how do i make my hair not poofy without having to put a lot of gel in it? i do not like the way gel makes my hair feel. are there any other ways to fix this?
actually before i asked how to get more volume so i'm assuming that its just the opposite lol...if you try putting product on your roots and just more product that will weigh down your hair...hope this helps
3B, fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Starting CG over beginning June 2013
Co-Wash: Treseme Naturals
Cleanse: Waiting on DB and CJDF
Rinse out: Biolage CB, Yes to Carrots, Giovanni 50:50
LI: Treseme Naturals, Yes to Carrots
PT: IAgirl's PT
No: Polyquats, BTMS in leave-ins/stylers
Yes: Protein, ACV, Oils
Have you tried scrunching out the crunch?? My hair starts out crunchy but after I scrunch I'm left w/ soft, defined ringlets.
3a/b course shoulder length bob
Low Poo: GTTT
Condish: Giovanni 50/50, Giovanni Smooth as Silk, KCKT, LVPNG
Styling: Condish as a leave in, KCCC & BRHG, AOMM
Scrunching with CLU towels
Currently trying & not really liking: Ohm SHP or DMCCB...still experimenting, I guess
There are a lot of other products you can use to get definition other than gel, although for most curlies, gel works best.
KCCC might be a good option for you. It has some hold (enough for some curlies to not need anything else).
Also, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets and Confident Coils make a great alternative to gelling your hair. They make your hair look and feel very natural. But ... they contain magnesium sulfate, which some heads do not like. But see if you can get a sample of it or buy it cheap on the swap boards -- that way, you don't have to invest in something that may not work for you.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG