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Old 07-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
 
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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.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
 
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Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
 
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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.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
 
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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