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Old 07-23-2009, 11:33 AM   #41
 
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Thanks Rudee!

Ah, yes, I've seen lots of curlies who say they got straighter with pregnancies. I had my one and only at 17, and I think I was still too much in adolescence to lose curl from it.
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Thanks Rudee!

Ah, yes, I've seen lots of curlies who say they got straighter with pregnancies. I had my one and only at 17, and I think I was still too much in adolescence to lose curl from it.
Thats pretty much what I was thinking.
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I've had good clumping results with a similar method. I haven't done this lately. But, for a while, I was doing it every day. For me it was just needing a do over because I was ending up with stringy, messy hair after adding my stylers.

So,after another unsuccesful attempt at scrunching or ploppping, I would fill a measuring cup with water, lean into the sink and pour water on the lengths of my hair and cup the ends. I did this on each side, leaving the crown of my head alone, since usually that wasn't the problem. I would then have lovely clumps. Next, I would reapply my leave in and gel and gently scrunch with a towel.

I can't duplicate this in the shower. I've tried many times.
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I've had good clumping results with a similar method. I haven't done this lately. But, for a while, I was doing it every day. For me it was just needing a do over because I was ending up with stringy, messy hair after adding my stylers.

So,after another unsuccesful attempt at scrunching or ploppping, I would fill a measuring cup with water, lean into the sink and pour water on the lengths of my hair and cup the ends. I did this on each side, leaving the crown of my head alone, since usually that wasn't the problem. I would then have lovely clumps. Next, I would reapply my leave in and gel and gently scrunch with a towel.

I can't duplicate this in the shower. I've tried many times.
I would say the principle is the same: rewetting after handling to repromote clumping.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:09 PM   #45
 
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'Kay, my son has agreed to help me make a video. He is with his Dad (aka the Sperm Donor) this weekend; we will try to get it done next week.

Sorry to make you wait, but computer videos are his "thing" (he has his own website where he displays his own films) and I wouldnt have the slightest clue how to proceed without him.

Keep you posted.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:15 PM   #46
 
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I do mine very similarly a lot of the time, but instead of re-wetting at the sink, I just spray with a spray bottle.

I always do it lately with CJAFG - it's the only way I can get that stuff to work for me at all.

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Old 07-23-2009, 01:18 PM   #47
 
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Here's what goes through my mind, because I need a lot of product to hold my waves. With all of this re-wetting wouldn't it dilute the product on your head so that the hold isn't as strong??? For some that don't need the hold I guess that's a good thing, or maybe it takes away some crunch. I need all the crunch I can get
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No, not for me - I've done better for years applying product to very wet hair, and this is no different. It seems counterintuitive, but it works - don't ask me why, LOL!
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Thank you so much for posting this... I can't wait to try it.

Of course, I think I am looking for the impossible. I want to change my skinny corkscrew curls to look like yours. I love your hair.

I want big thick chunky curls. Am I looking for the impossible. :-)
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AuntNett - Thanks for the brush pic.\

Del, I only do it after my base layers, my gel goes on TOP of all the water.
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Ok, stupid question, but how are you getting the back? Do you go upside down at all? With leaning to the side, I can't get all of the back. I've just got too much hair to get it all. I know you've got tons of hair, too, Rudee, so how are you doing this? Yesterday, when I did it at the sink, I got great clumps on the sides, but the back didn't do as well.
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Ok, stupid question, but how are you getting the back? Do you go upside down at all? With leaning to the side, I can't get all of the back. I've just got too much hair to get it all. I know you've got tons of hair, too, Rudee, so how are you doing this? Yesterday, when I did it at the sink, I got great clumps on the sides, but the back didn't do as well.
I am accustomed to layers, so I am used this from my gel scrunching. I lean to the sides AND tip my head sideways so all my hair hangs out and down. I also scrunch upwards on the exterior surface of my hair ,moving incrementally to anywhere I have layers, which means I am scrunching in tiers almost. In doing that I apparently am getting the top tier of the back of my head as well.

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Rudee (or anyone), before you apply your "base coats" do you get rid of excess water by towel drying, wringing out hair, etc.? Or do the base coats go directly into the freshly washed and conditioned, sopping wet hair?
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Rudee (or anyone), before you apply your "base coats" do you get rid of excess water by towel drying, wringing out hair, etc.? Or do the base coats go directly into the freshly washed and conditioned, sopping wet hair?
I am putting them into my sopping wet hair (as always) while still in the shower.
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I tried a modified version of this just leaning over the sink and scrunching more water into my hair by using my hands that were real wet from running the under the water in the sink. I goofed a bit - I did this after adding my gel. I don't have any base coats so I kinda forgot that step-I have not been using a leave in lately. So, I have some frizz - but not bad....and the clumping is very nice and for me it's more focused on the middle to ends which is a good thing with my thin hair. I did add some more gel after the water so maybe that helped.

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I tried a modified version of this just leaning over the sink and scrunching more water into my hair by using my hands that were real wet from running the under the water in the sink. I goofed a bit - I did this after adding my gel. I don't have any base coats so I kinda forgot that step-I have not been using a leave in lately. So, I have some frizz - but not bad....and the clumping is very nice and for me it's more focused on the middle to ends which is a good thing with my thin hair. I did add some more gel after the water so maybe that helped.

Thanks Rudee!!
YAY! If you dont use a base coat just brush thru wet hair maybe? then resoak, then gel app. Try that and let us know!
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I will definitely try that. I did 'lose' some gel by adding the water so tomorrow I will try brushing/adding water/then gel. I did get really nice curls/clumping but lost some of the hold of the gel so I am a bit fuzzy but love how the curls came out!
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I just realized -- this would be interesting to try on days when my usual process isn't working well. I can usually tell while scrunching, and looking in the mirror, when the clumps just aren't happening the way they should.

This is usually after I've added gel, b/c that's when I can really start to see it.... but I could try adding more water and then, I suppose, a little more gel.

Thanks for the tip!
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I just realized -- this would be interesting to try on days when my usual process isn't working well. I can usually tell while scrunching, and looking in the mirror, when the clumps just aren't happening the way they should.

This is usually after I've added gel, b/c that's when I can really start to see it.... but I could try adding more water and then, I suppose, a little more gel.

Thanks for the tip!
You could definitely try that! You could brush whatever gel is there thru, super soak it then scrunch some gel on that.
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I did this again today, except in the shower and more while upside down. I got A LOT of spiraly ringlets everywhere that looks awesome. Even my mom said my hair looks curlier. Yay!
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