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Old 08-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
 
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Default curlies! how do you put your gel in??

tell me what leave-ins you use and if you plop or whatever!
everytime i use gel it dries it out no matter what it is. and I've used a ton of protein free gels!
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
 
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I actually follow the super soaker method.. I co wash my hair with suave naturals coconut conditioner ,then I use my deva one con on my soaking wet hair , comb my hair with a very wide toothed comb,seal my hair with coconut oil .. And finally apply Shea moisture smoothie or Eco styler..
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
 
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BTW r u protein sensitive?but my hair loves protein .. All d gels dry out with certain crunchyness.. Thats wat gels supposed to do.. But u can always SOTC..I love all d Eco stylers n Shea moisture line.. I also use deva curl arc angel n Ia sports gel.. They are good..but everyone's hair is diff..
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
 
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The Curly Girl Method calls the crunch the "cast" (I think). Lorraine Massey (the author) says once your hair dries to flip your hair upside down, gently insert your fingers and shake. This should remove the crunch. Her second edition book has an instructional DVD. I checked it out from my local library. Hope it helps. :-)

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
 
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S.u r right..its called " gel cast"
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
 
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i cant use protein at all. but all gels just dry my hair out so much and i use two leave ins! one is olive oil
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
 
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ill towel dry my hair and then put the product in.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #8
 
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I scrunch my gel in as MyCurlyTresses does..
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #9
 
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I rake and smooth gel in, then comb through with a Denman brush, followed by either scrunching in or raking in mousse then plopping for 5-10 minutes. Works pretty well
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so if a plop after i put the gel in it might help it not be so dry?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #11
 
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I always use a curl enhancer over a leave-in. Gel is scrunched in afterwards. If I use gel as my only styler my hair would be crunchy and stringy looking.

I scrunch and rake my curl enhancer (cream, jelly or pudding). For gel, I only scrunch it in with my head tipped upside down. I then plop with a Curlease towel and diffuse.




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