2nd day hair my washcloth method

Like Tree6Likes

so for my hair there is no second day. while i sleep my hair flattens the curls and frizzes out all at the same time. So i have to get my hair wet every morning, also I like to take baths so I have started to my washcloth method. basically I use the wash cloth to scrunch my hair while wetting it at the same time. it works really well to reactivate and reform my curls. I can do this for a few days before needing to co wash. even then I use the washcloth to rinse/scrunch my conditioner out it really allows you to control the amount of water used and the amount of conditioner left in while keeping your curls intact.
Oooh! I can see why this would work well... I don't get good results from spray refreshing... Im going to try this out!

3a/b combo fine dry hair w high porosity, normal elasticity & a TON of it!!
*Overcoming a Brazilian Blowout!
Cleanser: KC Come Clean (once every week or so)
Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner
Condish: HEHH/KCKD
Style: AG re:coil/LOOB/HETT
Treatments: Spiral Solutions-Strength & Shine Leave-In Protein Spray, Repairing Protein Tx & Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Tx, Honeygar Rinses!!!
Oils: Castor & Olive

That is a brilliant idea SunGirl86...I am going to give it a try too! Thanks for posting!
Do you use a terry wash cloth? I was just wondering if it gives you some frizz like terry towels do? This sounds like a great idea I was just worried about my easily frizzy hair. Maybe I could wet a t-shirt instead...
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
I'll have to try this too!!
very fine 2a/3a, normal porosity & elasticity, finally going full CG!
currently using: nbd F&S Therapy,Curl Magic, Chamomile Seaweed gel, Curl Magic cleansing conditioner, and Restoration Hair Repair.
I was wondering the same thing about the frizz-factor. Maybe if you use a micro-fiber washcloth? Hmnn...interesting idea, at any rate. Glad it's working for you!
Hair type: 2c/3a ii, medium/coarse, desert hair
Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
Conditioners: CJ Beauticurls Argan Oil, Tresemme
Leave-In Conditioners: CJ BCLI
Deep Conditioners: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, SS DDMT


Holding Gels: CJ Curl Queen
Pomade: Jane Carter N&S
Hair Likes: agave nectar, oils of any kind

This is how I've managed to style my now 4 year old
grandaughter's hair. She's very skittish about anyone
wetting her hair down, and runs away from the spray bottle.
With the washcloth I can gently sneak up on her as she watches TV and wet it enough to detangle. She doesn't mind it AS much.
thanks to answer your question about frizz it does sometimes cause this usually on the 2nday but i find the styling step usually gets rid of it. after I am done with my bath i squeeze scrunch my hair with my hands then gently with my dog towel (a really great micorofiber towel that works better than any "curl" towel i have used and got it on sale then I use ions rinse out repair conditioner as a leave in then use towel to scrunch out any left over moisture and then flip my head upside down for my gel and then back up for my clips and any last min scrunching. I may air dry or diffuse and then when all dry scrunch with some oil (use a great massage oil that smells great and is mineral oil free) or coconut oil by that time no frizz left in sight. I have been playing around with using an old cut up tee for a wash cloth but found did not do the job of wetting and caused more frizz but I do use it for third round, round one is wetting then round two is curl form and sometimes wringing some water on top of head missed a spot but just a little, then i usually wring out the cloth and go again to get out some water and for even better curl formation that is when I find the tee is better.
So, do you wet your hair with the washcloth? Is that how I understand that? Can this method be done at the sink?

Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

sounds intriguing.. i might have to give it a try. I've been very slack of late with my hair (started a new job and then i've managed to pick up a cold!) I need to get back on the wavy love bandwagon... will give this a try.
2 something Australian


Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Good tip!
"I cannot live without books."
Yes you should be able to do it over the sink
I tried this yesterday for my 2nd day hair it actually worked pretty well. Especially considering I had terrible 1st day hair. I had to soak the wash cloth twice. It worked better than spritzing! Thanks for the tip!
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
I just picked up a microfiber face towel at the dollar store and found it seems to work the best.
Just got a couple of microfiber towels 2 days ago. Am going to try this tomorrow. Hope it works, I never ever get second day hair.
Wurly 2b/2c/3a Miii - high porosity

Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.

Sodomy non sapiens.

- Terry Pratchett
Tried this today (since I won't go anywhere) and I don't think it works for me. I used a washcloth made of what is called "teddy cloth" here, its a very very soft material and it caused a whole lot of frizz.
Furthermore a part of my hair was a tangled mess even though I pineappled over night so I had to excessivly rewet it (with my hands) so I could detangle. Afterwards I scrunched with the washcloth and scrunched in some products. It's still wet so I don't know how it will turn out in the end.
Maybe my hair is just not made for 2nd day.
German 2c Wavy
I tried this after pineappling for second day hair yesterday, and it worked like a charm! Best second day hair I've had so far. Thanks for posting!
Type: 2b but starting to see some 3a pieces in there! medium density, normal porosity, normal elasticity, easily weighed down
Low Poo: Nature Clean Herbal Shampoo
Co-Wash: Giovanni Tea Tree
Rinse Out: Giovanni Smooth as Silk
Styling Products: Biotera Curl Cream and Gel, experimenting with FSG
This is the best second day method that I've come across. Thanks for posting!!! I tried it this morning to spruce up the ends of my curls since they usually get really flat after waking. It worked really well. Usually I can't wet or sprtiz my hair 2nd day because it goes stringy and frizzy but this method keeps the clumps, doesnt cause frizz and reactivates the product!!! I just used a wet wringed out wash cloth and scrunched.
Curl type: 2c/3a F/M ii (2b F underneath - 3a M on top), normal elasticity, low porosity,
Modified CG since July 2011,
Conditioners: Tresumme Naturals for RO and L'Oreal Eversleek for LI
Styler: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Mousse: HETMS, HESMU or Pantene Curl defining mousse
Oils: 50/50 Coconut Oil and EVOO (amazing combo!!)
My Hair Album - Naturally Curly and Straightened
Wow! I tried this today and it worked great! I will tweak how I do it, the styling, blah blah...but I am very pleased!! My hair is low-porosity so getting it completely wet is a huge pain for me - but I had to before because just spritzing it caused major frizz! This technique worked great and since it did not fully saturate the hair like putting it under running water, it dried much quicker than normal (though still took a while *sigh*) Thanks so much for sharing!!

(fyi - I used a small microfiber towel to do this.)
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
i've had success with this method as well. i just used a regular washcloth and reapplied the same stylers from the previous day.
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com