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Jhtdrt 07-14-2013 05:29 PM

Conditioner only styling
 
I live in Las Vegas where it's super dry year round. The dew point lately has been in the 40's and that's higher than normal.
I have very fine, thin, colored, 3a-ish hair. I've tried more hair products than I can possibly name. I can't strictly co wash because my hair is too fine. Lately I've been washing once a week with Giovanni TTTT and conditioning with VO5 shea cashmere consist. The other days I've simply been using the VO5 condish only. I don't really use a LI because my hair is so fine.
Yesterday I tried using natures gate biotin condish to try conditioner only styling. I emulsified a pea size amount and raked it into pretty wet hair. I did that three times. Then I pixie diffused until 70 percent dry. My hair was fabulous. Awesome curls. The only problem was there was more frizz than I normally have.
So my question is, for those of you who do "conditioner only" styling do you ever use a gel or gelly over it to control the frizz? Then it's not necessarily "conditioner only" but I think it might have helped.

Samanthascurlz 07-14-2013 05:37 PM

Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.

Jhtdrt 07-14-2013 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz (Post 2190800)
Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.

I never get second day hair but my curls still looked pretty good today,softer, but definitely more frizzy.

chupie 07-14-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jhtdrt (Post 2190796)
I live in Las Vegas where it's super dry year round. The dew point lately has been in the 40's and that's higher than normal.
I have very fine, thin, colored, 3a-ish hair. I've tried more hair products than I can possibly name. I can't strictly co wash because my hair is too fine. Lately I've been washing once a week with Giovanni TTTT and conditioning with VO5 shea cashmere consist. The other days I've simply been using the VO5 condish only. I don't really use a LI because my hair is so fine.
Yesterday I tried using natures gate biotin condish to try conditioner only styling. I emulsified a pea size amount and raked it into pretty wet hair. I did that three times. Then I pixie diffused until 70 percent dry. My hair was fabulous. Awesome curls. The only problem was there was more frizz than I normally have.
So my question is, for those of you who do "conditioner only" styling do you ever use a gel or gelly over it to control the frizz? Then it's not necessarily "conditioner only" but I think it might have helped.

You could try emulsifying a wee bit of condish once your hair is dry and smooth it over the frizz areas lightly. Other people use like CIAB or SSCEJ a real thin jel/serum to lightly smooth it down.

Jhtdrt 07-14-2013 06:02 PM

[QUOTE=chupie;2190805]
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Originally Posted by Jhtdrt (Post 2190796)
You could try emulsifying a wee bit of condish once your hair is dry and smooth it over the frizz areas lightly. Other people use like CIAB or SSCEJ a real thin jel/serum to lightly smooth it down.

Chupie your video is why I tried it in the first place. I love the way your hair turned out. I did try using more conditioner but it didn't seem to help. I have KCCC and curl keeper. I thought I might try one of those instead of my usual LALSP.

Samanthascurlz 07-14-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Jhtdrt (Post 2190803)
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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz (Post 2190800)
Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.

I never get second day hair but my curls still looked pretty good today,softer, but definitely more frizzy.

It's hard to get second day hair. Very very hard...lol.

curry curls 07-14-2013 08:31 PM

I don't use gel, but if I get frizz I use a little Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I tend to get frizz if my hair dries too much while I'm still styling it. I've been styling with wet hands as of late, and it's helping.

Jhtdrt 07-14-2013 09:00 PM

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It's hard to get second day hair. Very very hard...lol.
I've never been able to accomplish it. Not without putting it up somehow.

Jhtdrt 07-14-2013 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by curry curls (Post 2190862)
I don't use gel, but if I get frizz I use a little Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I tend to get frizz if my hair dries too much while I'm still styling it. I've been styling with wet hands as of late, and it's helping.

I wet my hands if I have to touch my hair to fix it somehow. Always have. I tried just using wet hands yesterday and it didn't work. I usually don't have bad frizz.

Samanthascurlz 07-14-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jhtdrt (Post 2190872)
I've never been able to accomplish it. Not without putting it up somehow.

For myself, it definitely depends on how my wash days go. For example, last week I didn't detangle that well for some reason, in the shower. I got out, did my same out of the shower routine, and my second day hair was horrid. I have learned to make sure I start well in the shower.


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