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stellaBaby 05-05-2007 10:11 AM

How do you apply products?
 
Hello Ladies,
I was wondering how you apply products because, the only method i know which is from quidad is the rake & shake.I tried it for a while until i started noticing breakage especially in the front of my hair. I have short hair from a BC about 3 months ago so caring for my hair the curly girl way is a new adventure.

And I apologize if this has been asked a million times before.lol

JuicyTube 05-05-2007 10:16 AM

I smooth through sections and scrunch.

Rina414 05-05-2007 10:28 AM

I also smooth it in and scrunch a little. Raking the products in breaks up my curls and leaves it kind of stringy looking.

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Juicy Tube
I smooth through sections and scrunch.

Hey thanks for responding.

Question, How do you part your hair into sections do you use free hand or a rattail on a wide tooth comb?

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Rina414
I also smooth it in and scrunch a little. Raking the products in breaks up my curls and leaves it kind of stringy looking.

hey,

I noticed you said you smooth it in.
would that be mostly the outside...I mean how do you get the products evenly distributed through your hair?

JuicyTube 05-05-2007 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Hey thanks for responding.

Question, How do you part your hair into sections do you use free hand or a rattail on a wide tooth comb?

I just use my fingers, but I use a wide tooth comb to detangle in the shower before.

Rina414 05-05-2007 10:57 AM

Yeah i forgot to mention i do have that problem with getting it all in evenly sometimes lol.

I just tilt my head to the side and smooth it in , in big sections.

Gemini13 05-05-2007 11:00 AM

I do the same as Juicy Tube and Rina. I apply it in three sections, the top of my head and two pigtails, so I don't need a comb for that. I apply products while my hair is still soaking wet, that seems to help with even distribution.

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Rina414
Yeah i forgot to mention i do have that problem with getting it all in evenly sometimes lol.

I just tilt my head to the side and smooth it in , in big sections.

Interesting. Thank you
so when you smooth in the products do you take a "fresh" helping each time?..of course that would depend on if you're using a dime size or more

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Juicy Tube
Quote:

Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Hey thanks for responding.

Question, How do you part your hair into sections do you use free hand or a rattail on a wide tooth comb?

I just use my fingers, but I use a wide tooth comb to de-tangle in the shower before.

Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.

Rina414 05-05-2007 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rina414
Yeah i forgot to mention i do have that problem with getting it all in evenly sometimes lol.

I just tilt my head to the side and smooth it in , in big sections.

Interesting. Thank you
so when you smooth in the products do you take a "fresh" helping each time?..of course that would depend on if you're using a dime size or more

Yeah i use alot because my hair is long and thick. You should try it , you never know till you try a new method :P

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Rina414
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Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rina414
Yeah i forgot to mention i do have that problem with getting it all in evenly sometimes lol.

I just tilt my head to the side and smooth it in , in big sections.

Interesting. Thank you
so when you smooth in the products do you take a "fresh" helping each time?..of course that would depend on if you're using a dime size or more

Yeah i use alot because my hair is long and thick. You should try it , you never know till you try a new method :P

Yup you're right.
But my hair is short so i guess id have to wait to use morethan a dime size.

Rina414 05-05-2007 11:22 AM

ohh no i meant try smoothing it in instead of racking it in lol.

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Rina414
ohh no i meant try smoothing it in instead of racking it in lol.

Yea im definitely going to try that instead.
Because raking is causing major breakage.

thank you!! :)

JuicyTube 05-05-2007 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.

Definitley in the shower! I haven't BCed yet (will soon!), but I loose a lot of hair in the shower. :oops: There is almost no damage when I apply my products. =]

stellaBaby 05-05-2007 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Juicy Tube
Quote:

Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.

Definitley in the shower! I haven't BCed yet (will soon!), but I loose a lot of hair in the shower. :oops: There is almost no damage when I apply my products. =]



no damage when applying products sounds like a plus to me.
Do you wash/co-wash/co-rinse your hair everyday?

JuicyTube 05-05-2007 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by stellaBaby
no damage when applying products sounds like a plus to me.
Do you wash/co-wash/co-rinse your hair everyday?

Yes, I scalp-wash with a sulfate-free shampoo once a week and condition. I also do the brown sugar scrub exfoliation treatment (mentioned in the Curly Girl book) once a week, but on a different day. On the other days, I do what feels right. If my hair needs serious detangling, I will use some conditioner and detangle. Other days I end up finger combing with water only. I rinse after exercising too so my hair usually gets wet twice a day.

stellaBaby 05-09-2007 11:54 AM

UPDATE!!.

I tried "smoothing" in the products(leave-in & gel) instead of raking and I'm LOVING this.
I usu wash my hair every day with conditioner just to get out that extra "gook" and just so i can rake in the products..LOL thank goodness i know better now. thanks guys :)

so far im on 3rd day hair and i havent had much breakage, in fact, frizz is under control too-surprisingly. I've had ZERO breakage

stellaBaby 05-09-2007 11:55 AM

Oh and i found this;
thought i'd share.

http://public.fotki.com/jada1111/how_i_apply_styling/
pw: flower

Looks good :)

Parasol 05-09-2007 12:27 PM

Hi,

I always apply products to my wet hair after I rinsed my hair. Anything else makes my hairfrizzy.
Combing my wet hair gives me twice as much volume.


TC
Para


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