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CurlyInTheFog 07-08-2013 10:22 AM

Can anyone explain why this is?
 
I learned this through trial and error, but I'm curious as to why. If I spray water (or water + conditioner, oil, etc.) in my hair, I get frizz almost immediately. If I smooth it on with my hands, I don't get frizz. I'm thinking the mist/droplets sitting on my hair are somehow encouraging the frizz, but not sure why it doesn't happen if I smooth it on. Does this happen to anyone else?

curlytwirlykate 07-08-2013 12:52 PM

Yup! Happens to me, too. I have NO idea why this is, though I'd be really curious to hear about the science behind it... if anyone out there knows!

hambo02 07-08-2013 11:07 PM

did you try spraying and then smoothing down? cos its the same way with me. I also learned that i can only spray with just water, then ill smooth down a little conditioner with my hands.

CurlyInTheFog 07-09-2013 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by hambo02 (Post 2188849)
did you try spraying and then smoothing down? cos its the same way with me. I also learned that i can only spray with just water, then ill smooth down a little conditioner with my hands.

Yes, I've tried spraying and smoothing, and that doesn't work either. Spraying with just water also gives me frizz. The only way I can spray anything is if I put my silk sleep cap on immediately after. The silk seems to calm it all down and I wake up to frizz-free hair. That's why I think it's related to the water droplets/mist sitting on my hair.

hambo02 07-09-2013 10:07 AM

its very rare i wake up with good curls anyway so i always have to wash my hair. and I sleep on a satin pillow case.

Rustina 07-09-2013 11:55 AM

*raising hand* - I can't spray or spray-n-smooth, either. I have to wet my hands under the faucet, then smooth my wet hands over my clumps. If I'm super careful, I can then scrunch to revive those curls a little.

CurlyInTheFog 07-09-2013 11:55 AM

I have silk sleep caps and a silk pillowcase, lol. I usually have great curls in the morning--a little flat, but I can fluff them up pretty well. I think silk really helps to minimize frizz, but some of it was just figuring out product and how much to use. I had some really bad days before I developed a decent routine.

jeepcurlygurl 07-09-2013 12:14 PM

My hair hates having anything sprayed onto it. I pretty much have to thoroughly wet it every day or just put it in a pony. 2nd day hair rarely happens.

CurlyInTheFog 07-09-2013 04:06 PM

I'm glad to see others have this same problem! It took me a long time to figure it out because it seemed so silly. The most annoying part is that my water is kind of yucky (hard + iron), so I try to avoid putting tap water in it when styling. So I spray distilled water in my hand and smooth it on. It would be so much easier if I could just spray it directly in my hair!

Morgan_Adcock 07-09-2013 06:10 PM

I have the same problem. I find that if I spray my refresher onto my hands, sandwich my hair between them, then run them quickly over my hair, followed by scrunching my hair, I get much better results, and decreased frizz.


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