@jerk_nugget try rinsing with apple cider vinegar (1 part vinegar to 4 parts water mixed) after shampooing instead of conditioner and those knots will slide out with ease. I have long ultra curly hair and it would be impossible to comb (I don’t use brushes, they’re hard on hair) without it.
my hair is color treated (vivids) as well as very fine, thin, and straight. vinegar isn’t the path for me but i know it works well for lots of people (and certainly has many other good uses). i use a wide tooth comb on wet hair, or a tangle teezer. neither is hard on my hair but curls are a whole nother story
My hair is curly. When I let it grow long, I used conditioner exclusively, and only particular conditioners without -cones, rather than shampoo.
Now I keep my hair short in an attempt to look professional, so I just use a bar of soap.
@Limewater Well I do know it is common in parts of the midwest and especially in Pittsburgh (lots of family there and both parents grew up there). And yes I know it is not grammatically correct. Common there (Pittsurgh) also is pronouncing wash as worsh (which I don’t do even though mom does - dad does not - go figure).
@chienfou instead of conditioner, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar-it restores the natural ph balance to your hair. Conditioners have a lot of alcohol in them that won’t help heal your hair even though it feels softer after using it.
@ahacksaw@Gypsigirl213 I don’t have curls, but I have very dry hair and I’ve found that shampoos for curly hair are usually good for me. The knockoff is called Renpure. They sell it at Target and BB&B, which I’ve found to have the most amazing selections of hair products ever.
@ahacksaw@Fuzzalini On my curls I only wash once a week (sometimes every two weeks depending) then rinse with apple cider vinegar (1 part vinegar to 4 parts water). Shampooing strips the natural oils, which dries out our hair. The hair, starved for moisture, sucks it out of the air making it frizzy. In some people stripping the natural oils causes their hair and scalp to overproduce oil, which are the people who say they have to shampoo because their hair gets greasy—it’s an endless cycle that can be broken by not shampooing as much and using ACV. ACV restores the natural ph balance, cleanses, and doesn’t strip the natural oils that seal the hair shaft. So try just the ACV rinse and shampoo only when it’s obvious you need to (which will be few and far in-between). Another note, those styling products that seal hair shafts won’t be needed to tame your curls once you’ve restored you natural oils because no more frizz. Oh and your hair will be super shiny and you’ll lose a lot less of it laying off the shampoo.