My hair is very frustrating!

United States
August 18, 2009 9:39am CST
I have fairly long hair, down the middle of my back, and not only is it thinning but I'm struggling to get it brushed after I wash it. I know that you are not supposed to brush your hair wet, so when do you brush it? I have one of the wide-toothed combs, but it doesn't seem to help. To help with the tangels I've baught so many different products. Some work for a week or so, and some never work. I use conditioner but have to be careful that I don't get any on my roots because it will get greasy and since I'm a blonde grease reall seems to show. Do any of you have any products that you use that works for tangeled hair. I'm tired of buying so many different products and then they don't work. Any advise would be great. P.S. Sorry about the spelling. Where's the spell check?)
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@LiAXaZu (184)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
using a wide-toothed comb is better than using a brush especially if your hair is wet. wet hair is more fragile and you should take good care in combing it. may i ask what your hair is like? if it is curly or wavy or straight? i read in a website that straight hair tangles more than curly or wavy hair, surprising as it may sound. you could use conditioner in your hair or if you don't prefer using it, you can put hair cuticle coat or a leave-in conditioner while your hair is still damp before combing to help you get rid of tangles easier. in my experience, using shampoo and conditioner alone sometimes doesn't help. to tell you the truth i had the same problem. what i do is just comb my hair while it is still wet and after it has dried, i never comb it again (until my hair is wet again). it works for me because i have wavy hair and it's a pain to comb it again because it also loses form if i do. but if you do have straight hair, using a wide-toothed comb is advisable and have you heard of the hair doctor brand of combs? i don't know if they still manufacture combs like those but they are great in getting the tangles out as compared with using a regular comb.
• United States
19 Aug 09
I have somewhat wavy hair. It's very coarse though. What is the hair cuticle coat, I've never heard of it before. And thanks, for the response.
@LiAXaZu (184)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
hair cuticle coat actually protects the hair from heat and conditions at the same time and it makes your hair smoother without that greasy feeling. i usually use it when i use a straightening iron on my hair to protect it (which is rare), but there are times that i use it when i just want my hair to be smoother and more manageable. i don't know if other countries have it but here in the Philippines we can buy it in health and beauty stores and they are fairly cheap too. i think there are hair products like this in your country. better yet, go to a salon or beauty shop and ask if they have any hair cuticle coat or the like. you can also search in the internet for available products like these in your area. i don't really know any american brand cuticle coat but i hope i helped. :)
@Khushi309 (139)
• India
19 Aug 09
hi for one thing, there were no spelling mistakes. and secondly, you have to check whether u have split ends at the tips of your hair. if u do, you are looking your problem in the face. split ends are the greatest hurdle you have to overcome to tackle the tangles in your hair. usually there is no way to get rid of them except to cut. get a regular trimming in your hair. it really helps. i get a lot of tangles too. but i dont use any products. try using serums. they are supposed to be really good for your hair. or just use a plain detangler. i dont know whether u get 'silk n shine' where u come from, but where i come from, india that is, u get this neat little product called 'silk n shine'. u have to apply it when its still wet after a wash. then viola! u can brush it easily, and i have noticed that if u use just a a few drops more than prescribed, your hair remains mostly tangle-free throughout the day. and about u not applying conditioner to ur scalp, i say 'good for u'. not for the reason u gave, which is oily scalp, but because u dont need to do anything to the scalp except to clean it. the proteins in ur scalp are enough to keep about 1, 1 1/2 inch of hair perfectly healthy, counting from ur roots. my hair consultant told me this when i went to get something called a 'smoothning' treatment done in my hair. it has helped. and personally, i find my hair-fall count increases when i use conditioner on my scalp. just keep it 1 inch away from ur scalp. ok now i have dragged enough. my apologies if i bored you..
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks. I do have some split ends and am due for a trimming. I'm going to take this to my hair stylist but I will look for the silk n shine product. Thanks for the adivse, you didn't bore me.
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Sep 09
I wash my hair with Pantene shampoo and conditioner for long hair. I wind it up in a Toni Towlette and leave it to dry for about an hour. When I go to brush it out it is nearly dry and nice to comb. I have never had a problem with my hair tangling unless I use soapy type shampoo and no conditioner. I have always had long hair.
• China
19 Aug 09
i also have same problem like yours but the hair is not mine but my girlfriends. her hairs always like to drop to the floor and i always pick that up one by one daily. once i have free time i was there picking hairs..my girlfriend said that i was pick precious there...