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Tangles ! Tangles! Help !

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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Hi Sistahs,
I need some real good advice on what will help me with my now 6 year old daughter "Promise" Her hair is "all" natural, very long, dry, dull, and allergic to a good shampoo ! LOL I'm serious though. I dread when I have to wash her hair because no matter what I use to wash her hair with I keep getting the same results. Her hair seems to be more manageable when I've gone for weeks without a shampoo. My problem when I wash it, IT TANGLES LIKE CRAZY FROM ROOT TO ENDS ! I'ts extremely difficult to manage ! Any suggestions for right products, and styling techniques ? 

Thanks :)

by on Apr. 17, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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by Group Owner on Apr. 18, 2008 at 10:26 PM
If she has a lot of hair, you might want to wash it in sections and after coating it in conditioner before washing. Then comb it out section by section, that's how I do my daughter's to eliminate tangling. Are you using a detangling shampoo or...?
by Member on Apr. 21, 2008 at 9:46 PM

   After shampoo do you apply a leave in conditioner?  If not try that.  Also. Organics Detangling Lotion is very, very good. 

   In addition, when you wash her hair, after shampoo, immediately apply a conditioner and comb thru while the conditioner is in.  Then rinse. Lightly towel dry and apply a leave in conditioner (Ranzac leave in conditioner is also very good).  Now comb thru again.  Then apply a detangling lotion and/or spray and comb thru again.  This should make things a lot easier.

   Please let us know.

by on Apr. 21, 2008 at 10:19 PM
conditioner is a must after shampooing!
by on Apr. 30, 2008 at 12:37 AM
My hair gets super knotty and I use Devachan One Conditioner. I like it alot. In the past I've used Paul Mitchell Detangler, it would make my hair super slick and very easy to comb. Keep us posted, let us know what you tried.
by New Member on May. 9, 2008 at 4:07 PM
I have been using Revlon' s Creme of Nature Detangling Shampoo for at least 20 years.  I love it, I may stray away and try something that somebody tells me about, but I always come back to it.  I use it on everybody's hair.  I used it when my hair was relaxed and now use it now that it is natural.  It makes your hair very smooth after washing. 
by New Member on May. 9, 2008 at 4:11 PM
my niece has a sensitive scalp and her MD prescribed her a shampoo you may want to look into that.  Also there's a natural shampoo called Jason's that is relatively inexpensive
by New Member on Aug. 6, 2008 at 12:32 AM

I don't really use shampoo on my daughters hair, instead I use conditioner to wash her hair with...I just rub her scalp with it, rinse and reapply condish.  When I rinse the condish out I try to just do a light rinse so there is still some left in her hair but not too much.  Since doing this I notice her hair is not looking dry like it use to and she has more curl definition then before.  If I feel like she is getting a little too much product build up I might wash with shampoo but that is rarely.

by on Aug. 8, 2008 at 4:25 PM

My daughters hair does the same.  I use this product by revlon on her hair (it's for dry and damaged hair-a deep conditioner) I  deep condition her hair once a week, wash it then slap on lots of conditioner then wrap her hair in a warm towel for about 15 minutes.  After I rinse it out I comb her hair asap then braid it.  That usually helps.  I use a great shampoo-Ojon for dry hair. 

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by Member on Aug. 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Try applying a conditioner to her hair  & let her sit for about 10-15 minutes if using heat no more than 10 min cuz you don't wanna dry her hair out. The best natural product for that would be mayonnaise. Wash her hair in luke warm water 3 times with a moisturizing shampoo then condition the hair again with a leave in conditioner & comb hair thru before you lightly towel the hair dry. Moisterize the hair & scalp with a little Olve Oil.

by Member on Aug. 27, 2008 at 5:37 PM

You can also try finding a good detangler. When I wash mine or my daughter's hair it is a must that I comb it through directly afterwards if I don't when I want to style her hair or my hair I will be sitting there for hours.


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