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PLEASE HELP MY HAIR IS SEVERLY MATTED AND ALMOST DREADED IT SEEMS

my mom and me spent two hours trying to get this knot out i have severe depression so i don’t brush my hair ever or really maintain my looks anymore like doing makeup because i’ve just been depressed we usedshampoo kopari leave in conditioner maui conditioner warm olive oil from greece it was my papous he made it and it won’t come out i don’t know what to i’m literally crying i don’t want to cut it!! i went kind of crazy in 2013 and shaved my head and it’s taken so long to grow out and i am so sad please someone help

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So sorry you all are suffering. Have you tried DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder Time Saving Slip Detangler 32 oz/ 946 mL  or similar product? Also to get gum and knots out when my kids were small I used creamy peanut butter. Just make sure you don't have a peanut allergy! Also I recommend trying a small portion first. We don't have curly hair. I also had to wash it out with dish soap. Peanut butter is oilier tha you think. Hugs to all.

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Hi. My name is Chris. I may be a dollar short and a day late, as usual, but I read your post and I am in an identical situation. My hair is a giant dread down to the scalp, as a result of depression as well. I know that back when Aussie products first came out, they had a product called "...curing muddie" or something and it was the color of mud. It actually worked INCREDIBLY well, so naturally it is no longer a part of their repertoire. I mean why'd they fix something that wasn't broke with something that SUCKS? There is nothing out of the hundreds of dollars Ive blown for hair products that even comes close. WTF?! There must be SOME product that works like the curing muddy!!!! CAN ANYONE PUSH ME TOWARDS SOMETHING SIMILAR?!!! SOS. Thanks. I cant believe Ive let it go this far!.

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did u ever find anything to help? I'm in the same situation and need help bad! 

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I just had to pull out all the knots I had in my hair. I for sure won’t let it go back to being this bad. 

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Hi I help a lot of people with anything I can. At the moment a woman came to me with severely matted hair. I am using coconut oil it has taken 3 days so far, 9 hours total as she can only handle three a day. But I have over half of her hair combed out beautiful. With lots of patience, two different types of brushes and a wide tooth comb, and lots of coconut oil. Progress is not cutting her hair. And I am confident it will be beautiful in the end. If anyone needs this kind of help, I don't charge much and I am at Beaumont Texas. I have lots of patience. Just let me know and I'll see if I can help

 

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Please send me your info.  I’m in Houston and am going through this now!

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Hi how can I make an appointment with you in Beaumont,Tx?

 

 

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how do I book you?

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how can one book an appt with you

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I am responding to your post about matted hair. I am in Clearwater Florida and desperate for help with my extremely matted hair. First Caused by driving as a job for 12 hours a day and my car getting matted from the headrest and the metal part on the head rest matted my hair, then the pandemic hit and I could not get into a salon. Depression set in and now over a year later,  and I need help desperately!😥 If you know anyone who can help me, please let me know. I wish I was near your location. Please help! Thank you for your time! 

Sincerely, 

Amy

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That makes me want to book an appointment with you , I’m having the same issue and I can’t figure out the back section , I did two small sections in the front and have been completely staying at home hiding. I don’t know what to do 😞

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Don't even know where to start...Don't even know where to start...

 

Me, too.  This is the third, and by far the worst, time it has happened.  No idea what to do, literally every hair on my head is woven into this giant mat.  Mine is also due to severe depression, and a scalp-picking anxiety tic.  I got a bunch of salt in my hair, and then just left it up in the bun it was in for a few (maybe 3 or 4?) days.  When I went to take it down, this had happened because the salt had caused it to get so dry and textured that it just all wrapped around itself and then tightened and coiled up.  Tried several different things, haven't found a solution yet.  Don't want to cut it, I've been growing it for three years and it's to my waist, I'm a boho girl and short hair doesn't fit my style or my face shape.  I'm scared I'll have to shave it, because a lot of it is finely knotted all the way to the scalp.  So desperate for a solution!!! I may try the WD-40 thing.  Anyone else tried it?

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Im a hairdresser that specializes in detangling and would love to help ya get that out ! Idk where you’re located but I’m in CT! If that isn’t too far from you feel free to reach out to me @backedbybeauty on Instagram 

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Where in CT please?

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I’m located in Waterbury,CT 

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Aw, I'm in Chicago. 😣

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Lots, and lots of shine spray! It makes the hair extremely slick, use a wide tooth comb to detangle hair. Start at the ends, and work your way up. 

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I know this was posted a few yrs ago but this is for the one's who are seeking help now and for the future.

I have extremely long hair and had many, many!

times that I knots but not as severe as the one that I had recently...I had gotten sick and took a shower...I had no energy to deal with my hair and had used some shampoo with no conditioner...Oh my that was a horrible mistake....I woke up and had a giant knot in my hair...So I kept on letting it go since I had no energy to try and take it out....BIG MISTAKE!

(It became knotted and matted)

Here's what I did....

Do not wet your hair...Hair shrinks when wet and that makes the knots tighter....I stumbled on using WD-40. ...Yes it WORKS! 

Also you need to be patient....

Saturate the  knotted hair and let it soak in for at least 10 minutes or more, get your fingers or comb or both (I used a small knitting needle) and gently pull out the knots...Later when it's all out wash your hair with clarifying shampoo.

Hope this helps for you. ❤

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I don't know if this will be seen being the post is pretty dated; but I hope so. Firstly my immediate thought was, a small sense of relief. Knowing that I am not the only person who is or has dealt with this. I have Bipolar 2 disorder, which leaves me with near constant severe depression among other mental health issues like panic disorder. The toll it takes on you is immeasurable. But back to the point. My issues have caused me to careless about my own appearance. Which has caused my hair to be completely matted. It has been for 3 years. I have many times wanted to just shave it off. Because it is not just one place matted it is all over almost to my scalp. I am super reluctant to just cut it off and start over for 2 reasons. 1. I have naturally curly hair. Which makes short hair even shorter.  2. I am a Plus-Sized Girl who's been "Blessed" with round chubby cheeks, passed down through my Irish Heritage, even at my thiniest moments. So there's no short hair styles that will be flattering in any way. As a single Mom of 3 I certainly can not afford to cut it and then get extentions or anything. Needless to say this dilemma has done nothing but deepen my depression. All part of the nightmarish cycle of depression. I have become more isolated than ever because I am so embarrassed and insecure about it. I don't want to attend any public or private (Family & Friends) events. I feel so much shame it's humiliating. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions I can try? It would be extremely appreciated. 

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making an account just for this lol but if you wanna dm me on instagram maybe i could help find a haircut you would like??

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