Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

  1. #1
    Crystal Tipped LutraLutra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    The Twilight Zone
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,054
    Length
    pixie/messy/bob
    Type
    2a/2b/F/ii/iii

    Question De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    Now that Iíve actually got hair , and the weather has been warm and sunny and not too windy, Iíve been wearing my hair down a lot more.

    Being an F my hair tangles really easily, so if Iím out somewhere every time I take a bathroom break I get out my comb and have a quick de-tangle.

    But is my constant combing and de-tangling a bad idea? Is it worse to leave it alone and de-tangle at the end of the day, or would that just give me a head full of horrible knots? Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Member kdaniels8811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    1,914
    Length
    20./27/40
    Type
    1b/M/ii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    It might be better to put it up in a protective style - bun, braid, whatever you can come up with. My fine hair broke off continually until I started wearing it up and protecting it. Just my two cents!
    AKA MotoGirl... August 2014 - WAIST! Four years after growing out from bald due to chemo.

  3. #3
    Member Rentlle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Belgium
    Age
    27
    Posts
    696
    Length
    27.17/29.3/37.8
    Type
    1a/1b/F/ii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    some leave-inn is made for detangeling hair, I thought..
    you don't have to wash it out and you can still let the hair down

    my youtube-channel (take a look )

  4. #4
    Jumi of Moonstone GlassEyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Glittering City of Ruin
    Age
    29
    Posts
    5,389
    Length
    short/short/long
    Type
    3b/F/M/ii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdaniels8811 View Post
    It might be better to put it up in a protective style - bun, braid, whatever you can come up with. My fine hair broke off continually until I started wearing it up and protecting it. Just my two cents!
    Yes, but she wants advice for WHEN it's down.

    I second a leave-in of some sort, maybe kimberlily's defrizzing spray. That seems to help with a LOT of tangles. You can find it in the recipes forum.
    (Lord Caswallawn of the Crushing Blow in the Order of Longhaired Knights)

  5. #5
    Relentless Reenactor Fiferstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    58
    Posts
    1,108
    Length
    18/33.3/40
    Type
    1a/F/ii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    I consider myself to have fine hair as well, and I love wearing it down, I tend to detangle only when I feel it looks "bad" and I'm thinking of giving the defrizzing spray a try myself. Otherwise, I'm trying to be better about protecting it in updos

  6. #6

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    The John Frieda leave in is in a spray form and it is very helpful with detangling.

    Just be sure you are using a wide tooth comb or tangle teezer and be very gentle.

  7. #7
    Member magicatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    49
    Posts
    522
    Type
    1a/1b/F/ii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    I second Kimberlilly's Defrizzing spray. It gives my hair enough slip not to make knots of itself just for existing.

    Lady Magicatthe, Mother of Cats in the Order of the Long Hair Knights

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    2,623
    Type
    1a/C/iii

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    I agree with everyone above, a leave-in spray works magic for tangle prevention. Actually, what I do personally is I make my own leave-in conditioner sprays. I avoid any products with silicones as much as I can, and pretty much all the leave-ins I see being sold all use silicones. So I'll use my own conditioners(which are coneless) that I use for COing. I use both the entire line of Suave Naturals and White Rain.

    What I do is take a small amount of conditioner(just a big teaspoon) and dilute that with 4/5th water in a a small spray bottle. I'll then shake it up like crazy and voila, I have my own leave-in!

  9. #9
    Long Haired Bible Thumper Debra83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,990
    Length
    ear/bsl/HIP
    Type
    2c/3a/F/M/i

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    The Eqyss Detangler (made by the same people who do Megatek), works fast and amazing. A little bit (less than a dime's worth) rubbed between hands, and then raked through eliminates tangles IMMEDIATELY for me.
    Debra LHBT
    December 25, 2013 - length check -12t/1 cut
    Lady Aedos of the Pureheart Grace in the Order of the Long Haired Knights!

  10. #10

    Default Re: De-tangling fine hair worn down?

    I'm afraid the detangling sprays do not work for me. They either do not help with the knots (or preventing them), or they make my hair look stringy. I also have fine hair.

    I like wearing my hair down, too. But, I realized that it will become damaged with the constant detangling. Since I want to grow my hair to terminal, I wear it up to protect it most of the time. But, I don't go out much so it is easier for me to wear it up at home.

    If you don't have extremely long hair aspirations, or if your hair does not damage easily, then I would probably take a chance and keep detangling it as needed. Maybe a detangle spray would work for you like the others suggested.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •