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wannabewavy 05-23-2013 09:58 PM

Herbal Essences Curl Silkening Detangler
DDs hair is 2A/2B. I feel like I'm doing pretty good on getting her to use my CG friendly products, but she still wants to brush her hair smooth in the morning. I figure one step at a time.

Anyway, currently we are using the Suave Kids detangler. I was looking for some different products for us to use (both are having scalp issues with our current cleanser & conditioner) and ran across this: Hair Detangler for Tangled Curls | Herbal Essences.

I tried looking at the ingredient list but cannot find it online. Has anyone tried the product for detangling the morning bedhead? Does it work? Is it CG friendly?

Thanks in advance!

Firefox7275 05-24-2013 07:51 AM

I'd eat my hat if that is not loaded with nasties. Have you tried Kinky Curly Knot today? I also get really easy detangling from coconut oil, the day after a deep treatment when just the residue is still coating my hair. Conditioners rich in one of the behentrimonums tend to have more slip than those loaded with fatty alcohols, ditto anything with a pH around 4.5 (many Komaza Care products are, and also scalp friendly).

Could you perhaps avoid bedhead tangles with a pineapple or loose braid, satin sleep cap or pillowcase? Is she finger detangling before hitting the brush?

Best thing for scalp issues is a formal diagnosis from your family doctor then treat or pick products with that in mind. I would be reticent to keep adding commercial products that are likely packed with potentially irritating ingredients like fragrances. Diet modification is beneficial in many scalp complaints: foods that are anti inflammatory and nutrient dense to help calm any inappropriate immune response, strengthen the skin barrier, alter the amount and composition of your sebum. Especially look at your intake of oily fish, sugars and white/ refined carbs.

ETA Ouch at the drying alcohol! I would not want to comb hair when damp (weakened) with that. According to Science-y hairblog the alcohol in hairspray starts breaking down hair fast when it is wetted rather than a tiny mist that evaporates immediately.
"Alcohol Denat., Water/Eau, Acrylates Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Triethyl Citrate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol."

turquoisecurls 05-24-2013 11:44 AM

Amazon has the ingredients listed, it does contain cones

wannabewavy 05-26-2013 11:56 AM

Well, darn! I figured as much.

We are currently using the DevaCurl line for everything but the morning detangling, and the scalp issues developed out of nowhere a couple of month ago. (I figure mine was due to expecting baby #4, but obviously that's not what's effecting DD.) Also our budget has changed, so I was looking for some inexpensive alternatives.

As to the pineapple or loose braid overnight, we have used the loose braid with success in the past, but it's hit and miss when she lets me do that.*Again, I figure one battle at a time.

Guess I'll stick with the Suave detangler for non-wash days even though it's only working so-so. :(

turquoisecurls 05-26-2013 04:39 PM

If you want a detangeling spray you could dilute any conditioner with water in a spray bottle. When we first tried deva conditioner on my daughters hair that's how we used it ( and it lasted forever ) since it did not work well for washing. I found the tangle teezer brush best for brushing wet/damp hair the gentle way.

wannabewavy 05-26-2013 05:46 PM

Thank you for the brush rec. Also, I'll have to try the diluted conditioner when we run out of the Suave (getting close). I had completely forgotten about that trick.

rainboe 05-26-2013 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by wannabewavy (Post 2174212)
Thank you for the brush rec. Also, I'll have to try the diluted conditioner when we run out of the Suave (getting close). I had completely forgotten about that trick.

Doesn't the Suave detangler also have cones in it? If you aren't shampooing it out, that has probably caused build up for her. The condish in a spray bottle works really well, and is also cheaper.

thedollyrot 06-15-2013 06:25 PM

I've used that stuff myself and I personally don't like how it leave my hair. I really love Aussie Hair Insurance spray, but I am not familiar if it has cones in it or not.

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