Ends are ALWAYS tangled!

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I water and seal my ends every day and that has made a world of difference for me.
Originally Posted by Ayedee
I have really short hair , kinda like president obama , but in a month it will grow longer and gets tangled ,
What is the best way to detangle hair that is really short ?
I deep condition and use a sulfate free shampoo once a week , i apply leave in conditioner and seal it with olive oil , twice a day and i cowash once or twice a week , in that regimen when is the best time to detangle hair and how often should i do it ?
I have the same issues and noticed that prepooing with SM purification mask with a little olive oil helped. The mask can double as a cleanser because it has mud in it. Try stretching and retwisting. Sometimes adding a little protein to your regimen will help.

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I think everyone had this problem from time to time. I trim and then I CONCENTRATE on the ends of my hair with my products.
That happens to me a lot too. I get SSK bad. I think you should prob stop wearing your hair "out" for a little while. Baby your ends wish shea butter and castor oil, and detangle prior to washing.
Trim doesn't help me either. And "clarifying" makes it 10x worse. Right now I'm actually afraid of clarifying cleanser!

Lately it seems like the dry ends on my "canopy" are creeping up my hair, and I have so many knots and tangles it's impossible not to tear some hair. It's as though my hair gets to a certain length and turns into twisted "barbwire".

One thing I've learned (for my hair) is to be careful with layers of gel and/or curl creams; especially styler that contains glycerin and/or proteins.When I'm doing 3rd/4th day hair, additional layers of product can destroy my hair, even if they are glycerin/protein free.

When the weather is really dry, I have to suck it up and wet my whole head way more often, and I have to remove product several times a week (rinse or co-wash). The longer I wait to rinse the layers of product, the more dried-out my canopy gets. The drier it gets, the more it turns into uneven rough clumps. If my hair wasn't layered I'd love to do dreadlocks, but I can't even gets twists to work right at this point.
Originally Posted by gardencurls
So identify with this. I can't work out why sometimes adding a layer of leave in on second day hair helps, other times just makes the tangles far worse. It is mainly a canopy issue for me too. I know the canopy is obviously more exposed to everything, especially weather. The back/canopy section of hair drying out and tangling constantly is a challenge, because if it keeps breaking you end up with either that bit much shorter than other layers/areas, or cutting them all constantly to keep with it, even if they are much healthier. I had such a short damaged canopy with longer undamaged layer underneath that a stylist described it as two different sets of hair/haircuts on the same head, that had nothing to do with each other. Often when using a rinse out, all the hair seems to like and be really detangled, except for that section which just remains rough and tangled.

I find it very hard (impossible really) to fingercomb or manipulate dry hair with breakage from hair that has been tangled and 'velcro-ed' together at the ends, even when recently cut. I do have damaged hair growing out still, but even the new growth is much more difficult in the canopy (esp back). I also get tons of SSKs.

I'm trying to cut the damage off in stages, but it does seem to 'spread' up in tangling, as you say. I wonder if this is a challenge for CG because coney leave in products do give a bit of slip to the ends.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.

Last edited by lucyprimrose; 04-18-2013 at 05:24 PM.
Not really:-/ I guess my ends will always be a little tangled no matter how much I trim them of keep them moisturized unless there wet
Originally Posted by Mixxitup
Try a chelating shampoo (EDTA should be in the ingredients and Citric Acid). Concentrate on the ends of your hair and allow the shampoo to sit for a few minutes. My ends were like this and I used a chelating shampoo per the Science of Black Hair and it worked like a charm. Your water may be hard and causing this problem. The poo will strip your hair but use a good moisturizing conditioner after and you will be amazed at the difference. Cutting my hair didn't help a lot.
Not really:-/ I guess my ends will always be a little tangled no matter how much I trim them of keep them moisturized unless there wet
Originally Posted by Mixxitup
Try a chelating shampoo (EDTA should be in the ingredients and Citric Acid). Concentrate on the ends of your hair and allow the shampoo to sit for a few minutes. My ends were like this and I used a chelating shampoo per the Science of Black Hair and it worked like a charm. Your water may be hard and causing this problem. The poo will strip your hair but use a good moisturizing conditioner after and you will be amazed at the difference. Cutting my hair didn't help a lot.
Originally Posted by KinkyChic
That is a really good idea, the ends are probably the areas that get the least contact with shampoo. Depending on the cause of the tangling, that could be very helpful in some cases. CJ daily fix is chelating, sorry if someone said before. I going to try letting that sit on the ends/problem areas a bit, I know mine is partly damage and not just hard water but it might still need that step too. Thanks for the tip KinkyChic.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.

Last edited by lucyprimrose; 04-18-2013 at 09:32 PM.

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