Kinky-Curly styling video

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Kudos on the video. Couldn't wait to try your routine. I followed your technique today--scrunched instead of raked. It looks like it will be a good day.

Your hair is beautiful. Thanks for doing this.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
You made me want to try CC and KT now. I doubt my curl pattern would hold up to it though.

And on the unoriginal, but still true side, you have gorgeous hair and it was a very informative video. =)
Originally Posted by Annarie101
It might hold up, you never know.

When I first tried it, there was only one other 3B using it. The others were 3C and up.

It has made the rounds enough now that other types like it too. I was pleasantly surpised to see 2ca nd 3as liking it too.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
2A-B'ish here and loving it! I use KT as a rinse-out or a spritz for the most part or I'd lose volume but CC is nothing short of amazing on hold, especially given how productless it makes my hair feel.

mysteryflavored,

Thanks so much for taking the time to put this video together!
What's working: MOP-C Hydrating Shampoo roots only EOD, Elucence Moisture Balancing conditioner or Biolage Conditioning Balm; style with Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control, and the AMAZING KCCC!
http://public.fotki.com/myCelia111/
2'ish, fine/medium ii, non-porous hair.
Mysteryflavoured, you are so awesome that it's not funny
Fine and thin 2C in Australia
You made me want to try CC and KT now. I doubt my curl pattern would hold up to it though.

And on the unoriginal, but still true side, you have gorgeous hair and it was a very informative video. =)
Originally Posted by Annarie101
I'm a weak 3a and, surprisingly, this is one of my favorite combos. When I put the KT in, though, I do stick my head back under the shower for a few seconds just for good distribution and I'm sure I lose some of it, but whatever it does, it seems to be just the right amount. I love how flexible the CC is and when it's dried and scrunched out, it feels so soft and productless.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

mysteryflavored - I did your routine this morning and this time I did add a little BRHG and it came out great! I think maybe last time I was adding it, I might not have had enough moisture in my hair.

Another question -- with your SheaM and BRHG combo -- how much BRHG are you using for each side and the back?
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

So I tried the application method today with some TooShea as a leave-in and my Creative Genius gel. Wow, what a difference! I have curls! You are simply the best, Mysteryflavored! Now I just have to purchase the KCKT and KCCC!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Kudos on the video. Couldn't wait to try your routine. I followed your technique today--scrunched instead of raked. It looks like it will be a good day.
Originally Posted by kathymack
So I tried the application method today with some TooShea as a leave-in and my Creative Genius gel. Wow, what a difference! I have curls! You are simply the best, Mysteryflavored! Now I just have to purchase the KCKT and KCCC!
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
mysteryflavored - I did your routine this morning and this time I did add a little BRHG and it came out great! I think maybe last time I was adding it, I might not have had enough moisture in my hair.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Woohoo!!

Another question -- with your SheaM and BRHG combo -- how much BRHG are you using for each side and the back?
Ummm, I'd say about half as much as the KCCC. Haven't perfected it yet, though. :P I blame the henna.
Location: North NJ or NYC
So I tried the application method today with some TooShea as a leave-in and my Creative Genius gel. Wow, what a difference! I have curls! You are simply the best, Mysteryflavored! Now I just have to purchase the KCKT and KCCC!
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I lied. I used Biolage Conditioning Balm as my leave-in. Still had fab results.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I've seen a lot of people talking about putting their hair in a bun what is this all about?
Thank you so much for doing this video mysterflavored! You have such nice hair and are really lovely! I scrunch in my gel that same way pretty much. But now I am interested in using the towel the same way you did. Do you think a thin linen towel (100% linen) would work too?

Anything to speed the drying time up. I don't care for plopping and also have not liked scrunching with a MF mitten but then I was using the mitten before applying products back then. Hmmm....

Going to try it your way and see how it goes!
-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
Thank you so much for doing this video mysterflavored! You have such nice hair and are really lovely! I scrunch in my gel that same way pretty much. But now I am interested in using the towel the same way you did. Do you think a thin linen towel (100% linen) would work too?

Anything to speed the drying time up. I don't care for plopping and also have not liked scrunching with a MF mitten but then I was using the mitten before applying products back then. Hmmm....

