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Old 05-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Not combing 3b/3c hair?

This is the first time I grew my hair out so I have little experience with hair care, so bear with me. My hair is currently about 5 inches. I noticed when I detangle/comb my hair in the morning it tends to look frizzy throughout the day. However, when I don't detangle/comb it in the morning and just use my fingers and some light moisturizer I tend to get very nice soft locks (very smooth looking). Also, it always falls down and I never get frizz when I don't use a comb. Overall it looks much better and I think I like it more this way.

My question is, how long can I continue not combing my hair? I don't want dreadlocks, but I like the temporary soft ones I get now. Is combing once a week enough to prevent it? Your input is appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
 
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You should be fine with combing just once a week. I have kept my hair in coils for almost a month and didn't have any problems with my hair locking and I have type 4 hair.
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I recommend only combing your hair when it is wet and full of conditioner. Then DON"T touch it again until it dries. You'll be fine. I've been doing this for three years now and my hair is waist length when it is curly.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
 
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Thanks for the tips all.

@Kitschy,
I used to comb only when it was wet, but it still turns rather frizzy later during the day compared to when I only use my fingers to style. My hair isn't even that tightly curled (ringlets are about the size of my thumb or even bigger sometimes) but still combing makes it look rather frizzy. I never knew that not combing could make such a big difference.
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Thanks for the tips all.

@Kitschy,
I used to comb only when it was wet, but it still turns rather frizzy later during the day compared to when I only use my fingers to style. My hair isn't even that tightly curled (ringlets are about the size of my thumb or even bigger sometimes) but still combing makes it look rather frizzy. I never knew that not combing could make such a big difference.
Oh, I see. You don't want to comb at all. I only use a wide toothed shower comb, but there are a lot of folks that only finger comb and I haven't heard of any going into dreads.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
 
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This is the first time I grew my hair out so I have little experience with hair care, so bear with me. My hair is currently about 5 inches. I noticed when I detangle/comb my hair in the morning it tends to look frizzy throughout the day. However, when I don't detangle/comb it in the morning and just use my fingers and some light moisturizer I tend to get very nice soft locks (very smooth looking). Also, it always falls down and I never get frizz when I don't use a comb. Overall it looks much better and I think I like it more this way.

My question is, how long can I continue not combing my hair? I don't want dreadlocks, but I like the temporary soft ones I get now. Is combing once a week enough to prevent it? Your input is appreciated.
Like you, I also have 3b/3c hair and am growing it out. My is over 12 inches long now and I hope to grow it to waist-length.

Like the others said, its best to only comb it when it is wet and you have put a detangler like KCKT in it.

I have found that putting some mousse in my hair after washing, conditioning, and combing it can help control the frizzies. I am using Tigi Catwalk Curlesque lightweight mousse and am pleased with the results.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
 
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I've tried not combing my hair after I get out of the shower, but how do you style it if you don't comb it? I know, I probably sound like I have no idea what I'm doing, but that's because I really don't! I've always combed it when styling it and just trying to figure out what is best.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
 
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Assuming you comb in the shower to detangle, you will already have hair that's clumped together by the water. You can either scrunch in your product, smooth the product into your hair, or rake the product in with your fingers. Most people have to experiment to see which works best for them.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #9
 
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Some people can get away with only finger combing. Since this works for you, then keep doing it. If you're actually detangling with your fingers, then your hair shouldn't mat and form dreadlocks.

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:51 AM   #10
 
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I agree with MCC. Whatever works. I'm one of the folks who finger combs and it works just fine. Sometimes I use a real comb for when I want to apply a conditioner for a DC.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #11
 
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I think your finger combing is fine. I don't even use a comb anymore and i never spotted any formation of locks. I like finger combing and in my personal opinion its much better than any actual tool.
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