hours !

I comb my hair each time I wash my hair ( about once a week ) sometimes twice a week. It takes me about 10 minutes. I comb my hair only when it's soaking wet with a lot of conditioner on it, with a big wide comb.

Always comb from the ends to the roots. After combing the ends, move up a bit at a time till you reach the roots.
No matter how many tangles my hair has, it doesn't take me more than 10 to 15 minutes.

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

No wonder you feel you don't have time to comb your hair. 2.5 hours is too long ! When you start combing it in 10 minutes you will have time to comb your hair whenever you feel like.

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Last edited by taltal; 10-25-2009 at 04:28 AM.
You should only "comb" or detangle, when your hair is completely and absolutely wet and loaded with a good moisturizing conditioner, preferably with a lot of slip.

Try that.
Any time that I wet my hair, i have to detangle it. I comb only then. I would say 5-7 days per week is when I comb.
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twice a week is average for me, but i condition and detangle in sections. it only take 15 min then i let it sit for the rest of my shower.
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I have shoulder length (bra lenght when straight) 4A hair and I cowash twice a week. I only detangle once a week with a comb in the shower when my hair is dripping wet with water and conditioner. It takes me about 45 min to an hour to detangle because my hair is thick, but 2.5 hours is way too long. Like everyone else stated make sure your hair is dripping wet with water and conditioner,and this will cut down on detangle time.

Last edited by yamircarla; 10-25-2009 at 12:50 PM. Reason: typos
I personally only comb my hair when it's soaking wet and heavily saturated with a conditioner.

Although, I co-wash (wash with conditioner) my hair pretty much every single day... I only comb my hair out in the shower once every three days. I don't find that my hair is extremely tangled either. It takes me about 5-6 minutes to comb out my hair and I have a lot of it and it's very thick.

I attribute the minimal tangles to the fact that I always keep my hair very conditioned and moisturized. Plus, I only sleep on satin pillow cases in bed.. I wear a satin bonnet if I feel like lying down on the couch or something as much as I can remember to do so..

On the days that I don't use a comb.. I simply finger comb my hair by starting at the ends of my wet condition saturated hair and wiggle my fingers from ends to root. My hand slips through pretty easy. If I catch a tangle..I simply keep wiggling my fingers until the tangle is loose but in a very gentle fashion. I found the best way to do this is with my head upside down or turned to one side.

I don't ever brush my hair unless I am trying to slick it back for a ponytail or updo and even then conditioner is on it and I use a very soft bristle brush when I do.

I used to like the Denman brush but found a huge wide tooth comb I prefer over it. So my Denmans are not being used at all.

2.5 hours is an abnormal amount of time to be detangling and such a long time manipulating curly hair could end up eventually in a bunch of unwanted breakage. If the hair is conditioned and moisturized well..it should NOT be a lot of tangles in the hair in the first place. A change in hair care practices is probably needed if the hair is always horribly tangled.
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combing in the shower is cumbersome I rather see what i'm doing... I comb my hair just about everyday... make sure it is soaking wet and full of conditioner or it will take 2.5 hours... usually takes about 20-30 mins if i've worn my hair down .. if i had it braided or in a ponytail usually takes 15 mins or less to detangle... LMAO when you have curly hair combing and detangling are the same thing.. i doubt people are taking a comb and styling their curly hair.. thats just seems like a whole lot of unnecessary pain....

Going a week without combing my hair even with being soaking wet and full of conditioner would take me at least an hour to detangle.. SMH

Last edited by ~Curly~; 10-25-2009 at 08:20 PM.
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I comb my hair when I wash which is maybe 2-3 times a month. I use Knot Today and that stuff is magic in a bottle. I section in 4 fours after I shampoo with Come Clean...The slip is amazing! Takes about 20 mintues.
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I detangle when I get out of the shower.
I comb every couple of days. There is no wrong or right about how often you comb your hair. It also depends on how you wear your hair daily and what you do to protect and maintain it at night. What do you do as your night routine? In your pictures, the style you have your hair in, doesn't seem to need constant grooming. So once a week is ok. But if it takes you two hours at the end of the week, you might want to comb one time during the week and that should cut your detangling time at the end of the week.
Hmm.. Maybe I'll try your guys' advice. My hair is knotting and matting terribly in the back and the under layers.. sigh..

Normally I just detangle with my fingers, but I find that some parts of my hair clump naturally so when I usually my special clumping method, those pieces get screwed up while the rest is clumping.. *sighs*
But yeah, make sure you use a lot of conditioner and don't pull on your hair to hard; if you hit a large knot, don't try to comb it out (that'll lead to baaaad breakage), try and use your fingers...
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Evereyone is different...it shouldn't take 2 hours but it really depends on how long and thick/dense your hair is. If you have knots every time, I could see why it would take that long. I find that when I'm using the right products on my hair, it is much less tangled. I am currently not combing my hair at all.

I'm just detangling with my fingers 2-4 times a week when I wash it. I also find that when I wash it more often, its less detangled. I always use conditioner but I don't always use shampoo. I alternate shampoo with Nubian Heritage black soap and Dr. Bonner's magic soap. But again, everyone is different. Some people need to shampoo more often than others. In any event, like everyone said, just make sure your hair is saturated!

I was wondering how often everyone combs their hair a week. I comb it once a week and it takes 2 and a half hours! It becomes very tangled by the end of the week, but I don't have time to be combing it during the week days, really... How frequently should you be coming your hair a week?
Originally Posted by avaanstar
i detangle about once or twice a week. it takes me a while too, like an hour on average each time i detangle. i think it may be because of your thick texture and the type of curls you have, idk. my hair in the front can take as little as 10 minutes to detangle (my hair is fragile so i comb slowly) because it is more wavy and 3b.... but once i hit the back of my head to my 3c corkscrews, i be wanting to do this because it takes like 30-40 min to detangle... and i have to take my time because my hair is fragile. maybe you can divide your hair into sections when you detangle. my 3c back section is usually divided into 4 sections, and if one section gets too hard to comb through, i divide that in half again. it is easier to keep dividing it than to struggle with a big tangled section.
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i detangle about once or twice a week. it takes me a while too, like an hour on average each time i detangle. i think it may be because of your thick texture and the type of curls you have, idk. my hair in the front can take as little as 10 minutes to detangle (my hair is fragile so i comb slowly) because it is more wavy and 3b.... but once i hit the back of my head to my 3c corkscrews, i be wanting to do this because it takes like 30-40 min to detangle... and i have to take my time because my hair is fragile. maybe you can divide your hair into sections when you detangle. my 3c back section is usually divided into 4 sections, and if one section gets too hard to comb through, i divide that in half again. it is easier to keep dividing it than to struggle with a big tangled section.
Originally Posted by curls 2nv


same here...
it took me a while to detangle too.
smaller sections is all i can say.
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Um, I find it so amazing on here when people say they don't comb/detangle their hair. I absolutely have to do this EVERY time I wash it, (once a week, twice or more a week in the summer) or I'll end up with matted locked hair! Yikes!
to shorten detangling time try protective styles like buns or braids 90% of the time, only wear it down if you're air drying or on a special outing. I also co-wash every 2-3 days because when i spaced out my co-washes more, it was tangling way too much and tangles cause breakage. I find these 2 things have helped as I used to be a victim of the endless tangles. Try it out and let us know how it goes!
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