I use a wide tooth comb after I shower to detangle and make my part. Then I scrunch in my product.
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity
Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week) Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR
Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
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.
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.
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
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
CG since Feb 2011
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: Ion Effective Care Treatment Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top Protein Treatment: Nutress Moisturizing Protein Pack Deep Condition:Acure Moroccan Argan Conditioner+Sally's GVP Balm
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.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar. http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
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.
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color. Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo, Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel SMB Photography
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!!
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).
3a/f/iii Modified CG since 11/5/11 CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
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.