scrunching 4a "just for me texturized" hair

Hey guys, im new to the site and so far i like it!

My question and problem is about trying to scrunch my african american texturized hair. My hair has been natural for as long as i can remember BUT as i got older i wanted more looks as most teens do (im 2O now). So around that time i had a just for me texturizer put in my hair to keep my texture but loosen the tightness of my curls. My hair is SUPER STRONG and you can pull my hair strand super hard before it even snaps. When my hair is wet its straight and soft BUT when it starts to air dry or after its blown out with a basic dryer its soft with more of a straightened slightly frizzy and poofy from the roots meltdown ( i call it the troll doll look)


I recently came across a youtube video of a girl telling you how to achieve the "scrunched look" for black hair. She too has a just for me texturizer and when she washed her hair it looked exactly like mine does! so i figured this HAS to work. Well i later found out she was black and puerto rican so her hair has more of a natural softer curl than mine does and when i tried the same exact steps as she did my hair turned out HORRIBLE! it was hard from the products (mainly mouse and garnier fructis with some pantene pro-v products) and it puffed and frizzed as it dried *sigh*

The look i wanted to achieve (and still do) is the same look my hair has when i put conditioner in it (straight and slightly wavy yet dry) is there anyone who can help me?!



Heres the video of the scrunched hair look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_cocTYnDSo


and this is a pic i found of someone with scrunched hair. Its supposed to look how it does at the top to middle. my hair is about medium length and to my shoulders




PLEASE HELP

Last edited by InayahL; 06-11-2010 at 02:04 AM. Reason: bad example pic of how i want my hair to turn out
Hey guys, im new to the site and so far i like it!

My question and problem is about trying to scrunch my african american texturized hair. My hair has been natural for as long as i can remember BUT as i got older i wanted more looks as most teens do (im 2O now). So around that time i had a just for me texturizer put in my hair to keep my texture but loosen the tightness of my curls. My hair is SUPER STRONG and you can pull my hair strand super hard before it even snaps. When my hair is wet its straight and soft BUT when it starts to air dry or after its blown out with a basic dryer its soft with more of a straightened slightly frizzy and poofy from the roots meltdown ( i call it the troll doll look)


I recently came across a youtube video of a girl telling you how to achieve the "scrunched look" for black hair. She too has a just for me texturizer and when she washed her hair it looked exactly like mine does! so i figured this HAS to work. Well i later found out she was black and puerto rican so her hair has more of a natural softer curl than mine does and when i tried the same exact steps as she did my hair turned out HORRIBLE! it was hard from the products (mainly mouse and garnier fructis with some pantene pro-v products) and it puffed and frizzed as it dried *sigh*

The look i wanted to achieve (and still do) is the same look my hair has when i put conditioner in it (straight and slightly wavy yet dry) is there anyone who can help me?!



Heres the video of the scrunched hair look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_cocTYnDSo


and this is a pic i found of someone with relaxed scrunched hair




PLEASE HELP
Originally Posted by InayahL
Wait... you WANT your hair to look like the hair in the picture? Well uh... ok...

um... Have you tried using those soft flexi rods? Try leaving it in overnight with some spritz.
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Hey guys, im new to the site and so far i like it!

My question and problem is about trying to scrunch my african american texturized hair. My hair has been natural for as long as i can remember BUT as i got older i wanted more looks as most teens do (im 2O now). So around that time i had a just for me texturizer put in my hair to keep my texture but loosen the tightness of my curls. My hair is SUPER STRONG and you can pull my hair strand super hard before it even snaps. When my hair is wet its straight and soft BUT when it starts to air dry or after its blown out with a basic dryer its soft with more of a straightened slightly frizzy and poofy from the roots meltdown ( i call it the troll doll look)


I recently came across a youtube video of a girl telling you how to achieve the "scrunched look" for black hair. She too has a just for me texturizer and when she washed her hair it looked exactly like mine does! so i figured this HAS to work. Well i later found out she was black and puerto rican so her hair has more of a natural softer curl than mine does and when i tried the same exact steps as she did my hair turned out HORRIBLE! it was hard from the products (mainly mouse and garnier fructis with some pantene pro-v products) and it puffed and frizzed as it dried *sigh*

The look i wanted to achieve (and still do) is the same look my hair has when i put conditioner in it (straight and slightly wavy yet dry) is there anyone who can help me?!



Heres the video of the scrunched hair look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_cocTYnDSo


and this is a pic i found of someone with relaxed scrunched hair




PLEASE HELP
Originally Posted by InayahL
Wait... you WANT your hair to look like the hair in the picture? Well uh... ok...

um... Have you tried using those soft flexi rods? Try leaving it in overnight with some spritz.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
lOl no not THAT big. im gonna see if i can find another pic and no i just wanted to try something that i could wash and go for the summer and doesnt spritz dry your hair out?
Am I the only one that sees 2 different pics?
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I see two different pictures as well.

OP I think if you could possibly post a picture that would help. It sounds like all of your curls/waves are gone from the relaxer though so you may not be able to acheive the same results. I remember girls in HS scrunching their (naturally straight) hair and it still looked straight, just scrunched and hard. lol...

Personally I'm not a huge fan of the scrunched look. I tried scrunching and plopping on my own hair and it was a mess. I don't like how it looks at all.

Hopefully someone else can help! Good luck.

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Also, you may be able to achieve a somewhat similar look by doing a braid out. Maybe try two french braids.

