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It won’t let me view it. It says that it’s private.
@3566aeac4bad91a232f94abc0e12e2ab:disqus I just took it off of private :).
i love u two! and i agree with Cipriana disrespectful strands are the worst. i’ve been getting those single strand beady beads lately. i hate it.
We love you too @b9cc50ce5df476a94df8fa3fb061fee2:disqus , and thank you :-*.
Lauren we love you and yes those single strand knots are a muthafu*ka, lol.
LMAO @ “single strand beady beads” is that real?
O gosh! I still am working against SSKs! I’m not ready to wear my hair in twist all the time but I bun n updo like 90% of the time and they’re still there!
I wear updo protective style 24/7 and still have to deal with them. They are almost non existent but I still have to deal with them
hey hey! this was some real real good advice……i would love to see a ‘how to’ on your single loose twists…..my hair is normally in two strand twists (like 95% of the time) i’m curious to see how it would fair with a single loose twist …..thanks for the tips!!
Thank you so much Kay, yes I am planning to do a tutorial on my loose twist but I do have to say loose twist work well with updo styles wearing them down over time and my hair tangles ridiculously crazy, lol.
oh ok! see, i did not know that
lol this was a good vid what cipriana was saying about finger detangling and getting better with it with time makes so much sense
Thank you :DDD Yes, the more I became familiar with my hair the eaiser finger detangling became.
I really liked the music tip, I never thought about that. I think that would actually work really well for me especially since I have type 4 hair and honestly try my best to avoid detangling sessions, lol. Thanks for the tips:)
Vickie, I hear you if I could avoid them all together and my hair could magically detangle itself I would but my hair has taught me a whole lot of patience so I am grateful for that.
Nice! I finger-detangle on sligthly damp hair with oil before shampooing. This method works awesome-ly for me.I also find that music makes the process more enjoyable.
Cipriana, How long would you say you’ve been finger-detangling for?
Hello mangomadness, I would say when I completely transitioned to finger detangling would be about almost 5 years ago
Wow! It’s nice to know it’s been working well for you for such a long time.
I know you both like the tutorial videos, but could you post one of you actually detangling your hair or one showing what you do to your hair when it’s time to wash and your upkeep styles?
I second this. You can only get so much from listening to someone do something this hands on.
Yes some people are more visual but since I haven’t had the time I really wanted to provide info now that way at least it might provide some help until we begin our tutorial videos
Hello, yes we are definitely planning more hands on videos as well
Detangling… just what I needed help with. You guys are always right on time.
We love to be right on time. Thank you Alee
Nice! It’s good to hear people sharing what is tried and true for them and not just bandwagon stuff. No offense – wet detangling isn’t for me either. My hair is umm contrary n will tangle back up. I don’t find wet, in the shower detangling effective or helpful on fine 4a/4b strands. I apply a little conditioner and olive oil one section at a time. Separate my ends with my fingers then with a wide tooth comb and/or pick and braid it up for the wash. I loose and break less hair this way.
Thank you Yes wet detangling is a losing battle for me
post the same information to my blog, thanks for ideas and great article.
Thank you for taking the time to watch and your welcome :DDD
Have you used the tangle teezer? and whether or not you have, what do you think of it? I know I’ve started using it and it cuts down on the amount of time my detangling process takes, but from listening to you, you seem like you have such a connection with your hair and self and it almost makes me feel like i’m cheating myself of a process. Which leads me to my next question, could you give a short synopsis of how your detangling process has changed?
Hi, I stumble on your page and it was a wonderful discovery. It would be great it you could record yourself detangling your hair. Now, if this is already on the site, forgive me I have not seen it yet. If not, as I wrote earlier I would love to see your process. Visuals always help. Thanks Ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Confession and gratitude time: As a type 4a-c urban bush babe, I used to wet my hair to detangle as it seemed to allow me quick completetion in detangling, yet, I was constantly seeing hairs in my sink and comb. After much trepidation, but having faith in my ‘sista’ Cipriana, I’ve started dry detangling with castor and grapeseed oil. Oh lawd, y’all!!! No hairs in sink, on clothes, and if I feel on those rare occasions that a comb is required, post finger detangling, I’m still free of breakage. THANK YOU CIPRIANA!!! Big HUGGS to YOU!!
Over the last 20 years, I have BC 4 times, and each time I could not get my hair past 6-9 inches, this is b/c I was using what worked on my (tween) TWA and my (teen)TWA-lotsa wash and go’s, and constant wet detangling. You would have thought that I would have gotten a clue, but I think what hindered my thinking is that I have the type of hair that’s been labeled “bad” hair, even though I didn’t consider it bad but maybe a lil tempermental (diva hair), I just figured length wasn’t possible for me but at least my hair was healthy. This belief was way before the advent of natural hair blogs , but now I know better even when factoring genetics.
As a child, I was the one with the wild, long hair that people would charge extra to wash and press and in my teen years to perm. Over the years, in btw BC, I neglected my strands and hid them only to find that age and neglect had taken a toll on my fine type 4 strands. I have lost much density, but that density, sheen, as well as length, is back on the scene!!
With sincere gratitude from Bmore-thanks Cipriana
Anatasia you are so welcome and I will take all those big hugs!!!! Thank you so much. People really don’t understand how happy it makes me when a hair method works! I use to wet detangle as well and as you mentioned it worked great on my shorter 4b-c hair but as my hair grew longer it was pretty much impossible to wet detangle my hair.
I am so glad you have found something that works my fellow B’more and that your hair is coming back on the scene in a healthy way :))) xoxo
You and Nikisha are providing an excellent service-really! During my journey, I have met a significant amount of “naturals” who wouldn’t share a tip with you if their life depended on it. Furthermore, we see few, while increasing, representations of healthy long 4b-c hair. Your generous spirit beams through each vid and each post (both of you ladies). And while I posted my gratitude, you can bet that you haved touched many, as many people visit but may not post.
What I love just as much about this blog is that you guys have provided a diverse base of knowledge (style, food, &culture) which not only expands the minds of readers or validates their practices, but expands the roles we take or enjoy as WOC. For a youngin, especially, this is priceless. Warmest thanks
Anatasia this is so well said!!! We truly appreciate your words and are humbled. We really enjoy what we do and sharing is a territory we love to divulge in. Thank you again and we will continue to provide what hopefully you will continue to find interesting. Thank you so much!