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Old 08-13-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
 
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Question Please! What are the "mysteryflavored" & "paddling" techniques!?

Can someone point me to these "know-how's?"

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Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
 
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If you are referring to the post about me saying I paddle the products in, I don't really know what else to call it. Not sure if someone else "paddles" product into their hair.

I'll try my best to describe it.
From an upside down position in the shower, I have my head under the water and rake my hair. This provides about 7-10 sections/clumps of hair. After I smooth over some LI I paddle the product in.

Basically, I pour gel into my hands and rub them together. Then I cup both of my hands (not together) and allow one or two sections/clumps of hair to fall into each hand. I then bring my cupped hand to my scalp (with the hair in it) and push against my scalp firmly. This helps to get the hairs in between the clumps too. I do this until I have all the sections covered.

And if the clumps break apart, I paddle water in, the same way if it were gel.

If this is the paddling technique you were referring to, there it is. If not, then I can't help you
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
 
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Thank you JennyQ! Yes, your post on another thread is what sparked my question about paddling technique. I'm wondering how paddling is different from srunching. I think with scrunching, you close the fingers around the hair cupped into your hand and with paddling, you just leave them cupped but not fingers closed? Am I not understanding?

Also, do you do this all upside down and add any more water while you paddle/cup the hair?

Thanks for the info!
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The scrunching makes a fist (if you will) around the hair. I get very stringy curls from that as it breaks them up and they won't find each other again. This is also why I don't rake my product in. So yeah, I just keep them in the cupped position and bring them to my head and press firmly against my scalp. This helps get some gel (or LI) in the rest of the hair.

I do this all upside down while in the shower. I only cup more water in if I start to get stringy curls, which I am prone to. But I also paddle that in and press it firmly to my head so it isn't too wet.

Does this make sense? Haha, doing it and writing about are too different things! haha
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The scrunching makes a fist (if you will) around the hair. I get very stringy curls from that as it breaks them up and they won't find each other again. This is also why I don't rake my product in. So yeah, I just keep them in the cupped position and bring them to my head and press firmly against my scalp. This helps get some gel (or LI) in the rest of the hair.

I do this all upside down while in the shower. I only cup more water in if I start to get stringy curls, which I am prone to. But I also paddle that in and press it firmly to my head so it isn't too wet.

Does this make sense? Haha, doing it and writing about are too different things! haha
Thanks a bunch and everything DOES make sense. Do you do anything to squeeze out excess water after you paddle water in, or do you do nothing so as to not break up any clumps?

Oh, and also, I'd still love to read about the mysteryflavored technique!
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Here you go --it's a video: Kinky-Curly styling video
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The scrunching makes a fist (if you will) around the hair. I get very stringy curls from that as it breaks them up and they won't find each other again.
Thanks so much for posting this! I noticed lately that my hair has been kind of stringy looking and I thought I might be scrunching too much, but I definitely need another way to get product in! I shall try "paddling" later today! ^_^
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Here you go --it's a video: Kinky-Curly styling video
Thank you, thank you, so, SO much! I just watched the video and will be trying out this way of styling tomorrow! I like how the product is scunched into each side and then upside down also. I noticed that she didn't flip her hair over vigorously either. I usually do and I think it may break up my too much.
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Here you go --it's a video: Kinky-Curly styling video
Thank you, thank you, so, SO much! I just watched the video and will be trying out this way of styling tomorrow! I like how the product is scunched into each side and then upside down also. I noticed that she didn't flip her hair over vigorously either. I usually do and I think it may break up my too much.
You're welcome! I use that method for everything except Re:coil --that one gets raked and then combed through to ensure even distribution.
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Here you go --it's a video: Kinky-Curly styling video
Thank you, thank you, so, SO much! I just watched the video and will be trying out this way of styling tomorrow! I like how the product is scunched into each side and then upside down also. I noticed that she didn't flip her hair over vigorously either. I usually do and I think it may break up my too much.
You're welcome! I use that method for everything except Re:coil --that one gets raked and then combed through to ensure even distribution.
Awesome! Speaking of raking product in, I am wondering if that, even though it breaks up clumps and curls, is the best way to ensure even distribution, period. I'm even going to start a thread asking who rakes and/or even combs in styling products suchs as Curl Keeper. Jonathan Torch advises combing that product in and I just received some in the mail. Thank you again!
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Awesome! Speaking of raking product in, I am wondering if that, even though it breaks up clumps and curls, is the best way to ensure even distribution, period. I'm even going to start a thread asking who rakes and/or even combs in styling products suchs as Curl Keeper. Jonathan Torch advises combing that product in and I just received some in the mail. Thank you again!
I think it depends upon the product. I wouldn't comb through a gel, for example, because gel is usually very sticky. I think that would be a disaster imho. The reason I comb through the Re:coil is because once I emulsify it in my hands, it becomes this weird slick paste, and I'm not sure that just scrunching it in would get it evenly distributed.

With that being said, today I busted out my KCCC again (even though I try to stay away from aloe right now), and scrunched it in using the mysteryflavored method and then I used the same method to put a little Re:coil on top. I had fabulous hair for most of the day, but wind, rain, and dews in the 70's finally killed it LOL! My canopy is a bit frizzy and undefined now, but I do think this combo will work very well in lower dewpoints. Tomorrow I'm going to try the KCCC with KMS Hairstay gel on top and see what happens.
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think it depends upon the product. I wouldn't comb through a gel, for example, because gel is usually very sticky. I think that would be a disaster imho. The reason I comb through the Re:coil is because once I emulsify it in my hands, it becomes this weird slick paste, and I'm not sure that just scrunching it in would get it evenly distributed.

With that being said, today I busted out my KCCC again (even though I try to stay away from aloe right now), and scrunched it in using the mysteryflavored method and then I used the same method to put a little Re:coil on top. I had fabulous hair for most of the day, but wind, rain, and dews in the 70's finally killed it LOL! My canopy is a bit frizzy and undefined now, but I do think this combo will work very well in lower dewpoints. Tomorrow I'm going to try the KCCC with KMS Hairstay gel on top and see what happens.
Thank you! For sure, I wouldn't comb in a thick gel, but I wonder about something like Curl Keeper, as in the video on the frizzoff.com site, it shows it being combed. I guess I'll find out when I try it myself! Tee hee!

Glad you had success until the weather hit your hair from all day!
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