How do YOU apply YOUR products?

How do you apply your products? Is there any "right" way?

I'm going to start using 2 products every day (Curl Keeper with Re:coil), and I'm unsure on how to apply them both. Which one first? How to apply each one?

I've heard of some people raking them through. Doesn't that split up curl clumps?

I'm just really confused right now. Please help Thanks!
Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
For my after shower products i flip my head over with the water still running, comb through my hair, turn shower off, then apply my products soaking wet combing them through with my fingers, then i proceed to scrunch some then plop.

-i hope this helps
I know it seems counterintuitive to rake or brush through, but it actually helps my fair clump more! If I'm using more than one product (like CK and a creme), then I put the lightest product on first and comb it in, then the heavier product. There really is no right or wrong - try it both ways and see what your hair responds to better.

Stacy
3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

My current HGs:
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
Conditioner: Darcy Botanicals pumpkin, LVPNG, Deva OneC
Leave-in: KCKT, Deva B'Leave In
Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots, Komaza coconut, FSG, CJ CCCC
Gels: BRHG, AO B5, LALSG
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I know it seems counterintuitive to rake or brush through, but it actually helps my fair clump more!
Originally Posted by wookiemouse
Same for me. I don't get good clumps unless the product(s) are somewhat evenly distributed in my hair. Combing with a wide-tooth comb after I apply to my hair works well for me.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I don't think there's a right way to be honest. I've tried all the ways on here that seem to work brilliantly for so many people but have just come back to doing it my way.

My conditioner gets raked through with my Denman and my gel gets scrunched in upside down to partially wet hair. Not amazing clumps but pretty waves and fuss free.

When it's dry I then SOTC by scrunching in a little hair butter.
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
I rake or comb, then scrunch. I definitely get better distribution by raking/combing; then the final scrunch takes care of the clumping.
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity

Current favorites:
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week
Today I brushed my co-wash through with my Denman after scrubbing, rinsed out upside down, then rinsed my rinse-out upside down as well.
Rather than scrunching in my KCCC today, I raked it, then used a wide tooth comb to distribute, found my part, then scrunched in gel.
It worked very well, my hair was a bit clumpier after I SOTC, which was a nice change :-)
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots

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