Consistently awesome hair technique...

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Hey everyone, I posted before that I can pretty much get anything to work in my hair, so what I've been trying to find is a technique that will give me good hair, day after day. I think I found it, so I thought I would share....

I do my normal shower routine, No-Poo, then One C, and I use a little One C as a leave in.

I then rake through whichever products I'm using that day: gel, curl cream, etc. Then I scrunch. I should mention that I do this entire process upside down, so that I get root lift. Then I use a t-shirt to scrunch the excess moisture out.

Then I start diffusing, on medium heat. Once my hair is about 50% dry, I scrunch in some KCCC, regardless of what I put in my hair that day, I use KCCC at this point. I only scrunch in about a quarter size amount, but my hair is really short. Then I go back to diffusing, but this time I do it on high heat, and I diffuse until my hair is completely dry.

When I SOTC, I don't even need anything to finish my hair with, i.e., pomade, MirrorCurls, etc. I get amazing clumps, volume, and shine.

I will post pics asap!





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Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
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Last edited by smasters467; 12-04-2009 at 11:42 AM.
bump. Pics are up.
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
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Great hair!! Love the cut and color.
And holy cannoli you have gorgeous eyes!
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
your hair is great!
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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Thank you!
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
Your hair looks great, I'm so glad you've found something that consistently works! And slightly off topic, you have really amazing skin!!!


Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
Gels: BRHG (my one and only)


CG since 03/28/09
Aw, thank you!
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
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I wanted to thank you smasters I've been looking for this thread to say so! While I don't use KCCC when my hair is 50% dry I do use Gel. I wouldn't have thought to ever do this, I figured putting gel in your hair when it was almost dry was an invitation for frizz This has worked very well for me & I've done it about 4 different times now! Thanks so much & your hair is fabulous!
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CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
I'm so glad it worked for you DEL!! I don't know why it works, or how it doesn't create frizz, but it's great. It makes my curl pattern more even and tighter. I've also done it with gel, but always a hard hold one, and it works just as well. I just like the way KCCC smells. Thank you for the hair compliment!!! You're hair is fabulous!!
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
Question for those of us who are percentage retarded and can't decide when hair is 50% dry:

I use "squish" (sound hair makes when scrunched when wet) factor to determine how wet/dry my hair is. I'm assuming that at 50% dry, there would be no more squish, but the general wet appearance still. Is that somewhat correct?
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
I do the same thing with FSG, and it works flawlessly every time! So glad you found a routine that works, smasters. You, and your hair, are very beautiful.
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Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
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Laura Lee: I just diffuse until my hair starts getting crunchy, then scrunch in the KCCC or gel. I don't think this method requires any precision or timing. I diffuse until dry, so I just do it at my halfway point. HTH

OperaCurls: Thank you!! BTW your curl pattern is awesome, and I love your color! Total curl envy!

Note to all you gorgeous curlies: I think this method would pretty much work with any routine, as long as whatever you scrunch in at around the halfway point is something that dries crunchy: Gel, KCCC, FSG, DOC, etc... For me, when I diffuse some of my ends always get fluffy from my diffuser touching them while drying, and this takes them back to crunchy. It basically is like adding a second layer of hold and crunch, so that your curl pattern is frozen in place better, and it helps enhance the curl. When I finally SOTC, my hair is virtually frizz free and my curls are super defined.
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3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography

Last edited by smasters467; 01-23-2010 at 08:27 PM. Reason: shameless curl envy!!
Ah that makes it clearer. See, I don't always diffuse to the same point, and I rarely diffuse to totally dry, so figuring out where halfway is would be difficult for me. Thank you. I shall try tomorrow
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Since you don't diffuse until dry, try diffusing as you normally would, then scrunch in the KCCC or gel, and then diffuse another 2-5 minutes so that it sets the product and dries it a little.

I don't always do it at 50% dry, sometimes 70-80%. I think this technique is relatively fool-proof as long as you aren't scrunching in a ridiculous amount of product. You don't really want to use so much product that your entire head is wet again, basically just dampen the ends and anywhere that's poufy.
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography

Last edited by smasters467; 01-23-2010 at 08:49 PM.
Good post. I actually do this quite a bit when I see that my hair needs a little more oomph after I've diffused for awhile and it does work quite well. And I agree - gorgeous eyes!
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I put gel in my hair too when it's starting to dry cause it helps the front part of my hair maintain a curl pattern (which is hard for me to do). It works for me too.

Last edited by curlygirlyme; 02-12-2010 at 02:49 PM.
Aww, thanks msgiblet! I can't take credit for my eyes, I got 'em from my Mama.
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Both You and your eyes. Oh and i agree, you have flawless skin.
Quick question. If I'm already a KCCC user, can i use it in my regular routine and then add it in again at 50% dry? or no KCCC to start with?
Wow, your hair looks great. I'm going to try this tonight. Thanks for the tip!

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