How many of you have tried.....

ZigaZaga's method of combing with a fine comb. I know many were impressed with her hair - so just figuring out who's tried it and the results. I had to locate a comb for my hair in the first place, and will give it a go next time I co-wash.
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Notty, can you point me to the thread that she described this in? I can't recall which one.
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Notty, can you point me to the thread that she described this in? I can't recall which one.
Originally Posted by eche428
Post your before & After CG pics

She said she read on a site somewhere, that if you combed your product through with a fine comb you would get nicer clumps - her hair certainly attests to that!
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I tried it, and I like it. My hair still doesn't make huge clumps, but it makes very nice, natural looking clumps, which I like.

After cowashing I stepped out of the shower, bent over and raked leave-in into my hair with my head upside down (this is how I always do it). Then, I took a fine tooth comb and combed through my hair (still upside down) on the underside and the top layers. After combing I shook my head gently to help the clumps find one another and used my fingers to help some clump together (kind of like shelleynot's old unicorn method, only in this case I had around 8 clumps instead of one big one). After that I scrunched in curl cream and aloe vera gel and styled as usual.

I really liked the fine tooth comb. I thought it made my curls more defined (separated and clumped), so I will continue to do it. Thanks zigazaga!!!
botticelli-ish bob.

Current Routine:
-Suave Aloe & Waterlily cowash/leave-in
-Giovanni Direct Leave-In
-FOTE aloe vera gel
Yes, I read about the fine tooth comb on the frizzoff.com site. JT says you get more & bouncier ringlets if you comb the CK through with a fine tooth comb. I didn't use CK today because of low humidity/dewpoint, but I did use RR and combed the first application through and then scrunched in everything else. I'm still drying, but my hair does seem a lot curlier and bouncier. BUT I also did a protein DT overnight and that could have something to do with it, too. Will post back after I'm totally dry and maybe after trying it a couple more times when using CK.
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dern..i was just at sally's yesterday eyeballing the fine tooth combs because of that thread and for some reason didn't end up getting one. will have to give this a try one day and see how it goes.
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dern..i was just at sally's yesterday eyeballing the fine tooth combs because of that thread and for some reason didn't end up getting one. will have to give this a try one day and see how it goes.
Originally Posted by rocky b
I almost bought a fine tooth comb yesterday as well lol! I was at the checkout but then at the last minute I decided it would be a waste of money I'll have to search the house and see if any of my family have one that I can borrow and have a go with it tomorrow.
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dern..i was just at sally's yesterday eyeballing the fine tooth combs because of that thread and for some reason didn't end up getting one. will have to give this a try one day and see how it goes.
Originally Posted by rocky b
I almost bought a fine tooth comb yesterday as well lol! I was at the checkout but then at the last minute I decided it would be a waste of money I'll have to search the house and see if any of my family have one that I can borrow and have a go with it tomorrow.
Originally Posted by curlywurly271
make sure you post your results. there's only me and my husband and our household and he's as bald as an eagle so...i'll have to go out and buy one.
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It must be my odd hair but when I comb upside down the back of my hair sticks to my head and when I flip upright - it stays that way and I get weird empty spots on the back of my head that don't fall back down. Maybe my hair is too thin for this.
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It must be my odd hair but when I comb upside down the back of my hair sticks to my head and when I flip upright - it stays that way and I get weird empty spots on the back of my head that don't fall back down. Maybe my hair is too thin for this.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Mine does that in the back sometimes when I do stuff to my hair upside down. I always thought it had something to do with it being shorter.
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It must be my odd hair but when I comb upside down the back of my hair sticks to my head and when I flip upright - it stays that way and I get weird empty spots on the back of my head that don't fall back down. Maybe my hair is too thin for this.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
hmm, okay this may be something i test out on a sunday when the only people that really see me are the baristas at starbucks and the neighborhood folk.
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CONS
VO5 champagne kiss, suave coconut, inecto coconut oil moisturizing condish
CURL CREMES
mop c
GELS
HE SMU, LA sports gel
LOW POO'S
cream of nature


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does it have to be combed upside down?

