Tangle Help?

klohbowklohbow Registered Users Posts: 1

I've tried to bring out my waves a few times in the past and always ended up picking up my paddle brush. My hair tangles the moment it moves. It doesn't matter if I've just had a trim. I think it's because it's super fine (though there's a LOT of hair) and long. Does anyone have tips for dealing with tangly hair that doesn't involve just caving and brushing it all out?



  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    Hi, welcome to nc.com. I detangle my hair dry with a wide-tooth comb. I used to finger detangle in the shower with shampoo, but the drought made me need to get out of the shower faster, and I found that detangling dry works for me. Some people detangle with a wide-tooth comb in the shower after applying conditioner. Have you tried that?

    ETA: Another tool I've seen around here is the tangle teezer. In some way, people find it easier to use this than a wide tooth comb. Might be worth a try.
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  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    I think you need something to help prevent the tangles to begin with . After you wash you hair (and detangle) make sure you use something that will keep you hair moisturized, or even an oil. This should help prevent the friction between each hair. If there is less friction, the hairs shouldn't be able to grab onto each other and tangle.

    You should also take measures between washes to make sure you do not give your hair a chance to tangle, such as sleeping on a satin pillowcase, If you are going out in the wind a hat or braids. etc.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
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