Oil treatments and tangles?

I have been trying to do more oil treatments in the last few weeks because of all the beneficial things I am reading about certain oils but I notice that when I do the treatments no matter how gentile and careful I am with my hair I end up with a mass of tangles. I have never had issues with tangled hair before and I hate having tangles as it can make you lose more hair in the process of detangling. Has anyone else had this problem with the oil treatments and if so what did you do about it?

Last edited by Ericachristina; 10-31-2012 at 05:29 PM.
Mine does this too!! I'm not sure why, I guess pure oils don't really have a lot of slip? At least no on dry hair. If I really want to do an oil treatment, I carefully brush small sections of hair (with a boar bristle brush) and then apply the oil. When I'm rinsing it out I'm careful not to rough my hair up too much, and plus my shampoo has a lot of slip. It's a long and tedious process though, so I rarely do oil treatments.
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Mine does this too!! I'm not sure why, I guess pure oils don't really have a lot of slip? At least no on dry hair. If I really want to do an oil treatment, I carefully brush small sections of hair (with a boar bristle brush) and then apply the oil. When I'm rinsing it out I'm careful not to rough my hair up too much, and plus my shampoo has a lot of slip. It's a long and tedious process though, so I rarely do oil treatments.
Originally Posted by seamelody14
I donít know why this happens either but I like using oils so it is very annoying. Maybe I will try to section my hair as well but since I have a lot of hair and it is so long this will be a bit labour intensive and time consuming. I donít get a lot of slip when I try to oil my hair either, wet or dry it doesnít seem to matter.
I never bother detangling with oil...I apply my coconut oil on my dry hair, shower cap it, apply heat with blow-dryer, then low-poo and condish after. I only detangle while conditioning. And I get super results this way maybe you are expecting too much with the oil...? Maybe just detangle after 'poo and condish? HTH!
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I never bother detangling with oil...I apply my coconut oil on my dry hair, shower cap it, apply heat with blow-dryer, then low-poo and condish after. I only detangle while conditioning. And I get super results this way maybe you are expecting too much with the oil...? Maybe just detangle after 'poo and condish? HTH!
Originally Posted by Knotty_Maddy
I actually detangle after I do the oil treatment with a conditioner in the shower not with the oil itself. My hair is fine before the oil but after the oil for some reason I will get in the shower and I will have tangles like I have never had before in my life! Maybe I will just focus on the very ends for the oil treatments they seem to tangle less....I'm not sure what to try next but thanks for the suggestion
Just a quick update. I finally found a way to do the oil treatments without getting lots of tangles in my hair.

I realized that when my hair is fully dry I can’t manipulate it a lot without getting tangles so I decided to do the oil treatments on damp hair instead (this makes my hair feel a lot better after the oil treatments anyway)

So I detangled in the shower with a light conditioner sectioning my hair into two parts.

Then I used my microfiber hair towel to suck up most of the water while I heated up my coconut oil and then I mixed the coconut oil, grapeseed, hemp oil and avocado oil into a light conditioner. The conditioner allowed the oils to really glide through my hair and spread throughout.

Then I just used a plastic cap and another shower cap for keeping my head warm and it worked...no tangles and incredibly soft shiny hair.

Last edited by Ericachristina; 11-08-2012 at 03:06 PM.

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