Let me see if I got this straight...put in leave-in conditioner (or CK or whatever you do for this step), comb through with fine tooth comb, then put in curl cream (or gel, or mousse, or whatever at this step) and scrunch. Is that the method?
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I don't think it has to be, that is just how I've been doing it. I think ZigaZaga combs right side up. I have to shake my head a little when I stand up to make the stuff in the back fall down. I don't know why I haven't tried this right side up, but I like having the hair hanging in my face so I can divide it into clumps after combing. Maybe I will try right side up tomorrow.
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Current Routine:
-Suave Aloe & Waterlily cowash/leave-in
-Giovanni Direct Leave-In
-FOTE aloe vera gel
Yes that is what I do Boomy. I apply a product that gives me good slip. That is the important part I find. I comb my hair standing upright (over the sink because the comb and sopping wet producty hair drip). I too get weird things going on if I do it upsidedown. I do however comb outwards all round and upwards (and clip before releasing) on the top. Then I scrunch in the gel. I turn upside down and swirl a bit so the clumps can find space and do their own thing. You can plop at this point if you like. Then diffuse.

When I comb (fairly big sections) I pass my free hand over the area so I get the clumping (forking my fingers through the comb width - sort of finger combing, pausing at the ends just to toss them back - this separates the clumps into smaller sizes and they stick better together). If I let the clumps get too big I get looser spirals - normally I check later to make sure none are really big, if there is one I will separate before drying. As I work I throw it back out of the way leaving my front for last.

I am glad you are liking it fanfair!
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Last edited by ZigaZaga; 06-25-2008 at 11:10 AM.
Yes that is what I do Boomy. I apply a product that gives me good slip. That is the important part I find. I comb my hair standing upright (over the sink because the comb and sopping wet producty hair drip). I too get weird things going on if I do it upsidedown. I do however comb outwards all round and upwards (and clip before releasing) on the top. Then I scrunch in the gel. I turn upside down and swirl a bit so the clumps can find space and do their own thing. You can plop at this point if you like. Then diffuse.

When I comb (fairly big sections) I pass my free hand over the area so I get the clumping (forking my fingers through the comb width - sort of finger combing, pausing at the ends just to toss them back - this separates the clumps into smaller sizes and they stick better together). If I let the clumps get too big I get looser spirals - normally I check later to make sure none are really big, if there is one I will separate before drying. As I work I throw it back out of the way leaving my front for last.

I am glad you are liking it fanfair!
Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
Hmmm, I wish you would make a video or post step by step pictures! I think I get it, but I'm not too sure. I would love to actually see how to do it as your hair is soooo pretty!
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Rocky B - if you try this out, please post your results. All the others here are 3A or less so I'd like to know the results from a 3B. This seems way too time consuming for me (yes, I am that lazy), but I might give it a try if it really clumps 3B hair.
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Yah! I found a fine tooth comb - haven't used one of these in years.........will try it and give the results tomorrow. Today - wasn't a good day - woke up and lightly spritzed and had okay hair - then went golfing and came home with horrible frizzy hair - The hair might have to go as the golf is definately staying
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Hm...I'll have to give this a try. When I first started out CG, I would do the Batia Aleeza method from their videos where they brushed out the hair before applying styling product. I used a Denman brush for this but I definitely noticed clumps. I stopped after a while because combing my under canopy upside down lead to funky hair days.

I'll definitely try the fine-tooth combing method, right side up tomorrow!
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Yes that is what I do Boomy. I apply a product that gives me good slip. That is the important part I find. I comb my hair standing upright (over the sink because the comb and sopping wet producty hair drip). I too get weird things going on if I do it upsidedown. I do however comb outwards all round and upwards (and clip before releasing) on the top. Then I scrunch in the gel. I turn upside down and swirl a bit so the clumps can find space and do their own thing. You can plop at this point if you like. Then diffuse.

When I comb (fairly big sections) I pass my free hand over the area so I get the clumping (forking my fingers through the comb width - sort of finger combing, pausing at the ends just to toss them back - this separates the clumps into smaller sizes and they stick better together). If I let the clumps get too big I get looser spirals - normally I check later to make sure none are really big, if there is one I will separate before drying. As I work I throw it back out of the way leaving my front for last.

I am glad you are liking it fanfair!
Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
Are you scrunching your gel in right side up? I get much better distribution doing it upside down -- does it matter at that point after combing?

"sort of finger combing, pausing at the ends just to toss them back" - this part is confusing me -- can you explain what you mean by tossing them back? If you're combing while upright, I'm not getting where you would be tossing them. Sorry - I'm slow sometimes.
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