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    Default When do you detangle?

    I'm a lifelong natural, but started my healthy hair journey a few years back and have been detangling in the shower ever since. But I recently moved into a new house and our hot water does NOT last long enough to shampoo, condition, and detangle in sections in the shower as I'm used to. I love the ease of doing it under running water but I've come to terms with not being able to do it. I gave it a go with some coconut oil and damp hair over the sink and had terrible breakage and shedding. I'm having trouble adjusting and don't want to suffer more damage doing trail/ error! When in your routine do you ladies detangle? Change is rough!

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    I detangle before washing, then I wash with my hair in loose braids.

    You may also want to think about what is causing your hair to be really tangled by time for the wash. My hair tangles like crazy, so I've changed styling to deal with that.
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    You're absolutely right, I used to keep my hair in twists and braids throughout the week and just wear it out on the weekends. Now that I have a little length (and am feelin myself hahaha) I wear it loose a lot more. I'll probably get back into mainly PSing anyway, thanks! I would have never thought of that!

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    Cosigning on detangling first, braiding loosely and then washing. More often than that though, I simply pull all my twists into a ponytail at the top of my head, band the entire length, spray it with diluted shampoo and work it nto my hair and scalp. Then I hold my head over the tub and spry my head with a detachable shower head until I get all the shampoo out. Then I blot it with a towel. After that , I'll take down each twist one by one detangle, moisturize and twist it back up. I actually save some time by being able to reuse the same parts.
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    Ahh NM: So the spraying with diluted shampoo, then wash scalp & hair is what I can do! Before, I'd spray w/diluted shampoo after wetting hair. Maybe there is a chance I can wash this way in twists after all. But what do you band with that doesn't tangle w/the hair, though?









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    I detangle when I feel like doing or getting some twists.

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    When loose, I dry-detangled before washing & conditioning.

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    I tried out finger detangling first over the sink with dry hair, then used NM's method to shampoo, and had enough time to take the sections out, condition, and run a Denman through in the shower. Yes!! Thank you ladies!

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    I used to detangled prior to shampoo'ing with a coconut/olive oil mixture. However, I then realized that my problem with detangling AFTER shampooing is that my hair does not let go of tangles while it is soaking wet (even with conditioner).

    I have found that what works for me is to:
    1) Fingercomb
    2) Apply Prepoo mixture to hair and let sit for 1 hour+
    3) Shampoo/Condition and rinse
    4) Towel Dry until damp
    5) Apply Deep Conditioner and apply heat cap and leave on for an hour
    6) Rinse and Towel Dry
    7) Apply KCKT(-->detangle<---), Apply grapeseed oil, and MHC's Buttery Soy Hair Cream
    STYLE

    I sounds like alot, but it's really not. It takes me around 4 hours from start to finish.

    The key in detangling for me is not while it's dry OR soaking wet. It has to be somewhat damp.
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    Before wash, I remove shed hairs with my fingers, 10 mins, then I plait my hair into 8 jumbo braids. After wash, I detangle from tip to scalp one jumbo braid at a time.
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