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Old 05-18-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
 
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i need help...my hair is a complete rats nest come day 3. Like literally. The sides are fine, but the back is a huge tangled mess. I have to LOAD it with conditioner and use a claw clip to pin it up while i shower and then comb it out, and it still is just completely tangled and i lose SO much hair when combing it out....is this from sleeping with it down? plus the wind outside? would it help if i tried pineappling at night time? any suggestions?
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
 
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I work outside and the wind tangles the crap out of my hair so yea its a major factor. I bought a satin pillow case to sleep on and its probally cut the frizz and tangles in half so you could try that, and though my hair isn't long enough (chin length) to pineapple at night I bet it would help a ton. Also I've read satin sleeping caps work well, but I havnt tried those either.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
 
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i need help...my hair is a complete rats nest come day 3. Like literally. The sides are fine, but the back is a huge tangled mess. I have to LOAD it with conditioner and use a claw clip to pin it up while i shower and then comb it out, and it still is just completely tangled and i lose SO much hair when combing it out....is this from sleeping with it down? plus the wind outside? would it help if i tried pineappling at night time? any suggestions?
Could be overnight if you sleep on your back or are restless, also leaning the back of your hair against the sofa or car headrest, do you do that? Definitely try a silk or satin pillowcase or bonnet plus a pineapple.

Some people do find their hair does best with more frequent washes in order to detangle, and loading with conditioner is often recommended. You might also consider trying out different combs or just finger combing, also work from the bottom up and in small sections. I like this comb, it has two rows of teeth very widely spaced
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Lastly does your hair need a trim? Dry or damaged ends can easily catch on healthy hair leading to tangles and damage further up.

ETA maybe switch to a conditioner that has more slip, the behentrimoniums are good for that as are some oils - that Fructis doesn't look like it's that great ingredients wise and the NC reviews note that it's not great for slip or detangling.
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlpr...oz#detail-tabs
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
 
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thanks ladies...i am a restless sleeper...and i likely DO need a trim, i'm always scared to go get my hair cut cause i can't for the life of me find a good curly hair dresser, so i just put trims off
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
 
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I'm a guy.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #6
 
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oh crap, sorry...i'm so use to saying "ladies" on message boards! I honnestly wasn't even paying attention!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #7
 
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Lol its ok its a girls forum, but its still the best place to go when you don't want your hair to look like crap.
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