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Best detangling tool for 4b/c hair HELP!!

jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
It doesnt matter whether it's a comb, brush, yo hands! I jus need something that does the LEAST amount of damage to my hair but the BEST at removing shedding and knots. Please also give suggestions on the best way to use these tools
Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
Shampoo:
Giovanni TTTT
Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
Deep Condish: AOHSR
Protein DC: AOGPB
Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
Oils:
Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
Want to try: GDLI

Comments

  • lawlaw Posts: 228Registered Users
    My two best detangling tools are my fingers and a wide tooth comb. I get a lot of shed hair out by gently tugging on my hair (I do this wet or dry but damp to wet tends to work better). Then I use a wide tooth comb to detangle sections of hair (damp or wet only). Most folks will say comb ends to root. I don't always follow that rule.
    "You Tied that thing up outside?" said Kepler. "What if he got hungry and ate a mailman or a kindergarten class or something? The least you could do is tie a decent knot." Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    law wrote: »
    My two best detangling tools are my fingers and a wide tooth comb. I get a lot of shed hair out by gently tugging on my hair (I do this wet or dry but damp to wet tends to work better). Then I use a wide tooth comb to detangle sections of hair (damp or wet only). Most folks will say comb ends to root. I don't always follow that rule.

    This is the same for me as well.

    I find it works best with my hair saturated in conditioner, or if I must detangle on dry hair, I spritz oil on my ends and detangle on strand at a time. The latter can be time consuming, but it saves a lot of heartache.
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  • darlingdivadarlingdiva Posts: 64Registered Users
    To detangle, I put Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner and an oil (right now, sunflower oil) on dry hair. Then I finger detangle. Then I detangle with a paddle brush & I do one comb-through with my Magic Star Jumbo Rake comb.

    This method works so much better for me than solely detangling with a comb because I get much less breakage, and I find it easier for me to remove the shed hairs.
  • dearheart15dearheart15 Posts: 177Registered Users
    I'm trying to do a better job of finger detangling first on dry hair to get some of the shed hairs out. After washing, I detangle in sections with lots of condish. First I apply condish to the section, then finger detangle. I then go through with the wide tooth comb. About once a month or when I have some extra time, I follow the wide tooth comb with my denman to make sure the hair is really smooth.
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  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    it seems everyone's stressing "finger-detangling with conditioner". it used to finger-detangle but i never seem get rid of all the shedding but i guess it was because i never used conditioner. i think i will give it another go. Thanks everyone!
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • k.leek.lee Posts: 42Registered Users
    My fingers and/or a wide tooth comb along with kinky curly knot today help to detangle my hair really well with few knots.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    jgnelle wrote: »
    it seems everyone's stressing "finger-detangling with conditioner". it used to finger-detangle but i never seem get rid of all the shedding but i guess it was because i never used conditioner. i think i will give it another go. Thanks everyone!
    finger detangling doesn't work for everyone. It doesn't work for me. And it seems to me that's what takes the longest (whenever people complain about how long it takes to detangle more often than not, they are finger detangling)--IMHO

    Anyway, I use a wide tooth comb (a SEAMLESS one) with conditioner. Then when I'm getting ready to put my leave in or moisturize, I use a paddle brush to remove all knots and shed hair, always working section by section. Works like a charm.
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  • lawlaw Posts: 228Registered Users
    I may have been misunderstood. I do use my fingers to tug on my hair getting rid of shed hair which makes my comb detangling easier. But I do not Finger Detangle/Finger Comb (does not work for me) I have to comb or I have knots and eventually locs.
    "You Tied that thing up outside?" said Kepler. "What if he got hungry and ate a mailman or a kindergarten class or something? The least you could do is tie a decent knot." Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    jgnelle wrote: »
    it seems everyone's stressing "finger-detangling with conditioner". it used to finger-detangle but i never seem get rid of all the shedding but i guess it was because i never used conditioner. i think i will give it another go. Thanks everyone!
    finger detangling doesn't work for everyone. It doesn't work for me. And it seems to me that's what takes the longest (whenever people complain about how long it takes to detangle more often than not, they are finger detangling)--IMHO

    Anyway, I use a wide tooth comb (a SEAMLESS one) with conditioner. Then when I'm getting ready to put my leave in or moisturize, I use a paddle brush to remove all knots and shed hair, always working section by section. Works like a charm.

    what's the difference (or benefit) of using a seamless comb?
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    jgnelle wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    jgnelle wrote: »
    it seems everyone's stressing "finger-detangling with conditioner". it used to finger-detangle but i never seem get rid of all the shedding but i guess it was because i never used conditioner. i think i will give it another go. Thanks everyone!
    finger detangling doesn't work for everyone. It doesn't work for me. And it seems to me that's what takes the longest (whenever people complain about how long it takes to detangle more often than not, they are finger detangling)--IMHO

    Anyway, I use a wide tooth comb (a SEAMLESS one) with conditioner. Then when I'm getting ready to put my leave in or moisturize, I use a paddle brush to remove all knots and shed hair, always working section by section. Works like a charm.

    what's the difference (or benefit) of using a seamless comb?
    doesn't snag the hair. seams may have rough, uneven edges which will snag your hair and tear it. So you will have more split ends
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  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    I finger-detangle. I have done it on conditioner-soaked hair and on dry, stretched hair with oil. I got good results both times. Finger-detangling allows me to get rid of tangles and shed hair quickly (less than 30 minutes) and easily while manipulating my hair less. In addition, I see no difference in the way my hairstyles turns out.

