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Old 10-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
 
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I don't use any products on my hair, just conditioner including leave in conditioner. I leave my hair to air dry but it always dries stringy. I have to comb it to get the fullness back. I've just started using a wide tooth detangler comb to comb through which doesn't disturb my waves as much but I'd love to be able to preserve my wave pattern completely, I have really nice S shape waves, probably 3 or 4 of them down my length until I comb .... I'd appreciate any tips you could give please...

I have been co-washing for a couple of weeks now, prior to that I was doing the co-wash-co method.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
 
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Is this stringy as in dry stringy? Or is this stringy as in thin clumps stringy?

If you want fullness, you can take your fingers and stick them into your hair below the top layer (I do this upside down) and lightly shake and fluff your hair to get some volume. This is the safe way to create fullness without brushing.
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Is this stringy as in dry stringy? Or is this stringy as in thin clumps stringy?

If you want fullness, you can take your fingers and stick them into your hair below the top layer (I do this upside down) and lightly shake and fluff your hair to get some volume. This is the safe way to create fullness without brushing.
I think thin clumps. It looks like spaghetti stuck to my head.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #4
 
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You need a clumper. I'd suggest trying FSG (flax seed gel). You can make your own or try Sweet Curls Elixir on Etsy. I just got a small bottle each of the flax seed gel and one if the flax seed curl creme. She has a bajillion scents to choose from.
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You need a clumper. I'd suggest trying FSG (flax seed gel). You can make your own or try Sweet Curls Elixir on Etsy. I just got a small bottle each of the flax seed gel and one if the flax seed curl creme. She has a bajillion scents to choose from.
You think? I wondered if SOTC would be applicable as my hair does dry a little hard after using L.I. But I'm not sure.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
 
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Well it's not holing to clump but yes SOTC! stringy hair-imageuploadedbycurltalk1380728715.870187.jpg

^ not SOTC


stringy hair-imageuploadedbycurltalk1380728777.758827.jpg

^ After

Yes SOTC
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My advice is to ditch the comb - you'd be better off not combing dry hair. Pretty sure that, perhaps along with too much leave-in, is contributing big time to your stringiness. I find it's helpful to revisit the CG method every now and then to re-boot my routine. Do you have the Curly Girl book & DVD? Wondering why you don't use gel over your leave-in - you might have success with clumping by scrunching in gel and letting it dry, then SOTC but no comb!
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My advice is to ditch the comb - you'd be better off not combing dry hair. Pretty sure that, perhaps along with too much leave-in, is contributing big time to your stringiness. I find it's helpful to revisit the CG method every now and then to re-boot my routine. Do you have the Curly Girl book & DVD? Wondering why you don't use gel over your leave-in - you might have success with clumping by scrunching in gel and letting it dry, then SOTC but no comb!
I don't have the book but I've been thinking of purchasing it Tbh I hadn't even began to think about gels yet! But I'll give it a try ASAP, now that I think about it, I don't know why I haven't tried gels yet !
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Well it's not holing to clump but yes SOTC! Attachment 38851

^ not SOTC


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^ After

Yes SOTC
Well that's quite a difference. I'm sold, I'll defo try to SOTC
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #10
 
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You can see how I do it in this vid http://youtu.be/u6YdZ9eQ5mI

Some people use a teeny bit of conditioner or oil rubbed into their hands. Sometimes I do too.
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You can see how I do it in this vid Scott Musgrave MAP Technique - YouTube

Some people use a teeny bit of conditioner or oil rubbed into their hands. Sometimes I do too.
That was a really helpful video, thanks Chupie!
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