Hey Curlies :) , do you ever brush/comb your hair?

hi :)
Do you ever brush/comb your hair?
If no,why? and if yes, with what type of brush?
thank you :*


  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    I use a wide tooth comb after I shower to detangle and make my part. Then I scrunch in my product.
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • Libra_MoonLibra_Moon Posts: 255Registered Users
    Wide tooth when wet, brush before shower.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using CurlTalk App with accidental obvious autocorrect errors throughout.
    Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...
    hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.
    Please feel free to follow my FB blog page as I go through Cosmetology school abd beyond
    what else do you need/want to know? Blame all spelling mistakes on me, my fat fingers or autocorrect.
    oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
  • rainfallindownrainfallindown Posts: 42Registered Users
    Wide tooth comb in shower before rinsing conditioner out. Then again a quick comb through again out of shower before I put products in:)
    West Aussie wavey! 2b/low porosity, medium texture.
    Cleanse-Tressemme Naturals
    LI-Natures Gate organic
    Style-Seven Wonders anti frizz creme, Taft Extra Hold Gel, Marc Daniels Curl Creme

    Still trialling...
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    Wide tooth comb in shower to comb through conditioner (actually I can usually comb through low-poo as well) and

    Wide tooth comb to comb through curl creme before scrunching in gel.


    If I don't, my hair is disheveled and tangly, doesn't set up right.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

  • berri_cherriberri_cherri Posts: 91Registered Users
    I use my wide tooth comb while I'm in the shower or when my hair is soaking wet, I also have a Conair Denman brush I use. I use a Boar bristled brush just for the edges and the nape of my neck.
    Hair type:
    4A/4B(coarse, very thick, dry, and curly)
    Big chop 3/27/12
    Hair styling products: Shea Moisture(yellow line shampoo n restorative conditioner)
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    Density: High
    porosity: :D Definitely LOW

  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use a wide-tooth comb to do my part (wet, in the shower) and to comb through conditioner when I've coloured. I also use a Denman to dry-brush before I colour, otherwise there's just too many tangles.
    3b in South Australia.
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    I only detangle once a month with big comb and googobs of conditioner. Other times I just use my fingers and conditioner.

    Sometimes I brush edges to lay flatter but only after putting on a lot of conditioner to protect the hair.

  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    ;-) Another wide tooth comber here. After raking in my leave in condish, I comb it through and do the same with my gel before scrunching. I find the product gets more evenly distributed that way.:thumbright:
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011
  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use my fingers to detangle in shower combing n brushing is just not for me.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    No combs or brushes here. I'm trying to grow out my hair and want to be gentle with it. My hair doesn't get very tangled anyway, so my fingers work just fine. I like being able to feel the tangles/knots with my fingers and then gently work them out.
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments

  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't brush my hair and haven't done so since the 80's, because it makes it look awful.
    I do run a cheap brush with plastic bristles through it when I deep condition, to get any loose hairs or tangles out. That happens about once a month.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress --
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users
    Never. I don't find it necessary, and I think I get some breakage from doing it. Even when I trim my own hair, I do not use a comb. I let them do it at the salon though.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    I use a medium tooth comb in the shower to detangle (the one that comes with Wen, the finer end), and then I use a fine tooth comb to do my part and sort of comb my hair to lay the way I want it to. Tangles aren't an issue for me, and although I have medium density hair, the individual strands are fine and easy to comb. I've never had any breakage issues.
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    I only finger detangle, works well enough for my hair :) No breakage problems at all.
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    It all depends on length of hair. When mines was short I could comb it but now that it's super long it takes too long trying to comb it out even with lots of conditioner.

    One time I stood in the shower for 2 hours and eventually just gave up cause I'm not gonna comb it fast and break my hair. So I started doing the "1st of the month" detangle regiment.

    Im doing my part to save the planet though I still keep the water running whenever I'm styling at the sink.

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I finger detangle with conditioner in the shower, use a wide-tooth comb to distribute my PT, and use a condioner/detangler comb to comb through product as needed (Curl Keeper always, but will also comb to re-clump if my hair is looking stringy when I'm adding product).
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • JRockJRock Posts: 170Registered Users
    I use a wide tooth comb in the shower for conditioner and a denman to distribute product. I've tried it the other way around but I get better clumps using the denman after applying my leave-in, curl cream, gel, etc.

    Fat Thumbs + iPhone = Errors 
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    I appear to be the only one right now using a brush. I use a Denman brush AFTER I use my leave in conditioner. It distributes the conditioner and creates great individual curls.

    I also use it when doing a deep condition. This way I am certain that all my hair is being conditioned.
    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    What's a brush? :) In the past 20 years nothing but wide toothed combs or digits have touched my hair.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

  • bellecurlsbellecurls Posts: 1Registered Users
    i use a denmark type brush or a wide tooth comb and i most brush it in the shower to detangle but sometime i do brush my hair when its dry too for the fact that my hair sometimes needs that natural hair oil.
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    Wide tooth comb in the shower with leave-in and sometimes again when I put my styling jelly in but only if it feels like it needs to get distributed better.
    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

    Favorites: Anything from Curly Kinks...their system is my new holy grail. Still liking Juice Organics Orange and TJ Refresh Conditioners as all purpose co-wash and rinse outs.
  • butterfly57butterfly57 Posts: 19Registered Users
    I'm another one that only uses a wide tooth comb after I've applied conditioner in the shower. Then again I may use the wide tooth comb after applying styling products if I feel like there's still a lot of loose hairs. I haven't used a brush since I stopped flat ironing my hair 5 years ago and that was a paddle brush. I have never heard of a denmark brush, curious now...what is it?
    Curls 3a & 3b
    Fine but thick shoulder length hair
    Still trying to figure out the porosity and if my hair loves or hates protein
    Shampoo and Conditioner: L'Oreal Eversleek
    Styling Products: Jessicurl RR & CC
    Hair color: Nice 'N Easy semi-permanent (box color)
    Last haircut was a Devacut, prior to that a Ouidad cut, prior to that an ordinary layered cut.
    Picture in my Avatar is from last summer, a bad layered cut growing out, and I had just started using Jessicurl products.
  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    I only use a brush (paddle brush with rubber-like bristles) if I'm doing an updo and I want it to be incredibly sleek. Other than that strictly fingercomning for day-to-day and a wide tooth comb to distribute my DT.
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.