Quick SOTC Question

I always just assumed that when your hair was fully dry, you just scrunch it with your bare hands. However, lately I've been seeing people say that they have one product or another on their hands as they SOTC. Can anyone explain this to me please? Also, what kind of products are normally used?

Thanks! :wave:
Hair Type: 3a, iii, fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity

No-Poo: Suave Naturals
Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Gel: KCCC
and...: Jane Carter: Nourish & Shine to help SOTC

Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/renabanana/
Password: sonic

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  • pigreyhoundpigreyhound Registered Users Posts: 764
    You can scrunch with only your hands. My hair can be formless and it tends to crave moisture, so I usually use a tiny bit of hair creme warmed between my palms to scrunch out the crunch from my gel. Or I use a bit of Set It Free if my hair is being difficult. It seems to help my curls keep their form.
    I think many people use a little something on their hair to keep from getting frizz.
    Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
    CG since '08.

    Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
    Co-wash: TJ Nourish
    Protein: CJ Repair Me
    Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
    Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.
  • wookiemousewookiemouse Registered Users Posts: 295
    I've tried SOTC without product and I tend to get a lot more frizz. 2 products I use -

    Jane Carter Solutions Nourish and Shine - eliminates all frizz and gives me a nice shine. Love it.

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Burnt-Sugar-Pomade-p-755.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-burnt-sugar-pomade]Oyin Burnt Sugar pomade[/buylink] - this eliminates frizz and tends to help my curls hold on better for SDH.

    Stacy
    3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

    My current HGs:
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
    Conditioner: Deva OneC
    Leave-in: Shea M, Deva B'Leave In
    Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots
    Gels: BRHG

    CG since 2/07 and loving it!
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Registered Users Posts: 2,660 Curl Neophyte
    RenaBanana wrote: »
    I always just assumed that when your hair was fully dry, you just scrunch it with your bare hands. However, lately I've been seeing people say that they have one product or another on their hands as they SOTC. Can anyone explain this to me please? Also, what kind of products are normally used?

    Thanks! :wave:

    I almost always SOTC with bare hands. If that works for you, continue to do just that.

    Some people use leave-in condish (a bit) to add extra moisture to ends as they scrunch.

    Some use a serum/oil/pomade to give shine or control /avoid the flyaway frizz that scrunching can produce.

    Some use a bit more curl enhancer to places that didn't curl up as well as they SOTC.

    It depends on what your hair needs or what look you prefer. Extra shine, more moisture, less frizz--or you like how it is and just want to soften the crunch out.

    So..no biggie. Do it how you like.

    Some I've used in the past :

    JCS Nourish and Shine
    CJ CA LI
    John Master's Organics pomade
    Jojoba oil (epic fail)
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle-p-995.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle]CJ Curls in a Bottle[/buylink]
    Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly
    SS butter
    Botticelli Botanicals Flaxseed Gelee
    A drop of DevaCare OneC
    Coconut Oil (epic fail)

    I don't do well with heavy oils, it seems, but Nourish and Shine was okay for me and that's butters.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • CurlFaceCurlFace Registered Users Posts: 176 Curl Neophyte
    I use my bare hands, too. I've never tried with product... I think my hair would get too gunky.

    It's kind of embarrassing because when I get to work, my hair is still somewhat damp. It looks stringy, crunchy, and gross. A couple hours in when it's dry, I have to go to this empty closet-like room, flip my head over, and scrunch. It looks great after that! I know someone's going to catch me one of these days, though. :D
    Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.
    :glasses11:
    Currently using:
    -Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
    -Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
    -Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
    -A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
    -FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


  • RenaBananaRenaBanana Registered Users Posts: 60
    Thanks for all of the replies everyone! It was really helpful. :) I think I'll wait until my pocketbook is a liiiittle more happy before looking into new products, especially since I haven't been doing the CG method for that long.
    Hair Type: 3a, iii, fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity

    No-Poo: Suave Naturals
    Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Gel: KCCC
    and...: Jane Carter: Nourish & Shine to help SOTC

    Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/renabanana/
    Password: sonic
  • AZwavesAZwaves Registered Users Posts: 64
    I used to NEVER sotc until going cg this time around. I like to use a lot of hairspray (cone free) to give it some "oomph" so i asked here for some sotc advice. Personally, if i do it w/ only hands it collapses my curl formation.

    The Jane carter nourish & shine that everyone is talking about is AWESOME! It's pricey but all my other stuff is really cheap so i'm sticking w/ it. I do all my styling w/ hairspray & sotc w/ jcns & it keeps the style & even HELPS form the curls even more while leaving it soft & touchable. I'm SOLD!!!
    CG restart: 5-14-10
    Type: 3a
    Deva low-poo & Tres. naturals for washing
    AOHR, One C
    La looks sports gel, arc-angel
    Diffusing is my friend!
    JCN&S
    http://s903.photobucket.com/albums/ac235/kimknuff1/Another%20cg%20restart%2005-10/

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