How do you archieve a good second day?

Please, girls, help me. Could you post your routine, products and tips to achieve a good second day, please? Thanks, Mariana.
I am from Argentina, but I have lived in USA for 3 years. My hair is different here and I had to learn everything again.
CG from 1/16/04
Pineapple, pineapple, pineapple.

I use copious amounts of Curl Keeper when I do my hair. Before bed, I pineapple my hair. When I get up, I spritz to re-activate CK, scrunch a bit and done.

I only fully wet my hair once a week so I get 6-7 days with this method.
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I agree with watsercurl, she's very knowledgeable and has been helping me with her great advice! I'm hoping to achieve better results when my CK arrives but using enough product on wash days b4 drying is key to 2nd day hair for sure! I also pineapple but for me I just take the crown area otherwise I end up a little too poofy. I'll use 4-5 sprays of Set it Free and scrunch when it's dry cuz the products I'm using at the moment don't like water so that works pretty well but I want more help with Frizz which is why I ordered CK and watsercurl recommends it highly! I know you don't want to "over-wet" 2nd day or you risk frizz. What are you using right now for products?
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.

Last edited by DEL2C; 08-10-2008 at 12:59 PM.
I bought KMS Curl-up curling balm and curly-up spray. I tried yesterday but they are very good. I am going to return tomorrow. I think I am going to try CK. I tried before and I think it didn't work very well, but I don't remember really why. Do you use any leave-in? Thanks, Mariana.
I am from Argentina, but I have lived in USA for 3 years. My hair is different here and I had to learn everything again.
CG from 1/16/04
I bought KMS Curl-up curling balm and curly-up spray. I tried yesterday but they are very good. I am going to return tomorrow. I think I am going to try CK. I tried before and I think it didn't work very well, but I don't remember really why. Do you use any leave-in? Thanks, Mariana.
Originally Posted by anairam
What type 2 are you? Did you mean that the KMS products were not good? I might be misunderstanding you sorry, I think you said you are returning the KMS? I do use Deva B-Leave in and I like it a lot. Although, if the CK works I may be able eliminate that and just not rinse out all of the conditioner instead, we'll see. It's always an experiment it seems!! I'm trying to cut down on the number of products I'm using. When I go the hairdresser they left some conditioner in then B-Leave in, ArcAngel and Set it Free Wet and Dry. It made my head itch terrible the next day. Now I use B-leave in when sopping wet and Recoil after blotting a little with a T-Shirt, Then Set it Free once it's dry.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Well...I don't like KMS products. It makes my hair sticky. Also, I use low-poo from Deva and Biolage conditioning balm. The one condition from Deva makes my hair too greasy. The angel gel and arc-angel are good products but I can't archieve a second day with them. My main problem seems to be sticky hair instead of silky and natural hair.
I am from Argentina, but I have lived in USA for 3 years. My hair is different here and I had to learn everything again.
CG from 1/16/04
My best guarantee for 2nd day hair is my CK/QCCC/BRHG combo. Then diffusew my bowl diffuser til completely dry.

I personally do not pineapple - I have too many layers and suspect I would just end up with pulled out waves. I generally get good 2nd day hair, but partially due to my natural volume. If I need to perk it up I will scrunch the ends with something thick and sticky (like PM Round Trip).
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I agree with watsercurl, she's very knowledgeable and has been helping me with her great advice! I'm hoping to achieve better results when my CK arrives but using enough product on wash days b4 drying is key to 2nd day hair for sure! I also pineapple but for me I just take the crown area otherwise I end up a little too poofy. I'll use 4-5 sprays of Set it Free and scrunch when it's dry cuz the products I'm using at the moment don't like water so that works pretty well but I want more help with Frizz which is why I ordered CK and watsercurl recommends it highly! I know you don't want to "over-wet" 2nd day or you risk frizz. What are you using right now for products?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Thanks Del2C. I'm finally knowledgeable about my own hair and what works for me. Unfortunately, hair is like fingerprints - no two are the same. So I share what works for me hoping it might work for someone else. But really it's about experimentation.

I have used KMS curl booster. I liked the curl enhancement but found it left my hair a bit dry.

