Saturday, May 8, 2010

What's in Your Detangling Medley?

Current stash? An assortment of almost-empty conditioners. Future staple? Avocado detangling deep conditioner. (Read about it here.) In order to make the future the present, the current stash has to go. Time to get creative:

DETANGLING MEDLEY #1:
• avocado oil
• Hollywood Olive Cholesterol
• vegetable glycerin
• Jane Carter nutrient replenishing conditioner
• V05 Silky Experience champagne kiss with silk protein








DETANGLING MEDLEY #2:
• extra virgin olive oil
• YES to cucumbers daily makeover conditioner
• vegetable glycerin









So, what's in your medley?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks, this is a good idea to get rid of some of the conditioners I really didn't like. Most times, I lightly detangle with olive oil and do a thorough job detangling with conditioner after I've shampooed.

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  2. You're welcome, CallaLily!

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  3. Detangling has been such a pain for me. I've been considering relaxing/dreadlocking my hair after I've been natural for over 3 years. The detangling is so time consuming and labourous for my 4B/Z Nigerian hair..ugh! These days, it's about 9 inches stretched and in need of a make-over! Please help a sista!

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  4. I can totally relate. It's a large part of the reason why I only detangle about 1x a month (except this May). It's too much of a hassle for me to do it more frequently than that.

    What works for me is to wear twists for a month and wash them weekly/bi-weekly while redoing the edges. That way, I only detangle when I take the twists down (at the end of the month) and there is not much tangling to deal with.

    I hope that helps! Don't give up on your natural, loose hair just yet.

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  5. So you wash the hair while it's in twists? i thought that would make it matt up & start loc'ing together? oh man, i'm at my wit's end with it. im going for a friend's wedding in 2 months & im dreading it like 'what could i possibly do with my hair that does not require a flat-iron. The last time i flat-ironed it, I was left with straight strands all along my edges :( Tips please!

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  6. Yep, I wash while in twists. Since I keep washing to a minimum (about 2-3 washes a month), the twists don't really mat up. Plus I just focus on massaging the roots and leave the rest of the hair alone.

    I went to my sister's wedding last year and had a similar situation - what to do with my hair. I ultimately went for an elegant twist updo. This lady's hair style was my inspiration: http://photos.essence.com/galleries/ictpwymm_2008michelle#35461
    http://photos.essence.com/galleries/ictpwymm_2008michelle#35371
    http://photos.essence.com/galleries/ictpwymm_2008michelle#35401

    Are you a fan of updos or were looking for another look? Maybe I'll write a blog post on natural wedding styles ...

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  7. WOW it is CRAZY the kind of shrinkage our hair has. *looking at ur pic* I would definitely like to know some science behind this, I mean, our kinks and coils can't be the only reason our hair shrinks like this.

    But, LUVS IT! Just another unique factor about our hair.

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