My hair tangles very easily and I find if I don't detangle when wet my tangles become a problem when my hair dries. I like to put my hair up in a ponytail while damp if that's how I want to wear it the next day, but I run into damaged hair in the long run. I'm making it a priority to detangle with a wide-toothed pick after every washing then dry my hair completely before pulling it back (on days I want to wear it back). I would think a wide-toothed pick would be preferable to a wide-toothed comb for most hair types.
The only time I use a wide tooth comb is when my hair is loaded with conditioner. It's too stressful for me to attempt to comb my hair every day or when it's dry. Between washings if I dampen my hair I'd finger comb it.
High porosity. 3C. Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo. Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist. Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu. Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix. Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein. Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein. Hair hates: Plopping.
I'm a stylist. Honestly it's whatever works for you. If you do detangle daily though I recommend the same, only in the shower with dripping hair covered in condish. If finger detangling works (it does for me too) then continue to do that.
Opinions are vast and varied, and I think it's up to each individual to determine what works for them.
Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
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I run a wide tooth comb through my hair when it is soaking wet and has conditioner in it. I do this almost daily. But I don't really have tangles; it is more of a routine than anything else! Only time I am really tangly is if I skip a day of showering and it is windy outside. Then my hair is a rat's nest!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix
rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing
jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG