TANGLES?!?

TennsTenns Registered Users Posts: 40
How do you ladies deal with them with transitioning? My hair tangles so bad, and it really scares me b/c I think I'm going to loose to much hair from it tangling that it will defeat the point of me transitioning. I'm mainly transitioning b/c I feel my hair will be healthier in it natural state, but starting off with this transitioning stuff is scary!

HELP!
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  • Nichole23Nichole23 Registered Users Posts: 57
    When I started to transition my hair was texlaxed and I quickly learned as a texlaxed head that detangling dry hair was very bad for me.

    So I only detangle (or atleast try) when my hair is soaking wet and full of conditioner.

    I also use a Jilbere Shower comb (which is seamless) and is really gentle on the hair.

    As for conditioner I use NeXxus Humectress for cowashs and I follow up with Giovanni Direct-leave in, which is an excellent detangler.

    If you're still having "tangle" issues, try mixing a couple tablespoons of Roux Porosity Control into your moisturizing deep conditioner.

    Remember, be gentle with your hair and it probably will take longer to detangle transitioning hair than relaxed hair!

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  • curly1542curly1542 Registered Users Posts: 16
    hey buddy!

    don't be a stranger and don't be afraid to hit me up with any questions, I have AIM on my phone so I'm usually signed on. good luck!

    ttyl,
    kev
  • FlashdanceFlashdance Registered Users Posts: 91
    I know all too well what you mean with tangles. I rarely comb my hair wet/dry. I usually do it w/ a head full of conditioner & it still tangles sometimes.


    Just keep doing what you do with the patience. Transitioning takes Patience+++!!!
    Get acquainted with curl friendly products.
    I dig Ellin Lavar's Textures Line-as it is for curly/wavy hair & is very safe to use on multicultural & ethnic hair types.

    I promise by glycerin like some do honey...Any humectant is worth the try in my view.

    HTH- Best 2 U:cyclops:
  • Karua12Karua12 Registered Users Posts: 155
    Curly Nikki had a post recently about detangling and I think it's very helpful!

    http://www.curlynikki.com/search/label/Detangling%20Tips

    As for slippery conditioners I really love using (in order of usage) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink], Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner and VO5 Strawberries and Cream but there are *alot* of other great conditioners out there.

    Also, I definetly cosign Nichole23. When it comes to detangling, your fingers and a seamless wide tooth shower comb are the best tools of the trade! Be gentle and keep it very wet and soaked with conditoner while you go through.
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  • mixededmixeded Registered Users Posts: 381
    Nichole23 wrote: »
    Remember, be gentle with your hair and it probably will take longer to detangle transitioning hair than relaxed hair!

    ...or even short natural hair!
    I always had such a time detangling my transitioning hair. Lots of breakage, hair coming out, etc. Once I chopped it off, detangling became soooo easy, it takes me all of 15 seconds.
    Now when it grows out longer, that's a different story.. or so I've heard.
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  • TennsTenns Registered Users Posts: 40
    So the common consensus I'm seeing is you detangle using a conditioner. I get all this, however...you eventually have to wash the conditioner our right? See I'm getting the tangles once I wash everything out, b/c while I wash my hair is doesn't tangle.

    ???
    ~Tenns~
    On a new hair growth challenge
    Hair type: Who knows???

    Learning something new everyday!

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  • TennsTenns Registered Users Posts: 40
    Nichole23 wrote: »

    Remember, be gentle with your hair and it probably will take longer to detangle transitioning hair than relaxed hair!

    Completely get what your saying, but when my hair is/was relaxed it never tangled...like never. Its only recently started tangling with my increased new growth. I also think it could be that my hair is longer, and maybe to prone to tangling b/c of the extra length that I didn't have before. Detangling was just never something I had to do.
    ~Tenns~
    On a new hair growth challenge
    Hair type: Who knows???

    Learning something new everyday!

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  • TennsTenns Registered Users Posts: 40
    Karua12 wrote: »
    Curly Nikki had a post recently about detangling and I think it's very helpful!

    http://www.curlynikki.com/search/label/Detangling%20Tips

    As for slippery conditioners I really love using (in order of usage) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink], Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner and VO5 Strawberries and Cream but there are *alot* of other great conditioners out there.

    Also, I definetly cosign Nichole23. When it comes to detangling, your fingers and a seamless wide tooth shower comb are the best tools of the trade! Be gentle and keep it very wet and soaked with conditoner while you go through.

    I definitely think its all in the conditioner. I'm going to detangle while conditioning and then rinse out, rather than detangle once everything is rinsed out.

    Thanx!
    ~Tenns~
    On a new hair growth challenge
    Hair type: Who knows???

    Learning something new everyday!

    http://perfect10beauty.wordpress.com
    http://youtube.com/perfecttenn
    http://twitter.com/perfecttenn
  • Nichole23Nichole23 Registered Users Posts: 57
    Tenns wrote: »
    So the common consensus I'm seeing is you detangle using a conditioner. I get all this, however...you eventually have to wash the conditioner our right? See I'm getting the tangles once I wash everything out, b/c while I wash my hair is doesn't tangle.

    ???

    If you use a conditioner that is a leave-in or can double as one like NeXxus Humectress or Giovanni Direct leave-in you won't need to wash the conditioner out. I rarely wash my conditioner out. But please be ingredient savy and know what can and can not be left in!!

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