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Old 06-05-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
 
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Ok..I think I have made a very important discovery. Someone mentioned on here (and for the life of me I cannot remember who) that when they sprayed in Greg juice on dry hair they didnt touch their hair.

As you all have probably read my rants over putting products on my dry hair and how horrible that works for me. Well, I have been experimenting with putting the revivers/refreshers on dry hair and not touching it. The Greg juice was OK. But then I made my own - some sheaM/cheap conditioner/a squirt of aloe with water added to the mix. I have this great bottle that mists (not sprays) but the consistency has to be right for it to do that - so I kept adding water until it misted. VOILA! For the past 2 weeks I have occassionally been spraying this conconction on my hair with good results. I spray it on - dont touch my hair and within a 1/2 hour my curls spring up.

Yesterday I decided to try my Lacoupe perfect curls refreshing spray the same way - yep - it worked! Now the bottle this product is in does not spray as well as that old Bumble/bumble bottle I have been using so I might try putting some of this into that bottle and adding some liquidy product - maybe CK and some water to thin it all out.

Now I have to say - it's not perfect. I always imagined using these sprays and having my curls spring up into little ringlets and it would make it any frizz just disappear! It does not do that but it does definitely boost my ends up and gives my wimpy curls some extra staying power.
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I think I will have to try this, but I don't think it's possible for me not to touch my hair. I'm obviously a weak-willed human being because I cannot keep my hands out of my hair and I know if I do this on dry hair, it's going to be mess. But I know I'll have to try it because I have to try everything.
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yeah i'm the same way. i can't spray something on my dry hair without touching it so i just stay clear of spraying anything on my hair once it is dry. if i do spray and touch....forget it...i'm done.
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I wonder if this would work with diluted CK? Or just conditioner? So you just mist it on frizzy hair, wait, and that's it? Sounds good! I'm used to running my hands over my hair after misting, but I think I could try this.

ETA: I have some RC leave-in spray conditioner but I always run my hands over it. Maybe I'll try misting and not touching then. Can't hurt.
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I wonder if this would work with diluted CK? Or just conditioner? So you just mist it on frizzy hair, wait, and that's it? Sounds good! I'm used to running my hands over my hair after misting, but I think I could try this.

ETA: I have some RC leave-in spray conditioner but I always run my hands over it. Maybe I'll try misting and not touching then. Can't hurt.
Try it. While the greg juice was not wondeful it was better when I didnt touch it after spraying it on.

To MsG and and rocky b - I am there with you. That is why I stopped even trying spray on products - I thought I should 'scrunch' it in. But it really does not take that long to dry - it's not like you are getting hair soaking wet - you just spray until your hair is covered and LET IT BE!!

I am going to try the CK and the Lacoupe refresher spray mixed together the next time I feel the need.
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Can I ask how you get the conditioner to mix with water? I tried this once and just got lumps of white in the bottle, and my hair!
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Can I ask how you get the conditioner to mix with water? I tried this once and just got lumps of white in the bottle, and my hair!
Did you try mixing in hot water? Also, how much conditioner did you use? Two tablespoons per cup of water is often more than enough, maybe even too much for some. Also, I've heard distilled water is better than tap for mixing.
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I probably only use a tablespoon and then warm water and shake it up! And then I check the spray - I want a mist so I keep adding water until I get that mist out of my spray bottle. I don't want a stream!!
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I think it was me who said that spraying Greg Juice on my hair and not touching it was sometimes a good pick-me-up for hair. It doesn't work every time (I haven't yet figured out the variables) but when it *does* work, it's very cool.

I'm glad you've found a good spray solution, xcptnl. I won't even try it because my forays into "mix your own" have all gone incredibly bad.

I'm reading this thread and you guys are cracking me up. Can you really not stop touching your hair?? I'm kind of amazed that this is one of the few problems I *don't* have! Other than to fluff from beneath, I rarely touch mine -- it's probably the same training I learned about not rubbing my eyes once I started wearing mascara as a teenager....

I think I would make a good lab rat. Highly trainable.
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I wonder if this would work with diluted CK? Or just conditioner? So you just mist it on frizzy hair, wait, and that's it? Sounds good! I'm used to running my hands over my hair after misting, but I think I could try this.

ETA: I have some RC leave-in spray conditioner but I always run my hands over it. Maybe I'll try misting and not touching then. Can't hurt.
Excellent idea - I think that would work great! Gonna try it - thanks!
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shellynot talked about spraying the Greg Juice and not touching it in one of her videos, I believe.

No, I really can't leave my hair alone. I'm a scruncher. I love scrunching. I love how it feels to squish up big fat wads of hair in my hands. I'm constantly touching it to see if there's a looser area that might need more scrunching. I keep trying to stop and just can't seem to. It's like trying to quit smoking. Someone should come out with a CG patch.
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Thanks, you made me remember that I had a little spray bottle of "stuff" for frizz. All I remember is that I started with my herb infusion and added Suave Coconut conditioner. Couldn't remember what else is in it, if anything. I just added a pump of aloe vera gel and diluted it. I sprayed it on and sat on my hands. My hair looks better. It's humid and it's gotten "bigger." It felt a little coated, but after scrunching--it's better. I think I will have to play with this. Yesterday, I took one of my curl concoctions and watered it down and sprayed. Got second day hair that was good enough to go out on a horrible weather day. xcptnl, I think you have the answer to this--letting it sit and not touching it. I, too, usually try to scrunch it in--wet. My hair ends up too producty.

