How to get rid of crunchy hair

so I've been experimenting with this for a few weeks now and today I had more of a breakthrough. I put my curling cream and gel in my hair when it was completely wet in the shower. I plopped for almost an hour. I have more defined curls than I have in the past. Before it was more of a stringy wave.

My hair takes a long time to dry and it seems to be crunchier. Does this have anything to do with putting the gel in when my hair was wet. Should I wait?

I have fine hair. Is it better to plop and then add more product and then plop again?

any help is appreciated! Thanks!
You'll learn that almost any product or combination leaves some crunch. But that's a good thing - if you leave it alone until your hair is bone dry, it's like a cast that is setting in hold and controlling frizz.

Once it's dry, you can usually easily scrunch out the crunch (SOTC) with just your hands. If it's still difficult, try using just a touch of a little butter, cream or pomade of some sort.

Mine always does better if I do put product in when my hair is very wet, whether I go on to plop, diffuse, air dry or whatever. If I plop, I rarely add any more product afterward - I just let what I put in initially totally dry either by diffusing or air drying, usually a combo of the two, and that's enough.

Once scrunched out, if I find I need some more hold then, I use some Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz, a natural CG hairspray that's almost completely alcohol-free.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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Last edited by WurlyLox; 01-25-2012 at 10:57 AM.
My hair is still very wet and looks a little heavy. I may try a lighter hand tomorrow. How long do you plop?
I usually don't take the time, but if I do, rarely more than 20 minutes. Mine just does as well, if not better, when I diffuse a few minutes upside down, clip the top and then air dry. When it's too cold to leave with it wet, I diffuse more while upright after I've clipped.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

www.fotki.com/auntnett

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