Tangles, a woe of transitioning?

lunarisinglunarising Registered Users Posts: 71
I've been transitioning for about 5 months and all of a sudden my hair seems so much more tangly when it's wet. I haven't changed my routine at all, is this normal?

I'm trying to be very gentle but even with a ton of conditioner it's taking me a while to finger comb out the tangles. :?
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Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.

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  • SYBSYB Registered Users Posts: 305 Curl Neophyte
    Yes it is perfectly normal. To combat you hair from tangling, you should start doing deep treatments 1-2 times a month, if you haven't started already. And combing your conditioner through after applying it to your hair is also something that will help also.
    "Curls Tester"
    Products in my current regime: Nioxin Scalp Therapy Shampoo, ORS Replenishing Pak, Curls Whipped Cream, Curls Souffle, Curls Spiral Curls Cream, Curls Milkshake, Curls Quenched, BB(Bonner Brothers) Growth Lotion
  • lunarisinglunarising Registered Users Posts: 71
    Thanks SYB :)

    I do a DT 3 to 4 times a month, and also finger comb the conditioner through my hair after letting it sit for a few minutes.

    It's good to know tangling is normal wry smile at least I know it's nothing I'm doing, I'll just have to persevere and be patient.

    Please tell me it's all worth it!
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    Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.
  • soon2bsoon2b Registered Users Posts: 220
    It may be time for a trim
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    Hair Type: small 3c patch in the center, mostly 4a with a patch of 4b at my temples
    Shampoo: Suave daily clarifying ( when I feel that need)
    Conditioners: AOHSR, MM, olive oil
    Styler/Leave-in: SheaMoisture, Fantasia IC, HNS
  • SmallFrySmallFry Registered Users Posts: 614
    whew! (just read its normal) i was just wondering the same thing. My hair has been getting more tangles (when wet) lately also. I now detangle while my hair is loaded with conditioner. this helps. also I'm doing DT about 2-4 times a month... depends how much time I have.
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  • zahrazahra Registered Users Posts: 202
    Hi, what product do you use for your treatments?
    3c and 4a. DevaCurl No Poo, Curls Milkshake and Souffle. BC in April 2007.
  • dsg-girlycurlydsg-girlycurly Registered Users Posts: 343
    I have the same problem -- it seems my hair is tanglelicious and now I know why it seemed that my hair use to never grow very long; I was tearing it out while trying to detangle.

    Now I co-wash and deep condition weekly. I've tried several different products but I find that whatever I use I have to resolve within myself that it takes more time (than I'm acustom to) to properly detangle. I've been using the combing, detangling and washing method on http://www.growafrohairlong.com/; it takes more time but I'm hoping in about another 6-7 months that I can master and expedite process with minimal hair loss due to tangles.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions :glasses9:)

    Be encouraged -- Cuzz Fuzz is what it Duzz!!

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  • lunarisinglunarising Registered Users Posts: 71
    posting an update

    I'm glad to report that the tangles are a lot better :) I still have some but I found out by trial and error that by only finger combing I was leaving in some loose hair which was wrapping around attached hair and creating its own snarl.

    I now use a wide toothed comb after applying conditioner and gently untangle, starting at the ends and working up to the roots.

    I do find I seem to lose more hair this way which is kinda un-nerving though.
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    Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.
  • elliemay72elliemay72 Registered Users Posts: 49
    I just discovered that Trader Joe's Nourish conditioner does WONDERS for my tangle problem...if you have one near you, it might help.
    Loving my natural 4a curls, coils and squiggles!
  • holly8holly8 Registered Users Posts: 632
    i wish i knew how to detangle my hair months ago b/c i lost so much hair, like the size of a dinner plate.i mad b/c i kept my hair in weave to grow my hair but i end up losing some of it ,i was in a rush to get my hair done, we all have to learn from our mistakes.
    Natural since Jan 2,07
    I did a BC
    Hair type:3C\3B
    Multi-racial hair
    Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

    Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

    Hair products:homemade products.....


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  • SmallFrySmallFry Registered Users Posts: 614
    zahra wrote:
    Hi, what product do you use for your treatments?

    (I think this is for me)
    Sorry it took so long to respond... Well I use the Guava and protein DT from Curl Junkie once monthly. I then follow with a moisturizing treatment- similar to the "Love is in the air" recipie in CG book. I make it with conditioner, coconut oil, olive oil and then I'll add a little honey. Also I use heat cap for about 30 min. Other times I'll add coconut oil, olive oil to my conditioner and use heat cap for 30 min.
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  • SmallFrySmallFry Registered Users Posts: 614
    update:
    My tangles aren't as bad anymore. I don't know what was going on before, it was like I was the tangle magnet. I guess now, I have minor to normal tangles.

    I found that its better to let the conditioner sit on my hair for a few minutes before detangling. And I detangle with my fingers before I move on to using the wide tooth comb.
    Lotsa 3c curls
    Curly Journey Album
    Updated 2009 and 2010 pics
    Hair Journal/Products

    It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have

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