Paddle Brush=Clumpier Curls

Shyygirl wrote:
I normally shake my hair to get rid of flat-head. Or put my hair up-side down to lightly shake and separate with my fingers. And with plopping, maybe you're plopping too long without enough product or tying your hair too tight. When I plop, I only leave it in for 5-10 minutes. Just enough to get rid of the drippies. Any longer and my hair will not look right. And I loosely pile my towel on my hair. If it's too tight, it will frizz and I lose some of my curl.
Do you shake your hair when wet or when it's already dry?
About plopping, maybe I am tying my hair too tight, it's true. I put a lot of products in it but the back part of my hair stays up (so maybe I need to plop only like you for 5-10 minutes. Do you place your hair on the top of your head? Do you "turn" your hair (turban style) when you plop?
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Shyygirl wrote:
I normally shake my hair to get rid of flat-head. Or put my hair up-side down to lightly shake and separate with my fingers. And with plopping, maybe you're plopping too long without enough product or tying your hair too tight. When I plop, I only leave it in for 5-10 minutes. Just enough to get rid of the drippies. Any longer and my hair will not look right. And I loosely pile my towel on my hair. If it's too tight, it will frizz and I lose some of my curl.
Do you shake your hair when wet or when it's already dry?
About plopping, maybe I am tying my hair too tight, it's true. I put a lot of products in it but the back part of my hair stays up (so maybe I need to plop only like you for 5-10 minutes. Do you place your hair on the top of your head? Do you "turn" your hair (turban style) when you plop?
Originally Posted by McCurly
I shake when wet. While I'm in the shower so that if I need to run alittle more water over my head, then I'm good. Plus, I won't make a mess. When I plop(my modified version), and turn my hair upside-down, and wrap a regular hair towel around(turban style) and lightly pile on my head. Not too tight. Not too loose. And even if it's loose, I can always redo it.
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OK, thanks. I will try again!
I heard that a good amount of condish mixed with gel could be enough to have 2 or maybe 3 good days with good curl formation and maybe good clumps(with the brush and plopping).
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i've found that any brush makes my hair clump more, but i will have to try the paddle brush in particular.

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OK, I brushed again this morning. I found out that my Denman is the D31. I brushed with gobs of conditioner in, but after I rinsed a bit out, I applied my gel with my fingers, raking it in. I diffused some and then air dried as usual.

I am definitely having a good hair day, although I don't think it looks very different from a good hair day that started out with a wide-toothed comb. There are absolutely no tangles on the ends, which is nice because they really do need to be trimmed and would ordinarily have a few stubborn knots.

That said, I don't think I'm going to be brushing too terribly often. There is just too much hair in the brush afterward, and even if it does turn out to be just the collection of already-shed hairs, I don't think I can look at that twice a week. I have had too many long miserable recoveries -- from bad haircuts, transitioning, etc. -- to look up in 6 months and have to start a recovery from brush-induced massive breakage.

So I'm going to brush when I want the floofy look (like Joan on Girlfriends), and whenever I'm craving that kind of scalp stimulation, but I ain't gonna be brushing on the regular.

<shudder>
St. Louis, I'm with you, but for different reasons.

It seems for me that paddle brush= so-so to bad hair day. The strands are just way too separated and fly-away.
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