Another accidental discovery!
Today it was with oil and sealing timing.
I was in a bit of a rush today after I showered and forgot to put oil in after my LI to seal.
My usually post-shower routine is LI, oil (usually MO, though not always), then gel, scrunch/wring with a MF towel, apply a little more gel, then plop.
Well, since I forgot the oil today (and didn't realize it until after the scrunch/wring phase) I decided to put it in with my last glop of gel.
I do the scrunch/wring because I apply gel and such onto very wet hair, but my hair holds onto a lot of water (even though it's pretty porous) and I have to pull some water out before plopping or it would NEVER dry.
I put a little extra gel on the bottom half of my hair right before plopping for that extra but of hold, and to replace the product that I scrunched out. Sometimes I have had that stickiness of the gel cause a little frizz or break up the clumps a little bit.
SO, log story short, I added some oil (jojoba) to that second dose of gel. I mixed them together, scrunched it in, and had really nice results! No friz, no stickiness, good hold without a lot of crunch, too!
Will have to keep experimenting with this to see how to best use this trick.
Just thought I'd pass that on!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing