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Old 11-18-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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Default What has helped my hair.

Such a simple thing: I looked at pics of my hair before I went CG, and although my curls are better now, there was something really nice about my curl formation back then. I remembered: Hair spray. Yes. A spritz of Aveda's Brilliant when I scrunch in my gel, over mousse. I have been very happy with my hair the last few days. I personally like some crunch in my hair for shine and hold, but Ill bet I could scrunch it out and still have good curls. I recommended giving it a try. A little goes a long way.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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Interesting idea! How does it work on day 2? Do you have to add more water or more product?

Is this hairspray CG?
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
 
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I sometimes use GF flexible hold hairspray! I don't find it drying, and it really helps on a day I want/need extra hold, or if I SOTC and my hair feels too soft.

It doesn't leave my hair feeling stiff or overly gritty/sticky like a lot of hairsprays can.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
 
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Funny you post this because since winter has started to settle in I've been thinking I could use something extra and had been considering hair spray.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
 
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M1001, that is partly what motivated me. Curlypearl, I dont do second day hair - I low poo daily, so I cant answer that. Its Avenda's Brilliant hair spray;it has PEG 12 dimethicone. Jas, how does it work for you 2nd day?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
 
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Tends to work fine for 2nd day for me - though I typically don't re-wet for 2nd day. I might gently scrunch/smooth in some oil, but that's typically it. Once in a while i lightly spritz water/condish onto the ends, or even some spray gel, but my hair often gets "angered" easily when dry.

Not sure how spritzing a lot of water or whatever would go, but I think I've done it before and had not additional problems to what I normally have.
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Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
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