First of all THAK YOU for putting so much time into teaching us curlies how to do your method. You gave great how to steps and the video was perfect!! I have been a stalker of these forums for a few years... but I had to come out of the closet to write to you!!! I incorporated your method into my routine... I do my hair at night while I sleep. I wasn't sure if it would work with my routine & I am sure I will get different results for those rare times I do my hair in the morning from 'scratch'.
Here is what I did:
In the shower: I use a slightly watered down condition for my co-wash, followed by a regular conditioner (i rinse most of it out). Then I take a tiny bit of conditioner in my palms and detangle my hair under running water, & on rare occasion I will take a "wide
' tooth come through my hair to help manage frizz. I cannot brush my hair ever... my hair rebels against it
I started your method while in the shower. I could see it was not the ideal place to do this, mainly because the way the water comes from the shower it was messing with my frizz factor... like it was ruffing it up... so I fixed that with conditioner & stood off to the side to "Super Soak". Still not ideal. Normally I would have done the "Rake and Shake" method (possibly the reason I had stringy curls).
So when I got out of the shower I used "Anti-Frizz Cream (any kind that is not too heavy will work for me). Then I use a lot of gel (most strong gels work for me).
Then I started the "Super Soaker" method over my sink, I could tell the difference as it got Super Soaked!! I did not make a mess
After I was finished I added more gel heavily since (plopping and sleeping takes some away). I plopped for about 20+ min (cuz I do my hair while sleeping & it can't be soaked). After plopping I wait another 20 min. before heading to bed. It is important for my hair to have started forming its curl pattern before I can lay down.
I went to bed. I fan my hair out from my neck and lay it out on my pillow. I will lay like this until I start to fade then I will gently turn and lay on my side. Since my hair has been fanned out, it will usually stay like this all night, even on my restless nights (often).
When I woke up my hair was definitely different then my normal days. It was a not stringy!!! I had big fat curls, but they were fluffy... I am positive that was due to my routine of sleeping while doing my hair.
So, I took my spritzer (homemade) and lightly spritzed my hair in the spots that needed it. Then I diffused & sprayed w/spray gel & a final diffuse. Wonderful outcome!!! I have taken a picture for you
I will use your Super Soaker method and continue to incorporate into my different routines... I like that it is so versatile to my hair needs
I hope this post helps others who have tried the method and those who are considering it.