Is tangling a common problem for curlies?

One thing that I'm finding particularly difficult to get used to in my effort to go naturally curly is the amount of tangling I'm having!

Are tangles something that I just have to get used to if I want to wear my natural curls? How do other curlies stand it? Is this just an issue for people with tighter curl patterns (I'm a 3b)?
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
It's definitely an issue for the tight AND coarse curlies. I think the best way to combat this is to find a really good detangling conditioner. I use Tresseme Naturals Moisture Condtioner and it's been great for detangling and keeping my hair from breaking while doing so. Also conditioners with "behentrimonium methosulfate" are know to be great detanglers.

Hope this helps
BC ~ August 2010 ~ GOAL ~ hip/tail bone length
Current Length: 12 inches
TWO YEARS NATURAL!
3b/3c VERY naturally porous hair

My hair rarely tangles. Only if I use an ingredient it hates. I'm surprised your having tangling issues with fine, and lower porosity hair. My best guess is that you're in need of a haircut?? Has it been a while??
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
My hair rarely tangles. Only if I use an ingredient it hates. I'm surprised your having tangling issues with fine, and lower porosity hair. My best guess is that you're in need of a haircut?? Has it been a while??
Originally Posted by kathymack
Actually it has been a while since I had a haircut (which was a wet cut which I would then blowdry). I've never had a curly cut, but I am currently trying to get an appointment with a hairstylist who's good working with curly hair.

When my hair is wet in the shower, I can run my fingers or a wide-toothed comb through it without any tangles. When it dries, however, it develops *plenty* of tangles!! I guess I'm doing something wrong because besides the tangles, my hair just looks awful and feels coated with product when it dries.

I'm tyring REALLY, really hard not to abandon this whole "go naturally curly" idea and hope I hit on whatever combination of routine/product/cut works so I can start liking my hair. Seriously, I liked my hair a whole lot more before I started going naturally curly. I can't begin to imagine what people on this forum are talking about when they go on about how happy they are with their curls. ...Don't mind me. I'm just frustrated with my hair.

But to answer your question, yes I could use a curly cut and hope this one recommended stylist can squeeze me in in the next few weeks. If I can hang in until, perhaps that'll make a difference.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
I found that when my hair was long, it would tangle easier. I've had a short bob for a month now and am amazed at how little my hair tangles now. I find that having a good protein/moisture balance helps and I agree with kam, a good cut will help.
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!
I think it is definatly an issue for tight and coarse curlies but also for longer hair curlies just because that's the nature of long hair
Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

PROTEIN LOVER!!!

Wishing my hair would be more like this ------>
and less like this --------->
I think it is definatly an issue for tight and coarse curlies but also for longer hair curlies just because that's the nature of long hair
Originally Posted by 09robiha
Hmm, my hair's defnitely fine, and I was thinking that fine hair had a bigger problem with tangling than course, but then again, I'm still learning about hair, so who knows.

Anyway, today I have second day hair, and the curl is much less tight than wash day hair. I'm defnitely able to finger comb tangles out today with less effort, but even so, I'm looking forward to actually getting in the chair of a good, curly hair stylist for a cut.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair

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