Bigger Clumps

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I was wondering if there was a way to get bigger clumps? My curls are skinny. Sometimes they form bigger clumps....but i don't know how to MAKE that happen.

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Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

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I get my hair to clump by putting products in while soaking wet, and constantly spraying with more water. Water promotes clumps by making the curls stick together. A thick gel also helps them stay together. After you styled, scrunch out the excess water with a t shirt or microfiber towel, and air dry. I find diffusing breaks up my clumps. Also make sure you don't have product buildup or too much oil in your hair making it look stringy.

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I get my hair to clump by putting products in while soaking wet, and constantly spraying with more water. Water promotes clumps by making the curls stick together. A thick gel also helps them stay together. After you styled, scrunch out the excess water with a t shirt or microfiber towel, and air dry. I find diffusing breaks up my clumps. Also make sure you don't have product buildup or too much oil in your hair making it look stringy.
Originally Posted by JessiiLeighh

Thanks for this! I've been doing this and i think someone in a similar thread said to try smoothing instead of raking...I've been doing that too with your method and my clumps are much better!


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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!


Thanks for this! I've been doing this and i think someone in a similar thread said to try smoothing instead of raking...I've been doing that too with your method and my clumps are much better!


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Originally Posted by SmilingElephant
What is smoothing and raking?
3b
Porosity: normal (i think)
Density: high
Width: medium
Length: long

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A lot of people find the Super Soaker method helps promote clumps:
Super-Soaker Method for Promoting Clumps -UPDATED/Video Link

For other great techniques to experiment with, try this:
TECHNIQUES LINKS: SuperSoaker,Spritz&Condish,Plopping,Frizz,Clipping IceQueen, etc
Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
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Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
Icequeen method
CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn

I get my hair to stay in clumps or thicker curls while it's very wet. I apply leave-in conditioner and an oil (usually coconut). I used to use gel, but I feel like gel doesn't work as well as conditioner.
3C, fine/med texture, normal porosity, high elasticity, very defined spiral

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