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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3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
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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?
CG
3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
http://public.fotki.com/allishags/
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.
Originally Posted by jillipoo
Same here.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


3a/3b
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.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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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.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Yep...combo here too.
3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

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LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
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.
I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch.

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I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
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.
Originally Posted by Gemini13
This is me. Rake to evenly distribute, then scrunch.
3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

Current products:
Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

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Nice to know ladies A combo seems to be the best way to go
CG
3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
http://public.fotki.com/allishags/
Something else that helps is keeping your hands wet (like when you make meatballs.)
Originally Posted by kathymack
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...
Hair type: 3a/2c, fine/medium texture, medium porosity(?), normal elasticity, medium density

Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
Conditioners: KCKT, CJ Curl Rehab
Stylers: AOMM, AG Re:Coil, Donna Marie MCG, KCCC,
FSG, BRHG, Biotera Styling Gel, ACV & honey

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