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
I smooth through sections and scrunch.
3b-3c CG
I also smooth it in and scrunch a little. Raking the products in breaks up my curls and leaves it kind of stringy looking.
one day at a time..
I smooth through sections and scrunch.
Originally Posted by Juicy Tube
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?
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
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I also smooth it in and scrunch a little. Raking the products in breaks up my curls and leaves it kind of stringy looking.
Originally Posted by Rina414
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?
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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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?
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
I just use my fingers, but I use a wide tooth comb to detangle in the shower before.
3b-3c CG
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.
one day at a time..
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.
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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.
Originally Posted by Rina414
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
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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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?
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
I just use my fingers, but I use a wide tooth comb to de-tangle in the shower before.
Originally Posted by Juicy Tube
Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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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.
Originally Posted by Rina414
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
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
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
one day at a time..
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.
Originally Posted by Rina414
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
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
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
Originally Posted by Rina414
Yup you're right.
But my hair is short so i guess id have to wait to use morethan a dime size.
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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ohh no i meant try smoothing it in instead of racking it in lol.
one day at a time..
ohh no i meant try smoothing it in instead of racking it in lol.
Originally Posted by Rina414
Yea im definitely going to try that instead.
Because raking is causing major breakage.

thank you!!
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Definitley in the shower! I haven't BCed yet (will soon!), but I loose a lot of hair in the shower. There is almost no damage when I apply my products. =]
3b-3c CG
Do you experience more breakage in the shower or when you smooth the products?
Because, i got more breakage when i was raking, unfortunately.
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
Definitley in the shower! I haven't BCed yet (will soon!), but I loose a lot of hair in the shower. There is almost no damage when I apply my products. =]
Originally Posted by Juicy Tube


no damage when applying products sounds like a plus to me.
Do you wash/co-wash/co-rinse your hair everyday?
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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no damage when applying products sounds like a plus to me.
Do you wash/co-wash/co-rinse your hair everyday?
Originally Posted by stellaBaby
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.
3b-3c CG
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
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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

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

Looks good
strickly CG.
BCed Jan 27,07
I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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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.


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