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Am I the only one that sees 2 different pics?
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When I was transitioning I used to scrunch my hair in order to not use heat (but it was BIG because my roots were curly and voluminous and my hair is thick). Pardon my mean mug, I had just used a gel I didn't like and and showing my dislike, lol!


KCCC was the best gel I used to get good scrunched hair. However, if your hair has been straightened too much by heat/relaxers, it's not going to curl. My hair was always a bit rebellious against relaxers so it wasn't completely straight.
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When I was transitioning I used to scrunch my hair in order to not use heat (but it was BIG because my roots were curly and voluminous and my hair is thick). Pardon my mean mug, I had just used a gel I didn't like and and showing my dislike, lol!


KCCC was the best gel I used to get good scrunched hair. However, if your hair has been straightened too much by heat/relaxers, it's not going to curl. My hair was always a bit rebellious against relaxers so it wasn't completely straight.
Originally Posted by ellepixie


GIRL......YOUR HAIR!!!!!!!! I love that pic. Your hair looks awesome in it too.
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When I was transitioning I used to scrunch my hair in order to not use heat (but it was BIG because my roots were curly and voluminous and my hair is thick). Pardon my mean mug, I had just used a gel I didn't like and and showing my dislike, lol!


KCCC was the best gel I used to get good scrunched hair. However, if your hair has been straightened too much by heat/relaxers, it's not going to curl. My hair was always a bit rebellious against relaxers so it wasn't completely straight.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
Yours actually looks CUTE! Looks like a braid out, lots of volume. See I don't like the stringy, hard, flat scrunchy looking look. I guess that's the best way for me to explain it, lol.

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When I was transitioning I used to scrunch my hair in order to not use heat (but it was BIG because my roots were curly and voluminous and my hair is thick). Pardon my mean mug, I had just used a gel I didn't like and and showing my dislike, lol!


KCCC was the best gel I used to get good scrunched hair. However, if your hair has been straightened too much by heat/relaxers, it's not going to curl. My hair was always a bit rebellious against relaxers so it wasn't completely straight.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
Yours actually looks CUTE! Looks like a braid out, lots of volume. See I don't like the stringy, hard, flat scrunchy looking look. I guess that's the best way for me to explain it, lol.
Originally Posted by NikG20
Aw, thanks guys! Yes, ITA about the stringy, crunchy look. It would look like that when I initially applied gel - I would let it get to about 70-80% dry like that to set my hair (hiding in my apt if possible), then scrunch out the crunch like crazy to give it volume and make the curls soft and fluffy. Only problem was when my roots started growing out you could see the two textures clearly and to me it looked wack...like I had these pretty curls at my roots then it started to fall into waves...it was just too different.
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Wait... you WANT your hair to look like the hair in the picture? Well uh... ok...

um... Have you tried using those soft flexi rods? Try leaving it in overnight with some spritz.
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Wait... you WANT your hair to look like the hair in the picture? Well uh... ok...

um... Have you tried using those soft flexi rods? Try leaving it in overnight with some spritz.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
LOL looking back it was kind of an @$$hole question.

but anyway am I trippin or did the pic change in the original post? And uh... I never saw TWO pics but now i'm seeing different pics.
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the OP explained that she changed the original picture to a different one since the first one wasn't a good representation of how she wanted her hair to look. i don't blame her since she got a rude response with her original pic up.
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That looks a HOT mess.

You'd be better off putting a stronger relaxer in your hair and rocking straight hair than rocking that mess.
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The look i wanted to achieve (and still do) is the same look my hair has when i put conditioner in it (straight and slightly wavy yet dry) is there anyone who can help me?!


If that's the look you want just leave the conditioner in it and let it dry. Have you seen Terri's method on TightlyCurly.com. There's no rule that you have to rinse out your conditioner.
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the OP explained that she changed the original picture to a different one since the first one wasn't a good representation of how she wanted her hair to look. i don't blame her since she got a rude response with her original pic up.
Originally Posted by curlsugar
I understand what you're saying curlsugar, but shouldn't people also research a site before they post on it? I'm sure most of the women on this site are not against relaxers, but we have hair that is curled WAY tighter than that and I don't think anyone here really needs to use a scrunching technique to get curls...she may get a different response in the 2 section or the relaxed section.
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the OP explained that she changed the original picture to a different one since the first one wasn't a good representation of how she wanted her hair to look. i don't blame her since she got a rude response with her original pic up.
Originally Posted by curlsugar
I understand what you're saying curlsugar, but shouldn't people also research a site before they post on it? I'm sure most of the women on this site are not against relaxers, but we have hair that is curled WAY tighter than that and I don't think anyone here really needs to use a scrunching technique to get curls...she may get a different response in the 2 section or the relaxed section.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
i don't disagree with you at all. but i also feel she could've simply been directed to another section of the board rather than being laughed at (literally). i remember my days as a newbie and i was grateful to the people who were patient with me.
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the OP explained that she changed the original picture to a different one since the first one wasn't a good representation of how she wanted her hair to look. i don't blame her since she got a rude response with her original pic up.
Originally Posted by curlsugar
I understand what you're saying curlsugar, but shouldn't people also research a site before they post on it? I'm sure most of the women on this site are not against relaxers, but we have hair that is curled WAY tighter than that and I don't think anyone here really needs to use a scrunching technique to get curls...she may get a different response in the 2 section or the relaxed section.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
i don't disagree with you at all. but i also feel she could've simply been directed to another section of the board rather than being laughed at (literally). i remember my days as a newbie and i was grateful to the people who were patient with me.
Originally Posted by curlsugar
True, I feel you. Hey I tried to help her!
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