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Old 07-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
 
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...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!
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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.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 07-17-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
 
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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!
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 07-17-2009, 02:10 PM   #6
 
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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.
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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
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.
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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!

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.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #9
 
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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.
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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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Old 07-17-2009, 03:18 PM   #11
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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.
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.
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Yes.

I wouldn't, but I want to. Especially if it has that old 80s Aussie products smell.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #13
 
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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.
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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.
That's exactly what I want to do - couldn't have said it better myself! Haha.
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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!!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:50 PM   #17
 
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I would crumple them like dry Fall leaves.
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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!!!
Yeah, that's how I get rid of my crunch, but in smaller sections
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...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!
Try being a stylist when she runs across someone with a really bad haircut and has her shears in her purse
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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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