06-30-2012, 10:10 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
For one thing, the present way of wearing curly, wavy hair is very likely to look "messy" to most grandmas. We get very used to a particular ideal for hair and often any deviation can be hard to accept. If you have the Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey, or can check it out of your library, you could have a conversation with your grandmother, explaining how you are trying to get healthier hair, and showing her how others are wearing their hair in this journey. If she better understands what you are doing, she may be more accepting of the whole concept.
You should be able to "Scrunch Out The Crunch" (SOTC) of your styling products on dry hair with little problem. Many of us SOTC with dry hands, some put a bit of gel, or conditioner, or water on our hands to SOTC. This may also remove the greasy, wet look. SOTC is using the scrunching motions on your dry hair to break up the cast of your dried gel and leave your hair looking natural and wavy, or curly without frizzing it. Just use the scrunching, fisting motions, not raking on your dry hair.
Using a combination of raking and scrunching your product into your wet hair may help with clumping, definition, and separating your curls and waves.
Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.
Last edited by raindear; 06-30-2012 at 10:10 AM.