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Old 10-22-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
 
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Unhappy Tangles are making me crazy, please help!

For some reason, the back of my hair (at the nape of my neck) tangles so easily, even without product in it, and I don't know what to do! It's usually worse on non-shampoo days but lately it seems like no matter what I get a tangled, knotty mess back there. My hair is a few inches below my shoulders, 3a/b, well-moisturized and cared for. I only use 2 styling products (GVP Potion 9 and Alterna Hemp Texturizing Glaze), and condition with GVP Balm. I recently tried Paul Mitchell's The Detangler but it didn't work either. Does anyone have any tips, tricks, suggestions?

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
 
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Try using a conditioner containing behentrimonium methosulfate. Jessicurl WDT and Curl Junkie Curl Rehab are two good ones.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
 
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Have you ever done a protein treatment?? Bad tangles is just one way my protein hungry hair tells me it's time for a treatment. Lack of life and sproing is the other big sign for me
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:19 AM   #4
 
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When I first started cg this was a major problem for me.

I found that if i rinse my hair upside down in the shower it really makes it bad, also have you tried an acv rinse, this really helped me.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:22 AM   #5
 
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I found that if i rinse my hair upside down in the shower it really makes it bad, also have you tried an acv rinse, this really helped me.
This is what I found as well. I rinse upside-down, and while the rest of my hair was moisturized, I was missing a small section on my nape. So it got dry and tangled very easily. Making it a point to apply a leave-in there and using ACV rinses every so often helped a lot.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
 
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I make sure to put leave-in there. It really helps.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
 
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Thanks all! This weekend and today I made sure i extra conditioned my tangled areas and am now rinsing and applying product right-side up. So far, so good! Any suggestions for a cheap, effective protein treatment for my hair type (see sig.)? I've never done one before....
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Leave-in: GVP Potion 9 and Alterna Hemp Leave-in (HG's!), CK.
Styling: Alterna Hemp Texturizing Glaze (HG!), Catwalk Root Booster, Paul Mitchell Volumizing Foam, ICON Mesh.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:45 AM   #8
 
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Have you ever done a protein treatment?? Bad tangles is just one way my protein hungry hair tells me it's time for a treatment. Lack of life and sproing is the other big sign for me
This is exactly what happens to me. I really like Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner; they also have a DT. It is fairly inexpensive. Aubrey's Organics GDP is also good.
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