When I was a month or 2 into my transition I was scared to wash my hair because of the detangling. Now I'm NOT scared. if I feel like my hair is gonna get a little tangled, all I do is pre-poo with Shea Moisture deep treatment masque and some olive oil before I shampoo. It soften my hair a little bit. Then after I do my shampooing/conditioning and it's time for detangling I use Kinky Curly Knot Today to detangle I let it sit on my hair for a while and the. I start to detangle. I DO NOT COMB MY NEW GROWTH. If I do that I'm just asking for trouble. I focus on my permed ends because that's where my hair gets tangled. I take my time and I comb through it. Only the dead hair comes out I stead of snapped knotted hair. I only touch my new growth when I'm blowdrying my hair. When I do my hair in bantu knots I don't touch my new growth, I just let it curl up. And if I want it to look a little straight I used some Eco styler gel to slick it down.I'm new to transitioning... I started at the end of August so its been about 2 months but I have at least 1 inch of new growth in some areas about 1 q/2 to about 2 inches. My hair grows rapidly and is very thick 4a to 4b maybe 3c in some areas. Yesterday was the first time I tried cowashing by myself and it was a disaster. I could not detangle my hair to save my life. Products I used were Aussie moist ( which alot of you curlies recommended and Shea Moister conditioner. My hair is now matted and a comb can't get through! At all! I followed all the rules in all the tutorials and videos I watched and It just turned into a disaster. I know everyone says with the transitioning and dealing with the two textures there will be alot of ups and downs but I really cried yesterday, really hard. I'm so embarrassed! I slept with my hair wet till the next morning (today) because I was scared that I would rip my hair out if I kept trying to detangle and this morning it is now damp but unfortunately I still can't pass a comb thru so i gathered what I could together in a slick bun and went to work. Is there even hope for me. I don't want to give up and I'd like to try to transition without heat since it is so damaging at times. However, this journey so far, esp after this, has me down out...
Someone please please help!
Don't be afraid of your hair. Just take your time with it. Buy a good detangler (I LOVE kinky curly knot today) cuz that will definitely work. And if anything, sit with the conditioner a little longer under a hooded drier or a heat cap. That will definitely soften your hair. Hope that helps!
Last edited by ohtash; 10-29-2011 at 05:57 PM.