Clumpy vs. Stringy curls

Does anyone have suggestions for getting clumpy curls rather than stringy ones? I never comb my hair and I smooth products in rather than raking them through, but I haven't been getting any clumping lately.

Thanks!
It feels like a totally random thing to me. I have noticed, however, that I get more clumping when I don't use gel (as in, just a leave-in and/or pink Boots, with CK).

Like today, for instance. I put a picture up on fotki. BIG chunky curls, and didn't use gel.

hth?
Location: North NJ or NYC
Hi,

If I use LOOB I get fabbo clumps to die for. If I have to have a LOOB break (it dries me), and use my gel, I get less clumps, more strings, and more frizz.

It also helps me to use peach oil conditioners. Something about peaches makes my hair clumpy.

Liz x
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But then again, too few to mention...
It feels like a totally random thing to me. I have noticed, however, that I get more clumping when I don't use gel (as in, just a leave-in and/or pink Boots, with CK).

Like today, for instance. I put a picture up on fotki. BIG chunky curls, and didn't use gel.

hth?
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
WOW, love those big chunky curls. Looks like CG is totally working for you, jealous! I want clumps, tomorrow, pink boots and CK for me.
2b/3a.
If I stand a chance of getting clumps consistently, I have to put my product in soaking wet hair while still in the shower. I usually have the best luck getting clumpy hair with just gels.
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i am a newbie. What are CK and pink boots. Please reply...love the look!
CK is Curl Keeper you can find it listed under CurlMart, Pink Boots is a UK curl creme, not sold in the USA.
2b/3a.
If I stand a chance of getting clumps consistently, I have to put my product in soaking wet hair while still in the shower. I usually have the best luck getting clumpy hair with just gels.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
This seems to work pretty well for me, too. I usually use gel on top of some conditioner left in.
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
I get really clumpy curls when I do the twisting method shown on the frizzoff website demo video. I also get clumps when I use a thick leave-in, like OneC. I don't comb my hair at all after I rinse my conditioner and then I just scrunch in some leave-in and gel and occasionally plop. If I comb my hair at all I will get thin stringy curls or if I handle it too much. Then I don't touch again until completely dry and I scrunch some more, which puffs up the curls making them looking more clumpy.
3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
I've only been able to achieve consistent clumps by twisting my hair the way Jonathan Torch demonstrates on frizzoff.com. For me, products are secondary to technique.

ETA: I posted before I read CurlyQTPie's post. GMTA!
It feels like a totally random thing to me. I have noticed, however, that I get more clumping when I don't use gel (as in, just a leave-in and/or pink Boots, with CK).

Like today, for instance. I put a picture up on fotki. BIG chunky curls, and didn't use gel.

hth?
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
WOW, love those big chunky curls. Looks like CG is totally working for you, jealous! I want clumps, tomorrow, pink boots and CK for me.
Originally Posted by CurlyinColorado
Aww gee, thanks. (: If it helps, I used all my product on soaking wet hair (the leave-in is the only thing I used in the shower, though), then scrunched with a t-shirt until slightly less water-logged.
Location: North NJ or NYC
I agree with applying products to soaking wet hair and trying not to fuss and scrunch it too much also seems to help for me. One gel that gives me good clumping is HE Body Envy gel. I also think it just depends on your hair, some people's hair is just "clumpier" than others.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

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I have to agree with the others about the twisting method. It seems that I just have to have a fair amount of gel to hold the twists until I scrunch in a towel and diffuse. I have always had fairly stringy curls until I started this a few weeks ago.
do you all put in the curl keeper first, then the other products like leave in conditioner - or do you put the curl keeper in last?
can anyone tell me about this twisting method? i went to frizzoff.com, but couldnt find any demo videos...i'd love a link or a description.
Thanks!
paul mitchell the conditioner under whatever other products i'm using
can anyone tell me about this twisting method? i went to frizzoff.com, but couldnt find any demo videos...i'd love a link or a description.
Thanks!
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...115494&start=0

In the 4th post down by RejoicingCurlyGirl she describes how to find the skip curling video.



do you all put in the curl keeper first, then the other products like leave in conditioner - or do you put the curl keeper in last?
Curl Keeper is commonly used last over a leave-in or cream styler and sometimes under a gel.
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Soaking wet plus no touching til gel is set equals clumps for me.
3A, fine, on the thin side
If I stand a chance of getting clumps consistently, I have to put my product in soaking wet hair while still in the shower. I usually have the best luck getting clumpy hair with just gels.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
I did this last night and..... oh my god. My hair looks great. Thank you!!!
new york city

barack the vote!
I'm so glad it worked for you!
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