How do you get rid of large tangles?

Speckla
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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??
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!
Currently on the shelf:
Cowash- suave coconut
condish- Biolage Conditioning Balm
Still experimenting with styling products-
BRHG, Kenra Moisturizing Condish (as a leave in), Mirra Gel and Mousse just added
Hair is getting healthier every day! Avoiding glycerin & alcohol for now.
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...
3a/b
Protein sensitive
med/low porosity/med texture
Baking Soda/Vinegar rinses
Suave Ocean Breeze
HE TT Gel
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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...
Originally Posted by Journalist
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!



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
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Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
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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.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
EXACTLY what I do.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
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!
3a/b
Protein sensitive
med/low porosity/med texture
Baking Soda/Vinegar rinses
Suave Ocean Breeze
HE TT Gel
CG since April 12th '08! (No shampoo whatsoever!)
Fotki
I have more pictures up!
Seattle for the Summer
*** *** *** *** *** *** ***
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!
Originally Posted by Journalist
Off - I just checked your Fotki - I swear, you have my dream hair! It looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
Brunette, almost BSL length, growing out.
CG since Feb 2008, modified CG since September 2008.

I now know my texture/porosity!! (TY, Tiffany!) Medium texture; ends on a porous side; new growth - normal porosity.

Wash: Suave; EO Sweet Orange shampoo

Conditioner: GVP Balm, Mango Lustrasilk

Styling: KCCC, BRHG and LA Looks

Want to try: CJ
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!
Somewhere between a 2c & 3a
Liking:
-Suave Naturals or VO5 (co-wash)
-GVP Conditioning Balm (conditioner)
-L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss (conditioner)
-Giovanni Direct Leave-in or GVP Conditioning Balm as leave-in
-Flax seed gel (my favorite right now)
-KCCC
-Biotera Gel
-HETT mousse
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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.
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!
Originally Posted by Journalist
Off - I just checked your Fotki - I swear, you have my dream hair! It looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
Originally Posted by masa_inn
Why thank you! It's why I really don't use a lot of products.. I haven't really needed to!
3a/b
Protein sensitive
med/low porosity/med texture
Baking Soda/Vinegar rinses
Suave Ocean Breeze
HE TT Gel
CG since April 12th '08! (No shampoo whatsoever!)
Fotki
I have more pictures up!
Seattle for the Summer
*** *** *** *** *** *** ***
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!
Originally Posted by coxplus2
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.
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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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.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
What does GVP stand for? I'm intrigued...
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
http://members.fotki.com/melaniesusan/ pw = 3ahair
The GVP conditioning balm from Sally's and my Mebco comb (see my blog review) work best for me, better than LVPNG.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
What does GVP stand for? I'm intrigued...
Originally Posted by melaniesusan
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
Brunette, almost BSL length, growing out.
CG since Feb 2008, modified CG since September 2008.

I now know my texture/porosity!! (TY, Tiffany!) Medium texture; ends on a porous side; new growth - normal porosity.

Wash: Suave; EO Sweet Orange shampoo

Conditioner: GVP Balm, Mango Lustrasilk

Styling: KCCC, BRHG and LA Looks

Want to try: CJ
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.)
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
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