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Old 05-11-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
 
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Hi all! I'm new here, and I have a question about scrunching. I never understood why people talked about scrunching to promote curl, because my hair is 3b and would already dry "curly." But since I've started CG, I notice that the pattern is really finger width waves over most of my head with true curls at the end. Also my hair is long, so it doesn't really spiral in corckscrews all the way up the shaft.

Is the purpose of scrunching to make a corkscrew appear throughout the lenth of the hair?

Another thing is I can't manipulate my hair too much when its wet otherwise I get frizz once the clumps separate. Does this happen to most people when scrunching? Because I don't understand how you could scrunch without making it frizzier...?

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
 
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I scrunch with a microfiber towel so I don't have to touch it with my hands. It doesn't frizz at all that way.

Basically, scrunching just kind of encourages whatever pattern you have. If I scrunch my S-waves, I get wavier Ss.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:39 AM   #3
 
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I scrunch with a microfiber towel so I don't have to touch it with my hands. It doesn't frizz at all that way.

Basically, scrunching just kind of encourages whatever pattern you have. If I scrunch my S-waves, I get wavier Ss.
Where do you get your microfiber towels? I use the Hand Dry Hair Gloves to scrunch mine, and it works out okay, but I wanted to try out the mf towels.
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If you want more spirals, you can finger twirl your hair after you apply product.
Jonathon Torch likes to "skip curl". He has a video here
http://www.frizzoff.com/Videos.aspx

I bought my microfiber towels thru amazon.com The brand is aquis.
I also use Curls Like Us. Recently took an old tshirt and tried it. Love it and cost nothing.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
 
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I really use scrunching as product application to help form/define curls. I think it makes me a bit curlier too, I don't have the strongest pattern.

And I bought my microfiber towel in the auto section at walmart! I LOVE it and plan to get another. Dries my hair an hour or two faster than terrycloth and no damage/frizz from it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #6
 
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thanks for the info about the microfiber towels.
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If you want more spirals, you can finger twirl your hair after you apply product.
Jonathon Torch likes to "skip curl". He has a video here
http://www.frizzoff.com/Videos.aspx

I bought my microfiber towels thru amazon.com The brand is aquis.
I also use Curls Like Us. Recently took an old tshirt and tried it. Love it and cost nothing.
I watched the video - it looks like a lot of work to make all of the spirals. Also, I noticed that he constantly touched her hair in the video. I thought that we're not supposed to touch the curls after they are dry.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:44 PM   #8
 
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What is better - regular microfiber towels or the turban-style microfiber towel?
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:17 PM   #9
 
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To the OP, there are 3 possible times you would want to scrunch:
  1. When your hair is soaking wet out of the shower: scrunch in products such as gel.
  2. After product is applied, and you want to "set" your hair, use a curly-friendly towel like the microfibers discussed above, or a Curl-Ease towel, or a t-shirt: This is to remove excess water/drips from the hair to speed the drying process, and also gets the curl going.
  3. SOTC: Once hair is totally dry, it will likely be crunchy from the crystallized product. Gently scrunch and squeeze to break the crunch. Only do this minimally because too much touching = frizz, as you know.

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You can also find microfiber towels at TJMaxx or Marshalls. They sometimes have microfiber turbans as well!
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #11
 
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I got the Turbie Twist at my Sally's and I love it. I now have 4. I use it backwards to plop then after I've gotten dressed, makeup, brushed teeth, ect, I take it down then scrunch with the MF. I love my turbans, sometimes I just flip it around and just scrunch with them after plopping.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #12
 
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Sorry, anniemae, didn't see your question!

I recommend the Aquis MF towel. I can't remember where I originally got mine, but I have seen them at Marshalls. I would just get the regular kind. I don't personally care for the turban. But then, I don't plop.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #13
 
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wavyblonde,

Thanks for the info.
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