Jillipoo, how can you not touch your hair??? When you're having a great day--you can keep you hands out of your hair??
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I think it was me who said that spraying Greg Juice on my hair and not touching it was sometimes a good pick-me-up for hair. It doesn't work every time (I haven't yet figured out the variables) but when it *does* work, it's very cool.

I'm glad you've found a good spray solution, xcptnl. I won't even try it because my forays into "mix your own" have all gone incredibly bad.

I'm reading this thread and you guys are cracking me up. Can you really not stop touching your hair?? I'm kind of amazed that this is one of the few problems I *don't* have! Other than to fluff from beneath, I rarely touch mine -- it's probably the same training I learned about not rubbing my eyes once I started wearing mascara as a teenager....

I think I would make a good lab rat. Highly trainable.
Me either - so doing the spraying and not touching is not an issue for me. I just thought I was supposed to that is why I did it before!
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Thanks, you made me remember that I had a little spray bottle of "stuff" for frizz. All I remember is that I started with my herb infusion and added Suave Coconut conditioner. Couldn't remember what else is in it, if anything. I just added a pump of aloe vera gel and diluted it. I sprayed it on and sat on my hands. My hair looks better. It's humid and it's gotten "bigger." It felt a little coated, but after scrunching--it's better. I think I will have to play with this. Yesterday, I took one of my curl concoctions and watered it down and sprayed. Got second day hair that was good enough to go out on a horrible weather day. xcptnl, I think you have the answer to this--letting it sit and not touching it. I, too, usually try to scrunch it in--wet. My hair ends up too producty.

Jillipoo, how can you not touch your hair??? When you're having a great day--you can keep you hands out of your hair??
Well, I don't have an answer for that but I will confess that there's a mirror here at my desk and that periodically, I check out my hair -- mostly to make sure I'm not dreaming! LOL!

So, I don't touch, but I do a fair amount of sneak peeking....
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Thanks, you made me remember that I had a little spray bottle of "stuff" for frizz. All I remember is that I started with my herb infusion and added Suave Coconut conditioner. Couldn't remember what else is in it, if anything. I just added a pump of aloe vera gel and diluted it. I sprayed it on and sat on my hands. My hair looks better. It's humid and it's gotten "bigger." It felt a little coated, but after scrunching--it's better. I think I will have to play with this. Yesterday, I took one of my curl concoctions and watered it down and sprayed. Got second day hair that was good enough to go out on a horrible weather day. xcptnl, I think you have the answer to this--letting it sit and not touching it. I, too, usually try to scrunch it in--wet. My hair ends up too producty.

Jillipoo, how can you not touch your hair??? When you're having a great day--you can keep you hands out of your hair??
Well, I don't have an answer for that but I will confess that there's a mirror here at my desk and that periodically, I check out my hair -- mostly to make sure I'm not dreaming! LOL!

So, I don't touch, but I do a fair amount of sneak peeking....
A mirror!! That's what I need at my desk!! Maybe then if I could see what my hair's doing, I might leave it alone............maybe. Thanks, Jillipoo!
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I am also a "touch my hair" addict. I yell at myself and slap my hands and it still does not work lol.

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When I got home from work tonight, I lightly sprayed Greg Juice on my hair and did not touch it. Almost immediately, strands of hair started unclumping and lifting up - frizz! I waited 45 minutes -- a miracle for me -- and then lightly scrunched it and it felt goopy and gummy and was FRIZZY!! I'm guessing the Greg Juice doesn't do well over the KCCC or maybe it's just the Greg Juice -- I've never had much luck with it, even on wet hair. I'll have to try it again sometime with the PM Awapuhi Mist and see if I have better luck. Maybe with the KCCC, I had enough moisture in my hair and just didn't need the spray?
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When I got home from work tonight, I lightly sprayed Greg Juice on my hair and did not touch it. Almost immediately, strands of hair started unclumping and lifting up - frizz! I waited 45 minutes -- a miracle for me -- and then lightly scrunched it and it felt goopy and gummy and was FRIZZY!! I'm guessing the Greg Juice doesn't do well over the KCCC or maybe it's just the Greg Juice -- I've never had much luck with it, even on wet hair. I'll have to try it again sometime with the PM Awapuhi Mist and see if I have better luck. Maybe with the KCCC, I had enough moisture in my hair and just didn't need the spray?
Yes, I think you're probably right. I only use the Greg Juice when my hair looks or feels dry. Otherwise, I'll either get frizz or the stringy look (which I despise).
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When I got home from work tonight, I lightly sprayed Greg Juice on my hair and did not touch it. Almost immediately, strands of hair started unclumping and lifting up - frizz! I waited 45 minutes -- a miracle for me -- and then lightly scrunched it and it felt goopy and gummy and was FRIZZY!! I'm guessing the Greg Juice doesn't do well over the KCCC or maybe it's just the Greg Juice -- I've never had much luck with it, even on wet hair. I'll have to try it again sometime with the PM Awapuhi Mist and see if I have better luck. Maybe with the KCCC, I had enough moisture in my hair and just didn't need the spray?
Yah - the Greg Juice was not my best spray - the one I made up myself worked better than the GJ. I LOVE the smell of it but like jillipoo said - I think your hair needs to be screaming for moisture for it to work.
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Hmmmm.......interesting thread - am going upstairs right now to mix CK and water! Will let you know what happens............the good, the bad and the ugly!
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