How to deal with tangles?

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Firefox7275

I am very very new to this site, I am a 2a, and I'm used to combing out my hair, then braiding it to get the crimps I want. I recently tried scrunching then tried to boar brush out the frizz; the curls instantly dropped out, so I had to comb it then go back to the braid. Is there any tricks to living without hair that you are able to run your hand through? And ways to deal with the frizz?

And while my newbie questions are at it, by hair tends to break a lot, so is combing it out while it's wet the best solution for me? Because even if I detangle in the shower- the scrunching puts the mess back in.
You might try combing a leave in conditioner into your hair, then scrunching a gel in. The leave in would help keep the hair smooth and prevent tangles, and the gel would help give the waves some hold and reduce frizz. Are your individual strands of hair coarse or fine? Do you know the hair's porosity?
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, bsl curly, WL wet
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
RO: AOHR
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
You will never in a million years brush or comb out frizz. Brushing separates hairs into individual strands, that is exactly what frizz is!!

Wavy and curly hair is not meant to be 100% tangle free at all times and for you to be able to run your hands through it, that is straight hair. Running your hands through it is AKA finger combing which, as above, causes frizz.

Excessive brushing combing and generally playing with your hair is scientifically proven to be damaging. That damage leads to further tangling and breakage. Many of us find that the less we brush and comb the fewer tangles we get.

Only detangle super gently and patiently when hair is wet and slathered in a slippy conditioner. Use fingers or a super wide tooth comb, work in sections and start from the bottom. That may well mean you do not detangle/ comb daily.

Many of us here on NC follow the Curly Girl method (handbook by Lorraine Massey). This is a series of techniques that aim to make hair healthier/ in better condition, encourage waves/ curls to be bouncy and defined and reduce or eliminate frizz.

There is a Wavy Hair Community on Facebook which you would be very welcome to join. If you think you are 2a as early as your teens my guess would be you are actually more like 2c - many wavies have NO IDEA they are wavy into their thirties or forties. Seriously my own mother was shocked when I first rocked 2c ringlets!!

HTH.
SereneCurls likes this.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
med porosity, medium thickness. I also am more of a mousse kind of person, would there be any difference?
I'm not experienced with mousse because it tends to give volume which I don't need help with. Lol. But I believe the principle is the same, you should be able to scrunch it into wet hair over a leave in. Firefox is right, running my hands through my hair would be a disaster for sure. Instead the plan with waves and curls is to get them detangled while full of conditioner, set in place with whatever product gives the amount of hold you're looking for, and then do your best to leave them alone. Hide your brushes! Frizz is caused, in part, by excessive touching and other manipulation. Do some searches for the curly girl method, or better yet, get your hands on the book.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, bsl curly, WL wet
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
RO: AOHR
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
I just got a tangle teezer and it's amazing. My friend came over last night and her hair was a mess from hours rubbing against her coat. Like serious. That tangle teezer gently got all the tangles out in about 2 minutes. GENTLY. Highly recommend. I got it at Sally's.
You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com