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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    Quote Originally Posted by seaj View Post
    My hair hates combs too, but really loves piks. I still use my brush to detangle, but I have a Tangle Teezer on the way so I'm hoping it's as great at they say it is.

    Which Braun brush did you buy? I was thinking of getting one of those for a while.
    I got the Braun Satin hair brush. It supposedly has a "jet stream of ions" that "smooth" your hair or something. Personally, I think that part is a load of bull because ions don't work that way. And I think the ion stream thingie actually singed a hair while I tried it! But the fact that it has seamless bristles, and that the whole pad can detach for cleaning, makes it worth the hefty price for me.

    I also thought about getting a tangle teezer. But I saw a ton of reviews saying that it's impossible to get through your hair when it's wet/damp because the bristles are so flimsy they don't penetrate enough. Although I hear it's a dream to use on dry hair.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    I detangle wet hair with a wide tooth comb, and that works great. But on dry hair, it doesn't detangle well in that there are always a couple of tangles left in there, and when I do a final combing from top to bottom, the comb would catch onto those tangles. My dry hair likes the wooden brush a lot more.

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    My hair doesn't like combs either, I use the brush on wet hair after applying conditioner, or I use it on dry hair after oiling

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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    I do not hate combs. I just do not use them, lol. I also bought seamless combs. I have a few of them.

    I use no brushes either. I "flutter" my fingers through mostly damp hair after washing, stopping at any resistance to gently separate hairs, and when dry, separate my hair if needed the way you would if braiding sections.

    I have way less mechanical damage that way, and 0 problems.

    My hair does not tangle using catnip the way I do.

    ETA: I no longer s&d. I have no need to do so and the last time it was not worth the time spent, to cut the ends off 3 hairs at the end of it. If I see a broken end, I trim it. An s&d session done section by section, the way I used to do one takes me a while.
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    I had a wide tooth resin comb I was using for awhile. I now have a Tangle Teezer and I LOVE it. I don't think I'll go back to combs. It took me forever to comb out my hair with them.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    My hair hates combs too. I've tried everything, wide toothed, thin toothed, seamless plastic, wooden. It all has the same result, the teeth just snag in my hair and lead to more damage/breaks/pain. I even had this issue with my fingers, though less so. It reached a point where I had to totally discard this Golden Rule of no brushing hair.

    In the end I took my BBB and from bottom to top, 1cm at a time very gently brushed it with the corner bristles. Bingo. Hardly ever any snags, it didn't get caught, it didn't hurt, and I've had a deduction in dots.

    I thought about why this seems to work for me when it just shouldn't. I came to the conclusion that where my hair is so fine and not much of it to boot, that other tools simply just tried to cut through my ratty knots (To describe them, it's like some has gone along my hemline and grabbed sections and rolled the hair between their fingers), instead of just helping to separate the hairs gently. Also I think it helps that the bristles have give while a comb just doesn't.

    Just my thoughts

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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    My hair doesn't like combs. The combs either let the whole tangle through the gaps, or they stop dead on the tangle. Yes, I know, stopping dead on the tangle means I can take the comb away and detangle with my fingers, but I can also do this with just fingercombing, which is less painful. And brushing makes my hair smooth, but combing doesn't.

    I use a tangle teezer now and love it.

    Oh, I don't know if combing caused me any extra damage. I've always had a ton of split ends regardless of how I detangle.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    I used a wooden wide tooth comb for a few years, and then my BFF gave me a brush. I fell in love with the brush. I'm still trying to figure out all the whole comb vs. brush thing, but it seems like it is easier to detangle with my brush, and it leaves my hair a little smoother.
    I haven't noticed increased damage either way; I just try to be gentle no matter which one I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amantha View Post
    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one darklyndsea! Your hair texture is similar to mine and I was wondering if you also use a brush to detangle your damp hair? The only complaint I have so far about going back to my brush is that it sometimes gets rid of a lot of my wave pattern. The only thing I liked about using a comb was that it left my waves intact.
    I literally cannot do anything at all with my hair if it's the slightest bit wet. There are all these people who say it's easier to detangle while wet or damp, and I just don't get it. The retangling is at least twice as bad if I try detangling while my hair's the slightest bit damp. I use a tangele teezer on my dry hair.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else's hair hate combs?

    My hair doesn't like combs at all either. I don't use those "ball-point" brushes any more, just straight tines for me now, but I still only use brushes. But my hair doesn't like being brushed while damp. I detangle it while wet and full of conditioner, or dry. I leave it alone while it's drying.

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