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virtuenow
12-21-2010, 09:18 PM
Hi, you guys may remember the thread that discussed a 4 hour detangling session...I responded that I actually do take 4 hours to dry finger detangle regularly. Some were appalled, some astonished. But I was hoping to get some tips from those who replied and others who said you detangle in only an hour or less. How in the world do you do this. What is your technique and tools (and please your hair type- kinky/curly/relaxed or natural)?

By the way, I just bought a new tool! The tangle teezer brush-- and I think it may be a blessing to the biggest nightmare of my natural hair journey. Detangling sessions; I hope to cut down about 75% on time here.

preciouslove0x
12-21-2010, 09:25 PM
I think if you try the kimmaytube leave-in, it should cut the detangling time down some. HTH!

NaturalBeauty<3
12-21-2010, 09:33 PM
^ ...OR a regular cheapie condish

i detangle with water, vo5, n my fingers. in the shower, tho...imma cowasher. if I straighten...ive still detangled in the shower, n braid to keep away the tangles. *shrug*

ETA: 3c/4a

virtuenow
12-21-2010, 09:34 PM
I think if you try the kimmaytube leave-in, it should cut the detangling time down some. HTH!

Should I do this before or after I wash? Saturate the hair or just a light covering??

I have a pre-poo recipe that I just started using --similar recipe to her leav-in (posted by Nasdaq diva on lhcf as a pre-poo). It has aloe vera juice and natural oils (castor/jojoba)...I may squeeze in a little trader joes nourish spa and some honey or something... I'm using this to juice my hair right now also (a version w/less of the aloe vera juice- which is more close to the leave-in you mention):grin:

naturalmanenyc
12-21-2010, 09:38 PM
I detangle on damp/wet hair filled with conditioner. I start at the ends and work my way up to the roots and then braids/clip that section out of the way.

The only time I detangle on dry hair is after taking out weave/braids to avoid matting of the shed hairs.

I found the techniques here: The Rules (http://www.tightlycurly.com/technique/therules/)

Her youtube is here: YouTube - Starting the Process (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gwRVX7YzRw)

SimJam
12-21-2010, 09:40 PM
I detangle first with finger on oil saturated hair,then I add a cheapie condish and go through with my showr comb then denman - do this every 2 weeks, inbetween I skip the denman.

takes me abt 1 hour and that includes twisting into abt 20 or so twists

ms.blue
12-21-2010, 09:40 PM
By the title I thought this was another kimmaytube thread.

*the tangle tezzer looks like it can eliminate the amount of time it would take to detangle anyone's hair.

adnolej
12-21-2010, 09:41 PM
I put evoo on my hair covered by a shower cap the night before (or at least 20 minutes before washing) then get in the shower, section into 4, then apply conditioner, rewetting for more slip as needed. I'm APL and it takes me an hour max to detangle. The key is the conditioner (right now I'm using Elucence, I prefer "thicker" not watery conditioners for detangling).

Btw, it takes an hour when I finger detangle first followed by wide tooth comb, then denman, if I skip the finger combing, it takes like 20 minutes unless I have some serious tangles

HTH

Loveygram
12-21-2010, 09:43 PM
I think if you try the kimmaytube leave-in, it should cut the detangling time down some. HTH!

ITA. I've used it when dry detangling also. It depends on how I was wearing my hair before detangling that determines how long it takes me.

Ms Lala
12-21-2010, 09:47 PM
Hi, you guys may remember the thread that discussed a 4 hour detangling session...I responded that I actually do take 4 hours to dry finger detangle regularly. Some were appalled, some astonished. But I was hoping to get some tips from those who replied and others who said you detangle in only an hour or less. How in the world do you do this. What is your technique and tools (and please your hair type- kinky/curly/relaxed or natural)?

By the way, I just bought a new tool! The tangle teezer brush-- and I think it may be a blessing to the biggest nightmare of my natural hair journey. Detangling sessions; I hope to cut down about 75% on time here.

How you wash and dry your hair may play a big part in this, but then again every texture is different too. I'm 4a/b mix . I keep my hair sectioned through out my entire washing and conditioning process and it has saved me alot of time and breakage at the end. I detangle while my hair is slightly damp, then I may comb through again as I am styling if needed. I finger comb if my hair is loose during the week to prevent tangles from forming. I honestly think Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier has helped as well. Since I started using it as my regular moisturizer I find my hair much easier to manage on wash day. I have a vid on my youtube of my wash routine and I discuss how I detangle. I haven't shown myself actually combing my hair, I figured that might be boring.

Lita
12-21-2010, 09:57 PM
I detangle with fingers/water mist or coco tree detangle ghee..Wide tooth comb/tt..

The water really helps..





Happy Hair Growing!

naturalmanenyc
12-21-2010, 10:03 PM
This moisturizing prepoo (from -Chicoro at chicoro@beautifybitbybitgi.com) works very well for me to detangle. I have used it a few times now, including once after not washing my braid & curl style for two weeks. It detangled like a dream. I use aloe vera juice and jojoba oil (now in a spray bottle) then go over my hair with coconut oil (also in a spray bottle).

My leave in is a similar mix with Aussie Moist as a base. I dilute the leave in with water to use as a daily moisturizer. I'm not sure if it makes a difference but the leave in spray did work better for me using bottled water instead of our tap water. I don't own PH strips or anything so I did not test the mixtures to see the difference.

Should I do this before or after I wash? Saturate the hair or just a light covering??

I have a pre-poo recipe that I just started using --similar recipe to her leav-in (posted by Nasdaq diva on lhcf as a pre-poo). It has aloe vera juice and natural oils (castor/jojoba)...I may squeeze in a little trader joes nourish spa and some honey or something... I'm using this to juice my hair right now also (a version w/less of the aloe vera juice- which is more close to the leave-in you mention):grin:

Nonie
12-21-2010, 10:25 PM
I guess I'm not the right person to answer since I chicken out in braids/twists most of the time, but when I was wearing my hair out (granted it wasn't as long as yours OP), I just don't remember needing to detangle. I just never let my hair tangle in the first place. If wearing it out, I comb it out every day with enough S Curl to provide slip. At night I braided it to keep my strands stretched and parallel. I washed it in braids which I undid and combed through and then rebraided during shampooing, during conditioning, and during the final ACV rinse. Then I don't undo my hair until it dries in those braids. But not once in that process were there tangles to remove. :confused:

There was one time in 2008 when I had to detangle. That was after I went to bed without plaiting my hair. I paid for it big time. I don't believe I timed it, but it was a waste of time I had managed to avoid all my life by always plaiting my hair at night.

choctaw
12-21-2010, 10:30 PM
Last night I used kt to detangle dry hair before making 10 twists for a chunky fro. Tonight I used 60% rosewater/distilled water, 39% moisturizers (cfcg, infusium 23, s curl) and 2 tablespoons olde jamaica black castor oil. Sprayed hair, section, spray section, finger detangle, make 5 celie braids and done in 15 minutes.

lolascurls
12-21-2010, 10:34 PM
I am currently transitioning and I've learnt now:

1) To spritz my hair with something like VO5 and water or Aloevera juice (neat or diluted with water) and leave that to sit for 5 mins.
2) Use your fingers to part your hair into 4 to 6 sections, apply some oil to the scalp and braid or twist them away.
3) In the sections, spray some more moisturizing spritz and gently finger detangle from the ends, middle and then the roots.
4) Finally, you can re-braid and prepare for your washing. I tend to them pre-poo with protein conditioner or some oil like EVCO/Vatika.

HTHs! ♥

I tend to finger detangle now only! Here's a youtube link by a lady who does her daughter's lovely heads of hair pre-wash! YouTube - Detangling Children's Natural 4b 4c Hair - Pre-wash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Vlf6NrQb4)

Nayna
12-21-2010, 10:42 PM
Like a lot of the other posters I put conditioner on my hair first and finger or comb detangle like that. I then braid or twist those sections and shampoo like that. Then I add more conditioner and go through each braid with a detangling brush or comb and braid it back up. There are usually 6 to 8 braids. I rinse like that. Add leave ins and let it air dry.

