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Old 04-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
 
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So, I already do most of the CG stuff (low-poo, though I'm thinking of transitioning to no-poo soon, if my uber dry-scalp can handle it -- I had dandruff issues the last time I tried).

But I've had SERIOUS tangle problems forever. Like, a few times when I was younger, my friend had to cut out the dreadlocks that had formed at the nape of my neck-level bad.

I've tried conditioning even more than I normally do, adding oil to the conditioner, everything, but I can't even get a wide-tooth comb through my hair, much less my fingers. I wind up having to cave in and brush it every time (and it still takes about half an hour to get through on an average day).

Has anyone else struggled with this?

My hair is medium-high porosity, medium-coarse texture, very very dense and probably a 2B curl-wise (used to be more in the 3s, which is what I'm trying to get back to, and I think the tangles may be what's holding me back!).

I'm not sure if it's the type of conditioner I'm using (Redkens Fresh Curls was my usual go-to, though I've tried Ouidad and a few others I forget now too), the oils I've tried (only tried coconut and macadamia oil so far), or what, but... Argh!
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
 
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When you detangle, are starting at the ends and working your way UP to the roots? I used to just plow through my hair b4 I found this site. Oils don't give much "slip", but something like KCKT is designed for detangling. You might also look into a Denman brush- works much better for me than a comb.
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I don't understand how you can brush but not finger comb? Ripping a brush through is really damaging, which then encourages further tangling down the line. Try finger combing when you are in the shower with conditioner all over your head. Or use a detangling comb with two staggered rows of teeth or a 'Tangle Teezer. Be sure to section your hair off carefully to comb and work from the bottom up not the roots down.

Definitely start conditioner only washing, I hate how even sulphate free shampoo makes my hair feel now, dry and tangly and I cannot run my fingers through. Also cut off any really dry and damaged ends/ lengths, these will snarl up with the healthy growth. If not CO-washing consider condition-wash-condition.

Have you had your scalp issue diagnosed? A dry scalp (xerosis) would normally be improved by conditioner only washing, some forms of dermatitis may not if you get build up or use the wrong oils. It's really important to massage plenty and to rinse super thoroughly.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #4
 
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My hair is medium-high porosity, medium-coarse texture, very very dense and probably a 2B curl-wise (used to be more in the 3s, which is what I'm trying to get back to, and I think the tangles may be what's holding me back!).

I'm not sure if it's the type of conditioner I'm using (Redkens Fresh Curls was my usual go-to, though I've tried Ouidad and a few others I forget now too), the oils I've tried (only tried coconut and macadamia oil so far), or what, but... Argh!
We have similar hair traits and I understand your tangle woes! What are you using as a LI? I've found that the conditioner I use as a leave-in makes all the difference with my curls as far as the tangles and frizz!

I also agree with Firefox7275 about combing the ends first and then the roots. I started this method and saw an improvement with tangles.
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We have similar hair traits and I understand your tangle woes! What are you using as a LI? I've found that the conditioner I use as a leave-in makes all the difference with my curls as far as the tangles and frizz!
I wasn't using a LI -- just started using Devachan's One Condition as a LI too, and it's really helping the tangles! Yay
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yes i've noticed my hair has been more tangled when I went cg. I just use alot of leave in and oil before i comb
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I was gonna say the DC- OC is amazing at tangles. If you need a slightly cheaper alternative I am an advocate for Yes to Carrots. I agree with Firefox and everyone else- the brushing really isn't the best option. I like the idea of moving the conditioner UP the hair as well. That is what i do, I move up as if I am climbing a rope. Once your fingers touch a knot, slowly and carefully work at it. It might take long, but at least you aren't breaking your hair. Keep slabbing on conditioner too so it gets the hair to become more slippery and naturally begin to separate.
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I agree. I found out that the more conditioner the easier it is to detangle. The sulfate free shampoo I use has a de-tangler in it. That helps as well.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
 
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I have been having a bad issue with tangles and finger combing. Made a post. Have you tried water with your conditioner?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
 
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i was noticing some awful tangling, even with a sopping well conditioner covered head - I'd get detangled and then the second i moved my head... tangles again. But, 5 days ago i did my first protein treatment and my i havent had any tangle problems at all this week...

Is this a coincidence, or is damaged hair just more prone to tangle?
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You maybe right that damaged hair tangled more easily.
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