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Old 09-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question How do you temporarily retexturize?

I'd like to hear ways in which the Naturally Curly community changes up their curl pattern/texture temporarily. I gave up my flatiron several months ago after frequent use for years, and am looking to experiment with healthier ways I can use to occasionally change up my hair and loosen my curls! I'm a 3a/b and a lot of things I've tried (i.e. wet wrapping and blow drying w/ straightening product) take the definition out of my curl, but I end up looking like I stuck my finger in a socket. What have you tried that has worked? Curlers, products, certain techniques? Thanks!
3a w/ 3b underlayers
Low-normal porosity, regular-coarse
Recovering from TE
Products: Suave Naturals (co-wash), Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, Fast Food (leave in), SM Curl Milk, Devacurl Light Defining Gel, coconut oil
(Product use varies according to weather, time constraints, and desired look )
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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I think on the Deva site if you go to the clipping tutorials they show one where they attach the clips to the bottom of the curls... basically to give them weight and stretch them out. I haven't tried this but maybe it's worth looking into?

Otherwise maybe braiding while wet or damp?
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity. Very high dews. Soft water.

Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
LI: sometimes TN Radiant Care
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control*, Ogx BKT serum*
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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I think had a post about this a looong time ago... I did some rag curls on my 3A hair and I actually loved the results. I smoothed each section with a little water and conditioner before wrapping in the rag. Left it wrapped overnight. I considered getting curlformers, those have great reviews but I can't justify the expense. Also, if I bun my damp hair on top of my head, it will dry mostly wavy and voluminous but it is a hit or miss. Plus, it takes a few days to dry. But you know, if I do want straight hair I just go at it with a round brush and the blow dryer. I use the flat iron on stubborn bits. I just make it up to my hair by giving it a little extra TLC afterwards
Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity

High humidity/high dews, so no to humectants
Current products: SM C&S and YTCukes 'poo, AOHR,
HEHH, LALPS. GF anti humidity hairspray.
Hair loves: protein, scrunching, plopping
Hates: leave-in, raking, aloe, pixie curling

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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Occasionally I'll do pin curls. They're versatile depending on how you set them, cut down on my frizz, and can be gently separated into waves the next day if you want another change.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, bsl
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
RO: AOHR, Desert Essence coconut
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu
Sealers: argan oil or evoo
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