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Khadija.D.Carryl 11-17-2009 09:28 PM

Coming out curly hair without pulling it...
Hi everyone! I'm new to Naturally Curly but not new to the hair forums like LHC, and LHCF :) Some of you know me already.

But anyhow, my concern is my daughter's very curly hair. I use argan oil in her hair to loosen up the curl and to moisturize. I hate the greasy look and it absorbs really well and keeps her frizzies away. Which I am really happy about because now I don't have to use all those hair creams, and un-natural concoctions I have been buying anymore.

I use a Jean Pierre brush and it seems to work pretty okay and it's one of my favorite brushes. But are there are other brushes that would be good to comb out her well really easily? Like her curls are similar to Shirley Temple curls. and she's of a mixed racial background, being both italian, african american and (black) guyanese. Maybe that helps. Thanks!

zcurlygirl 11-17-2009 09:46 PM

I've found that combing with a wide toothed comb in the shower only when soaking wet eliminates a lot of frizz and doesn't pull out the curl. Are you familiar with the CG method?

missmagoo 11-17-2009 10:01 PM

I really can't brush my hair out at all. I used to try to before oiling overnight (when I didn't care if it got frizzy or not) but now the only time I comb it is in the shower when it's wet with conditioner on it.
The curls just tangle together (it doesn't look knotty, the curls just like to be friendly), and I've found that brushing or combing it dry is too damaging.

redcelticcurls 11-18-2009 01:52 AM

You will never ever see me dry combing or brushing, unless it's for a gag joke. It just doesn't work on me.

Are you wanting to comb to comb though the oil or to loosen the curl pattern?

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 11:12 AM

I wasn't getting any instant notifications so hence my delayed reply. Thanks everyone!

I just want to brush out her hair, so it isn't notty or tangled. It looks really bushy when it's all knotted up. Like the back of her hair rubs against her clothes and winter clothes don't help either. (It's getting cold up here, and we're in the Toronto, Canada area).

I can't exactly be in the shower with her to do her hair, so when she gets out, I just brush it out while it's damp and oil it at the same time. The argan oil helps a whole lot, and now I don't have to use all those chemicals creams and garbage, because it doesn't frizz up, but just thought there might be better brushes I could be using. I like the Jean Pierre one but would be open to buying another one especially for those small tangles that get stuck together.

It easily blows out, but I'm not into having her have straight hair. I want to see those curls, as they naturally are.

Ondulee 11-20-2009 12:11 PM


Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 12:17 PM

aaaww that looks so neat!! Would love to get one. hhmm wonder where in TO we could get one?

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 12:21 PM

it'd be nice though, if they'd show how or spoke about the results were specifically with curly hair

Ondulee 11-20-2009 12:29 PM

they seem to have various places on their site with testimonials placed and a lot of them refer to frizzy curly tangled hair....

I think this is the original site in the UK- they seem to have more customer reviews...

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 12:31 PM

I'll have to go back and read more throughly, thanks!

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 12:32 PM

Just realized I made a typo in the subject title, but couldn't edit it.

I meant combing out curly hair, without pulling it (out)

Copasetic 11-20-2009 02:27 PM

I only comb my hair when it is soaking wet and full of conditioner. Maybe when she gets out of the shower you could use a spray bottle to re-wet her hair (if it has started to dry) and apply a leave-in conditioner, then comb. I would also advise starting at the bottom of her hair and working your way up so you don't cause any big snarls.

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-20-2009 03:33 PM

I brush out her hair that way except I use argan oil and not any of the leave-ins anymore because we're trying to be as natural as possible.

I was really looking to find an alternative comb/brush that would work a bit better, if at all possible. :) Thanks!

Alexjoujou 11-20-2009 10:05 PM

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I brush out her hair that way except I use argan oil and not any of the leave-ins anymore because we're trying to be as natural as possible.

I was really looking to find an alternative comb/brush that would work a bit better, if at all possible. :) Thanks!

We use a Mebco wide tooth comb. It works very well--better than a brushf or us at least.

My daughter also has mixed hair. Hers is very thick and long now and has mixed textures in it.

Here's a pic. I got it at Sally's for cheap based on recommendations on this forum actually. We use Qhemet Biologics products for my daughter quite a lot and love them. It is nice to be more natural. We still use some Garnier Fructis as a leave in...I think we are getting closer to being able to not use so much leave in as her hair gets healthier and healthier!

Khadija.D.Carryl 11-21-2009 09:26 AM

Thanks for the recommendation!! So happy we have a Sally's here. When we were in Montreal, I missed Sally's SO much. Toronto has a lot of American stores which we're used to.

I do was using some of the same products but once I saw how well the argan oil worked, I just ditched the other stuff, plus it lasts a WHOLE lot longer as I need only a bit, and I'm a traditional Moroccan oil, and I just am really into natural, traditional products.

Really appreciate the recommendation!

Ondulee 11-24-2009 10:45 AM


Khadija.D.Carryl 11-24-2009 11:40 AM

hhhmmm odd. I went in to get that Mebco comb and I found it at Sally's. There is one around the corner from us.

I do agree though, that the US may carry many more products then Canada might. It always varies from country to country. Sorry to hear you didn't find what you were looking for.

Ondulee 11-24-2009 11:41 AM


Khadija.D.Carryl 11-24-2009 11:45 AM

wow, that's not too great to hear. Ours, we're in Brampton, had plenty of items. I usually always find what I'm looking for. and I have lived in the USA for 7 yrs and am familiar with what Sally's has down there too.

Maybe it just isn't a great Sally's out where you went to.

ricitos de oro 11-25-2009 01:01 AM

I cannot give up using my brush because when I comb or pick through my hair it just separates my curls and ends up looking frizzy. I pick through a head of conditioner in the shower, then brush through. I use a brush like this and would suggest it if the comb doesn't do the trick:
I've used this kind of brush my whole life, except mine were the cheap Goody kind with a cream colored handle instead of black. The last few years they've been hard to find, but a few months ago they popped up at my CVS so I stocked up on them.

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