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Advice for very tangled and knotty hair - 29-11-09, 07:57 AM

My hair is long, thick, naturally curly (a bit like loose ringlets) and it gets so tangled and knotty that (I know this sounds bad) sometimes I don't comb/brush hair regularly cos its so painful. I tend to run my fingers through as best I can between washes and then when I do wash it beforehand I get all the knots out. This can sometimes take ages as I have to take breaks inbetween. I section my hair, sometimes even this is a trauma. The worst area is always at the nape. Now I know I should brush/comb more often but literally its just so bad it puts me off doing it and I'm no weakling when it comes to pain. I have tried plaiting my hair at night but it really annoys me and keeps me awake. No sooner than I brush them all out within 30 mins my hair is knotty again. Brushing always makes my hair frizzy another reason I dont like to brush too often, combs really just dont do the trick and hurt more even though I use a very wide toothed comb.

So before I give up and have it all chopped off can someone please advice me on how to deal with my problem hair. I use a good quality shampoo and conditioner which I really like and my hair is trimmed regularly and according to the hairdresser is in good condition.

I have looked at the tangle comb and i just dont think it will be any good for my hair as the teeth look too small.

Thanks in advance.

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29-11-09, 11:07 AM

try and comb trough in the bath/shower with lots of conditioner , i dont brush my hair everyday either , so dont feel bad!
Also what i have found helps with static and knottiness at night is a silk pillowcase.
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29-11-09, 11:14 AM

try and comb trough in the bath/shower with lots of conditioner and only was the roots unless you use loads of products , and especcially dont scrunch your hair up and use it as a poof to massage the bubbles in!, i dont brush my hair everyday either , so dont feel bad!
Also what i have found helps with static and knottiness at night is a silk pillowcase.
And a detangling conditioner may be good to use after your normal conditioner. No joke, but i had a regular client with fine waist length hair and it would mat up like a piece of felt and no matter what we used it would or me cos i felt that the juniors werent doing it properly- no problem at all , what did he use - tigis control freak for curly frizzy hair , i had some education the week after and sure enough it was down as detangler( but it doesnt say it on the bottle)
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29-11-09, 11:51 AM

The 'tangle teazer' is fab.
We do Kerastraight treatments in our salon and you have to wash the hair first with a pre cleanser. No conditioner, just the cleanser and then dry the hair.
When i first had my hair done it was hard to comb through my hair as i need to use conditioner, so i went and bought one of the tangle teazers.
My hairdresser was very impressed with them. They can even be used on hair extensions.
Well worth a try i'd say!
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29-11-09, 12:08 PM

my hair sounds very similar...and the tangle teezer is the best invention ever! ....that and loads of conditioner! i bought mine from sallys about 10
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29-11-09, 01:33 PM

Hi, would you consider a kerastaright treatment ? or a relaxer treatment ?
or if you prefer your curls
you could try a curl smoothing balm as it will help smooth it down a lot ,

or perhaps after you have washed it and used a detangler when its dry .... you could also use a sparingly fine mist of wella shine spray before you comb it , also you could use a pick after washing instead of a comb ?


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29-11-09, 02:01 PM

Thanks theres been some really good advice there, I would never have though about using a silk pillowcase. I'm glad I'm not on my own regarding not brushing everyday. I'm not sure I would want to chemically straighten my hair as I do prefer the curls, straight hair looks a bit severe on me cos of my weight gain. Though I must admit if I do straighten with GHD's its much less of a problem. Lots to consider there, thanks again

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30-11-09, 12:28 PM

Hi Annie,
My daughter has excessivly knotty hair, she only has to move so I use an empty spray bottle with warm water and some conditioner in it, before brushing, it works wonders on her her, I was reccomended this by a friend, whos daughter has hair like an afro, hth x

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04-12-09, 05:47 PM

Hi Annie , Sophisticuts reccomended this product a little while ago and it sounds great for smoothing the hair and keeping it nice ,

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04-12-09, 06:17 PM

Thanks again for all your help, some great advice there

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04-12-09, 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by angelina221 View Post
The 'tangle teazer' is fab.
We do Kerastraight treatments in our salon and you have to wash the hair first with a pre cleanser. No conditioner, just the cleanser and then dry the hair.
When i first had my hair done it was hard to comb through my hair as i need to use conditioner, so i went and bought one of the tangle teazers.
My hairdresser was very impressed with them. They can even be used on hair extensions.
Well worth a try i'd say!
Completely agree the TANGLE TEAZER is amazing! and they don't cost that much either!
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01-01-10, 06:33 PM

Hi, This may seem a manual way to the rest of the comments But when washing the hair why don't you leave the conditioner on and use a bigger de-tangling tomb to work from the bottom of the hair up slowly combing it. Repeat this when the conditioner is washed out x
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