Tangles and Snarls

@Trace86 (5043)
United States
August 26, 2010 1:16am CST
I have been trying to grow my hair long for several years. It is finally past my shoulders in the back and longer than my chin in front. I have been having some major problems with the hair underneath in the back snarling terribly. After washing my hair, I have to use a lot of detangler and it still takes a good 15 minutes to detangle. A friend at work told me to sleep with my hair in a ponytail to avoid overnight snarls. It was just too uncomfortable! I almost wish there was a product like the wax my Grandma used to use on her thread to keep it from tangling while she sewed! It seems like I lose a good amount of hair every day when I try to get the snarls out. Any good ideas, tips or tricks?
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
28 Aug 10
Hi Trace86. When I was young I kept my hair very long but it did not snarl, but then my hair was always very straight and maybe you have some curls. On occasion, I used to braid my wet hair on each side (as I liked to sleep on my back) in order to wake up with curls. I never lost any hair due to snarls, but sometimes I would get a headache from the weight of the hair after shampooing. Have you tried Fructis Sleek and Shine shampoo and conditioner? It had not been invented when I had waist length hair, but if it had been, that is what I would have used. It is the only kind I use now and I don't even have to comb my hair as it just falls into place.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
28 Aug 10
I sleep on my side and I keep my hair up all the time, except to take it down to brush or wash it, then up it goes... I do like to cut it short once a year and I seldom get tangles this way Mind you, I have virtually NO curl in my hair...
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@AmbiePam (45818)
• United States
26 Aug 10
Would you be able to braid it? I don't know if that would be more comfortable for you than a ponytail, but I would think it would be less tangled if you left it in a simple braid rather than a ponytail. It's been such a long time since I've had long hair that I really don't remember how I did it myself.
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