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:

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

• extra virgin olive oil
• YES to cucumbers daily makeover conditioner
• vegetable glycerin

So, what's in your medley?


CallaLily said...

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.

Loo said...

You're welcome, CallaLily!

Anyaposh said...

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!

Loo said...

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.

Anyaposh said...

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!

Loo said...

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:

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

Anyaposh said...

Thanks Loo!

Skeeta said...

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.