Super-Soaker Method for Promoting Clumps -UPDATED/Video Link

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I did a semi-version of this today but in the shower...but I forgot to bring in my denman..so had to use my wider toothed comb (I hate that with a passion-being in the shower-all wet and realizing you forgot something you wanted). Anywhooooo...I do see why it's a good idea to do outside the shower because I had no idea what my part was doing. But I liked being able to re-wet/add water in the shower. So I need to figure out what's more important - my part or convenience of not splashing all around the sink.

As I noted on the Struttswife plopping thread I also did a quick plop today which I have not done in AGES!! Overall so far so good. I have diffused a bit and it's now airdrying.

This is a keeper of a routine once I figure out where I want to do it and I have all my supplies/products ready.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
LOL.. I "invented it" at the sink. Then tried switching it to the shower - but had the same funkified part issues. It just works so muc better for me in front of a mirror. And I TRIED a shower mirror - too small
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Seriously, I think the Super Soaker method is revolutionary I was getting stringy curls because my hair was drying too fast and of course didn't think I was "allowed" to re-wet them since I had never heard of someone doing that before!!
So yeah, I tried it today. Left me with big clumps prior to diffusing. Shoulda taken pics, I know, but the end result was just meh because I used my Hot Sock today for the first time and it wrecked my clumps.
My only hestitation about this method is that when you're rewetting at the sink, I felt like it was washing out my LI and curl creme. Yes, I was scrunching up (it's not like I poured water over my head), but still I felt like some product must have been coming off with the water dripping from my hair. I used CJ CCCC today and I shudder to think it may have run down the drain eeeek! What are your thoughts?
Originally Posted by thick_n_wavy

IMO, a Hot Sock is only slightly better than no diffuser at all. I only use mine in a pinch when traveling - never if I have any other sort of diffuser available . . . .

Also, IMO, soaking wet hair, regardless of how I achieved it (right out of the shower or adding some back in from the faucet or by spraying), has always worked best for me, especially on first day. If I do it on first day, I can usually get good enough succeeding days without having to wet it so much - which saves me a lot of time on those days.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, 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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Ok. I know you girls are waiting for the video and I promise its coming. My son is taking a filmaking seminar this week, as it happens, so all his gear is out and I am hopeful we will get it done by the weekend.

Til then I posted some pics on my photobucket of how the hair looks about midway thru the diffusing process ( I tried to take pics of the SS method, but there is SO MUCH water invloved I was afraid to wreck my digital cam).

Sorry I still havent figured out how to post friggin thumbnails but they are the first 3 pics on the opening page.
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This method really makes you look closer to 3B. Well, OK, 3B spiralness with 3A curl diameter, which means - nice clumps!

Ok. I know you girls are waiting for the video and I promise its coming. My son is taking a filmaking seminar this week, as it happens, so all his gear is out and I am hopeful we will get it done by the weekend.

Til then I posted some pics on my photobucket of how the hair looks about midway thru the diffusing process ( I tried to take pics of the SS method, but there is SO MUCH water invloved I was afraid to wreck my digital cam).

Sorry I still havent figured out how to post friggin thumbnails but they are the first 3 pics on the opening page.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
This method really makes you look closer to 3B. Well, OK, 3B spiralness with 3A curl diameter, which means - nice clumps!

Ok. I know you girls are waiting for the video and I promise its coming. My son is taking a filmaking seminar this week, as it happens, so all his gear is out and I am hopeful we will get it done by the weekend.

Til then I posted some pics on my photobucket of how the hair looks about midway thru the diffusing process ( I tried to take pics of the SS method, but there is SO MUCH water invloved I was afraid to wreck my digital cam).

Sorry I still havent figured out how to post friggin thumbnails but they are the first 3 pics on the opening page.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
My curl varies with product, technique and weather (duh). But I think, if I put ABSOLUTELY zero product in my hair and didnt touch it til it dried, I would be an even split between 3a and 3b.

Its so confusing
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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This method really makes you look closer to 3B. Well, OK, 3B spiralness with 3A curl diameter, which means - nice clumps!

Ok. I know you girls are waiting for the video and I promise its coming. My son is taking a filmaking seminar this week, as it happens, so all his gear is out and I am hopeful we will get it done by the weekend.

Til then I posted some pics on my photobucket of how the hair looks about midway thru the diffusing process ( I tried to take pics of the SS method, but there is SO MUCH water invloved I was afraid to wreck my digital cam).