Going to try it your way and see how it goes!
Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
The only things I've ever tried for scrunching my hair are t-shirts, MF towel, and now my Curl-Ease. The latter two absorb water much faster, and I haven't decided which one I like better. I know nothing about commercial, thin linen towels.
Location: North NJ or NYC
The only things I've ever tried for scrunching my hair are t-shirts, MF towel, and now my Curl-Ease. The latter two absorb water much faster, and I haven't decided which one I like better. I know nothing about commercial, thin linen towels.
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
Commercial, thin linen towel--think flour sack towel? It's more cotton, but it's the same idea.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
The only things I've ever tried for scrunching my hair are t-shirts, MF towel, and now my Curl-Ease. The latter two absorb water much faster, and I haven't decided which one I like better. I know nothing about commercial, thin linen towels.
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
Commercial, thin linen towel--think flour sack towel? It's more cotton, but it's the same idea.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Should work the same as a CurlEase. It's virtually the same thing, just a different fabric. Linen is just as absorbent if not more so than cotton, so I don't foresee a problem using it. Is it fuzzy or smooth? The fuzzy linen could cause some frizz. If it's smooth, it's probably identical to the CurlEase.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Yes I have smooth linen towels......they do have some crocheted lace on the ends but I could just ignore/boycott those! I might have some around that don't have the lace (yet). 100% linen that has been washed many times tends to be smooth and absorbent. I will give it a try!

I really like how you did not just scrunch but you scrunched/squeezed/held the squeeze. It seems like it would indeed dry but not disturb the curls. So thanks again for doing the video!
-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
I've been trying out Zigazaga's combing method with nice results, but it's been pulling out my curl a bit. So, after watching Mysteryflavored's awesome video yesterday, I decided to combine the 2. I'm having the best hair day I've ever had. I wish I wasn't at work already so I could take a picture to post.

If it still looks this good by the time I get home, I'll try to get some pictures.

I've got great clumps thanks to Zigazaga and the curls are nicely defined and tighter than they've ever been thanks to Mysteryflavored. I heart you both!
I've been trying out Zigazaga's combing method with nice results, but it's been pulling out my curl a bit. So, after watching Mysteryflavored's awesome video yesterday, I decided to combine the 2. I'm having the best hair day I've ever had. I wish I wasn't at work already so I could take a picture to post.

If it still looks this good by the time I get home, I'll try to get some pictures.

I've got great clumps thanks to Zigazaga and the curls are nicely defined and tighter than they've ever been thanks to Mysteryflavored. I heart you both!
Originally Posted by brdudeon
That is great to hear!!! Yvw! Would love to see some pictures.

Okay I tried the towel tonight. I did the usual, combed to clump with the usual "slip" product. Then I scrunched in gel as usual (the same way as in your video). After that I took a linen towel and scrunched/squeezed/held-the-squeezed a few times without playing around too much. I did not have time to diffuse a bit at all so it air dried.

Results: It REALLY helped out making things dry faster. I do have more frizz than I am used to (and I did not even diffuse as usual! so there should be less frizz, not more!). It didn't increase tightness in my curls so there was no advantage there. The towel seems to have soaked up/removed a lot of gel/products as my hair did not have the usual hold and crunch to scrunch out when dry. It is soft though.

Verdict: While I did get more frizz than when I don't use it, it may be that I need more practice and/or more gel. I could also try to scrunch in a bit of gel after using the towel and see how that goes. The faster drying time makes it worth a bit of frizz on the days I am in a hurry - a definite advantage.

I will keep trying it. Thanks again for the video!

-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
Another great video from mysteryflavored! Thanks for sharing.
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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I've seen a lot of people talking about putting their hair in a bun what is this all about?
Originally Posted by nikicarib
I'm Bunnin' It...a grow-out challenge of sorts :)
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
-Henry David Thoreau
Yup, just purchased KCKT, KCCC among about 7 other things. Thanks a lot...PJ strikes again!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
you are just too cute. i almost wish i would have hung on to my kink curly products a bit longer because that was so not the way i was applying the product.
Originally Posted by rocky b
Me too !!! I finally lost patience with KCCC and swapped it away. I never scrunched it in - always raked it through with either a wide tooth comb or my fingers. Wish I would have seen your video before voting KCCC off the island


It is too expensive to order again and not have it work for me.
Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!

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