What products are you using other than the HEHD gel?
Well, I leave in a lot of my conditioner (right now it’s Suave coconut), and er, yeah, that’s all. I got that Garnier Fructis soft curl ceam stuff that a few people liked, since I’m still trying to do drugstore brands, but I havne’t used it much yet. But that’s all.[/quote]
Are you shampooing at all? The Soft Curl Cream has dimethicone in it (as well as some “fruit microwaxes” :lol:). Just watch out for buildup with that one.
[quote]Off-topic, kinda, but there’s a salon near me that sells Devacurl products and I waaaannt….[/quote]
Urban and Spiderlashes are the Devacurl experts here. Maybe they can recommend something.
But I believe Urban has said her former HG conditioner was Suave Humectant. That’s a drugstore product you could try. That or any of the Suave Professionals. (They all contain dimethiconol, so you might have to use a gentle shampoo once in a while. I’ve used Suave Color Care on and off over the past month. The cone does make it easier to get the hair looking how you want.)
I hate to suggest this since it’s not a drugstore product, but you might like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky-Curly Curling Custard[/buylink]. Just adding that to your routine (instead of the HEHD gel) might bring you closer to the look you want. It’s moisturizing and has hold. (I use this with a coneless conditioner and get almost HG results.)
[quote]Hmm…is clipping *the* way to get volume at the roots? My hair is all flat on the top of my head, with no curls. [..] If so, how do you clip?[/quote]
Yes, it is. I don’t know how to do it though. I think Mayim has pictures of it in her albums though.
If I need volume on top, I just shake my head upside down and maybe “massage” the roots (from underneath) to fluff them out a bit.
[quote]I kinda wanna try diffusing, now. Hm.[/quote]
You could try it. Some people get completely different results when they diffuse rather than airdry.
[quote=urbancurl][quote=anicetta]…A lot of people have problems with their ends getting dry, but the driest part of my hair is actually the crown area. :?[/quote]
Mine too. I think that area gets leaned on the most– in cars, while sleeping… maybe the moisture gets sucked out of it.[/quote]
That and I’m constantly touching that part of my hair and it’s exposed to the sun and blah blah blah. 😉
I actually started doing what you do: I rinse my conditioner out with my head upside down so that more stays on the canopy. 🙂