Ever since I moved to Florida (three years ago now, it's hard to believe!), I have had quite the trouble keeping my hair happy. Growing up I didn't really need a conditioner and didn't have any problems with tangles or frizz. I've always had to wash my hair every day though, because it is not very thick. My hair was very manageable and easy to style.
So, the trouble emerged when I became a resident of the sunshine state. Although it is humid in Atlanta, it is much much much more humid in Florida. My hair is constantly dry and not as smooth as it used to be, meaning after I dry it if I don't do something to it, well, it just has a bit of frizz. This is not the problem though, I can deal with that.
The problem is TANGLES!! My hair is just tangle city because of the humidity and water I believe. Over the past couple years I have tried everything. I've tried deep conditioners, I've tried not towel drying it before I use the hair dryer, I've tried brushing it out before I get in the shower—I've tried everything. I've tried many different shampoos and conditioners, which I'll tell you about, as well as detangling sprays. Recently I got a new hair dryer with a mouth that was wider and that has helped me at least be able to style while I dry. I also have found that taking a quick shower at night and just using conditioner (and not drying it) has helped for when I shower and dry my hair the next morning. I use a wide-tooth comb by Phyto to comb it out. Maybe I shouldn't towel dry it before combing it out? I don't know, but then I'd never get it dry.
Does anyone else have this tangle problems or know any solutions? My poor hair is a lot thinner now.
Here are shampoos I've used:
I do have highlights so I used to use Frederick Fekkai technician shampoo and conditioner to protect my color. I like the smell of it, but it has a sticky consistency that can cause tangles.
I've also tried a Phyto deep conditioner mask, but it wasn't any better than regular conditioner. I do like their comb though!
My favorite that I've tried is Origins Knot Free. It has a light peach scent and has been the most helpful in managing my tangles. Not totally, but the best I've found.
This is the Knot Free conditioning rinse that I leave on for a few minutes before rinsing out. It makes my hair feel soft.
I had heard of some of you trying Organix in the coconut variety and I though I'd test it out. I tried the cucumber yogurt shampoo and conditioner and so far I like it. It doesn't have sulfates or any bad stuff so I might try it for a while and see how it goes. My hair seemed to like it almost as much as the Origins.
What are your favorite hair products?