I just came here to say thank yoouuuu for this
. I recently started doing this about a month or two ago, and my hair is in the best state it has ever been in!
I no longer use or need any combs or brushes to detangle. It really does detangle with running water alone using my fingers. My hair has clumped together like I never knew it could. I do my hair so fast now.
Just for reference, my strands are fine, with thick/dense volume. I'm guessing I'm a 4b because my hair doesn't spiral, but it zigzags. My hair is past apl, but not quite bsl (my bras sit low; I feel like bsl=mbl for me)
Here's my process: I wash with Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo, oil rinse with EVOO, and condition with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner. I don't deep condition or pre-poo (it just isn't necessary for me). I rinse everything out once I'm done applying to each section- I can use HUGE sections to wash my hair now, or leave it completely out which is remarkable for me.
I use Oyin's Hair Dew as my leave in and finish/style with their Sugar Berries Pomade (I swear this pomade gave me more baby hair even though I already had full edges). I used to restyle/ moisturize midweek with Qhemet's Amla & Olive Heavy Cream, but I really don't have to now.
For glossy sooooft detangled hair- TRY. IT.