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Old 11-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
 
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Default Detangling - when do you do it?

I have been using a comb in the shower while I have the sauve coconut in my hair and its so knotty! Any tips/tricks?

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
 
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I ditched all combs and brushes and only finger detangle in sections cause my hair is so thick. It pretty much laughs at combs of any kind.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
 
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If I'm finger detangling, I'll need to do it more often, like daily or every other, than when I do use the Denman or wide tooth comb, which I only do twice a week. Not sure why that is, but it helps keep down SSKs.
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You may need a heavier conditioner to detangle with. Suave does great as a cowash, but I find it doesn't have enough slip to detangle with. I've been using Tresemme Naturals.
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You may need a heavier conditioner to detangle with. Suave does great as a cowash, but I find it doesn't have enough slip to detangle with. I've been using Tresemme Naturals.
Cosigning. I use this to detangle too! Better than Suave, I agree.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
 
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Every time I take a shower, with my fingers (unless I start noticing tangling starting to acculumate), with my rinse out conditioner. Every day, basically. Ever since I started doing this, the sound of a comb or brush ripping through dry hair makes me cringe.
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In the shower with my RO with a large comb, sometimes I detangle before my RO after I saturate my hair. My hair doesn't take much effort to detangle though, it never has. It's a bit odd that way.

I don't like using my fingers cause I feel like my nails might catch on my hair. I play sports, so my nails aren't always great.
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You may need a heavier conditioner to detangle with. Suave does great as a cowash, but I find it doesn't have enough slip to detangle with. I've been using Tresemme Naturals.
Cosigning. I use this to detangle too! Better than Suave, I agree.
I never thought about using something else since everyone talks about the sauve and V05. So would I only use Tresemme when I know I'll be detailing? I'm new to this whole CG method so working on my routine & products.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
 
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I always de-tangle in the shower with lots of conditioner, sometimes I use more than one type of conditioner and really coat my hair with it. I can't use my fingers for my hair it just doesn't do the job so I use a wide tooth comb with double teeth made for curly hair and it does the job. I never comb my hair when dry and have basically retired my brush.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #10
 
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I can't finger detangle because it just doesn't do the job. I have fine, extremely dense hair. I use a wide-tooth comb in the shower when my hair has a lot of conditioner in it.

I also (going against the common wisdom) detangle my hair dry(ish) before a shower - I saturate it with a water/coconut oil spray (currently using the SM coconut & hisbiscus mist) beforehand to add slip and prevent breakage. This helps make it easier to detangle in the shower later. My hair snaps and breaks in the shower if I don't do a pre-detangle beforehand. The spray mist also acts as a pre-poo treatment.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
 
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I usually finger detangle in the shower with a considerable amount of conditioner in my hair, if I feel like it's not enough I always have a wide tooth comb on hand

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don't know if this will help you, but I have been following a tip of another poster here, Jeepycurls, who said that using a water and ACV rinse between after 'poo and before applying condish helps a ton to detangle...so basically after you shampoo, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and water mixed together, don't rinse that out, leave it in - then condition and detangle (I use a Denman brush for that, myself.) I don't know if the vinegar is just softening, or if it is returning hair to natural ph balance, but this seems to help a lot.
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don't know if this will help you, but I have been following a tip of another poster here, Jeepycurls, who said that using a water and ACV rinse between after 'poo and before applying condish helps a ton to detangle...so basically after you shampoo, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and water mixed together, don't rinse that out, leave it in - then condition and detangle (I use a Denman brush for that, myself.) I don't know if the vinegar is just softening, or if it is returning hair to natural ph balance, but this seems to help a lot.

That seems to help me detangle better too. I use an apple cider vinegar rinse once a week after I wash my hair with a shampoo bar. (I use my fingers or a wide tooth comb) The result is almost always soft, shiny, bouncy, waves and curls I also use suave conditioner in the shower to detangle (with my fingers or a wide tooth comb) when I co-wash on in between days.
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I also detangle in the shower, with lots of RO conditioner in my hair. I use a wide-tooth comb.
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I actually detangle twice. The first time I finger detangle while I put in my Snowymoon's Moisture Treatment. I usually let that sit overnight. In the shower I detangle a second time with suave naturals and a wide tooth comb after shampooing. My hair is in twists the whole time.
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don't know if this will help you, but I have been following a tip of another poster here, Jeepycurls, who said that using a water and ACV rinse between after 'poo and before applying condish helps a ton to detangle...so basically after you shampoo, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and water mixed together, don't rinse that out, leave it in - then condition and detangle (I use a Denman brush for that, myself.) I don't know if the vinegar is just softening, or if it is returning hair to natural ph balance, but this seems to help a lot.
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That seems to help me detangle better too. I use an apple cider vinegar rinse once a week after I wash my hair with a shampoo bar. (I use my fingers or a wide tooth comb) The result is almost always soft, shiny, bouncy, waves and curls I also use suave conditioner in the shower to detangle (with my fingers or a wide tooth comb) when I co-wash on in between days.
Thanks so much Knotty_Maddy - I didn't see the original post (do you mean jeepcurlygurl?), so I really appreciate this. I had used ACV *after* conditioning as a final rinse, which didn't really seem to do anything for me. This method is MUCH better - far fewer tangles, and the added benefit of partially offsetting the vinegar odor with the conditioner scent.

Puertoricangirl: I've been experimenting with poo bars too. I got a bunch of Chagrin Valley & Bobeam in various swaps, and then picked up others on BF. It does take getting used to, and an ACV rinse is absolutely essential afterward, but I like that they are all-natural and use less space in my already-cluttered shower, while reducing my consumption of plastic.

As for the general question about detangling, I use a wide tooth comb, and only in the shower - NEVER on dry hair.

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Thanks everyone! It turns out i was just needing a conditioner so I picked up the GVP Conditioning Balm
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