Detangling product for 3b hair?

aaleaumeaaleaume Registered Users Posts: 1
Hey! Newbie here.

I've been meaning to replace my detangling product for a while now. At the moment, it's the Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk in Coconut and Hibiscus (not a big fan of it), along with some Argan Magic hair oil for moisture, but I'm not sure where to start. I have thin 3b hair, so I assume something conditioning is in order, but light. Suggestions?


  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    Actual conditioner is about as conditioning as it gets ;)

    Do you mean detangling for before, during or after washing? If before, a lot of people detangle with oils like coconut oil and then leave it on as a pre shampoo (or 'pre-poo'). If during, obviously your normal conditioner you apply in the shower - just detangle with that in.

    As for after, I'm of the belief that if you've detangled in the shower properly, you shouldn't need to detangle after the shower - you've already just done it.

    I finger-detangle my hair in the shower with conditioner in it, rinse it out, then get out of the shower and rake my products through. Again, with my fingers. Works well for me, though I do understand curls aren't exactly 'one size fits all'.

    Still, I do think that sometimes less is more with products. IMO, aside from shampoo and conditioner, a good gel and a leave-in conditioner is all you need.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • justcurliesjustcurlies Registered Users Posts: 38
    I absolutely love the kinky curly knot today to detangle my 3a curls! If you decide to use it as a detangler I still suggest you to condition your curls afterwards, as it's not as moisturizing as a conditioner!

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    My blog is all about curls: Curly tips, curly hairstyles, curly product reviews, curly fashion and curly lifestyle!
  • Zemaria_xoxoZemaria_xoxo Registered Users Posts: 30
    I love the curl and style milk, i know it detangles but its mainly a styling product. You may be using to much. Try a rinse out conditioner to detangle. My fav is Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume or their new Perfectly Undone 😍
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Registered Users Posts: 428
    I really love Kinky Curly Knot today as both a detangler and a light leave in :) You could also try Tresseme Naturals Conditioner it is really moisturizing and works well for detangling. It has great slip!
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Registered Users Posts: 732 Curl Neophyte
    SheaMoisture detangler or KCKT, if you want a detangling product...but any rinse out should do: tresemme, suave, vo5, Aussie moist, herbal essences hello hydration...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)

    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • DrRachDrRach Registered Users Posts: 264 Curl Neophyte
    I detangle with my rinse out before adding my leave in. I like CJ smoothing conditioner followed by smoothing lotion.
    3 b Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl:thumbleft:
    No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
    Stylers: LUS Curly 3in1 leave in

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