Kinky-Curly styling video

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I put this together this morning. Sorry if you can't hear me -- I was pretty tired!

It also shows how I clip my hair, since I've gotten a few questions/PMs about that latley.

Enjoy!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...88355586&hl=en


***UPDATE 8/4/14

Hey guys...

I'm sorry for leaving you hanging like this! I removed the video some time ago -- I'm a medical student, so with upcoming applications to residencies I felt it prudent to cut down on my internet presence. I hope you'll forgive me! I'll outline the steps here, but I know that a video is so much more helpful so maybe some other kind soul who's got the technique down can fill in.

1. After washing your hair (however you choose), rake a leave-in conditioner through soaking wet hair. I usually begin right-side up and flip upside down in the middle of this step. Rake through until well distributed and your curls clump together into beautiful, wet locks. I'll almost always stick to Knot Today if I'm using KCCC, since I find it plays super well together. For my thick, fine, shoulder-length hair, I use about a dime sized amount.

2. STILL UPSIDE DOWN, tilt your head to one side. This brings down the hair at the nape of the neck and some of the trickier spots on the top of your head. Take a scoop of KCCC (about dime sized for me), rub between palms, and scrunch into the hair, concentrating on the tricky spots you're exposing. KCCC does not distribute well for me, so I need to apply directly to hard-to-reach areas if the product is going to get there at all. I find that 5-10 scrunches is plenty.

3. Also still upside down, turn your head to the opposite side. Repeat step 2.

4. Return your head to center, and take a final scoop of KCCC. Scrunch into the hair, as evenly as possible. This gets the front bits and any ends you may have missed.

5. If you're like me, I usually get some residual product hanging out on my knuckles by this point. Recollect it onto your fingers, then gently feel the underside of your hair (you're still upside down!) for any crazy/messy curls. Smooth them out with the excess product, and scrunch a couple times to put that curl back.

6. I like to take a linen towel and scrunch the excess moisture out of my hair now, but there usually isn't much. After this, gently swing your head around to stand up straight, and let your hair fall into its natural place. Dry however you like, then scrunch out the crunch.

I hope this is vaguely helpful. Let me know if you've got any questions. Snuggles!
Location: North NJ or NYC

Last edited by mysteryflavored; 08-04-2014 at 11:55 AM.
Ooooo! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I absolutely love your hair! And, I just started the KC duo!

Video is great!! I can hear you loud and clear. Thank you for taking the time out to do this! You have probably saved us curlies some valuable KCCC!
3a/3b, m/iii, color treated, parched
That was really good!

You mentioned long hair application. My hair is waist length when wet, and I scrunch it in the same way that you do, and it seems to work. I just need more product and a little more time.
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You are too cute! That was awesome. Love how you can hear the squishing sound.
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you really are cute very helpful thanks!
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I'm fascinated and I appreciate the helpful tips. What I'm mostly curious about is how similar our hair looks when wet. I can't seem to maintain the curl you have throughout the day. I wonder if it is because my hair is longer than yours. I would die of happiness if my hair could look like yours.

What do you like best about the KC duo? What do you feel it does for you?
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What do you like best about the KC duo? What do you feel it does for you?
Originally Posted by UTgal
Outside of how much I like the physical properties of the products (I don't have to fight with the KT to apply it since it's got so much slip, and the CC smells so wonderful and feels deliciously like snot) and how they're all-natural and lasting me a lifetime... hmm. Well, I think I get softer hair with the KC products than I've been able to get from any other combo. It just FEELS so unbelievably silky. Also, it makes my curls very resilient. None of my products really crap out on me as the day goes on (I either chose them that way, or my hair has a kind soul), but the KC products seem to enhance this and make my hair BOING. I can also usually get 2nd day hair with this stuff.

And, for someone who's growing out her hair, the obvious elongation factor is kinda nice at the moment. I still can't believe my hair looked so long in that video. It shrunk up a tiny bit once it dried some more, but
Location: North NJ or NYC
And, for someone who's growing out her hair, the obvious elongation factor is kinda nice at the moment. I still can't believe my hair looked so long in that video. It shrunk up a tiny bit once it dried some more, but
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
It was too funny to see how excited you were about the length

Thanks for the video. I normally rake the CC in, but I am not 100% happy with my results. I am going to try scrunching it in next time.
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Another wonderful movie!! Good job! This was fun to watch since I used this combo this morning. This is almost exactly how I do it, except I plop with the Curlease instead of scrunching it myself. When I started out using this combo, I used a little BRHG, too, but realized my hair seems to curl up better without that harder gel -- probably due to my looser curl pattern.

Your hair is GORGEOUS as always and I can't believe how long it is!!
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Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?
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Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?
Originally Posted by iwantcurls
I don't own Come Clean, but I haven't really noticed a difference in performance on the days I do shampoo compared to the days I don't. I also haven't paid attention.
Location: North NJ or NYC
Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?
Originally Posted by iwantcurls
I don't own Come Clean, but I haven't really noticed a difference in performance on the days I do shampoo compared to the days I don't. I also haven't paid attention.
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
LOL, I guess when you've got curls that don't quit you don't have to pay attention to those kinds of things. Your hair is great. Love it!
2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
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Awesome video! It really helps to see how other people do it. I couldn't get the KCCC to work for me. I always ended up stringy or my hair would poof out halfway through the day. Makes me want to try it again too bad I swapped it!
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

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Awesome video! It really helps to see how other people do it. I couldn't get the KCCC to work for me. I always ended up stringy or my hair would poof out halfway through the day. Makes me want to try it again too bad I swapped it!
Originally Posted by Magoo
Mine poofs out, too, but I'm wondering if this could be avoided with BRHG scrunched on top as mysteryflavored does in the video.
2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
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Updated 7/13/08


I love it.
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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.
Now I want to try this stuff more than I did before! I have no money so I'll have to wait.
KC is currently #4 on Curl Mart's bestseller list.

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2c w/a bit of 3a
Fine & plentiful, no dyes
bioInfusion the Gentle One Shampoo
Currently loving:
Deva ArcAngell
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This video was great - thanks for sharing!
Echoing all the other comments - great video. Enjoyed it and found it helpful. Gorgeous curls!

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