Sorry I still havent figured out how to post friggin thumbnails but they are the first 3 pics on the opening page.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
My curl varies with product, technique and weather (duh). But I think, if I put ABSOLUTELY zero product in my hair and didnt touch it til it dried, I would be an even split between 3a and 3b.

Its so confusing
Originally Posted by rudeechick
It makes sense. You have a 3b spiral, but you have the width and fatness in your curl of a 3a, and IIRC, your natural state is more 3a-ish when it comes to root curl.

I have 3b curl diameter, but closer to a 3a spiral pattern, especially at my current length. I also have an easy time with root curl, especially at short lengths, which is more a 3b thing. As long as my moisture/protein balance is in check, the root curl is there.

In the end, I guess it isn't all that relevant; curls are curls.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
That makes perfect sense! Which explains why my hair will tend to clump (thats the 3a in me) as opposed to yours!

I do have some genuine 3b near my temples, thats why my back pics looks clumpier than my front pics. But now I know I am a 3a.... never thought in terms of curl diameter!

You sho SHMART!
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I also re-wet my hair but only do it on some days and I use a water bottle. For some reason... on some days my hair feels a little dry after applying my LI and curlcream (currently, pink boots/KCCC). I usually comb through those products and than rake in my gel and scrunch by section. However, when it seems too dry I spray the section of my hair with water and than rake and scrunch in the gel. If I don't do this it tends to get a little stringy and won't clump together as nice.
Mod CG - 6/12/09
3a - medium texture - medium porosity
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Wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream
Rinse out: JC Too Shea
Leave ins: KCKT in the Winter and Pink Boots in the Summer
Styling Combos: Pink Boots/KCCC & Gel (summer) or KCKT, KCCC & Gel (winter)
Currently Testing: JC's RR and CC
DT's: Whatever I have on hand.

HATE CK!
I am waiting eagerly for the video, but have a question. Drying time is always a bugaboo for me. Does this new method increase drying time a lot because you are re-wetting? I have never been able to plop successfully so that's no help with the drying time.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I am waiting eagerly for the video, but have a question. Drying time is always a bugaboo for me. Does this new method increase drying time a lot because you are re-wetting? I have never been able to plop successfully so that's no help with the drying time.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Well, not for me.
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My clumps. I finally learned how to do a friggin thumbnail.
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Last edited by rudeechick; 07-27-2009 at 05:08 PM.


My clumps. I finally learned how to do a friggin thumbnail.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Love the new avi
Mod CG - 6/12/09
3a - medium texture - medium porosity
http://public.fotki.com/criska/beforecg/ pw:curly

Wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream
Rinse out: JC Too Shea
Leave ins: KCKT in the Winter and Pink Boots in the Summer
Styling Combos: Pink Boots/KCCC & Gel (summer) or KCKT, KCCC & Gel (winter)
Currently Testing: JC's RR and CC
DT's: Whatever I have on hand.

HATE CK!


My clumps. I finally learned how to do a friggin thumbnail.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Love the new avi
Originally Posted by Criska
Thank you! Thought it would be more honest to show current hair!
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my clumps, my clumps, my lovely lady clumps.

i am sorry, that is the first thing that popped into my head.

carry on.
made up of 98.822% silliness!!

my clumps, my clumps, my lovely lady clumps.

i am sorry, that is the first thing that popped into my head.

carry on.
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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my clumps, my clumps, my lovely lady clumps.

i am sorry, that is the first thing that popped into my head.

carry on.
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes

HAHAHAHAH!!!! Love it.

And Rudee, your avi is so beeeyouteefull.
3b/c, CG 9/18/08
Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
my clumps, my clumps, my lovely lady clumps.

i am sorry, that is the first thing that popped into my head.

carry on.
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes

HAHAHAHAH!!!! Love it.

And Rudee, your avi is so beeeyouteefull.
Originally Posted by onethousandcurls
I thank you from the bottom of my clumps!
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All right, my beloved hair twin, I am trying this tomorrow morning. If it doesn't work, you owe me a drink when we finally meet face to face
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My clumps. I finally learned how to do a friggin thumbnail.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Love the new avi
Originally Posted by Criska
Thank you! Thought it would be more honest to show current hair!
Originally Posted by rudeechick
And now.... my curl envy is complete.
Grrrrr.... oops, I mean, how lovely!
And may I quote a great curly (was it Lolo? Re: Whatsercurl?): Rock on with your bad self!


My clumps. I finally learned how to do a friggin thumbnail.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Absolutely beautiful. I tried this and it worked really well for me, thanks for sharing with us.
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Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
Co Wash: Suave
Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
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