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amy215 06-10-2013 11:57 AM

What happens if you're solving the gel-cast when hair isn't completely dry?
 
I heard it could make curly hair puffy... But I don't believe this and on my hair I didn't see a difference... What have you noticed when you solved the gel-cast too early? were your curls like always?

hambo02 06-10-2013 11:56 PM

i try not to scrunch early because I do get frizz. my hair has to really dry to set ad then I can do whatever I want to them after its totoally dry. the wind wont mess them up either as it would bad when its wet

Lynaea 06-17-2013 07:04 PM

I've always had frizz and what I call 'poof' until my hair is 100% dry. I currently wash at night, diffuse to crunchy and mostly dry and then go to sleep, so I guess technically I am scrunching/manipulating it some before its totally dry. Most days I get low to minimal frizz, usually my hair is still 75% crunchy the next morning though.

rapunzel4ever 09-29-2013 04:55 AM

When I use BRHG on top of my products, it takes my hair forever to dry up to a point I canīt say for sure whether my hair is really dry underneath the gelcast. When I found myhair to be still damp after SOTC I put on a plop for 5-10 minutes and that prevented my hair from losing definition completely.

When I touch my hair when itīs not completely dry itīs always bad news. It gets frizzy, defineless and looks weight down very quickly (pobably because of itīs length,my hair is midback now).

CurlyGrey3 09-29-2013 10:58 AM

I never wait until it's completely dry. I usually get to nearly dry, but it's already been 4 hours and would be another hour if I waited.

Rytoka 09-29-2013 12:39 PM

I am too impatient and usually SOTC before it is dry, my roots and underlayer would take ALL DAY to dry if I was to wait. I have found those parts dry faster if I SOTC when a little damp. There is a little frizz but I am learning to accept that curly hair will always have some frizz. I usually do another mini SOTC about an hour after the first to get the last of the crunchy out of my roots and underlayer.

CurlyGrey3 09-29-2013 01:58 PM

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Sometimes it works out like this for me too. My hair can take a very long time to be completely dry. However, if I really want it to look its best I wait.

sixelamy 09-30-2013 01:28 PM

I always SOTC when it's about 80-90 % dry... just because I'm at work and it's totally embarrassing to have matted down producthead when you're out in the open so everybody can see (not that they even care). Sometimes it leaves me with a little frizz, but I'm ok with that, because I fluff my hair for volume anyway. If I waited, I'd be SOTC'ing right before I left work after an 8hr shift (ok.. slight exaggeration).

Marci Pie 02-27-2014 10:59 AM

If I SOTC before at least 80-90% dry, I would be a brillo pad! I too would prefer to wait until I am 100% dry but I would be like Sixelamy and it would be bed time!

So I am extremely careful when I do SOTC partially dry. One extra squeeze and I am a brillo pad!

BotticelliBrit 02-28-2014 02:30 AM

Sometimes I accidentally scrunch too early and then I'm like 'eehh, might as well just scrunch it all out'. It's mostly the back that's still a bit damp when I do that though, so I can't comment on whether it looks that different because it's at the back :P

I do think it's a little frizzier from what I can see in the mirror. Not significantly though.

mandymae 02-28-2014 06:38 PM

Recently I have been having problems getting gel casts. Am I not using enough product? What might cause that?

mysterycurls 02-28-2014 07:34 PM

Mine is always a little damp still, even after diffusing it. The back seems to stay wetter longer - don't know why. Anyway, I almost always scrunch it before it's completely dry. Today, I cranked the heat up in the car til it was mostly dry and SOTC in the car while at a red light. Pretty sure the guy in the orange mustang next to me was not impressed with the crazy lady in the mini-van. Sometimes it will get fuzzy/frizzy, particularly in the back which takes longer to dry. Today it was fabulous though.

rapunzel4ever 03-03-2014 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by mandymae (Post 2254832)
Recently I have been having problems getting gel casts. Am I not using enough product? What might cause that?

If you're using the same gel that usually gives you a hard cast, then you might overconditioned your hair or experiencing build-up.

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