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Old 08-30-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Weigh-down products that aren't crusty?

Hi curlies!!
I'm trying to find a leave-in conditioner or gel/mousse that will weigh my hair down but not make it hard/crusty to touch or look hard.
Make sense?
I want definition without density.

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Old 08-30-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
 
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Afro Detangler on my dry hair either alone or mixed with a very light gel or glaze for better and quicker curl reforming. I do this on 2nd day hair at night usually the day after I wash. Hair gets damp but dries before I go to bed. for bed, I tie it back gently in a loose scunci to sleep and fluff it out in the morning -- frizz free and unshrunken. I shower with a shower cap and let the steam have at it. Then scrunch in a few sprays of Devacurl Set it Free+pomade rubbed in palms before fluffing. I've also done the same thing with Qhemet Biologics Olive Cream Detangler and John Masters Gel on dry hair. Check out the Afro Detangler folder in my Fotki (www below).

Don't know what your hair texture or length is, but it's a good technique for my 4a medium short hair; and protective too.
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Afro Detangler on my dry hair either alone or mixed with a very light gel or glaze for better and quicker curl reforming. I do this on 2nd day hair at night usually the day after I wash. Hair gets damp but dries before I go to bed. for bed, I tie it back gently in a loose scunci to sleep and fluff it out in the morning -- frizz free and unshrunken. I shower with a shower cap and let the steam have at it. Then scrunch in a few sprays of Devacurl Set it Free+pomade rubbed in palms before fluffing. I've also done the same thing with Qhemet Biologics Olive Cream Detangler and John Masters Gel on dry hair. Check out the Afro Detangler folder in my Fotki (www below).

Don't know what your hair texture or length is, but it's a good technique for my 4a medium short hair; and protective too.
3A/B still have about 2-3" of relaxed hair on the ends. My longest is 7.5" and shortest is 1.5" (growing out an angled bob). I've been dyeing and straigtening my hair for too long and I want to go totally natural and have no plans of a BC for a long, long time.
My hair is very, very, very dry and the color has faded to a reddish/orange very brassy color but I refuse to dye it and will just live with the color. It's a good way to mark the growth. I've had 1/2" of new growth in the last 28 days (I consider that good). It isn't really long enough for a ponytail yet 'cause I have to do a Peeple's Flinstone...not cute at nearly 33 years old. My goal is shoulder length when curly...I know there's a silverlining because I can see it around where the new hair is growing (lotsa silver hair...not white, not grey but pretty silver).

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Old 08-31-2007, 11:37 AM   #4
 
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Thanks for the links; I had a look at your hair. Maybe I didn't look at the right photos, but why weigh it down? In the short shots it's looking very nice maybe needs some curl enhancement and moisture. Have you tried leaving in your conditioner?
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Thanks for the links; I had a look at your hair. Maybe I didn't look at the right photos, but why weigh it down? In the short shots it's looking very nice maybe needs some curl enhancement and moisture. Have you tried leaving in your conditioner?
I want this hair style while growing out. http://www.beautifulhairstyles.com/c...ovehewitt.html

I have a lot of shrinkage due to curls (duh!). My hair is 7.5" on the side and I think that weighing down the curl would help with the style.

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Flat iron?
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Flat iron?
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