Herbal Essences Curl Silkening Detangler

DDs hair is 2A/2B. I feel like I'm doing pretty good on getting her to use my CG friendly products, but she still wants to brush her hair smooth in the morning. I figure one step at a time.

Anyway, currently we are using the Suave Kids detangler. I was looking for some different products for us to use (both are having scalp issues with our current cleanser & conditioner) and ran across this: Hair Detangler for Tangled Curls | Herbal Essences.

I tried looking at the ingredient list but cannot find it online. Has anyone tried the product for detangling the morning bedhead? Does it work? Is it CG friendly?

Thanks in advance!
Grew up thinking I had straight hair that was just messy and in need of a good brushing.
Discovered my true texture and transitioned to CG in April 2009.
Now I'm a 2c/3a using the DevaCurl line, and I'm finally developing a deeper love for my hair!
I'd eat my hat if that is not loaded with nasties. Have you tried Kinky Curly Knot today? I also get really easy detangling from coconut oil, the day after a deep treatment when just the residue is still coating my hair. Conditioners rich in one of the behentrimonums tend to have more slip than those loaded with fatty alcohols, ditto anything with a pH around 4.5 (many Komaza Care products are, and also scalp friendly).

Could you perhaps avoid bedhead tangles with a pineapple or loose braid, satin sleep cap or pillowcase? Is she finger detangling before hitting the brush?

Best thing for scalp issues is a formal diagnosis from your family doctor then treat or pick products with that in mind. I would be reticent to keep adding commercial products that are likely packed with potentially irritating ingredients like fragrances. Diet modification is beneficial in many scalp complaints: foods that are anti inflammatory and nutrient dense to help calm any inappropriate immune response, strengthen the skin barrier, alter the amount and composition of your sebum. Especially look at your intake of oily fish, sugars and white/ refined carbs.

ETA Ouch at the drying alcohol! I would not want to comb hair when damp (weakened) with that. According to Science-y hairblog the alcohol in hairspray starts breaking down hair fast when it is wetted rather than a tiny mist that evaporates immediately.
"Alcohol Denat., Water/Eau, Acrylates Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Triethyl Citrate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol."
http://www.facevaluesonline.com/381519055607.html
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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Amazon has the ingredients listed, it does contain cones
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
Well, darn! I figured as much.

We are currently using the DevaCurl line for everything but the morning detangling, and the scalp issues developed out of nowhere a couple of month ago. (I figure mine was due to expecting baby #4, but obviously that's not what's effecting DD.) Also our budget has changed, so I was looking for some inexpensive alternatives.

As to the pineapple or loose braid overnight, we have used the loose braid with success in the past, but it's hit and miss when she lets me do that.*Again, I figure one battle at a time.

Guess I'll stick with the Suave detangler for non-wash days even though it's only working so-so.
Grew up thinking I had straight hair that was just messy and in need of a good brushing.
Discovered my true texture and transitioned to CG in April 2009.
Now I'm a 2c/3a using the DevaCurl line, and I'm finally developing a deeper love for my hair!
If you want a detangeling spray you could dilute any conditioner with water in a spray bottle. When we first tried deva conditioner on my daughters hair that's how we used it ( and it lasted forever ) since it did not work well for washing. I found the tangle teezer brush best for brushing wet/damp hair the gentle way.
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
Thank you for the brush rec. Also, I'll have to try the diluted conditioner when we run out of the Suave (getting close). I had completely forgotten about that trick.
Grew up thinking I had straight hair that was just messy and in need of a good brushing.
Discovered my true texture and transitioned to CG in April 2009.
Now I'm a 2c/3a using the DevaCurl line, and I'm finally developing a deeper love for my hair!
Thank you for the brush rec. Also, I'll have to try the diluted conditioner when we run out of the Suave (getting close). I had completely forgotten about that trick.
Originally Posted by wannabewavy
Doesn't the Suave detangler also have cones in it? If you aren't shampooing it out, that has probably caused build up for her. The condish in a spray bottle works really well, and is also cheaper.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
I've used that stuff myself and I personally don't like how it leave my hair. I really love Aussie Hair Insurance spray, but I am not familiar if it has cones in it or not.

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