New technique???

hi all,
I may have just found a new technique for my waves, and it was an accident!! Disclaimer: although it has not dried yet (too excited with my experiment) I have much more wave formation then usual and remember my hair is super short and just starting to show waves. However I can see how this could work well for my hair. Sorry if someone has mentioned this before - I haven't seen it.

OK, here's what I did. I low poo then conditioned as usual in the shower. I then added my leave in, then gel and comb through as usual. Nothing special. It was then that I went to get my hair towel only to not find it. So I picked up my micro fibre face washer that was a little damp and used this to scrunch my hair. I do the 'scrunch and pump', so it squelches. To my wonder my waves started to pop. Once I had scrunch all my hair with the damp face washer, I scrunched out the excess water with a dry face washer.

Now I'm just waiting for it to dry and see the results. I was too excited to wait and post - can you tell??

I guess it's similar to the super soaker method. I guess I feel like you have a little more control over how much water is put into your hair. I do believe it would help with product dispersion though.

Oh how I have missed experimenting with my hair! Been in such a rut with it of late, just wish it would grow!

OK enough ramble. I'd love to hear what you all think. And I'll let you know how it turns out.
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I do this with polarfleece gloves, upside down. It works great! same principle as the expensive "Hair Dry" gloves, but I bought mine at the grocery store for $2.
Cool idea. I scrunch my hair with a damp floursack towel but the microfibre would hold much more dampness than the floursack would.

Be interested to hear how it works out when it's dry.
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I do this with a T-shirt instead of plopping.
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Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
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It turned out very good for my first attempt and my crazy hair atm. I'm going to have to try it once my hair is longer too to really know how well it works.
2 something Australian

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pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Yay! I'm glad to hear you found something that works. I'm frankly shocked you have any curl at all when your hair is so short -- mine goes straight-ish around jaw-length.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
When it was shorter it was pretty much straight. It's currently barely doing much wave wise. My cowlick is a nightmare at it's current length.Not enough weight to hold it down. I have to clip it back unless I blow dry *sigh* My hair flicks up all over the place, the back is the worst even if I blow dry it ends up either starting to curl or just stick up. If I scrunch it when I get out of the shower I get more of a wave. Kind of like this, but not as even, messier and not straightened bangs. Plus mine is not as evenly cut - layers are all over the shot.
Still got a long way to go until the whole wave pattern come out. To me it just looks messy and awkward.
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pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
So the difference is making sure the towel is damp first?
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So the difference is making sure the towel is damp first?
Originally Posted by gekko422
that is my question, too.
Do you want a pretty wet towel?? I guess I'm not following
haha sorry - I ramble a little. Yeah it was damp / wet - not dripping but wet enough that some of the water comes out and mixes with the product in your hair as you scrunch. Does that make sense?
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
I'll have to try it out!!
So you have pics?
I've tried this with a wet washcloth. I think it would work really well with a microfiber washcloth or maybe a curls like us. Darn it, now I'll have to get some of those. I got good curls with this technique. And for me it was an excellent way to get 2nd day hair.
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Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
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