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Old 01-17-2013, 01:31 AM   #21
 
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I'm sure you'll figure out how to make the most of your hair and get an excellent cut w/some research and a little and error
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:34 AM   #22
 
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Tnx
I'm trying plopping but I'm getting weird curls on top...have u tried this method or had the same issues?

I tried super soaking method n big plus for re-clumping n creating curls I just gotta buy a microfiber towel to hold all that water LOL
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #23
 
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The key to great clumps is to apply LI to soaking wet hair, scrunch a bit of water out, then apply FSD gel (lots of it) hair is almost soaking again, and then scrunch rest of excess water out. I stopped using a towel on hair, it takes out too much product, breaks clumps, frizz etc.
Hair will still continue to be drippy, just scrunch the extra out gently. Diffuse dry. BTW-plopping didn't work for me either.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #24
 
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Tnx
I'm trying plopping but I'm getting weird curls on top...have u tried this method or had the same issues?

I tried super soaking method n big plus for re-clumping n creating curls I just gotta buy a microfiber towel to hold all that water LOL
Tell us if the towel works! I usually squeeze out a little of the extra moisture in the towel and air dry/diffuse.

For the plopping question, yes, I get weird curls at the top, mostly when my shirt placement is slightly of OR I plop for too long. How long do you plop for?
If you feel that your hair feels and looks nice with the exception of those curls, just finger curl them with water and conditioner. Otherwise, make sure that your hair is being scrunching like an accordion.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #25
 
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Why not just use the hands to gently squeeze out excess water? When wet, the hands are smoother than any fabric surface, plus you have more control that way since you can feel just how much moisture you're wringing out.

Why the need for the "middle man"?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #26
 
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Tnx for the tips I'll give them all a try and see what works best.

Christina.gr I am still learning all the abbreviations so sorry for the question what does FSD stand for?

Sandi I will let you know if the towel works or not as for the plopping I usually do it while I'm getting ready probably about 30 mins. Sometimes more if I'm busy doing something around the house since I don't like my hair wetting my whole back lol

Korkscrew I wanted to try out the towel since I read that the hands cause frizz which is already a big issue for me and they recommended a cotton T-shirt (my hair drenches the shirt too quickly) or microfiber towel. Have you found this to be true or the opposite?

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:43 AM   #27
 
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Korkscrew I wanted to try out the towel since I read that the hands cause frizz which is already a big issue for me and they recommended a cotton T-shirt (my hair drenches the shirt too quickly) or microfiber towel. Have you found this to be true or the opposite?
Interesting! For me, nothing works better then hands alone. You may want to separately test all these methods (hands only, t-shirt, microfiber towel). Someone else recently started a thread about wearing dish washing gloves for this purpose.

PS: Your hair looks nice and healthy! Pretty
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:15 AM   #28
 
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I have a lot of experimenting to do...I used hands n then a T-shirt today but I will definitely be trying them all separately. As for dish washing gloves I've never heard of that I find it hilarious just thinking about it but hey you never know it just might work stranger things have happened LOL thanks for the compliment my ends need help tho that's old dyed fried n damaged hair I finally got in contact with a Devacurl specialist that was recommended on another forum hope I can get one next week my hair needs shape.
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