View Poll Results: Do you Finger Dentangle or use a Wide Tooth Comb?
What is a 'comb'? 8 14.55%
I finger-detangle my hair mostly, but sometimes use a comb. 20 36.36%
I use a wide toothed shower comb. 21 38.18%
I rake my hair with one of those black wide toothed combs all of the time. 5 9.09%
I sleep with a pick in my hair. (just like the 70s) 0 0%
I do neither. My hair is an all-natural 'rat's nest'. 1 1.82%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

Finger Detangle vs. Wide Tooth Comb

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  • 1 Post By CurliLocks

Hi. I CG. I have CGed for probably a year and a half now. And I do straight strict CG - no combs, no shampoo (except Deva no poo- like that counts), and I finger detangle my hair. Lately I have seen a lot of hair come out (especially if I haven't detangled in a while). My hair is dry. I'm thinking I need to go back to combing with a wide toothed shower comb.

What do you guys do?

Is it totally anti-CG to use a comb? Will using a comb disturb my natural curl formation like Lorraine Massey says?

Help.

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I don't think it's anti-CG if you comb. Even if you did a modified CG, it's still CG. You basically pay attention to what your hair needs. Some people have to use shampoo. So, they'll poo maybe once a month, and conditioner wash.

If you feel like maybe you need to comb your hair, then I would just comb it. I've tried not combing for a week, and my hair was a complete mess. As long as you comb the hair gently(from the ends to the roots), I don't see a problem. I've found that if I comb my hair damp(before I shampoo and condition) I have way less shedding than if I detangled with conditioner in my hair.
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I don't use/do any of it. It's like my hair doesn't need it.

I mostly finger comb but once in a while (about every 2 weeks or so) I'll comb it out when I'm doing my weekly DT just because I feel like I should. Basically in case anything like loose hairs or tangles was missed by finger combing.
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i pretty much exclusively finger comb, in the shower with conditioner in my hair. it takes some time but it detangles my hair well and distributes the conditioner well.

that said, i did bust out the wide tooth comb last weekend after months of not combing, and it did feel nice.
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I don't think it's anti-CG if you comb. Even if you did a modified CG, it's still CG. You basically pay attention to what your hair needs. Some people have to use shampoo. So, they'll poo maybe once a month, and conditioner wash.

If you feel like maybe you need to comb your hair, then I would just comb it. I've tried not combing for a week, and my hair was a complete mess. As long as you comb the hair gently(from the ends to the roots), I don't see a problem. I've found that if I comb my hair damp(before I shampoo and condition) I have way less shedding than if I detangled with conditioner in my hair.
Originally Posted by shyygirl723
what she said... it's the exact same for me... and none of the poll options match me. I use a brush at night, pick in the morning and widetoothed comb when I wet my hair a bit before washing.
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i finger comb for my daily co-washes. When I deep condition I detangle with a very wide tooth comb and follow that by going through my hair gently with a denman like brush. Its basically to make sure I catch all the shed hair. I do this only once a week..
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I mostly finger comb but there are times when I use a wide-tooth comb. My hair is on the thin side, so I don't have to use the comb often at all.
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Both - finger comb a bit then use a wide-toothed comb when my conditioner is on.
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When my hair is long enough to tangle, it laughs at combs. Actually, it kills combs. Fingers aren't as easily broken.
Lol,blanclilla I agree!! I answered the last option btw. I usually just finger comb/rake, but every once in a while my tangles just start to gang up on me and I have to get out the wide-toothed shower comb while i've got conditioner in, and remind them who's boss. :P
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I usually finger comb only, but if I'm not wearing my hair curly, I'll use a comb.
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