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greencup13 06-01-2012 07:27 PM

How to apply LI and curl creams
 
So there are tons of videos and techniques on how to apply hair gel but what about LI and curl creams.

For gel I usually separate my hair into 3 or 4 sections starting from the bottom to the top and scrunch the product in. I find that I cannot just flip my hair over and scrunch the product in because the product does not get evenly distributed through my hair.

Today I experimented with CJ hibiscus banana honey butta for the first time. I wanted to see if I could get away with just using this as a LI and styler. I have no real experience with anything other than gel.

This product was thicker and I wasnt sure how to apply it. I just quickly smoothed it over my crown and underneath and smoothed with fingers. I did add the slightes bit of KCCC because its raining. My hair turned out surprisingly well. I was nervous because I love gel but Im trying to find other things that are softer. You could tell it wasnt evenly distributed because it was frizzy in places.

heres some pictures
Photo Album - Imgur

SaraNoH 06-01-2012 11:05 PM

Now I just rake everything in. I always separate my hair into right/left, then rake product in (and not that weird "rake and shake" crap, just plain ol' raking) then comb through with my Denman brush to really distribute. Follow that up with some scrunching to set the curls and voila.

The thing I liked the most about KCCC was that when you scrunch, your hair kind of "sticks" in whatever shape you put it in.

greencup13 06-02-2012 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraNoH (Post 1965056)
Now I just rake everything in. I always separate my hair into right/left, then rake product in (and not that weird "rake and shake" crap, just plain ol' raking) then comb through with my Denman brush to really distribute. Follow that up with some scrunching to set the curls and voila.

The thing I liked the most about KCCC was that when you scrunch, your hair kind of "sticks" in whatever shape you put it in.

I tried raking and the using a denman brush once. After I brushed my curls were brushed completely out an not defined. Is there anything you do to make them defined again? I was thinking of trying to scrunch my hair with a microfiber towel after the denman brush. (I usually apply the product and scrunch upside down with a micro. towel to remove wetness anyways)

SaraNoH 06-02-2012 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by greencup13 (Post 1965213)
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Originally Posted by SaraNoH (Post 1965056)
Now I just rake everything in. I always separate my hair into right/left, then rake product in (and not that weird "rake and shake" crap, just plain ol' raking) then comb through with my Denman brush to really distribute. Follow that up with some scrunching to set the curls and voila.

The thing I liked the most about KCCC was that when you scrunch, your hair kind of "sticks" in whatever shape you put it in.

I tried raking and the using a denman brush once. After I brushed my curls were brushed completely out an not defined. Is there anything you do to make them defined again? I was thinking of trying to scrunch my hair with a microfiber towel after the denman brush. (I usually apply the product and scrunch upside down with a micro. towel to remove wetness anyways)

Yeah, I just scrunch after combing it through to set the curls. Of course after I comb it it's flat and straight, except for the very ends, but scrunching makes it curly again. Or I'll leave it straight and dry it kind of wavy. Scrunching with a microfiber cloth should be ok.

greencup13 06-02-2012 11:01 AM

Excellent! Thanks! Can't wait to shower and try it now. Lol


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