Not Brushing?

I know it's terrible to brush curly hair, and I only brush mine when I've just got out of the shower and it's soaking wet, but I'm going to try and stop brushing. But I was wondering what to do to get the tangles out? Mine gets incredibly tangled and matted, which obviously isn't good, but how do I avoid this if I don't brush it?

Also, I've recently got side bangs [I've never had them before], but does it look weird with thicker hair on one side than the other? My hair's really thick.
I comb my hair in the shower while its full of conditioner to remove tangles and again when I put in my leave in and usually when I put in my styler in soaking wet hair....after that I don't comb it again.

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I comb my hair in the shower while its full of conditioner to remove tangles and again when I put in my leave in and usually when I put in my styler in soaking wet hair....after that I don't comb it again.

M
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same here
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The whole point isn't to just not attempt to get rid of tangles at all. It's what should be USED to get the tangles out of your hair. Combs tend to do the best job for most and causes the least breakage. Which results in less flyaways and split ends!

And you should only be combing and detangling your hair while you're in the shower with conditioner in your hair. The conditioner really helps with detangling and protects it from breakage.
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A W--I--D--E tooth comb and good conditioner can be your best friend for getting out tangles.

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Agree with others...wide tooth comb while in the shower with conditioner in.
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I think that there is a brushing technique that B&A recommend on their website. Basically, they brush the hair upside down after rinsing the conditioner out, then proceeding on with styling. Maybe I can find the link...
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Last edited by ewenique; 05-02-2008 at 03:55 PM.
Now, I comb my hair in the shower (with condish) and finger comb when styling.
However, before I go to bed at night, I will lightly brush my hair and in the morning, before I shower, I will brush it again. I think it's okay, as long as you're gentle and as long as you don't mind looking like a poodle afterwards LOL
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it's important to me that my hair is not so gnarly i can't run my fingers through it. i don't know why, but it bugs me to death if i can't run my fingers through without catching everywhere. so, i use a hair pick instead of a brush or comb, while hair is wet. sometimes i pick it a little to fluff it up if it styles a bit crunchy from product. if it needs sprucing up during the day, i pick through it again and THEN give it a light spritzing of water (carry it in my purse) and that reshapes the curls that get a bit too "fluffy" after picking.
I guess I'm an exception to the rule because most days I use my Denman to distribute conditioner, whatever cream/serum, gel...until the last small gel application which I scrunch/smooth. This is the only way I get defined, clumped curls. When I don't brush styling products into soaking wet hair, my hair often seems curlier, but has more frizz and is more stringy, less defined. I have a wide-tooth comb sitting in the shower, but it doesn't get much love...
I pulled out my Denman brush this morning and brushed my styling products through in the shower. I did comb my conditioner through before rinsing, so I was well detangled first. I have to say I did have better clumps and definition. Can't swear that it was the brushing, but I'm going to try it some more and see if this continues.
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I agree with almost everyone else... though I don't do this often, if my hair is feeling tangly I use a wide-tooth comb in the shower while conditioning.
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Great post and question. My 3b hair tangles a lot so I finger detangle while I have conditioner in my hair. I find that when I do that , my curl definition is better and my hair does not break like it does when I brush my hair

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