Hey everyone !
I had a probmen with tangling and matting on a unit a couple of years ago. I learned that when dematting and detangling horror situations there are some things you can do. Pin the hair on a wig form on a tall stand. If I understand what the OP describes, the matting is occurring toward the ends up to mid and it is cross stranded. First try and separate the areas that you can and group then according to the flow of the hair strands. I found the Johnson Love Detangling for AFAM children to be great in getting the strands untangled, using a rattail comb end. It takes time and patience separating those strands that you can from the matting mass. Make sure you soak the hair with the stuff. Once you seperate what you can douse the matting areas with a detangling thick conditioner. Keep those strands which you have detangled soaked and combed out and put a clip on them. Soak totally all the hair. Let the conditioner sit for at least a day. Then use your fingers and the end of the comb to try and slide strands from the
matted globs. Get as much hair as you can from out of them. Comb it out detangling ( make sure that you are holding the hair tight at the area that is not matted or tangled. It took me 4 days to work that hair. And get those matted globs all the way down the hair shaft. Then some I had to cut out. Once you have done the best that you can, smother that sucker down with a good conditioner. Silicon Mix sometimes causes tangled hair to become more tangled. Some hair just doesn't like it. Once you are able to comb it to the end. Using hot water, rinse it down, comb some more and when you feel it is totally untangled, rinse. Then do the SexiBeach ( hey Sweetie, i miss you) Bleach method. Then condition really well, and wrap the hair with conditioner on it, in a hot wet towel, ( put wet, not soaking, towel in microwave) and let it sit overnight. Use warm, not hot water to rinse. Some hair doesn't do well with cold water. In the future, I suggest you be careful about what shampoo and conditioner you use on this hair. A rich conditioner on well detangled dry hair before shampoo would help. I know its a lot of work, but it can be done.
Edited by Celie - Nov 15 2012 at 7:16pm