Has anyone tried this technique?

I saw this on another nc.com page. There is a great picture of Christina Applegate's hair at the link. The technique is in italics below. Has anyone tried it, with any styler (not necessarily Ouidad)? How did it work? Thanks!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...pplegates-look

Q: I would love to get the look of Christina Applegate on Samantha Who?. I love the length and large curls. I have fine 3b/c hair. Any hints?
Ouidad: Using my Rake & Shake technique, dispense a nickel-size dollop of styling gel (I recommend the Ouidad Curl Quencher Gel, which will help to soften tighter curls) to palms and work evenly through sections of damp hair.

Starting at the nape area take a 2″ section of hair from ear to ear (or a larger section for larger curls), and rake the lotion through; holding section at the end, then shake to reset your curl pattern. Repeat entire process, working in sections to the top of the head.
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isn't this what they call "rake and shake"? I've heard other people talk about it. Never tried it myself. I feel like by doing this method one would be pulling out their curl, and for us wavies, we don't have a lot of curl to be messed with
I'd love to hear if others have done it with success.
Raking definitely pulls out my curl. I was wondering if doing it in sections as described and shaking after each layer was better than raking all over... I'll try it and report back!
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Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
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Let us know how it works. This is similar to how the lady I got my Deva cut from styled it. It did end up barely wavy but it's possible the sectioning helps.

Good luck!
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I don't style my hair that way, but it ends up looking kind of similar to hers- I'm going to have to try to style it this way though.

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I haven't tried it, but I agree with ww - I think it would drag down a wavy's curl. That being said, I *would* like to make note (and I know this for sure because Applegate said it in a couple of interviews) that those curls are from a curling iron and her hair is actually naturally straighter. So I think it might be somewhat difficult to copy the look just using our natural waves/curls.

In the interview she said it took a ridiculous amount of time to get her hair like that everyday, and that is part of the reason why she enjoyed filming the "flashback" scenes where she is evil in her pre-amnesia life is because her hair was done very quickly (if you haven't watched the shows, in ehr "evil" flashback her hair is always pin-straight, haha).

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IMO, I find it hard to believe that curl is done with .the "rake and shake" and no curling iron.
Heather

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hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

isally's


LOL, the lady at Sally's Beauty Supply they got her look from using the Curlformer rollers!
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Yeah, although her hair looks nice...I don't think it was raked or shaken! Looks like pure curling iron to me!
Anywho, I just read about this technique on the Ouidad site the other day and tried it since I do sometimes rake in my product. I didn't couldn't tell that it was going to do any good so I just scruched after instead.
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so I just scruched after instead.
Originally Posted by jamaicacurl
I am a diehard scruncher
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
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stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

isally's


so I just scruched after instead.
Originally Posted by jamaicacurl
I am a diehard scruncher
Originally Posted by pjsmommy12
Yes, scrunching and plopping are just the best for me
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*Coconut Oil
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Hi ladies,
The raking is to distribute the product the shaking is done while holding the hair between your fingers at the ends tightly, while not pulling the hair taught, this gets the ringlets back, then you scrunch up each section and move on to the next one. So you dont rake and shake and not scrunch or it would relax or pull out your curl. Ouidad has a video on her website you can check out.
www.ouidad.com
Hope this helps,
Cynthia
Hi ladies,
The raking is to distribute the product the shaking is done while holding the hair between your fingers at the ends tightly, while not pulling the hair taught, this gets the ringlets back, then you scrunch up each section and move on to the next one. So you dont rake and shake and not scrunch or it would relax or pull out your curl. Ouidad has a video on her website you can check out.
www.ouidad.com
Hope this helps,
Cynthia
Originally Posted by curlpro

Thanks for the great explanation...I may have to check out the video!
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

isally's


No problem, I have been using this in the salon with great success. Both these ladies were raked and shaked after a Ouidad Deep Treatment and the product(s) for their specific kind of hair. Picture number one had been falt ironing for about 5 years! What a difference. Picture number two has what I call cat fur/ cotton candy curls, she has been doing treatments at home for a couple of weeks. Huge difference!
Enjoy,
Cynthia
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I have to admit, I haven't bothered with the technique. My hair is so short, and since I scrunch in my gel-like products anyway, it seems like a time-consuming extra step to section the hair, rake, then scrunch. My hair sort of ends up like in the original picture.
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Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
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Rake and shake breaks goods clumps up and makes me stringy.

Christina Applegate's hair looks as if it's accomplished with a curling iron and not as if it's natural, IMO.
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I can get something of a similar look (although I have layers, and she doesn't, or at least very few that I can see) if I wait until after scrunching out the crunch, then take a very wide toothed comb to my hair. The curls are already set, but the combing (I never pull it all the way through), loosens them into spirals.
I usually loosen mine up like that using a claw-shaped pick once my hair's absolutely dry - the "fingers" are widely spaced and break it up some so that it no longer looks wet but doesn't usually mess up my clumpage.
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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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I might try this, as it looks like it could loosen texture, and I like my hair a bit looser than it actually is.

Am wondering how I would manage this with all my length and volume, and suspect I might end up a bushy frizzy mess.....
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I usually loosen mine up like that using a claw-shaped pick once my hair's absolutely dry - the "fingers" are widely spaced and break it up some so that it no longer looks wet but doesn't usually mess up my clumpage.
Originally Posted by auntnett
Could you please post a pic of your claw-shaped pick, AN?
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