Looking for products to shrink my curls... Not stretch

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Oh and thank you skorpio for starting the thread. Like someone else said, this was the answer to a question I didn't know I needed to ask.
For those that apply product after scrunching/plopping/drying how do you get clumping?

My curl was great, but not as clumpy as I prefer it.
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Oh and thank you skorpio for starting the thread. Like someone else said, this was the answer to a question I didn't know I needed to ask.
Originally Posted by dusalocks

You're welcome :-) I'm glad I could help!
For those that apply product after scrunching/plopping/drying how do you get clumping?

My curl was great, but not as clumpy as I prefer it.
Originally Posted by goldy
I have to get clump action before scrunching/plopping/drying, and I imagine that's how most do it. It's really difficult to make your hair clump nicely after it's already mostly dry.
Hair Type: 3c/4a, Med-High Density
CG since '09

I have to get clump action before scrunching/plopping/drying, and I imagine that's how most do it. It's really difficult to make your hair clump nicely after it's already mostly dry.
Originally Posted by Sandi

Can you explain how how you do that? My hair has always naturally clumped provided I apply product to it when very wet. Almost too clumpy actually.

I'm thinking to experiment with a leave in, then plop, then add gel?
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
I have to apply some product when very wet, then scrunch with a MF towel, then apply a little more over that before plopping.

Out of the plop I sometimes spritz with a spray gel if needed.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

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
Yes, I do!

I do LI, seal, then some gel on very wet hair. Then scrunch it with a MF towel. Then I reapply some gel focussing mainly on the ends.

After plopping, I sometimes will use a spray gel and gently scrunch with the towel a couple times.

I have to start with very wet hair to establish some clumping and keep frizz and springiness at bay. But I have to then scrunch water and weight out of those clumps to keep the curls from stretching. (And have to add a little gel back in to my then damp hair before plopping.)

So I guess I sort of do BOTH things.
Originally Posted by Jas76
As I was reading these posts I was thinking hmm maybe I should stop at the first dollop of LOOB and do the rest when it's less wet. Now you've clinched it! I'll try this tonight/tomorrow! I've searched high & low on these boards for things that cause shrinkage but the threads are usually wanting less shrinkage. (I may have even started a thread asking but I'm not sure)
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
For super bouncy curls I scrunch product in when my hair is fairly wet, but not completely soaking. I've really been liking AG recoil mixed with curl keeper (literally mixed, not layered). You can adjust the amount of recoil based on how much hold/enhancement you want.
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
Missbanjo - hope it works for you! I've found to maintain any shrinkage I need that hold! And with how watered the product gets, and the fact that I scrunch a lot out, I need to put some back! Lol!

Product-wise, shrinkage comes from protein, a small amount of mag sulfate, and SM's curling soufflé has worked wonders! FSG works, too.

But I need hold! Protein, moisture, and hold! Lol!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

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
I ordered recoil and curl keeper this morning, we'll see how well the work with shrinkage on my weirdo hair. If I don't touch my hair much I get loose coils on bottom (right side more than left for some reason) and more of a wavy canopy. If I use a lot of movement drying and diffusing, I get that "beachy wave" look that people seem to like but all I see is "awwww my curls are gone!"
I know anything with protein makes my curls tighter and shrink more while moisture based products relax and stretch my curls.
Originally Posted by CurlyCutie1394
Thnks. I tried the protein and I think it helped. I tried Joico Intense Hydrator and it made my hair super soft

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