To soften the look of clumps (what I think you're talking about), best bet would probably be a lighter hold product and/or some very careful finger combing post-SOTC. Looking at the picture above, I see smaller clumps, but they are less defined than many of the pics I see, and look similar to the results I get if I use a light hold gel.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
Hmmmmmm.... I think I've tried this with SS CEJ and I didn't quite like the results. Maybe I should keep working on it!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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