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    Hi guys.

    So I have been growing out my hair since the big chop I had in 2019. While my hair has been growing steadily, it gets tangled very easily. I usually keep it open and it gets really flat, feels rough once exposed to outside air.
    When brushed, it looks like this.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/186431...in/dateposted/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/186431...in/dateposted/

    But gets tangled and rough pretty easily once it's left open and exposed to outside air etc

    I also feel like looks a bit wavy too rather than straight.
    My hair is shorter in multiple areas so I don't have an even length, hence trying to grow it out to get all my hair to one length.

    My haircare routine consists of 4-5x oiling a week (olive oil usually or coconut oil).
    Once or twice a week of amla and shikakai powder mask.


    Any advice or suggestions?

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    I have the same problem with tangles. I discovered that cones keep them at bay better than anything else. I use conditioner with cones in it and also a coney serum as a leave in. I wear my hair up most of the time and comb with a wide tooth comb when I notice tangles at the end of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbles04 View Post
    Hi guys.

    So I have been growing out my hair since the big chop I had in 2019. While my hair has been growing steadily, it gets tangled very easily. I usually keep it open and it gets really flat, feels rough once exposed to outside air.
    When brushed, it looks like this.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/186431...in/dateposted/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/186431...in/dateposted/

    But gets tangled and rough pretty easily once it's left open and exposed to outside air etc

    I also feel like looks a bit wavy too rather than straight.
    My hair is shorter in multiple areas so I don't have an even length, hence trying to grow it out to get all my hair to one length.

    My haircare routine consists of 4-5x oiling a week (olive oil usually or coconut oil).
    Once or twice a week of amla and shikakai powder mask.


    Any advice or suggestions?
    It looks as straight as straight can be, to me. But this might just be a "fragment" of your hair, not representing fully.

    Why not start to do upstyles, like buns. A braid might help already, in and of itself. Not so "exposed".

    Your routine sounds nice, whatever works for you is ideal!
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    If you feel okay about wearing it in a braid or bun, that could take care of most of the problem. Tangles kind of come with the territory of long hair, but protective styles are a good solution for many of us. If you really prefer to wear your hair loose, I second silicones, especially in a leave-in conditioner/oil/spray.

    For what it's worth, your hair looks just gorgeous in those photos.
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    Personally what helped for me was going back to silicones. I still get tangles but it's not NEARLY as bad as it was before lol! I also do recommend braiding, it lets you show off the length while still keeping it contained.
    As long as you're not getting a bazillion split ends and/or breakage, don't worry too much. Tangles are annoying but they're not the end of the world!
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    My hair is very prone to tangling unfortunately and I get knots no matter what I do if I wear it down. I've tried everything but what works for me is braiding for sleep and bunning during the day. When I wear it down on a rare occasion I have to keep a brush close by or it looks messy and unkept very quickly. Silicones do help with the detangling process but I'm currently cone free at the moment so it's a struggle. Heavy oiling also helps but I hate going around looking like an oil slick so I only oil heavily the night before shampooing. Your hair is beautiful btw, it looks very healthy and shiny!
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    Bio silk has made a big big difference for me.
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    I have noticed that oil attracts lint to my hair, which makes it tangle much worse than it would otherwise. Therefore, I leave oiling to times I'm going to be braiding, bunning, and covering my hair, or I only oil several hours before I plan to wash it. It's the wetting and washing that gets the essential fatty acid molecules from the oiling into the hair, so before washing is a beneficial time for oiling.

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    I second (or third, or something?) the use of cones. I have always needed a rather heavy and fully coned conditioner to keep my hair behaving nicely. Any light or cone-free conditioners and my hair is a flyaway, tangled mess.
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    Few drops of mineral oil in between shampooing and conditioning does the trick for me. I kept it braided through the day/night to avoid tangles too.

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