No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

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Cientxa
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Re: No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

Post by Cientxa » Wed May 31, 2017 9:43 am

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Easy wash and go; just gel and tie back
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I will be 24 months comb-free in August 2017. This weekend I experienced no detangling snarls for the first time ever since I stopped using a comb and since 2007 when I went natural.
Tangling and knots come from under-hydrated strands! I kept my hair super hydrated all weekend experimenting with homemade gel and the surprise was my ends never tangled or knotted over 3 days.
Not once. I smoothed gel through my hair and ran my fingers through it and if I reached a snarl, it slipped apart effortlessly.
My hair was noticeably hydrated. Silky and moist with gel. Until now, this much product and moisture would have been unacceptable. Too much goo. But that goo kept on working and maintaining definition and brilliance. And when it started to fade I touched it up with a squeeze more.
The result was a game changer for me. After all these years natural I realize I have been rationing moisture as if my natural hair was going to "revert". Natural hair needs more moisture than I have been accustomed to allowing in the course of a day. I refreshed my hair with product after 8 hours.
It was moist, butter soft,tangle free.
And the extra moisture added enough weight to hold its shape.

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Cientxa
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Re: No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

Post by Cientxa » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:12 am

Actually I am close to 36 months now! I did a lot of experimenting "back in the day" lol, three years ago. I steamed my hair, tried protein treatments, etc. But I always seem to settle for less is better.
So lots of hydration, simple cleansing, and I like rice water rinse. My hair is longer and the same thickness. I am happy it stopped thinning since that was my reason for trying the no comb method. I also recently started scalp self massage techniques.

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Re: No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

Post by Ariane Williams » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Glad to hear your having amazing progress. Finger combing only definitely cuts down on breakage.
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Re: No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

Post by amanah96 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:18 am

One could try many hairstyle using his or her fingers in african american

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Re: No Comb or Brush Hair Styling

Post by Jayla » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:07 pm

I completely understand how you feel, amanah96. I’ve not used combs and brushes for years, and I find using my fingers so much easier, gentler, and efficient. While detangling is a struggle for most naturals, I find it quick and easy, even though my hair texture is tight and kinky. I actually find the shed hair sprinkling my bathroom and everywhere to be much more bothersome, lol.
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