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Old 06-23-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default What to put on my second day waves?

My hair always looks nice the first day I do it, but on the second day my hair looks like a rats nest! My hair hates when I try to re wet it the second day! so I was wondering if I should just put in some type of sealer/curl cream on the second day on my dry hair? does anyone have any recommendations because I hate washing my hair everyday! thanks!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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I've never improved my hair by adding product to dry hair. I wish I had a good answer to this!
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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How long is your hair and do you put it up or anything when you sleep on it? How long have you been CG? These days, I typically put it up in a pineapple at night, then swipe some leave in conditioner over the canopy in the morning if it looks frizzy. The pineapple keeps it from turning into a rats nest too.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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I fill a spray bottle, 3 parts water, 1 part conditioner. Shake it up and spray it around my head. Shake my head a bit and lightly crunch (not too much or else frizz!) and it seems to do the trick by reactivating yesterday's gel.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Nevermind..noticed you said you can't re-wet. Hm. In that case, I have no idea...
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #6
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I just put my hair up in a bun. Unfortunately it kills my waves, but its still presentable and tame (as tame as my hair can be, anyway).

I'm considering a silk sleep cap for myself, maybe you should look into it?

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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I haven't tried a ton of gels or products but the only thing that has been giving me reliable 2nd day hair is the SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. The name is so annoyingly long.

I do conditioner-only styling so I don't top it with gel. When I style, my waves last all day but not through the night. That means second day, they are huge, much more 2a than 2b. They get smooshed and become much looser. I don't pineapple because I haven't figured out how to do it without it falling off my head.

With other products (gels, LI's w/ no protein) I've found that my waves have a tendency to be unevenly smooshed during the night, so second day = 2a+ 2b +2c mixture. I don't really love how this looks on me, kinda unkempt. I've had okay but not great luck rewetting second day.

Anywhoo, the curl & style milk is making my waves looser but more evenly so through the night. So the next day I have loose waves but no frizz, and no touchups needed. I'll take this any day.

I'm fine, normal, normal, medium density... I think this is important to consider.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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For my very rare second day hair, I absolutely have to start with PERFECT first day hair. I divide my hair into two sections and sleep in pig-tail pineapples. Then in the morning, I smooth on one of several light hold gels; Spiral Solutions Curl jelly, CJ CIAB, or Uncle Funky's Curly Magic. These gels work fabulously for me on dry hair and don't dry crunchy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #9
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My hair is about bsl and I've been CG for over a year. I do usually sleep in a pineapple, but every time when I wake up my waves are really loose, but frizzy/soft. What LI do you put on it in the morning? And when I try to re wet it my hair freaks out a frizzes...hmm maybe its the products im using?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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I have recently started using GVP sculpting liquid a knock off of the Paul Mitchell product and like the results. I often wear my hair in a pony tail, and it often gets very pouty. Today after putting the pony tail up, I dampened it just a little, pretty much just the surface hairs, then I scrunched in some of the sculpting liquid. It was instant wave and control. It doesn't get crunchy either.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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I pineapple my hair and my hair the curls do flatten out a bit. I actually use as my leave in kinky curly knot today in a sprtiz bottle diluted a bit. I scrunch that in a bit and then I will sometimes get just a little bit of my ECO styler gel rub in palms and scrunch in. I use just a little bit the gel not much because I'm pretty much reactivating the gel from day before. That's what seems to work for me.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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I actually really like Bioterra Curling Creme for refreshing my waves. I pineapple, then smooth some on and very lightly scrunch it in. Water is a definite no go for me, too, but the creme adds shine and perks them up with just the tiniest bit of hold that lasts all day.
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Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
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