Hey Rozie You are not alone. I have broken my share of combs also! Lol and i am a 3c maybe with a little 4a in the middle. But have you tried aloe vera gel? I like it because it give a nice hold but doesnt dry the hair out. And the brand i like, Fruit of the Earth, is a god price. I only paid three dollars! Im not sure what else to recommend you but welcome, and you can ask me questions if you have any