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    Default My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    After I wash my hair, it is so hard to comb thru it. My hair has not always been like this. I don't know if it's the lenght it is at now, or what. What do you guys think? And what do you do.
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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    Do you rinse with ACV? I find that helps add a little slickness to my hair which makes it less tangly.
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    What is ACV?
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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    First to cover the basics: As you hair gets longer, it's important to comb from the bottom up. I start by combing only the bottom 1-2". Then, once that is detangled, I move up 1-2" at a time until I can run the comb through the entire length. I comb by sections, but the important part is to always start detangling at the bottom, and then work up to the scalp.

    I comb dry, but some find it easier to comb wet with lots of conditioner. Since hair is more easily stretched and broken when wet, and since my hair doesn't "BOOM" like curlies do from combing, I stick with waiting until my hair is dry. I always finger-comb to get most of the tangles out before using a comb. I always use a wide-toothed comb for detangling. I use a fine-toothed comb for smoothing already-detangled hair into an up-do.

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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamingLong View Post
    What is ACV?
    ACV=Apple Cider Vinegar. There is an article on diluted Vinegar Rinses in the articles section.

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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamingLong View Post
    After I wash my hair, it is so hard to comb thru it. My hair has not always been like this. I don't know if it's the lenght it is at now, or what. What do you guys think? And what do you do.
    One more thing--unusually tangly, knotty hair could be a sign that it needs to be clarified.

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    Thanks, Im going to head to the store now.
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    I hope this works, because it almost makes me want to cut it off.
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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    Yes, I would try clarifying really well, and then use an ACV rinse. For me, ACV rinses make the difference in my hair.

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    Default Re: My Hair is so tangly and knotty

    Could be too much protein. Try clarifying...you may need to clarify several times if you have a lot of buildup. This time of year it could also be that your hair needs more moisture and is tangly as a result of being too dry.
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