05-07-2011, 09:34 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
What works for me...
--(Finger) detangle w/ oil once a week
--Wash in twisted/braided sections
--Use thick, creamy water-based moisturizers (shaft) and butters (ends)
--Keep hair in stretched styles 24/7 (braid outs, flat twist outs, bantu knot outs, etc)
--Pineapple hair at night
Keeping my hair stretched 24/7 cuts down on tangles for me. I don't re-twist/re-braid/re-moisturize in between washes so pineappling works well for me. I have rarely get major tangles or knots and I've never experienced matting.
P.S. There is no way to *fully* prevent tangles and knots...one can only reduce their occurrence.
Big Chop: 12/15/08
Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner
Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel
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