This is a video from Lisa Akbari about how to properly comb natural hair. Personally, I think the technique can be applied to both natural and relaxed hair. Akbari demonstrates combing your hair by using your fingers only. She also goes into detail about which comb works with your hair type and when you should use a comb.
Does the method work? I say YES! I turned my nose up at the no combing recommendations in the past… But after doing it this way for the last two weeks, I’ve managed to limit myself to using a wide tooth comb to my weekly wash session. And that’s a huge benefit for me because I was very dependent on using my comb every day. I’ve noticed that I’m losing a lot less hair and I no longer attribute hair that I ripped from my head as just shed hair. Also, my retention is clearly on the up-swing. Does finger combing work for you?