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Velvetmug22 03-13-2006 02:52 PM

Applying gel in the shower?
 
Has anyone ever tried this? Applying your styling product and brushing/combing the product in while in the shower? Not conditioner or using conditioner as the styling product, but actual gel or mousse or anything like that?

pizazz 03-13-2006 03:08 PM

I've tried that once, and from what I remember it gave really great results(don't rember which product), but although it seems to save time, I think I was a litte inconvenient not having a mirror in the shower. :lol: If you do it, how do you do it? Do you apply and work thorugh once you come out of the shower? or do you work through/style while in the shower?

medussa 03-13-2006 03:58 PM

Re: Applying gel in the shower?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GabbyC
Has anyone ever tried this? Applying your styling product and brushing/combing the product in while in the shower? Not conditioner or using conditioner as the styling product, but actual gel or mousse or anything like that?

I did it for the first time yesterday morning. I used a paddle brush, after I left some VO5 S&C in, and put in the KKCC, as well as gel. I think it would have come out awesome if I hadn't put so much KKCC in my hair.

I will try again tomorrow.

Velvetmug22 03-13-2006 04:12 PM

I am going to try it today with Elucence and Fantasia Gel with a paddle brush. I hope it works!

Velvetmug22 03-13-2006 04:15 PM

I am going to try it today with Elucence and Fantasia Gel with a paddle brush. I hope it works!

eccentric_kurlz 03-13-2006 04:41 PM

This is the only way I apply my product(in the shower, that is). I haven't tried combing/brushing the product in yet(I prefer raking/scrunching it), but I always apply my styling products while in the shower. I can imagine that it would work really well using a paddle brush since it would help distribute the product better, and aid in curl clumping.

And it does help to have a mirror. I have one of those shower radios that has a mirror attached. Comes in handy.

Let us know how it turns out for you, Gabby.

susu 03-13-2006 05:07 PM

I always apply my gel in the shower. On a good day, I'll conditioner wash, brush in my leave-in using a paddle brush, then rake through the gel. If I have extra time (e.g., on the weekends), I'll apply the gel in sections. But even if I don't, I can generally get decent product distribution and avoid getting my fingers tangled... as long as I brush my hair thoroughly beforehand.

Oh, and I don't have a mirror in the shower. But so far it's worked out just fine. :o

Velvetmug22 03-13-2006 05:16 PM

So I just finished trying this. I put in the MBC in sections (4) and covered my hair with a shower cap. When I took off the shower cap I brushed each section, rinsed some of it out, then applied the gel and brushed it through. I got really good distribution this way. After I did each section, I bent over and shook my head. When I got out of the shower, my hair was clumped. It's soaking wet, but there are some big clumps. Since I can't stand soaking wet hair on my neck (I know, I'm a wierdo but i hate the feeling of it :lol: ) I flipped my hair upside down and put on a stocking cap. It won't be dry until tomorrow sometime, and I'm going to Vegas for a couple of days so i will let everyone know how it looked when I get back.

atlantisrising 03-13-2006 06:32 PM

Sounds like a neat idea, I did this when I had my Curly Pudding but never thought to do it with anything else and I didn't brush it in, either. I might try this.

pizazz 03-13-2006 07:46 PM

When you all apply product in the shower, is it for the purpose of keeping your hair soaking wet w/ out causing a mess or just the convenience of a one step process of applying leave-in /gel in one place. I did it once, but I don't remember what contributed to my stellar results.

TIA!

medussa 03-13-2006 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by susu
Oh, and I don't have a mirror in the shower. But so far it's worked out just fine. :o

I have a fogless mirror but I never use it. I can part my hair without looking in the mirror. What do the rest of you use the mirror for?

Curlilocs 03-13-2006 09:49 PM

I tried this when I was transitioning. I used setting lotion though. If I remember correctly it came out nice. I may have to experiment since my hair is getting longer!

susu 03-13-2006 10:06 PM

Quote:

When you all apply product in the shower, is it for the purpose of keeping your hair soaking wet w/ out causing a mess or just the convenience of a one step process of applying leave-in /gel in one place.
For me it's both.

Potterville 03-14-2006 07:42 AM

This is the only way I apply my hair products. I apply them in sections and then brush through each one, pull my hair up in a loose ponytail, put on a shower cap and then rinse my body off so no product is on me...I will breakout if I don't do this. I have a mirror, but never use it...I could do my hair routine in my sleep.

jazzijenni81 03-14-2006 08:48 AM

:)
 
sometimes, i apply my leave in while in the shower. then finger smooth it through once i get in front of the mirror. the shower steam really allows the leave in to penetrate, and you get a silky smooth finish :)

curlycovrgirl 03-14-2006 09:36 AM

where do you buy a fogless mirror?

medussa 03-19-2006 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by curlycovrgirl
where do you buy a fogless mirror?

I got mine at Linens N Things. It came attached to a shower caddy.

Velvetmug22 03-22-2006 10:02 AM

Ok. I have tried this for several days now I hate the results. My hair looks like....I don't even know how to describe it. Uneven, dry, retarded. I don't know. The paddlebrush thing just doesn't really seem to work for me consistently.

love yourself first 03-23-2006 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GabbyC
Ok. I have tried this for several days now I hate the results. My hair looks like....I don't even know how to describe it. Uneven, dry, retarded. I don't know. The paddlebrush thing just doesn't really seem to work for me consistently.

Bummer!! I don't apply hair products in the shower because it seems too messy, and I prefer to apply them to damp hair. But I do swear by paddle brushes for detangling on soaking wet, conditioner saturated hair. I know from your posts that tangles have you down. Have you tried vent brushes??? Those are really good detanglers. And when you detangle by section, do you ever hold your hair tight towards the top and then brush the part below where you are holding your hair??? This speeds up the detangling process a lot.

Anyway, good luck GabbyC!!

medussa 03-23-2006 02:51 PM

I had very good results today with the paddle brush *after* putting in my gel (mixed with some honey). It's the last picture on page 2 of my album.


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