Calling all True 4Bs! Detangler that REALLY works?

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  1. mspm

    mspm Active Member

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    Hi Ladies,

    I'm a newbie and I love this board! I started using a homemade MTG oil (thanks Nurse) and the NG is getting unmanageable. I'm almost 8 weeks post-relaxer but I usually stretch to 13 weeks (my hair grows slowly). Last wash I used CON (green) poo then Motions Moisture Plus cond (under dryer) followed by Ojon (shea butter) cond. Afterwards I used Just for Me detangler along with S curl, NTM leave-in and black castor - still tangles in the back! Also, the scarf method is no long keeping my hair flat (I baggy under a phony pony). I've read many posts but I need to know what really works for the true 4Bs (the kind of hair that loves to lock up :)!

    Thanks and God bless!
     
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    MizAvalon Well-Known Member

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    I use Silicon Mix conditioner. I saturate my hair with it and only comb my hair in the shower with the water running down over it. Works like a charm. No matting, no tangling.

    I am 17 weeks post relaxer and will be going to 26 weeks.
     
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    janeemat Well-Known Member

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    Yep! Silicone Mix it is. I would also mix it with 10 en 1 and go under the dryer for 20. Rinse and comb out under running water. This got me through a 12 wk stretch.
     
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    Herbal Essences Break's Over, Drama Clean, and Hello Hydration all work to get my hair detangled. No matter what conditioner I deep condition with, I always rinse with one of those three(I love their scents). The trick is to apply them to dripping-wet hair, in the shower. I leave them on for 1-2 minutes then rinse out. The comb just glides through my hair. Another tip is not to towel-dry until after you have detangled. It makes such a big difference. HTH
     
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    If you were in Michigan I would say Salon Plus. This product makes my hair so manageable. I have some thick 4b-z on my head. I haven't had a relaxer in about 4 months and I can wash my hair and put this conditioner on and it feels as if I just relaxed. Maybe they do sale it in other states I just know the company is based out of Detroit and alot of people never heard of it.
     
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    Mastercuts C-Pak Treatment (its a conditioner), AO Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner and Design Line Olive Oil Masque. They all have great slip and they make my hair so soft.
     
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    i am going to cosign you.

    also biolage daily leave-in spray is excellent as a leave-in detangler.
     
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    I second the AO Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
     
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    I started detangling before I shampoo and that helps to cut down tangles. Also, I prepoo with conditioner and oils and wash my hair in braids. However, I have to agree with MizzAvalon that Silicon Mix leaves you tangle free. My hair is 4z in parts of the back and I'm over 16+ weeks.

    OT - MizzAvalon - I'm gonna pm you because I need to hear what you plan on doing to go to 26 weeks.
     
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    I consider myself to be about a 4b natural and the Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion works very well for me.
     
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    I love, love, love Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion. I'm a 4b/z natural and this is the only thing I found that detangles my hair. I wish I knew about this product when I was transitioning.
     
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    nycutiepie Well-Known Member

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    I have the Kids Organic but I feel like it leaves relaxed hair kind of coated and sticky. It was discussed in another thread.
     
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    Silicon mix is very good. It is my secret weapon :sekret: for those last couple of weeks in the stretch. Atone reconstructor has crazy slip unlike anything I have EVER seen:eek: . Also detangling under the flow of the shower works very well as well as washing in braids to prevent tangles in the first place.HTH
     
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    Silicon Mix, Silicon Mix, Silicon Mix!!
     
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    Ladies,

    Thanks SO much for all the advice! I'll be on the hunt for some Silicon Mix and Honeysuckle Rose. Meanwhile, I have a question about technique. I wear a phony pony over a baggie. When should I comb/detangle?
    1. Before washing and put in 4 braids
    2. In the shower
    3. When I put in my leave-in/moisturizer
    Thanks again!
     
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    You could try doing a quick rinse after your conditioner with HE Dangerously Straight or Pantene Smooth & Sleek conditioner. I'm trying to stretch right now and I used HE DS the other day and last night I did a final rinse with Elucence MB con and the comb glided through each time.
     
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    Thanks Brownie! Bumping for more responses . . .
     
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    You should detangle with your shower comb in the shower, with water running through your hair. I find that I don't need any special products when I do this pretty much any good quality conditioner works.
     
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    I am a 4b I use the "Afro detangler" and it really works. Check my pictures: http://public.fotki.com/afrolinda

    I just used it this week and my hair was softer. The password is: African
     
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    Thanks again ladies! I'm heading for the shower now and will detangle under the water! :)
     
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    I have to co-sign on the Mastercuts C-Pak Treatment. I just used this the other day on my 5wks post hair (the ng is extremely dense and kinky/nappy.) I washed w/ Elucence shamp and sat for 30 min under the hard hat dryer w/ a plastic cap on my head. I couldn't believe how soft my hair felt! It is usually so hard to detangle my hair at this point and this made a huge difference. Big thanks for this tip Nelli!
     
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    Giovanni Direct Leave In-- makes your hair smooth, untangled, and manageable.
     
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    I just went back to the old school and mixed up some of Johnson's "No More Tangles" spray detangler with some of my other leave-in and it is great. Cost me $2.99 I think. HTH
     
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    tryin' to figure out what do with dis hair
    I cannot find that! I'm here in chicago, i've tried GNC, Sallys, and ULTA.
    Where is that located? Anyone know? TIA
     
  25. mspm

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    I know that Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods both sell it.
     
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    Thanks so much,i'll go check it out.
     
  27. rdm

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    Dove and Pantene have detanglers that work. I am more 4b than 4a.
     
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    Infusium 23 (original formula) . . this is the best thing that ever happened to my hair.
     
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    I've also seen Giovanni Direct Leave-in at Super Stop & Shop. They have a pretty big selection of haircare items.
     
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    I'm 4a/4b relaxed and Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangler works for me. Also, Dove Sheer Moisture Leave-In Spray works well for me.
     

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