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  1. I’ve heard about the Denman but I have never tried them. I have read and reviewed mixed opinions of people suggesting to not use brushes on wet hair, but I assume the bristle type of brushes. However I do use a paddle brush to blow dry my hair before I will use heat on it with a flat iron. My stylist who trims my hair and was helping keeping maintenance of my bob haircut (not anymore because I am growing my hair out trying to reach my goal), but only trim my hair every 3 months. LOL I just saw her on Thursday, I squinched my finger of how much I needed trimmed, not even an inch. So hope she did not get scissor happy!

    Back to my discussion on this, paddle brushes work well for my hair to blow dry the curls straight. I have only tried big wide combs to detangle. Sometimes I won’t detangle out of fear of losing my curls. I detangle before I will do deep treatment each week. I will result to finger combing to detangle if this makes sense. I agree we definitely do not want any tools that will pull on our hair and cause breakage. Then I know if you don’t detangle, your hairs have tendency to wrap around itself with old and new hairs that can potentially break the new hairs.

    Is it possible I can put in two video requests by you?

    1. What products do you rotate on a daily and/or weekly basis? I personally rotate what I have and use so nothing goes sour (e.g. Oyin, CJ, Bee Mine, Komaza Care, KBB) among my other products.
    2. What are Elle’s Top 5 or 10 Moisturizing Products for hair to use as co-wash, use as leave-ins, and DC?

    My stylist indicated my hair was a bit dry and suggested me to DC once/wk (steamer + Bee mine Bee-uti-ful Deep Conditioner) which I do, and to use a leave-in conditioner (CJ Smoothing Lotion or Oyin Hair Dew)which I also do as well.

    1. I don’t really consciously rotate my products, I kind of just plan what to use on a day to day basis, like a spur of the moment decision. The only product I use consistently is Curls in a Bottle, because that’s my finisher. As for moisturizing products, all of those can be found on my Holy Grail List, which I just updated. It includes dcs, leave ins, and protein and moisturizing conditioners.

  2. Just to give you a different way to clean your TT, I put hot water in the sink and place the bristles into it and left it out of the water a few times. It removes hair and lint off of the two layers of bristles as well as some of the product that gets on it over time. My daughter’s hair is middle of back length and she collects lint between styles.

    1. I left a note on the last post – I twisted my hair then slept on it, and applied product in the AM like I was doing a wash n go. If I don’t do that, I just cowash a few times and they’ll clump back.

  3. Just to give you a different way to clean your TT, I put hot water in the sink and place the bristles into it and left it out of the water a few times. It removes hair and lint off of the two layers of bristles as well as some of the product that gets on it over time. My daughter’s hair is middle of back length and she collects lint between styles.

  4. my wide tooth comb has been collecting dust these past couple of month, but i’ve discovered that it makes an excellent paddle brush cleaner! haha! i have the wooden conair paddle brush.

    BTW, i noticed you went to a curly girl meetup or something. there is a picture of you on myhairfetish. did you meet Kim Coles?

  5. Have you ever tried Ouidad’s Double Detangler Comb? I use that along with my denman and my have never had a problem detangling my hair, in or out the shower. The tangle teezer didn’t do a damn thing for me lol. I gave it to my roommate who then threw it out after a few tries lol.

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