I was very dubious of pineappling as I thought it would pull out all my curl but decided to give it a try "just in case" . I couldn't believe the results and I've pineappled ever since. Just like some products work for some and not others, some methods work for some and not others. I was a total diffuser until I tried the Hot Sock and now I'm hooked on it.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
Thanks, girls. I will try CK alone with pineapple and then CK, QCCC and BRHG combo. I only need a second day!!!!
I am from Argentina, but I have lived in USA for 3 years. My hair is different here and I had to learn everything again.
CG from 1/16/04
Thanks, girls. I will try CK alone with pineapple and then CK, QCCC and BRHG combo. I only need a second day!!!!
Originally Posted by anairam
I agree with you about Angel and ArcAngel, I think that might work better on 3's and 4's not 2's. I have TONS of volume too much actually, and if I don't pineapple my waves just go SQUISH and I end up with flat waves on 2nd day. I've been at this CG thing for over a year and still trying to figure it out with experimenting, etc. I'm a bit tired of it honestly but I'm hoping by reading these threads I will get my routine down pat once and for all! Buena Suerte Miss Argentina! Hasta Luego!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Thanks, girls. I will try CK alone with pineapple and then CK, QCCC and BRHG combo. I only need a second day!!!!
The only thing I never thought to mention is that you may want to add a gel. There is very little hold to CK but I don't need much so I don't usually bother. Unless I get caught in a rainstorm or something. LOL


I agree with you about Angel and ArcAngel, I think that might work better on 3's and 4's not 2's. I have TONS of volume too much actually, and if I don't pineapple my waves just go SQUISH and I end up with flat waves on 2nd day. I've been at this CG thing for over a year and still trying to figure it out with experimenting, etc. I'm a bit tired of it honestly but I'm hoping by reading these threads I will get my routine down pat once and for all! Buena Suerte Miss Argentina! Hasta Luego!
I hear ya about volume. If I try to air-dry my hair in the summer, it is OUT OF CONTROL.

I find using a Hot Sock (or formerly diffusing) really helps to keep it down.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
Thanks, girls. I will try CK alone with pineapple and then CK, QCCC and BRHG combo. I only need a second day!!!!
The only thing I never thought to mention is that you may want to add a gel. There is very little hold to CK but I don't need much so I don't usually bother. Unless I get caught in a rainstorm or something. LOL


I agree with you about Angel and ArcAngel, I think that might work better on 3's and 4's not 2's. I have TONS of volume too much actually, and if I don't pineapple my waves just go SQUISH and I end up with flat waves on 2nd day. I've been at this CG thing for over a year and still trying to figure it out with experimenting, etc. I'm a bit tired of it honestly but I'm hoping by reading these threads I will get my routine down pat once and for all! Buena Suerte Miss Argentina! Hasta Luego!
I hear ya about volume. If I try to air-dry my hair in the summer, it is OUT OF CONTROL.

I find using a Hot Sock (or formerly diffusing) really helps to keep it down.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Oh see now this interesting, we could just on and on all day and night about our hair! Unbelievable!!! I thought the opposite was true, air drying keeps things together so as not to create too much volume and keep it all defined????? Theh only reason I use a blowdryer (Deva Sun Dryer actually hot sock didn't do it for me) is to speed things up because otherwise my hair in the Summer takes about 7hrs to dry!!! Do you air dry in the Winter (brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) and plopping seemed to take my curl out although I don't think you plop?
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Thanks, girls. I will try CK alone with pineapple and then CK, QCCC and BRHG combo. I only need a second day!!!!
The only thing I never thought to mention is that you may want to add a gel. There is very little hold to CK but I don't need much so I don't usually bother. Unless I get caught in a rainstorm or something. LOL


I agree with you about Angel and ArcAngel, I think that might work better on 3's and 4's not 2's. I have TONS of volume too much actually, and if I don't pineapple my waves just go SQUISH and I end up with flat waves on 2nd day. I've been at this CG thing for over a year and still trying to figure it out with experimenting, etc. I'm a bit tired of it honestly but I'm hoping by reading these threads I will get my routine down pat once and for all! Buena Suerte Miss Argentina! Hasta Luego!
I hear ya about volume. If I try to air-dry my hair in the summer, it is OUT OF CONTROL.

I find using a Hot Sock (or formerly diffusing) really helps to keep it down.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Oh see now this interesting, we could just on and on all day and night about our hair! Unbelievable!!! I thought the opposite was true, air drying keeps things together so as not to create too much volume and keep it all defined????? Theh only reason I use a blowdryer (Deva Sun Dryer actually hot sock didn't do it for me) is to speed things up because otherwise my hair in the Summer takes about 7hrs to dry!!! Do you air dry in the Winter (brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) and plopping seemed to take my curl out although I don't think you plop?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
It's different for everyone but I think it was rudeechick that has the same issue as me. I don't airdry in the winter unless I'm staying in for the day. There are pics in my Hair 2008 fotki folder with air dryed hair in Feb that I really liked. Summer entirely different story. And I do plop sometimes. Depends how much time I have after I do my hair. (It speeds up the dry time.)
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.

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