Pen Spring/Coil type hair

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verses- top picture finger raking, bottom , shingling/pad of fingers smoothing down the length

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Last edited by shawnyblazes; 03-03-2010 at 09:14 AM.
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Thanks Elle , its really interesting to see if I can get some hang time with the other method. Ive always assumed my hair would shrink down to 1-2 inches no matter what product Im using.

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Originally Posted by ellepixie

I agree but it is interesting that you would get such a difference.
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Thanks Elle , its really interesting to see if I can get some hang time with the other method. Ive always assumed my hair would shrink down to 1-2 inches no matter what product Im using.

Originally Posted by shawnyblazes

were those pix dry or wet? what caused the least amount of shrinkage in the end?
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verses- top picture finger raking, bottom , shingling/pad of fingers smoothing down the length

Originally Posted by shawnyblazes

Oh my goodness! We really are hair twins, shawnyblazes. The top resembles my wash 'n go to the T and the bottom looks exactly like my shingling. And yes, when I shingle, some sections near the middle of my head on top turn into waves with S-curl bends because of the weight of the product. This is especially true with KCC.

P.S. I love your hair, and not just because it looks like mine.

To the OP: If your hair is really dense like mine, you may want to try foregoing the comb and opting for finger detangling when you wash. It might take a really long the first time, but because my hair coils so well, I don't have too much of a problem with it tangling when it's free as long as it's got some coiled hair to stick with. I've learned that *combing* (dry or wet!) actually creates tangles and frizz for me because it's blending all those little coils indiscriminately, and they happen to like the little coil-friends they've already made.
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Thanks Elle , its really interesting to see if I can get some hang time with the other method. Ive always assumed my hair would shrink down to 1-2 inches no matter what product Im using.

Originally Posted by shawnyblazes

were those pix dry or wet? what caused the least amount of shrinkage in the end?
Originally Posted by cassadie3

Both pictures are dry, Top picture was done on wet hair , bottom picture was done on dry hair.

The bottom picture has the least shrinkage ( it was done on dry hair and smoothing elongated my hair so it dried longer as well)

MAYBE, I told you that was my hair you had on your head LOL
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Originally Posted by ellepixie
sure are
what product are you using and do you still like it?
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faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Thanks Hippy,

The top picture is KCCC and QB's Honeybush Tea Gel

The bottom is MiraCurl and a little Botanical Spirits Magic Curls ( something or the other) on top

I havent tried the MiraCurl out fully yet though
Thanks Hippy,

The top picture is KCCC and QB's Honeybush Tea Gel

The bottom is MiraCurl and a little Botanical Spirits Magic Curls ( something or the other) on top

I havent tried the MiraCurl out fully yet though
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes
thanks shawnyblazes
my hair doesn't like KCCC or honeybush tea gel
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
hey... when did nc.com start making links from words we type

when you type k c c c it takes you to curlmart.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
[QUOTE=shawnyblazes;1276140][quote=cassadie3;1276065]

The bottom picture has the least shrinkage ( it was done on dry hair and smoothing elongated my hair so it dried longer as well)
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes
whoa. so how do you layer the products to do that on dry hair? is it 100% dry?
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last relaxer: November 2008
big chop: November 2009
4a, fine, dense, teeny weeny coils with low porosity


There seems to be more penspring curlies since the last time I visited the board. Yay!

In warmer/humid weather i smooth products in about inch sized sections with my fingers. No frizz really and stays that way for over a week. When my hair was shorter/TWA phase, raking product through was just as sufficient and much faster. And always, shaking is a must!

Warmer weather is on the horizon and can't wait to rock the little coils/wash-n-wear hair again It's quick, easy, low manipulation, and pensprings look wonderful in updos, buns, and flat twists in the front.
Originally Posted by springyhead
Springyhead, you are my hair twin! Yay! Shawnyblazes, your hair is lovely. So much inspiration for us penspring TWAs!

I also smooth gel/product in with my fingers and shake shake shake. Shaking helps separate the coils and they even stand up and out. Spritzing with a water bottle that has a strong stream of water also helps separate coils.
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whoa. so how do you layer the products to do that on dry hair? is it 100% dry?
Originally Posted by cassadie3
Well I took a section of hair, applied the styler and smooth it in the hair until it was fully added in . I continued to smooth downwards until I couldnt feel any more product on my finger. It didnt take long to dry because I started off with dry hair and I only added anywhere from a pea size to a dime size amount of product but yes both pictures are 100% dry.

The next day the hair was a little crunchy so I just smoothed a little buttercreme down the length.


Thank you Cara
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Has anyone with 4a curls ever shingled their hair and the curls turned to waves with S curl bends instead of usual curl ringlets ?
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes

I have 4a pen spring to coffee stirrer, and in the front of my head my pen springs have already stretched into small "S" waves - and that is without shingling. The ends are still coiled but the rest is not.
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i have the pen springs/coils hair and they are small. if i use a comb to comb out/detangle i get this weird straightened out afro puff that just doesnt look right. i mean like i shouldnt walk outside or go to work with it lol. i get tight coils by the hairline and these weird spirals/loose curls towards the crown. even when i do twist outs my hair gets wavy and not curly no matter how big or small the twist is. i thought my hair is like the ad on the left (except more straight with little to no kinky), the hair rules kinky before/after. but when my hair is wet it looks nothing like that.

am i just looking at wrong photos for inspiration?
is my hair supposed to do that? or is that just one of the many styles you can rock with my type of hair?
Originally Posted by Jadedea Jade
I know this is old but i have this problem too!
Curls: 3c/4a I can't distinguish between the two!!!!!!
Shampoo: Mizani, Bed Head Control Freak, Pert(mixed with water)
Conditioner: Mizani, Bed Head, Aura Moisturizing conditioner
Gels: Eco Styler Krystal

Curl Defining Products: Curls Unleashed
Leave-in: Conditioner mixed with water and EVOO, it's a 10.
Oils: Tea Tree, EVOO, OO, Coconut oil
People say finger detangling prevents frizz but my hair is very tightly coiled so that doesn't work and takes entirely too long if I'm trying to get all the shed hair out. Using that tangle wrangler horse brush thing has helped a lot. Now when I rinse the conditioner out it stays curled.
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Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
Sealer: Grape seed oil
Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna

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