When you see someone else's crunch...

...do you ever want to just scrunch? I was standing in line at the grocery store and was behind a lady with some beautiful curls falling to her mid-back. But they had that really crunchy, wet look to them. My fingers were itching to scrunch one and see what it looked like!
Pacific Northwest 3a/3b, medium all across the board, possibly porous.

Low-Poo: Trader Joe's Refresh
Co-wash: V05 Tea Therapy Chamomile, Giovanni TTTT
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm, Yes to Tomatoes, EO Chamomile & Honey
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Sonoma Soap Company First Crush
Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT
Gels: BRHG, Biotera
Stylers/Mousses: Komaza Coconut Pudding, Curls Goddess Glaze
Ha ha, I am currently very self-conscious about my crunch so I probably wouldn't do that to anyone else. The problem is that it takes a loooong time for my hair to dry enough so I can SOTC. I've done it prematurely in the past, which leads to frizz and flyaways. So now I'm trying to diffuse enough in the morning so that I can SOTC early enough to not have to embarrass myself in public.
Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
Yes!! I want to scrunch them. My hair is fine/thin so even with the risk of frizz I will scrunch out prior to my hair being totally dry because it just does not look good crunchy/wet at ALL!
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Awww, Pretty Medusa, I wasn't thinking it looked bad! It was more of a curiousity thing as to what it would have looked like scrunched out. I'm always out and about with crispy hair. If I waited for my hair to dry, I'd never leave the house!
Pacific Northwest 3a/3b, medium all across the board, possibly porous.

Low-Poo: Trader Joe's Refresh
Co-wash: V05 Tea Therapy Chamomile, Giovanni TTTT
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm, Yes to Tomatoes, EO Chamomile & Honey
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Sonoma Soap Company First Crush
Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT
Gels: BRHG, Biotera
Stylers/Mousses: Komaza Coconut Pudding, Curls Goddess Glaze
Nica that is HALARIOUS! but i know what you mean!!! i sometimes do want just scrunch it out for them!!! i also wish i carried around little samples of KCCC to give curlies with misbehaving curls! i think everyone should try it at least once
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
Yes I do! Some people have really pretty (dry) curls, but they just need to scrunch out the crunch. One person in particular last month, it was driving me crazy! I really wanted them to look soft.
3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.
Nica that is HALARIOUS! but i know what you mean!!! i sometimes do want just scrunch it out for them!!! i also wish i carried around little samples of KCCC to give curlies with misbehaving curls! i think everyone should try it at least once
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
I feel you completely on the little samples of KCCC. Since starting CG I've been seeing curly hair everywhere. I guess I just wasn't paying attention before. Whenever I see someone with curls that are clearly dehydrated, I always have the urge to hand over a tub of conditioner. I'd be a very poor woman very quickly that way. Also, I've really noticed when curly hair is brushed out when dry. I just wonder what kind of beautiful curl that woman has and want to wet it down again to check.
CG since 6/15/09 -- fine/medium texture, medium porosity

Conditioners: GTTTT, Kenra & KCKT
DT: CJ Hibiscus Banana Deep Fix
Styling: KCCC, KCHP, HEBE, Loma Imply
Yes!! I want to scrunch them. My hair is fine/thin so even with the risk of frizz I will scrunch out prior to my hair being totally dry because it just does not look good crunchy/wet at ALL!
Originally Posted by xcptnl

Mine never does well if I have to do that!

Yeah, I'd like to see what her looked like once finished, but I'd just figure it wasn't dry 'inside' yet - mine's like that, sometimes for hours, depending on products, diffusing time, and humidity/dewpoint.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Argh, I know it sounds bad, but I always want to scrunch out peoples' crunch!! I know that a lot of curlies don't even know that it can be scrunched out!
I get really self conscious about my crunch in public!! Lol.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

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Absolutely. Especially if it's that really kinky Ramen Noodle crunch! I just want to grab the whole thing in a pony and slide my grip down it. Ahhh. Better.
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Ha ha, I am currently very self-conscious about my crunch so I probably wouldn't do that to anyone else. The problem is that it takes a loooong time for my hair to dry enough so I can SOTC. I've done it prematurely in the past, which leads to frizz and flyaways. So now I'm trying to diffuse enough in the morning so that I can SOTC early enough to not have to embarrass myself in public.
Originally Posted by PrettyMedusa
This. I've gotten used to the fact that I'll have crunch for most of the day I wash. But I am going to try diffusing.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG

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Yes.

I wouldn't, but I want to. Especially if it has that old 80s Aussie products smell.
I admit to getting mental from other peoples scrunch!

I have several cousins and a few nieces with hair like mine and they all use that crispy look to control their hair. i GET it, cause I did the same thing at their age. But we didnt have curly resources then!!!

I have tried to convert a number of relatives, but no go. I have, however, converted many a curly stranger who has stopped to ask me about my hair.
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I almost want to chew on it.
Absolutely. Especially if it's that really kinky Ramen Noodle crunch! I just want to grab the whole thing in a pony and slide my grip down it. Ahhh. Better.
Originally Posted by babywavy
That's exactly what I want to do - couldn't have said it better myself! Haha.
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
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is that how you would do it?? i would rather stick both of my open palms and open fingers in the hair and scrunch away!!!
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I would crumple them like dry Fall leaves.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
My Photobucket Album
is that how you would do it?? i would rather stick both of my open palms and open fingers in the hair and scrunch away!!!
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
Yeah, that's how I get rid of my crunch, but in smaller sections
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

...do you ever want to just scrunch? I was standing in line at the grocery store and was behind a lady with some beautiful curls falling to her mid-back. But they had that really crunchy, wet look to them. My fingers were itching to scrunch one and see what it looked like!
Originally Posted by NicaCurls
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I'm less bothered by visible crunch..... maybe because I'm an incurable premature scruncher, so I assume that maybe they're just more disciplined than I am.

What I can't stand is when I see people with serious wave/curl potential.... but they've combed it....and blowdried it within an inch of its life.... and there are frizzy, crimped, flattened out waves just sitting there. It makes me so sad!

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