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Old 12-03-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
 
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Default Consistently awesome hair technique...

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.

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Old 12-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
 
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bump. Pics are up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
 
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Great hair!! Love the cut and color.
And holy cannoli you have gorgeous eyes!
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
 
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Thank you! I love your curl pattern!
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your hair is great!
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #6
 
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Thank you!
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Your hair looks great, I'm so glad you've found something that consistently works! And slightly off topic, you have really amazing skin!!!
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #8
 
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Aw, thank you!
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 07:44 PM   #10
 
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 07:58 PM   #11
 
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 07:59 PM   #12
 
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #13
 
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 08:36 PM   #14
 
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 08:44 PM   #15
 
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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.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #16
 
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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.

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:47 PM   #18
 
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Aww, thanks msgiblet! I can't take credit for my eyes, I got 'em from my Mama.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:19 AM   #19
 
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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?
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Wow, your hair looks great. I'm going to try this tonight. Thanks for the tip!
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