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Old 03-25-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
 
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Default Holy Shrinkage Batman!

Please take a look at the last pic in my Fotki.

If you were to take a guess as to what caused the shrinkage today, what would be the culprit?

The last two pics resulted from the same routine. CO wash with OneC left in. The gel/honey mix was the same.

I might have left less OneC in my hair today. I might have used a little more gel today. And I definitely fussed a lot more with my hair today. Meaning, I kept paddle brushing to get the perfect clump formation. I also kept spritzing with water too, because it was drying out as I fussed.

Arrgh! How can I have two drastic results using the same routine? I like the fact that there's minimal frizz and the fact that it looks shiny and not dry. But I'm not sure what accounts for the shrinkage.
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
 
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Shrinkage or not you hair looks great no frizz and shiny. I was told by another member that they use honey to add more curl to hair. Did you add more honey this time than the last?
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
 
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I think that the extra gel + extra paddle brushing caused it. But you have enough hair length for shrinkage to be a non factor. I know that you notice it, but the extra glossy, ringlety curls are worth a few inches every now and then.

Curly hair can change everyday in appearance, despite our best efforts to control it. That is the trade off for not having smooth, shiny, pin straight hair that looks the same (and photographs the same) every day. Curls are lively and have their own mind
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
 
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Shrinkage or not you hair looks great no frizz and shiny. I was told by another member that they use honey to add more curl to hair. Did you add more honey this time than the last?
I put some honey in the bottle of gel and that might explain why using more gel would result in more curl (I used more gel). I'm sure the the extra brushing didn't help.

I added more gel to the bottle, so that will cut down on the proportion of honey. It's a catch 22, I guess. I get less frizz but more curl (hence the shrinkage).

Thanks for the help beaglecookie and Curltopia.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:58 AM   #5
 
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Curly hair can change everyday in appearance, despite our best efforts to control it. That is the trade off for not having smooth, shiny, pin straight hair that looks the same (and photographs the same) every day. Curls are lively and have their own mind
I love your philosophical outlook on curly hair. Thank you. I will keep it in mind.
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:53 AM   #6
 
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My money's on the paddle brushing. I find that if I paddle brush my hair vigorously, my hair shrinks up to nothing.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:42 AM   #7
 
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I'd blame the paddle brush and possibly the water. The water would give me tighter curls.
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
 
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Thanks Portae, Legends. I might need to stop brushing after the products have been put in.
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:49 PM   #9
 
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Supposedly, the glass pomade by kinky-curly helps to stretch out curls and prevent shrinkage. I've never tried it, but you could give it a shot. =)
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