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Kurlee 12-16-2006 04:19 PM

Winter frizz and the dilemma of combing..or not.
 
I started combing my hair this winter. With a wide toothed comb. Both in the shower with conditioner and then when I style it. My hair gets really frizzy during the winter up here if I just finger rake or just let it be after I have washed it. But it also gets straighter. I don't mind it being straighter so much really. It looks shinier and I don't get that "rats nest" frizz, but I miss getting more clumping.
Anyone else having this problem? So far the less clumbing and straighter hair has won over the frizz... But I wish there was a better way. So far I haven't found it.
I guess I wanted to hear from others: what you do with winter frizz. I have tried every product out there and they did nothing. Maybe there is a better comb. There was thread about a certain kind on here a while ago, but I can't find it now. I couldn't find it in town here either.
Hmmm.. Is is possible to get it all: more clumping, less frizz, no combing...Probably not. :wink:
Do you prefer it straighter and less frizz or do you just take the frizz to get a bit more curl and clumping?

medusahair 12-16-2006 04:43 PM

I'm combing now. I dont' get straighter hair I don't think but I do get smaller clumps. I'm torn right now, I love the lack of that in between clump frizz that means I didn't comb and it's so nice to be able to distribute the conditioner well with the comb.

SuZen 12-16-2006 05:42 PM

Strangely, I get better clumps if I comb my styling products through.

Do you scrunch afterwards?

The Scientist 12-16-2006 06:21 PM

I use a seamless comb and can definitely tell a difference between using it and the comb I used before. I bought mine on tenderheaded.com, but the ladies on longhaircommunity.com swear by Mason Pearson combs and brushes.

Kurlee 12-16-2006 10:55 PM

Yeah, I scrunch after.

Hmm...Maybe I should look in to another comb.

curlicious3b 12-17-2006 04:23 PM

lol I also get clumpier curls when I comb. If I don't comb and detangle well, my curls will be extremely stringy. I think it smooths the hair and makes it stick together or something. I use a fine toothed comb because wide toothed combs leave my hair stringy.

Kurlee 12-17-2006 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by curlicious3b
lol I also get clumpier curls when I comb. If I don't comb and detangle well, my curls will be extremely stringy. I think it smooths the hair and makes it stick together or something. I use a fine toothed comb because wide toothed combs leave my hair stringy.

You use a fine toothed comb. That is interesting. I am gonna try that. Who knows, might work for me too. :P

spacedcowgirl 12-18-2006 11:07 AM

I think the comb that had a thread on here recently was the Mebco shower detangling comb. I think it was linked on tenderheaded.com as well. The Scientist, apologies if that is the same as your comb and thus redundant, but I wanted to post the name since I remembered it.

(I am combing, just to add another data point. I don't love doing it as I have a lot of tangles--though fewer since I started following some advice I got from Transpogue and using GF Curl and Shine leave-in--but I agree that if I get the hair pretty thoroughly detangled when I comb my products through, it clumps back up OK when I scrunch. In my case the products I use seem to make more difference to my clumping than combing vs. not combing.)

Kurlee 12-18-2006 01:55 PM

Thanks spacedcowgirl! I remember that name now (Mebco). I am gonna look into it.


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