What would your hair look like if you didn't comb it for a few days?

United States
August 28, 2007 4:48pm CST
Last night I tried out a new conditioner. And, even though it smelled amazing (Ocean Breezes), the result was not so good. It made my hair swell out. That's what I get for going cheap with beauty. So, today my hair is sticking out everywhere and I can't find my hair brush! So, you can just imagine what my hair looks like. My spouse hasn't complained yet. (He's too sweet to do that and he knows better.) For now, I'm just keeping my hair tied back in a pony tail until I can locate my hair brush. This would be considered the mother of all bad hair days. So, what would your hair look like if you tried out a new beauty product and it didn't work and then couldn't find your hair brush or comb? Would your hair stick out in all directions or be limp and unmanageable? Have you ever lost your hair brush and not been able to comb your hair for days?
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@avzz08 (103)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
How terrible, too bad it happened to you. Nwei, I haven't experienced not combing my hair for few days. The latest would be half a day (that's when im asleep) hahaha! Thank God we have tone of brushes here (literally!) So we woun't be messing around once we've lost/misplaced our brush. Try doing that too. And with the conditioner, try to throw that away, or atleast stay away from thatbad-causing-conditioner! take care!! ~_^
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• United States
29 Aug 07
Thank you for both suggestions! Good advice. Who knew conditioner could do so much damage to hair.
@sgarjun (124)
• India
29 Aug 07
Your a female, may be thats why you have the problem. I am a male. Even if i don't combe my hair for ling time it stays the way it as to be
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
29 Aug 07
Oh my, my hair looks horrid if I go one day without combing/brushing it! I have a short hair style and after a night on a pillow, it tends to stand up all over my head. I must wash and style it each morning. I wouldn't be seen in public if I couldn't brush my hair! I suppose I could wet it and try to place it with my fingers, but without some volumizing mousse and a blow-dryer..it would be flat and ugly!
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• United States
29 Aug 07
If I don't comb my hair for a few days it just looks messy. I have one of those shaggy hair styles and it will just become dirty and messy if I don't comb. Now if I go as far as to not shower or wash my hair for a few days, then it would certainly become oily and smelly after a few days. Of course having a shaggy hairstyle, I really don't need to comb my hair in the morning, all I simply do is wet it and then just blow dry the thing and it automatically becomes shaggy.
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
29 Aug 07
well this happens to me alot unfortunaly,some days i dont even have the time to comb my hair,but thank god its very curly and it really doesnt go any where.i just pull it back and let the curls hand down,but it does get extremly notty.with my babies its hard to get around to do my hair,but if i blow it out straight it will lasts a few days,which im thankful for.
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
29 Aug 07
LOL I have been there!!! My hair has a mind of its own all the time. I don't dare use anything that says it will give body or volume I don't need more of that lol. I have really thick hair that is naturally curly/wavy. I have enough hair for 2-3 people. I use a lot of antifriz serums for my wildest days. Yes I have lost my brush before and it is a chore to brush through my hair after a few days neglect. I am also choosy about what kind of brush I use in my hair the results of a bad brush can be hairraising literally.
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• Philippines
29 Aug 07
my hair was rebonded i think 3 or 4 times.. but this one, i have not treated it for about more than six months.. If i didn't comb it, my hair would look like the hair of a horse.. wahaha!!
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• Indonesia
29 Aug 07
My hair not everyday i brush and conditioner. I do with wa shampoo is good for me, only shampoo, i think because i every day at office and AC make my hair is enjoy and i like that. if hair is have problem make your friends or the other is complains, you must chage it and you buy new hair conditioner or new brush.... i hope so that
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
29 Aug 07
my hair notts up really easy. and i have left it for 2 days without combing before because i didnt have a brush and yuck it went totally notty and hurt when i brushed it and i looked like i was a feral lol so i didnt go anywhere til my mum bought home a brush lol
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29 Aug 07
That's quite a scenario to deal with. In my case, however, my hair is pretty stubborn. Even if I use bad hair products, the result is still the same: afro like. I don't comb my hair much because if I do, it'll go in all sorts of directions. For my hair, the best medicine is to not comb it so that it will go together in chunks. It will look like goldiluck's curls if I leave it alone for a few days. Oh and, I have never once lost my hairbrush since I always leave it at home. ^^
• Canada
29 Aug 07
What an interesting scenario. Hmmmm if I didn't comb my hair for a few days I would look like a bushy, curly headed Amazon woman. I have a natural wave to my hair and when I don't comb it the curls become matted up...and well...bushy! There is also more static cling and that adds to the bushiness...so it would not be a good scene. Funny images though...hearing about your situation, then adding mine. Quick, where did we put those brushes!lol
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
29 Aug 07
My hair is really long, and easily tangles. It would quickly become a mass of knots, and I'd have to just cut my hair off.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
29 Aug 07
When I had my hair chin length, I never brushed it. lol It's naturally really straight. I would just get out of the shower, towel dry it, and go. It dried so perfect if I didn't use a brush or comb or anything. It turned under at the ends just like it was supposed to. If I brushed it, it turned out in some places, no matter how hard I tried to brush it under. I would go weeks without brushing it, since the only time I ever brushed it was if I was wearing it in pigtails (It was too short for a ponytail). Now my hair is about six inches past my shoulders and has been permed. It has to be brushed (or combed if I'm leaving it curly) everyday, or it gets tangled and has really weird waves.
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• United States
29 Aug 07
No I've never lost my brush. But if I didn't brush my hair for a few days it would be bad! lol. It would be all over the place and really wild looking.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
29 Aug 07
My hair would be all tangled up and look terrible if I didn't brush it for a few days. I have thick hair and it is to the middle of my back so it looks awful if it's not brushed all the time.
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I have very long straight hair and it really looks basically the same if I do or don't brush it. lol. I wish I could find a conditioner that made my hair swell out. My hair is so limp. It would probably look better unbrushed, you know that tousled look. After a two days though I think I would start looking like a witch or something. (Some would argue I already do.. hehe)
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@lesnan (538)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I would look like Don King
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• United States
25 Jan 10
i had a surgery few weeks ago, and i couldn't get out of bed for a couple of weeks. and so i wasn't able to comb or brush my hair. i was barley able to move my hands. now my hair is all tangled up in notts, and i've been trying to comb it for days without noticable results, it really hurts when i try to comb it and my hair is too long which makes it harder to comb. does anyone knows what i can do to make it easier to get my hair back? thanks
• United States
25 Jan 10
well, i had a surgery few weeks ago, and i couldn't move most of my body for a couple of weeks, so i couldn't comb my hair. i could barley get up to use the bathroom, or even carry my new born baby. now my hair is all tangled up in huge notts. ive been trying to comb it straight for few days without a noticable result. my hair is too long, and it really really hurts when i brush it. does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem? Thanks
• United States
2 Feb 08
I would be on my way to dreadlocks if I didn't comb it.