So, curlies, I don't know if my hair should be wet (not sopping) or damp before applying products. I know my hair cannot be SOPPING wet, because my hair gets crazy weighed down. I look better when my hair has more volume.

My hair's properties might help.

Type: 3a
Porosity: low
Width: med
Density: med.

Please reply!
Originally Posted by ChocolateSwirls
Classic Curly Girl technique is wet to sopping, that is what encourages clumping and discourages frizz. You can then scrunch the excess water out with your hands so your hair is not super weighed down, and can immediately follow that with gently scrunching even more out with a towel if you wish. Watch YouTube videos from Devachan salon or Jessicurl to see what I mean.

To get more volume do all your washing and product application and scrunching out water upside down, even lightly comb the roots when upside down so they face 'up' before you apply products. If you do all that whilst upside down by the time you turn right way up you won't be weighed down. Clipping is also useful for volume.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect