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Old 03-19-2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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I usually have no trouble with tangles. I finger detangle daily while cowashing. I clarified the other day - it got rid of my itchy scalp (buildup) but my hair was way, way tangled. I couldn't use my fingers so I ended up busting out wide-tooth comb and plenty of conditioner. I'm sure I had some breakage but all the tangles are gone. It took 30 minutes of hard work.

Is there an easier way to detangle??
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
 
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I am very prone to tangles too. I comb my hair out in the shower with conditioner in it, this takes out any large tangles and really distributes the conditioner well. I am also careful after not to scrub my hair with styling product.
I have switched to Biolage conditioning balm, which has a lot of detangling properties ("slip") and will also be trying the Kenra Moisturizing conditioner, which has a high slip rating. I gave up on those leave-in detanglers, they never did much for me and on my hair the alcohol was death!
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
 
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It sounds like you're doing what I would've suggested. Yeah, maybe find a conditioner with more "slip."
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I haven't tried it, but what about KCKT? I'm sure it's called "Knot Today" for a reason...
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Maybe try letting the condish sit on your hair for a while before detangling, or even do a DT if it's that bad? Whenever I have a difficult knot it always comes out right away when I've had the condish on for a few minutes.
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KCKT is fantastic for tangles. If I have any trouble with my regular conditioner, I add some of the KCKT to the mix just for this purpose and the tangles melt away like magic.
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I haven't tried it, but what about KCKT? I'm sure it's called "Knot Today" for a reason...
KCKT is what I use, in the shower, to detangle. I can't stand it in my hair as a leave-in, but it's the best detangler I've ever tried!
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KCKT is fantastic for tangles. If I have any trouble with my regular conditioner, I add some of the KCKT to the mix just for this purpose and the tangles melt away like magic.
EXACTLY what I do.
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I've been wanting to try it for awhile, and I'm getting a sample sometime relatively soon... I'm excited, cause I get massive horrible tangles!
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I've been wanting to try it for awhile, and I'm getting a sample sometime relatively soon... I'm excited, cause I get massive horrible tangles!
Off - I just checked your Fotki - I swear, you have my dream hair! It looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
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I don't know if you can use this, but I clarified this morning and used my L'Oreal Pro Vive Nutrigloss condish (the CG one). I swear this stuff just melts away the tangles! I did a comb through after I raked it in, but didn't need to. I didn't encounter one tangle on my head!
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I use the heaviest conditioner that I can find and let it stay on my hair for about five minutes. Then I rake my hair with my fingers (I don't use a comb because then I can't get the comb out of my hair!).

After my hair is dry and styled, I use Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner as a leave-in every couple of days to help with the tangles.
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I've been wanting to try it for awhile, and I'm getting a sample sometime relatively soon... I'm excited, cause I get massive horrible tangles!
Off - I just checked your Fotki - I swear, you have my dream hair! It looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
Why thank you! It's why I really don't use a lot of products.. I haven't really needed to!
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I don't know if you can use this, but I clarified this morning and used my L'Oreal Pro Vive Nutrigloss condish (the CG one). I swear this stuff just melts away the tangles! I did a comb through after I raked it in, but didn't need to. I didn't encounter one tangle on my head!
I second the LVPNG. I have very, very tangly hair, and this is the only CG rinse-out conditioner I have ever used that makes my tangles just melt away as soon as I apply it. I then run the comb through my hair and wait a few minutes before rinsing out.

Ideally, I prefer all-natural products, and LVPNG isn't, but it's still CG and I'm absolutely hooked.
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The GVP conditioning balm from Sally's and my Mebco comb (see my blog review) work best for me, better than LVPNG.
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The GVP conditioning balm from Sally's and my Mebco comb (see my blog review) work best for me, better than LVPNG.
What does GVP stand for? I'm intrigued...
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The GVP conditioning balm from Sally's and my Mebco comb (see my blog review) work best for me, better than LVPNG.
What does GVP stand for? I'm intrigued...
Generic Value Products - an excellent line sold in Sally's. Knock-offs of many brand products for a very reasonable price.
http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demand...rch-Show?q=GVP
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I just keep piling on the conditioner as I finger comb the tangles out. When my hair is all squishy sounding, I'll start to rinse, then use a wide tooth comb to comb out the conditioner. (But then my hair isn't as curly as yours, Speckla.)
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