Long hair

@Trace86 (5034)
United States
March 1, 2007 12:52pm CST
I have almost shoulder length layered hair and I am starting to get very frustrated. It is getting so tangly and snarly. I just don't understand. My hairstylist says that's normal. My friends at work with long hair say they have the same problem. There is a large knot underneath that I just couldn't get out. Yesterday I cried while trying to detangle. I have tried every detangler known to man. If bad tangles are normal for long hair, why does anyone bother? Is there something I could do or put on my hair that would work? Not another detangler. Is there a leave-in that I could use in the shower that would minimize this problem? I am so close to just cutting it all off.
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@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Don't cut it off! Have you tried leave in conditioners? Joslyn has the same problem and I get them too. I think it is just the pain of having long hair. Don't give up there has to be something that works. You might also want to ask Miki considering she works with hair products.
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@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Mik's girls have serious snarl issues too. I used to have a great leave-in but can't find it anymore. I need to find a new one that works well and doesn't make my hair look greasy and dirty. I tried something different today. I combed my hair in the shower and detangled before rinsing out the conditioner. It's not dry yet, but seems less tangled than normal.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have long hair that snarls easy. It's baby fine and I have a ton of it, always have. I use conditionar after I wash it, that does help although some conditioners are better then others. Now for a leave in Infusium is very good and I have used that. So is The Conditioner by Paul Mitchel and Nexxus by humectres, both can be bery good but expensive. There are a couple of generics of it though so that might help. I also use a brush, not a comb. I use a vent brush to get the snarls out. I find a bristle brush won't penetrate and then I end up with the knots underneath.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I have long hair, about down to the middle of my back. I braid it at night to keep it from getting tangled (or wrapping around my neck!) while I sleep. If I'm wearing my hair down , I try to brush it a couple of times during the day to keep ahead of the tangles. I also don't use a comb, I use only a soft bristle brush on my hair. I start brushing near the bottom to work the tangles out gradually. This makes it easier to get them out and doesn't pull as painfully. I don't use detangler at all, just conditioner and Garnier Sleek and Straight serum on my wet hair. I do have very straight hair, though, which probably helps keep it form tangling too. Hope this help you out some.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
My daughter has hair down to her bum, so I feel your pain, I am the one who has to brush her hair after a shower and such. I always braid her hair so it is easy to do in the morning though. Forget the commercial detanglers and the leave ins, make your own, get a spray bottle put a little bit of regular conditioner in it then fill the bottle up with water shake and apply.
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@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Any recommendation on how much conditioner to use? Like an inch in the bottom and then water? Or less? Will this work much better than the detanglers?
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Well I would start out with very little, even less then an inch, depending on the size of the bottle. But yes it works MUCH better then commercial detanglers. And it is cheaper too LOL.
@reeze_828 (137)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
I also have a long hair, and we have the same problem before! But after using some contioner regularly my hair becomes soft and easy to comb!
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20 Mar 07
I tend to comb my hair (with a wide toothed comb) whilst the conditioner is still in my hair and then put on an avon leave in spray conditioner, after i've dried it, and comb that through
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• United States
19 Mar 07
there is nothing i have tried to take care of the tangles .that's why I decided to cut my hair short.not super short like a boy but i'm fed up with the bother of long hair.I don't know why I have put up with it as long as I have.I hope you find something but I know I didn't
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
2 Mar 07
When my hair was almost down to my waist I used to use that children's brand "No more tangles." That worked excellent! Now my hair's only to the bottom of my shoulder blades and I still have the same problem, just not as bad. I bought one of those hair picks. They're like a comb and have wide teeth with gaps between and gently tease the knot out. It's hard, I know:-)