    I feel no need to get all of the shed hair out--I never got it all out with a wide-toothed comb and modified "Denman" anyways. If I ever use a tool to detangle again, it'll be a wide toothed comb. I'll use it very infrequently...opting to finger-detangle most if the time.
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    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
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  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    jgnelle wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    finger detangling doesn't work for everyone. It doesn't work for me. And it seems to me that's what takes the longest (whenever people complain about how long it takes to detangle more often than not, they are finger detangling)--IMHO

    Anyway, I use a wide tooth comb (a SEAMLESS one) with conditioner. Then when I'm getting ready to put my leave in or moisturize, I use a paddle brush to remove all knots and shed hair, always working section by section. Works like a charm.

    what's the difference (or benefit) of using a seamless comb?
    doesn't snag the hair. seams may have rough, uneven edges which will snag your hair and tear it. So you will have more split ends

    oh kool! learn something new everyday
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • maybejadeymaybejadey Posts: 198Registered Users
    If you have fine strands, I say finger-detangling. It does take longer, but if you're looking to retain length, it's the way to go. At least or me. I used a Denman and a wide tooth comb alternatively for the 2nd and 3rd years of being natural, and only recently did I come to terms with the fact that they were actually stretching my fine strands so far that they were breaking off and leaving some really damaged, thin ends. I'll be growing that damage out for awhile. =(
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  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    Ok so I tried finger-detangling again with conditioner. It was ok but it took FOREVER!! I almost gave up. So do u guys think its safe to use a denman every week?
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    jgnelle wrote: »
    Ok so I tried finger-detangling again with conditioner. It was ok but it took FOREVER!! I almost gave up. So do u guys think its safe to use a denman every week?
    I don't use one myself BUT I would say it's safe is you finger-combed a bit first. This would get rid of major tangles that the Denman might rip out.
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    denman ripped my hair out. I really never advise a denman, but if it works for you, sure
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  • curliefrocurliefro Posts: 45Registered Users
    I use a spritz mix of Giovanni conditioner or trader joe's moisture balance with aloe vera juice and water (variation of Kimmaytube's leave in) and finger comb delicately.
  • MyHairIsMyHobbyMyHairIsMyHobby Posts: 25Registered Users
    I've never tried a Denman, some women swear by it, but I could see it snapping some strands, if you have thin hair. As far as what type of detangling tool you should use, I think it depends on the hairstyle that you are doing. If you are trying to do a twist out, or any other style that requires your hair to be completely detangled, I suggest the Jilbere Pastel Shower Comb, as seen here: (Amazon.com: Jilbere Pastel Shower Comb: Beauty (Like all the other ladies said, make sure that you use it with a product that gives you lots of slip!)

    BUT, if you are simply looking to detangle your hair (like between styles or just to get the knots out) I would use my fingers (and be VERY careful!) It's just not a good idea to detangle dry anyway--as you all know.

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  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    Hi mama,

    I'm pretty pretty sure it has been mentioned already, but the two best detanglers for our texture of hair are 1: your fingers, and 2: a wide tooth comb. & lastly, you don't need to be detangling dry hair. Try spraying your leave-in conditioner (like Oyin Juices & Berries, or etc...) OR wait until wash day to detangle your hair.

    :idea1:!
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  • jamaica68jamaica68 Posts: 85Registered Users
    A good conditioner with slip and the Tangle Teezer.
  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    jamaica68 wrote: »
    A good conditioner with slip and the Tangle Teezer.
    which conditioner did you find have the best slip?
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • jgnellejgnelle Posts: 21Registered Users
    ok, i've been using the denman for a while now & i actualy like it 'cause out of all the other tools i think this removes the most shedding but i found that it works best (that is doesnt rip out my hair) when i use combs first on hair soaked in conditioner & water. i said combs because i use both fine tooth (yes i said it!) & wide tooth ones. i mostly do mini twists and i find that the fine tooth comb can go through the tiny knots that form instead of cutting them out like i used to do. theres less breakage 'cause i'm extremely careful. my problem now is finding a conditioner with slip.
    Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
    Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
    Shampoo:
    Giovanni TTTT
    Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
    Deep Condish: AOHSR
    Protein DC: AOGPB
    Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
    Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
    Oils:
    Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
    Want to try: GDLI
  • OnyxK.OnyxK. Posts: 157Registered Users
    -coconut oil in your hair the night before
    -moisten hair
    -apply olive oil (extra at the ends)
    -spray a mix of H2O +conditioner of your choice
    -finger comb
    - seamless wide tooth comb

    sounds like a lot but it isn't( i swear! just finished doing it today) :)
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