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Tangles are making me crazy, please help!

For some reason, the back of my hair (at the nape of my neck) tangles so easily, even without product in it, and I don't know what to do! It's usually worse on non-shampoo days but lately it seems like no matter what I get a tangled, knotty mess back there. My hair is a few inches below my shoulders, 3a/b, well-moisturized and cared for. I only use 2 styling products (GVP Potion 9 and Alterna Hemp Texturizing Glaze), and condition with GVP Balm. I recently tried Paul Mitchell's The Detangler but it didn't work either. Does anyone have any tips, tricks, suggestions?

Thanks!
Sugaree curls :toothy4:
mid-length type 3a/b, normal to fine, normal porosity, color-treated, living in a low humidity climate.
Shampoo: Redken All Soft once or twice a week
Conditioner: Redken All Soft, GVP Conditioning Balm on shampoo days.
Leave-in: GVP Potion 9 and Alterna Hemp Leave-in (HG's!), CK.
Styling: Alterna Hemp Texturizing Glaze (HG!), Catwalk Root Booster, Paul Mitchell Volumizing Foam, ICON Mesh.
My Devafuser is my hair's secret weapon for looking fabulous!

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  • Tomorrow Never KnowsTomorrow Never Knows Posts: 320Registered Users
    Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

    Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

    Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

    Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

    Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    Have you ever done a protein treatment?? Bad tangles is just one way my protein hungry hair tells me it's time for a treatment. Lack of life and sproing is the other big sign for me
  • CurlyHazeCurlyHaze Posts: 295Registered Users
    When I first started cg this was a major problem for me.

    I found that if i rinse my hair upside down in the shower it really makes it bad, also have you tried an acv rinse, this really helped me.
    Very Thick dry 3b BSL.
    Fine, medium porosity
    Right now I am using GVP conditioning balm for cowash and RO,
    my hair loves protein.
    for styling my base is BRHG I can use it alone but prefer with Curl Keeper. I sulphate poo once a month or so as needed.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurlyHaze%2F" class="Popup
  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    CurlyHaze wrote: »

    I found that if i rinse my hair upside down in the shower it really makes it bad, also have you tried an acv rinse, this really helped me.

    This is what I found as well. I rinse upside-down, and while the rest of my hair was moisturized, I was missing a small section on my nape. So it got dry and tangled very easily. Making it a point to apply a leave-in there and using ACV rinses every so often helped a lot.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I make sure to put leave-in there. It really helps.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • sugaree75sugaree75 Posts: 19Registered Users
    Thanks all! This weekend and today I made sure i extra conditioned my tangled areas and am now rinsing and applying product right-side up. So far, so good! Any suggestions for a cheap, effective protein treatment for my hair type (see sig.)? I've never done one before....
    Sugaree curls :toothy4:
    mid-length type 3a/b, normal to fine, normal porosity, color-treated, living in a low humidity climate.
    Shampoo: Redken All Soft once or twice a week
    Conditioner: Redken All Soft, GVP Conditioning Balm on shampoo days.
    Leave-in: GVP Potion 9 and Alterna Hemp Leave-in (HG's!), CK.
    Styling: Alterna Hemp Texturizing Glaze (HG!), Catwalk Root Booster, Paul Mitchell Volumizing Foam, ICON Mesh.
    My Devafuser is my hair's secret weapon for looking fabulous!
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Laura Lee wrote: »
    Have you ever done a protein treatment?? Bad tangles is just one way my protein hungry hair tells me it's time for a treatment. Lack of life and sproing is the other big sign for me

    This is exactly what happens to me. I really like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner[/buylink]; they also have a DT. It is fairly inexpensive. Aubrey's Organics GDP is also good.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!

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