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Anyone comb their hair on day 2 or 3?

Of all the CG advice, not combing my hair is the hardest for me to follow. Perhaps because I have very fine 3a hair (2 in the back). I tend to comb it out on day 2 and 3 then scrunch in a spray gel. I feel like that clumps my curls a bit better. Anyone else?
Barb
fine, 3a hair; using Suave CO, trying to find right gel

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  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    No, I don't, but I very rarely get 2nd day hair, and 3rd only happens if I'm putting on a hat!

    You can do anything you want with your hair, I'd just be as gentle as possible- to keep breaking to a minimum.
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  • MaureneMaurene Posts: 69Registered Users
    I'm about a 2c and I often comb out my hair on the 2nd day. I just don't have much curl the second day and it looks too messy (without combing). And I kinda like the soft look I get when I comb it out.
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    Nope, I only comb in the shower with conditioner. :salute:
    3b-3c CG
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    Nope, if i do that on my hair it will be like this :afro: even if I reapply product. My curl pattern gets ruined.

    But if it works for you and your hair, go for it!
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
  • SpunGoldSpunGold Posts: 454Registered Users
    Interesting concept. I normally don't comb on 2nd or 3rd days, but I'll have to try it. I have a similar curl pattern to yours - curly in the front, wavy toward the back.
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    CO Wash: Suave Coconut
    Leave-in: Deva Heaven in Hair
    Current Styler: Fuzzy Duck Gel
    finally at waist length!
  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    My hair is soooo thick and knotted, there is no way I could get a comb even to go through my hair once it's dry...I don't comb/brush at all, not even in the shower anymore, it just ruins the curl pattern, and causes poofiness and frizziness....one big mess, even when wet!
    Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
    Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
    Mod-CG since June 2007
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    JuicyTube wrote:
    Nope, I only comb in the shower with conditioner. :salute:
    Nope, if i do that on my hair it will be like this :afro: even if I reapply product. My curl pattern gets ruined.

    But if it works for you and your hair, go for it!

    Ditto both. Sometimes I have to finger comb a few knots out of the nape, but I can't comb my hair.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    JuicyTube wrote:
    Nope, I only comb in the shower with conditioner. :salute:

    Same here - I may be loose on some of the CG "rules" but I never, ever comb after product goes in.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
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  • frazalifrazali Posts: 364Registered Users
    I've never even HAD 2nd day hair - lol! But if I did - I most definitely would not be able to use a comb - if I wanted to leave the house, that is.
    Variation of 3B/3C curls.

    Amazed that I finally found a method that works for my hair! Diffuse until 60-70% dry, then let air dry for about an hour. Scrunch and leave it alone!

    NYC
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    JuicyTube wrote:
    Nope, I only comb in the shower with conditioner. :salute:
    Nope, if i do that on my hair it will be like this :afro: even if I reapply product. My curl pattern gets ruined.

    But if it works for you and your hair, go for it!

    Ditto both. Sometimes I have to finger comb a few knots out of the nape, but I can't comb my hair.

    Yea same here with the nape. And those pieces of hair wind up stick straight on 2nd/3rd day hair.
    3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    I couldn't comb, even if I wanted to. The comb would not get through my hair. However, I have been known to brush my hair dry (in sections and with a leave in) on occasion. It clumps right back up when I smooth in a styler.

    For 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th day hair, I rewet my hair with my hands, and sometimes rake through a little styler if needed, but I do not comb. I rarely comb through my hair, even when wet with conditioner. I get *way* too much reverb.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Ditto both. Sometimes I have to finger comb a few knots out of the nape, but I can't comb my hair.

    Yea same here with the nape. And those pieces of hair wind up stick straight on 2nd/3rd day hair.
    Exactly! What's up with that?! :mad: I usually talk my stylist into cutting them a little shorter so they don't hang down lower (and straighter) after the first day.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    I can see why one would want to comb for 2nd-day hair, but I don't do it anymore. Like Maurene said, it can give a nice, soft look. It would probably clump fine and look close to first-day hair with a product, too.

    However, I find that if I comb my hair dry, I'm at risk for possible breakage, and it's too much work to fight all the tangles. I only use a wide-toothed comb on conditioner-soaked hair or a fine-toothed comb on my bangs [that I want to grow out soon] when they aren't behaving.

    For second-day hair, I just smooth the canopy lightly with water then smooth on a light coating of gel to seal it. If the waves themselves aren't cooperating, I scrunch in a bit of gel, fluff to clump, then smooth.
    2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.