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Old 11-18-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
 
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Default What works better for you- ouidad's rake and shake or the deva way- scrunch and leave

Just curious- I have tried both ways- and not sure which way I like better- my hair seems to be curlier with the deva way...But it still looks nice w/ the rake and shake- I mix the lines- feel like I'm cheating lol
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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I do a little combo of both. I rake gently and not even all the way through -- I just try to get product a little closer to the roots than plain old scrunching can accomplish. I stay away from the scalp but I get pretty close. It works well for me.
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Thanks, I thought a combo might work well Anyone else?
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I do a little combo of both. I rake gently and not even all the way through -- I just try to get product a little closer to the roots than plain old scrunching can accomplish. I stay away from the scalp but I get pretty close. It works well for me.
Same here.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:19 PM   #5
 
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I cannot get even coverage by scrunching in products, and I feel like it just creates frizz for me. I either rake them in or smooth them on. I scrunch after I've applied them all.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
 
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+ 1 with the combo approach, especially with gels. I know they don't distribute well with scrunching only. Something else that helps is keeping your hands wet (like when you make meatballs.) I run them under a little running water, so they are wet--but don't cup my hand and add tons of water.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
 
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Yep...combo here too.
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I rake product through my hair; there's no way scrunching is going to get product evenly distributed through all my hair. I may try scrunching after though and see if I can get better clumps that way instead of all these little pieces.
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I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
 
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I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch.
That's me..sort of. I don't do too much raking (can give me stringlet's depending on product)--I mostly smooth it in and then scrunch it in. I'm with Kathymack that wet hands do help. I mix BRHG and other gels with AOMM to help distribute easier. Like Jillipoo I avoid direct scalp contact (every time I rake it ends up on my scalp and invariably I get itchies) as my scalp is sensitive.

I don't like the Deva scrunch a little and leave it-recipe for straight hair for me

I don't like the other rake and shake either--yucky stringlet ramen noodle curls that way

So I'd say I don't really like either.

Let's call it Kat-Gem-Boom-Jilli ... that has a nice beat to it!
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I cannot get even coverage by scrunching in products, and I feel like it just creates frizz for me. I either rake them in or smooth them on. I scrunch after I've applied them all.
This is me. Rake to evenly distribute, then scrunch.
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Nice to know ladies A combo seems to be the best way to go
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:10 PM   #13
 
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Something else that helps is keeping your hands wet (like when you make meatballs.)
Thanks, Kathy. I've been having a really bad day and the combo of hair products and meatballs struck me as hilarious... I really needed a good laugh!

Sorry for the interruption, all...
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