Great styling method

Got this from the 2 section and have been getting great hair so thought I would share here!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgSMCGgkDWo

I'm actually getting curly hair that looks like it has been 'done' rather then I have just got out of bed and need to brush it . Really like the wet setting.
Cool, thanks for sharing

I'm not entirely sold on the wet setting - I've tried it before, and it killed a lot of the volume in my hair - but I will definitely try diffusing mostly upside down next time I wash my hair. I would kill for that model's root curl!
Fine and thin 2C in Australia
I only twirl about 4 sections on each side. It gives me good volume higher up, rather then just down the bottom. I am getting pretty good root curl, following this. My curl looks more even down the length, rather than flat at the crown, then 2c, 3a, 3b as it goes down, lol.

Actually cupping the hair in the diffuser seems to make a difference. I used to hold the diffuser off the hair.
feral curls - was it the "wet setting" or the diffusing or both that you are having luck with?

Like amda - i too haven't had much luck with wet setting...haven't tried it in a while. I find it very time consuming so not very practical for me.

I pretty much always diffuse upside down - i thought everyone did? then I flip over and diffuse upward section i want more volume in (haven't perfected it of course)

Also as a side note: the hairdresser says to decrease/settle down frizz to do cool setting (which is interesting) I find if you pixie diffuse (i.e. turn off hair dryer when you move it) really helps decrease frizz.

I will give this a go when I have the energy (so tired atm lol)
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
This wet setting takes seconds?

Yep I used to diffuse upside down but I don't have the diffuser right on the hair. She also diffuses from side to side too.

Think it is a combination of both.

I didn't bother with the cool setting as I don't get much frizz anyway.
I nearly didn't look at this as Amda mentioned upside down which is a total no-no for me. All I can say is if I followed that method I'd look like I was channelling Diana Ross (no offence to her)! I guess there's a good reason I don't visit the 2 boards. Glad it's working for you though Feralcurls.
3b in South Australia.
feral curls - was it the "wet setting" or the diffusing or both that you are having luck with?

Like amda - i too haven't had much luck with wet setting...haven't tried it in a while. I find it very time consuming so not very practical for me.

I pretty much always diffuse upside down - i thought everyone did? then I flip over and diffuse upward section i want more volume in (haven't perfected it of course)

Also as a side note: the hairdresser says to decrease/settle down frizz to do cool setting (which is interesting) I find if you pixie diffuse (i.e. turn off hair dryer when you move it) really helps decrease frizz.

I will give this a go when I have the energy (so tired atm lol)
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
Oops, looks like I've been missing out. I've always diffused how shellynot does in her styling vids - staying upright, but cupping sections of hair in the diffuser. Guess that would explain why I always have such bad flat top when I diffuse .
Fine and thin 2C in Australia
feral curls - this type of wet setting take seconds, but I've attempted skip curls etc before - never went too well. I always find my waves are pulled out more when I manipulate them more when wet.

amda - I believe it also helps to add volume, if you don't scrunch the diffuser all the way up to your head. Same thing with plopping. I'm no expert though, been out of the 'game' too long. Have you tried clipping your roots?

Starmie - we can't all be graced with beautiful volume all over... reminds us that we are all different
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Oh, I am no way blessed with beautiful volume all over! I've never seen anyone with flat-top as flat as mine.
3b in South Australia.
Ooo, this video looks good. I might give it a go.. My hair has been pretty flat on top the last few days, maybe the combination of wet setting AND diffusing is the trick.

I used to twist my hair into about 4/5 segments on each side of my head with a little product in my fingers, and just let dry naturally, but although i found I had lovely big/loose curls at the bottom, the top of the head was always a bit of a mess with frizzies.

thanks for the post feralcurls
Thanks Feralcurls, I'll give wet setting a go this morning. Hopefully it will help get the canopy curl a bit more in keeping with the understory curl, lol. I'm assuming the model had already had product applied??? Or am I wrong?

3a, low porosity, protein sensitive, medium texture (with random coarse strands), growing out a pixie cut

Located in Tasmania, Australia



Yep, they did that in a different video.

Here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN_rXlJQwJo

Interestingly she used mousse & gel but mixed them together in her hands. I usually put the products on separately if I do that.
Yeah, me too. But my hairdresser "cocktails" products (ie she mixes them together provided they don't curdle). It was rather funny actually on Saturday morning when I was going to wet set. After my plop came off (condish only, no other product apart from leave-in) I had divine clumpage and couldn't bear to touch a thing. Third day hair today (the mojo is back ). However I did spritz and do a modified wet set with FSG yesterday and today. Awesome results. Here's to a good cut!

3a, low porosity, protein sensitive, medium texture (with random coarse strands), growing out a pixie cut

Located in Tasmania, Australia



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