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Old 07-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #22
CurlyInTheFog
 
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Suave followed by Tresemme might not be rich enough for your high porosity hair, I am high porosity and need plenty of leave in conditioner, it could be more important than gel for frizz control and clumping.

I never used to understand frizz when wet but occasionally I get it when I've used my protein rich/ oil free conditioner several washes in a row. I don't think the protein itself is the cause as such since it's giving me good hair much of the time, my hair seems to need a little oil in my routine.

Another possibility is that fifteen minutes is too long a plop, porous hair can dry out fast especially if you are not using a rich leave in conditioner but only water based products. I'm having best results with flour sack towels, takes out less water so doesn't overdry the hair. I also lightly scrunch out water with the towel more often than I plop so I can hit the wetter areas and leave the ones that tend to frizz.
Ditto on the shorter plop and flour sack towels. I plop for ten minutes or less--just long enough to get dressed and clean up the bath area. I used to plop lfor 20-30 minutes, but got a lot more frizz. The flour sack towels are great. I've had greatly reduced frizz since I started using them.
Alright, I can definitely shorten the plop time. Do you use the flour sack towel to plop, or do you use it to scrunch out the water? Or both?
Both. Actually I use two towels. I use a light amount of leave in, scrunch with one towel, add my gel, scrunch again with the same towel, and then plop with a new towel. I do this because I use KCCC and if I don't scrunch out quite a bit of water it takes forever to dry. I scrunch carefully and only once per section (per scrunch session) so as not to mess up my curls. It works pretty well. I've been getting very nice curls lately. It sounds complicated, but it's really not. Takes just a few minutes, then I plop for 10, then diffuse for about 15 minutes. Beginning to end, maybe an hour including getting ready for shower, showering, dressing, styling.
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Former longhair, now CG, living in N. California where the fog meets the wind

3a/b, fine, normal porosity/elasticity, high density

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