Brush or Comb

Hi Ladies-
I have fine 3c hair, ( but fluffy). I noticed when I detangle with a wide tooth comb, the comb doesn't catch all my fine curls, so when I style I end up with little pockets of hair bunched at mid length. I started using a brush instead, and it seems to work better.

I know a lot of curlies don't use brushes, but do you think this method is "ok" for fine hair curlies? thanks
If you can get a brush through your hair without ripping it out I wouldn't worry. Brushing with a boar's hair brush is very good for the scalp.
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil

My hair is 3b/3c. It's thin and fine. I only comb my hair when wet. I'm currently using a wide-tooth comb only for this, but thinking of getting a fine-tooth comb; I have concerns that I may be missing some possible tangles in the clumps I get with the wide tooth comb.

I threw out my brush shortly after starting CG several years ago and don't miss it -- so I don't brush when wet or dry. I would not use a BBB on wet hair; in my case it would shred my hair and I'd have major breakage and frizz.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I stopped brushing in August- I've only brushed a couple of times since then. I use one of those large square paddle brushes and I never had problems with breakage that I knew of, but then I was using silicone serum like crazy. I'm more careful now but I can still brush it if I'm careful, and when my hair is wet and detangled I can use it to get clumps.
If you want to use a brush, get one as large as possible, and get one with the rubber tipped bristles. Start brushing at the end of your hair and work upwards. If you start at the scalp you will get nasty tangles and probably breakage. Brush it dry, don't try to use a brush to detangle when wet. I used to have waist length hair and this always worked well for me.
No cones since 08/25/09. Occasional low poo.
Fine, normal to low porosity (still not sure which), ii, 3a/3b curls
Playing with products: HEBE Mousse, BRHG, AOMM, HESMU. Nothing blows my mind just yet.


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My hairdresser convinced me to try Bedheads masterpeice ouchless brush, being more flexable than a widetooth comb,or pick.My hair is blonde, and see-thru fine, but I lose far less, shedding/ breakage, using this brush. Its a big, oval shaped,type with rubber tipped brisles, but, no little holes,or places to get caught on, at base of bristle, genius, I sometimes use it to brush out wet hair first ,before fine-combing FSG, thru,and dry before co-washing, preventing far less shedding/breakage in shower. Works for me, and they are only 9.99.
3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey[LIST][*][U]Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,TJ nourish, Condish BCB, Peter Lamas volumizing mixed w a dab of CJ smoothing ,kenra moisture,CJ curl rehab Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*JMOgel,w/ Kenra volumizing mousse KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.w/Aussie freeze gel.FOTE on dry. DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek.
Thanks Ladies! I actually cut back on the brush( paddle brush), I only use it after I've shampooed or DT, but I comb first. The rest of the week is a wide tooth comb, and its looking much better.

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