How do you brush or comb your hair?

I don't know whether it is the way I brush my hair or the products I use. I'm having trouble keeping my curls together and the front curly. The back curls are frizzy and the front doesn't want to curl unless I sleep on them.
I recently bought a tangle teezer from Sally's and it clumps and detangles the curls and detangles my relaxed ends.(I'm transitioning)
I have always been natural. But I'll try it .
Per the suggestions of the Devachan salon, I comb my hair with my fingers in the shower after moisturizing it. I balked at doing it for a while, thinking it was a waste of time, but it makes a difference. Previously, I was using a big plastic comb that I thought was pretty easy on my hair.

Using my fingers isn't as fast as whipping a comb through it, but over time the process has taken less time.
I have the big comb not so easy on my head so I use the brush but I'll try ginger combing
I finger comb in the shower, and then follow up with a comb on wet conditioner-loaded hair.
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I usually detangle with my fingers before washing, then detangle while my hair is soaking wet and loaded with conditioner. Then I'll wash my hair and run my fingers through my hair with I'm washing to get rid of any shed hair. Then I run the tangle teaser through again, wash out the conditioner with cold water. Add more LI then seal with an oil.

Typically after all this, my hair is nice and clumpy.
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I SOAK my hair in conditioner and let it deep treat for an hour or so. Afterwards, I divide my hair into 2 or 4 sections and finger comb any big knots or tangles. I then use my wide tooth comb and start combing from the bottom up.
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!

I saturate my hair in conditioner, split it into half sections, then under running water I use my Conair shower comb and detangle. I no longer use brushes.
*Natural 3C/TWA*
Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
, Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
KCCC, Eco Styler
Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
Whipped Shea Butter
EVCO, Jojoba
I may just be weird, but I prefer to detangle on DAMP hair, rather than soaking wet. I usually wet it in front of the sink (just run my hands under the faucet and then through my hair). Then I section, load up with a slipper conditioner (usually Trader Joe's Nourish Spa) and get to work. The tangles just kind of fall out with a finger detangle, and then I go back with a wide toothed comb just to make sure I got everything.

I have fine strands, so I find that my hair is more prone to snapping if it's too wet when I detangle. Manipulating my damp hair allows the strands to 'soften up' without becoming as fragile as they are when soaking wet.
I used to just finger-comb with conditioner in.

I've begun oiling and braiding my hair at night, so since my curl pattern gets messed up anyway, I brush it with the softest Bass boar bristle brush I could find beforehand, until I don't meet any resistance (takes less time and lost hair than one might think--FAR less than for just finger-combing). Then in the shower the next morning I finger-comb a little, comb it with a wide-toothed wooden comb 'til it doesn't catch, and that's it. It really doesn't take that long, actually.

Last edited by Muri; 12-05-2011 at 01:35 PM.
...I finally figured out what works for my 3c hair- a mix of the tightly curly and curly girl methods. I wash (or co-wash), then add lots of conditioner to my hair. (My current favorite is Aussie Moist. I used to like Tressemme Naturals, but it made my scalp itchy).

I split my hair in 4 sections, and piece by piece add blue ecostyler for hold. Then I use a D-41 Denman brush to detangle each piece.

After that, I plop my hair in a t-shirt and leave it in for as long as I can (at least 30 minutes, but sometimes overnight. If you don't know what plopping is, check out youtube videos). The longer I plop, the curlier my hair becomes. I've never used a brush in my life, but amazingly the Denman truly works. My hair is way too thick for finger styling, and the wide-tooth comb brought my curls down.

At this point, I air dry, or use a diffuser if necessary. After a couple days, I add shea butter to my hair for moisture. Hope this helps!
3c, low porosity, course hair. Henna gal. BC'd 23 Oct 11.

Lowpoo: TJ's TTT, Terresessentials Lemon Hair Mud, CJ Daily Fix
CO: V05 MM Strawberries & Creme
Wash Out: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle & Rose
LI: Aussie Moist, CJ's Beauticurls
Stylers: Blue Ecostyler, KCCC, Aloe Vera Gel
Moisturizer: Shea Butter, Qhemet Biologics BRBC
When I was a religious pre-pooer, I finger detangled on very oily hair. I found I loss less hair and had less split ends. Overall it depends on how I'm going to style my hair. If I do a wash and go, I do a light detangle just before I rinse out the conditioner, since I have to comb product thru my hair. If I plan on doing a braid/ twist/ bantu knot out or straighten I do a detangle on soaking wet hair saturated with conditioner. Afterwards I section and braid, then use my final rinse out conditioner on each section before rebraiding each section again.
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I finger comb in the shower, and then follow up with a comb on wet conditioner-loaded hair.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Me, too.

The bristles on the Tangle Teaser are too short to go through my big hair, even when it's sopping wet. I need a wide-toothed comb with really long teeth.

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