Won't "raking" product through hair cause frizzine

I know raking gives even distribution, but won't it separate curls and cause frizziness? I have very fine shoulder length hair, with lots of small curls, and I was told by my stylist to pin hair up and smooth product over it in sections, so the product gets all over, not just on top.

My hair looks good tonight after ACV and deep conditioning, but it's pretty frizzy - particularly where I tried to clip the top to add volume. Messing with those clips really frizzes me out.

Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!
It's all about personal preference. I personally do not rake products in my hair, because like you said, it caused my hair to get frizzy and for the curls to unclump. I sort of smooth/scrunch product in my hair. But some curlies do prefer raking. If raking doesn't work for you, don't sweat it and try something else.
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It definitely is a personal thing. I rake products through soaking wet hair. If I were to do it in semi-dry or dry hair, it would be a disaster.

After I rake, I smooth my hair back into one clump. It looks once again as it did when I finished rinsing the condish out. Then I carefully and gently scrunch it a just a little so that it separates into a few chunks that have the beginnings of a curl formation.

When all this is done, my hair is still extremely wet. Then I don't touch it at all until it's at least 80% dry.
As long as the hair is sufficiently wet when raked, it shouldn't cause any frizziness. For some people, that means having to rake product through SOPPING wet hair while others (like myself) can get away with squeezing some water out first. What works for you is a combination of your hair's "personality" and your personal preference.
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For those of you who rake, do you rake straight back? Or do you rake with consideration to your part? Or do you rake upside down and then stand up and sort or part your hair?... Gees I hope someone can understand that!

Some of my problem is I don't seem to be distributing my products well on the top of my head (called the canopy, right?). And my hair doesn't seem to sit well at the roots. I'm wondering if raking would help. Thanks!
Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
Styling: Biolage Gelee
I part my hair when I comb it with conditioner in it, so it's already parted when i apply product. I rake on both sides and from underneath. It doesn't disturb the part.
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I part my hair when I comb it with conditioner in it, so it's already parted when i apply product.
Wow Bailey422, I never even thought to do that! Do you apply product in the shower too? And then not turn upside down to towel dry or anything?
Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
Styling: Biolage Gelee
A lot of curlies don't towel dry at all because of the frizz it produces. Some use a microfiber towel because it will cause less frizz. Some use paper towels for the same reason.

I squeeze the excess moisture out with just with my hands. I used to use an old t-shirt to absorb more as I did this, but I gave that up long ago.
Thanks wild~hair. I have a microfiber towel but I'm trying to do less towel drying. It's one of the last habits I need to break (poo'ing daily and brushing were painfully hard to stop but I took everyone's advice and bit the bullet and am so glad I did!).
Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
Styling: Biolage Gelee
Any kind of combing/raking ruins my hair. I get out of the shower, blot my hair, do everything else and get dressed, then add more water to my hair and smooth in oil and conditioner without seperating the curls at all. I just kind of press and squeeze each curl until it is full of product, then smooth my palms all over my canopy to get my halo integrated with the curls. At the end I turn my head upside down very slowly and gently and carefully press the curls up towards my scalp without disturbing them.

I also wash my hair without disturbing my part. If I mess with the way my hair falls the only way to fix it is to finger-comb the roots, and that gives me a stringy, stick-to-the-head-then-poof-at-the-earlobe look. My hair seems to look best with the least amount of touching possible. I clean my scalp with just my fingertips, rinse for a long tiime, then add condish to my ends to detangle and get all the shed hair out.

Then I don't touch it til it's completely dry! That's the most important thing of all.
I rake upside down when my hair is sopping wet. I gently scrunch to get the curls going. It works wonders for me.
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I rake upside down when my hair is sopping wet. I gently scrunch to get the curls going. It works wonders for me.
Originally Posted by DolphinCurls
I do everything upside down, too! I smooth it all out then twirl sections for desired curl pattern.

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CK = Curl Keeper, right? If so, I've heard so many great things about it and yet it was awful for me. Sticky and really producty looking and feeling.
Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
Styling: Biolage Gelee

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