virtuenow
12-21-2010, 10:43 PM
I guess I'm not the right person to answer since I chicken out in braids/twists most of the time, but when I was wearing my hair out (granted it wasn't as long as yours OP), I just don't remember needing to detangle. I just never let my hair tangle in the first place. If wearing it out, I comb it out every day with enough S Curl to provide slip. At night I braided it to keep my strands stretched and parallel. I washed it in braids which I undid and combed through and then rebraided during shampooing, during conditioning, and during the final ACV rinse. Then I don't undo my hair until it dries in those braids. But not once in that process were there tangles to remove. :confused:

There was one time in 2008 when I had to detangle. That was after I went to bed without plaiting my hair. I paid for it big time. I don't believe I timed it, but it was a waste of time I had managed to avoid all my life by always plaiting my hair at night.

Thanks everyone for your suggesstions; looks like a similar trend is to detangle on wet hair-- I'm gonna give it another go w/my new hair tool.

Nonie, you said you have no tangles in the process. I guess "shed" hair would be the more proper term. I'm really looking to deshed my hair. I usually wear my hair loose (like in the picture or twistouts). My hair is very tightly coiled/kinked, so it naturally tangles around itself. Similar to a curly headed person who would call this "clumping". What I'm really looking to do is remove shed hairs! I like taht you can remove them daily w/no problem. Good tip on the scurl. I just concocted my very own "juice" for the first time (aloe vera/jojoba/castor oil).

I detangle on damp/wet hair filled with conditioner. I start at the ends and work my way up to the roots and then braids/clip that section out of the way.

The only time I detangle on dry hair is after taking out weave/braids to avoid matting of the shed hairs.

I found the techniques here: The Rules (http://www.tightlycurly.com/technique/therules/)

Her youtube is here: YouTube - Starting the Process (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gwRVX7YzRw)

Very good tips here, thanks. Terri's site and "the rules" was one of the first times I saw such a descriptive and unique (in my opinoin) way to detanlge. Will check out the vid

Irresistible
12-21-2010, 11:27 PM
There are only 3 ways I comb my hair, in sections working up from the nape-3c-now TBL- my hair tangles and re tangles again after detangling :ohwell: its work but still does not take four hours

1 while wet with conditioner, after applying it on dry hair section by section working up from the nape with a Kcutter ( I do this pre co wash)

2 after rinsing out the conditioner, applying Coconut oil and conditioner , section by section working up from the nape with a kcutter

3 in between co-washing with lots of Coconut oil on dry hair section by section from the nape up with a Kcutter

Irresistible
12-21-2010, 11:36 PM
I guess I'm not the right person to answer since I chicken out in braids/twists most of the time, but when I was wearing my hair out (granted it wasn't as long as yours OP), I just don't remember needing to detangle. I just never let my hair tangle in the first place. If wearing it out, I comb it out every day with enough S Curl to provide slip. At night I braided it to keep my strands stretched and parallel. I washed it in braids which I undid and combed through and then rebraided during shampooing, during conditioning, and during the final ACV rinse. Then I don't undo my hair until it dries in those braids. But not once in that process were there tangles to remove. :confused:

There was one time in 2008 when I had to detangle. That was after I went to bed without plaiting my hair. I paid for it big time. I don't believe I timed it, but it was a waste of time I had managed to avoid all my life by always plaiting my hair at night.
I fully agree that according to what you do with your hair will determine that amount of tangling. I always PAY for loose hair :wallbash:

Irresistible
12-21-2010, 11:44 PM
come to think of it

I think I am going to add something to my regimen. I am going to try the cowashing in twisted sections or braids. Then I might be able to get out of my daughter taking over doing my hair -she did it once last week since I hired her-she was not playing and I had to put my whole body into holding my head up. She worked out combing out my hair well, but she was raking through it with her fingers along with the Kcutter like I had the strongest neck in the world :look:-I felt like doing a 'pay back' move on her from when I did her hair and turning into 'noodle neck' . But then I saw flashes of my hair twisting around that Kcutter :eek2: so, I behaved :lol: But she complained I had too much hair and it was too long *I was shocked*-and her hair is just a thick and to bra strap. plus I have to pay her .....lol

I never had to do the sectioning, but I might have to try that now