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Old 08-24-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
 
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Ok so, my mother braided my hair last night for the frist day of school/ My hair was in twists and was tangled. I didn't have time to wash my hair, and it would take too long to dry. So, i asked her to fingerdetangle it and she said ok. But when we started she startted doing it with the comb. I Said i didn't want her too but she said to hush ( lol). Aways, i haven't combed my ahir dry since the end of may. Because that was when i realized you shoudln't Did i do any serious damage? I'm really worried. Tips on making my hair detangle before she braids it will be helpful.

My hair doesn't feel to dry, but not as soft as i'd like it to be. What should i use.

( And happy to not, My hair has grown! In these 3 months, it is shoulder length!

Do you think a mixture of EVOO, Herbal essence hello hydratiion, and water would make my hair soft. What would be the befits?
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
 
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you might be fine, but only you will know if you did damage. look for breakage in areas...

I think you've got it right to put a lot of conditioner in there to boost your moisture back up. next time make sure to have your mom spritz your hair with h20 + come condish before combing!
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
 
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The thing is she says that brading your hair when it's wet isn't good because it doesn't come as neat. I think the same thing applies to conditioner. Dou you think if i did a deep conditioning tretment with EHH and a little bit of EVOO it would be bettter?
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Do you think a mixture of EVOO, Herbal essence hello hydratiion, and water would make my hair soft. What would be the befits?
That would make an excellent spritz prior to combing/braiding. Next time do a light spritz before she starts and don't even tell her. lol
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Ok so, my mother braided my hair last night for the frist day of school/ My hair was in twists and was tangled. I didn't have time to wash my hair, and it would take too long to dry. So, i asked her to fingerdetangle it and she said ok. But when we started she startted doing it with the comb. I Said i didn't want her too but she said to hush ( lol). Aways, i haven't combed my ahir dry since the end of may. Because that was when i realized you shoudln't Did i do any serious damage? I'm really worried. Tips on making my hair detangle before she braids it will be helpful.

My hair doesn't feel to dry, but not as soft as i'd like it to be. What should i use.

( And happy to note, My hair has grown! In these 3 months, it is shoulder length!

Do you think a mixture of EVOO, Herbal essence hello hydratiion, and water would make my hair soft. What would be the befits?

So i scruned the conditioner and some EVOO into my hair, and it feel's much softer! Thatnks for the help!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #6
 
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Setting your hair when it's wet with conditioner and water will actually make your sets last longer. You and your mom should check out this website if you want to grow your hair out: www.tightlycurly.com
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Default Combing/Not Combing is a Personal Preference

However, I would think that if you are wearing braids, you would want the smoothest, neatest look possible. Which means that dividing the hair into sections, using a good leave-in/detangler, and combing the hair, first from ends to roots, and then combing the hair from roots to ends when completely detangled and stag-free, would hold your hair and you style in good stead.

From my own reading on the subject, natural hair should not be combed dry. What sort of comb are you using? The quality of one's tools makes a significant difference, too.
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She's using a widetooth comb. I agree with my mom on the neat ness though, it doesn't frizz as much and it doesn't shrink like when it wet.
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Your hair is probably fine. As long as she moisturized and didn't rip the comb through your hair.

I twisted my sister's hair on dy hair last week...and i agree with your mom, I like them much better dry hair vs. wet. I carefully detangled her hair dry, also.
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My mum braids my hair wet every week and my hair turns out really neat.
I always comb my hair wet, sometimes, I plop my hair till it's about 50-70% dry before I comb it or try anything with it. However, this morning, my mum got a comb and yanked it through my hair....DRY.
I was like, "ohmigosh!" She combed and combed, pulled out hair and well, it hurt...

Dry combing causes quite a bit of frizz for me, but it also shows off how big my hair is, but I don't like the sound (literally) of my hair being dry combed and I doubt I'll be dry combing, myself, anytime soon.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
 
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There are some people who can comb okay on dry hair. Not me. My hair isnt very plyable when dry and would break if combed.
I have a conditioner water spritz I use to finger detangle then braid or twist. If you only use a little water the hair wont shrink much. I actually use a technique I got from YT where I spray the water in my hand then run my hand over the section of hair. I get better control over how wet my hair becomes that way.
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There are some people who can comb okay on dry hair. Not me. My hair isnt very plyable when dry and would break if combed.
I have a conditioner water spritz I use to finger detangle then braid or twist. If you only use a little water the hair wont shrink much. I actually use a technique I got from YT where I spray the water in my hand then run my hand over the section of hair. I get better control over how wet my hair becomes that way.
I do this too. But only because the crappy spray bottle I got shoots out a single stream of water instead of misting it gently.
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