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Old 04-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Smile Hey Curlies :) , do you ever brush/comb your hair?

Do you ever brush/comb your hair?
If no,why? and if yes, with what type of brush?
thank you :*
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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I use a wide tooth comb after I shower to detangle and make my part. Then I scrunch in my product.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Wide tooth when wet, brush before shower.

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Wide tooth comb in shower before rinsing conditioner out. Then again a quick comb through again out of shower before I put products in
West Aussie wavey! 2b/low porosity, medium texture.
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Style-Seven Wonders anti frizz creme, Taft Extra Hold Gel, Marc Daniels Curl Creme

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #5
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Wide tooth comb in shower to comb through conditioner (actually I can usually comb through low-poo as well) and

Wide tooth comb to comb through curl creme before scrunching in gel.


If I don't, my hair is disheveled and tangly, doesn't set up right.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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I use my wide tooth comb while I'm in the shower or when my hair is soaking wet, I also have a Conair Denman brush I use. I use a Boar bristled brush just for the edges and the nape of my neck.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #7
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I use a wide-tooth comb to do my part (wet, in the shower) and to comb through conditioner when I've coloured. I also use a Denman to dry-brush before I colour, otherwise there's just too many tangles.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:35 AM   #8
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I only detangle once a month with big comb and googobs of conditioner. Other times I just use my fingers and conditioner.

Sometimes I brush edges to lay flatter but only after putting on a lot of conditioner to protect the hair.

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Old 04-12-2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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Another wide tooth comber here. After raking in my leave in condish, I comb it through and do the same with my gel before scrunching. I find the product gets more evenly distributed that way.
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Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:42 AM   #10
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I use my fingers to detangle in shower combing n brushing is just not for me.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #11
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No combs or brushes here. I'm trying to grow out my hair and want to be gentle with it. My hair doesn't get very tangled anyway, so my fingers work just fine. I like being able to feel the tangles/knots with my fingers and then gently work them out.
Started CG July 8, 2008


Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie on top
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #12
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I don't brush my hair and haven't done so since the 80's, because it makes it look awful.
I do run a cheap brush with plastic bristles through it when I deep condition, to get any loose hairs or tangles out. That happens about once a month.
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal, elasticity-normal.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #13
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Never. I don't find it necessary, and I think I get some breakage from doing it. Even when I trim my own hair, I do not use a comb. I let them do it at the salon though.
Formerly Urbancurl.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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I use a medium tooth comb in the shower to detangle (the one that comes with Wen, the finer end), and then I use a fine tooth comb to do my part and sort of comb my hair to lay the way I want it to. Tangles aren't an issue for me, and although I have medium density hair, the individual strands are fine and easy to comb. I've never had any breakage issues.
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Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #15
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I only finger detangle, works well enough for my hair No breakage problems at all.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #16
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It all depends on length of hair. When mines was short I could comb it but now that it's super long it takes too long trying to comb it out even with lots of conditioner.

One time I stood in the shower for 2 hours and eventually just gave up cause I'm not gonna comb it fast and break my hair. So I started doing the "1st of the month" detangle regiment.

Im doing my part to save the planet though I still keep the water running whenever I'm styling at the sink.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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I finger detangle with conditioner in the shower, use a wide-tooth comb to distribute my PT, and use a condioner/detangler comb to comb through product as needed (Curl Keeper always, but will also comb to re-clump if my hair is looking stringy when I'm adding product).

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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:03 AM   #18
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I use a wide tooth comb in the shower for conditioner and a denman to distribute product. I've tried it the other way around but I get better clumps using the denman after applying my leave-in, curl cream, gel, etc.

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #19
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I appear to be the only one right now using a brush. I use a Denman brush AFTER I use my leave in conditioner. It distributes the conditioner and creates great individual curls.

I also use it when doing a deep condition. This way I am certain that all my hair is being conditioned.

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #20
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What's a brush? In the past 20 years nothing but wide toothed combs or digits have touched my hair.
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