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Is it better to apply styling products when your hair is sopping wet?

Or, do you wait for the sop to ease up? I accidentally discovered the latter today and had a great hair day as result. This is a first as I always apply stylers (l.i., curl creme, etc) when my hair is just dripping.

Don't know if it was a fluke, but wondering what your routine is like in regard to applying styling products?

Is there rhyme or reason to this, or not?
3a/and that one odd straight hair! Medium iii. Low porosity. Likes protein once in a blue moon, but only followed by moisture. Hates glycerin.


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  • Fusilli66Fusilli66 Posts: 296Registered Users
    I have tried everything I have used both in damp and soaking wet hair and I have found that almost all of the products I use work best when applied to soaking wet hair, right from (or still in) the shower. The only exception to that rule, for me, is FSG. For some reason I have found that to work better on damp hair. Don't know why.
    3A - Medium Texture - Normal Porosity - Modified CG since 3/2010
    Devacurl NoPoo - Devacurl OneC - Devacurl B'Leave In
    KCCC - LALCG - Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz
  • DESERTGIRLDESERTGIRL Posts: 37Registered Users
    I have been experimenting with this for a while now and have come to the conclusion that it depends on the product.

    Please note my hair is really temperamental and possibly posessed by some demon or evil entity.:angry5: So don't take too much notice of my regime. However the following seems to be working for me.

    I think some products do well applied to sopping wet. Some I scrunch in to very damp and some I add water to in my hand and then scrunch into reasonably dry hair.

    Interested to know what others think.:dontknow:
    Type = Mostly 3C (with a hint of 3B and 4A)
    Porosoity/Mid Texture/Medium-Thick Length/ BSL
    Dislike/ Humidity, Shampoo, Brushes
    Love/ Honey, Air Drying, Plopping
    Cursed by FRIZZ/(Surface, In-The-Curls, Dry, Spider Weby,Crimped,Poofball & General Frizz)
    Location/ Central Australia
  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    I actually only apply styling products when my hair is almost or completely dry. If I add products before that point, my fine hair gets weighed down and loses its curl.
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • bouclesboucles Posts: 83Registered Users
    porque_pig wrote: »
    I actually only apply styling products when my hair is almost or completely dry. If I add products before that point, my fine hair gets weighed down and loses its curl.

    Aha! :thumbright: It's only recently that I figured out that my hair is fine. I just have a LOT of it (apparently yet another trait of 3a hair). Today is the first day that my curls held up ALL day.

    I never realised that could be a function of having fine hair, but you hit the nail on the head (for me).
    3a/and that one odd straight hair! Medium iii. Low porosity. Likes protein once in a blue moon, but only followed by moisture. Hates glycerin.


  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    I use several floursack towels, and I use a Denman brush to rake the water out of my hair. I use about 4 to 5 towels (if I don't S&C , I need 6 to 7 towels). I get my hair as dry as brushing and toweling will allow before I add any styler product. I have fine hair, and this method, while decreasing the size, tightness of my clumps, increases volume and dramatically shortens hair drying time.

    I can wash, add stylers, and I only need to diffuse dry for about 20 mins. So, my hair is done in 25 mins out of the shower. I like that.
    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
  • bouclesboucles Posts: 83Registered Users
    I keep reading about flour sack towels. Where would I purchase something like that?

    Mir, your post confirms it for me. It makes much more sense to wait until my hair is damp to apply styling prods.

    I have to leave the house at 5:45 tomorrow morning so am going to try drying with the tee shirt, adding stylers and diffusing. I never (or seldom) diffuse, so we shall see.
    3a/and that one odd straight hair! Medium iii. Low porosity. Likes protein once in a blue moon, but only followed by moisture. Hates glycerin.


  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    boucles wrote: »
    I keep reading about flour sack towels. Where would I purchase something like that?

    Mir, your post confirms it for me. It makes much more sense to wait until my hair is damp to apply styling prods.

    I have to leave the house at 5:45 tomorrow morning so am going to try drying with the tee shirt, adding stylers and diffusing. I never (or seldom) diffuse, so we shall see.

    I bought two different sorts: one ended up being more like nappies (diapers, very soft, nice cottony). I like those for the first round to get lots of the initial water.

    For scrunching the subsequent times, I really like these:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNow-Designs-Floursack-Towels-Dune%2Fdp%2FB002H9X9VO%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26amp%3Bs%3Dhome-garden%26amp%3Bqid%3D1287118855%26amp%3Bsr%3D1-1" class="Popup

    I got them in "Dune/Citrine/Tarragon" color combo (my house is in yellows/greens/beighes/golds). I got two sets, and I take 3 to 4 to the salon with me when I go.

    :D
    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
  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users Curl Novice
    MirCurls wrote: »
    I use several floursack towels, and I use a Denman brush to rake the water out of my hair. I use about 4 to 5 towels (if I don't S&C , I need 6 to 7 towels). I get my hair as dry as brushing and toweling will allow before I add any styler product. I have fine hair, and this method, while decreasing the size, tightness of my clumps, increases volume and dramatically shortens hair drying time.

    I can wash, add stylers, and I only need to diffuse dry for about 20 mins. So, my hair is done in 25 mins out of the shower. I like that.

    Yep. I'm with Mir. I discovered this summer that my hair turns out MUCH better when I add product to damp hair (the exception being MD Lemon Yogurt Smoothie, but I don't top it with anything until after I have scrunched out excess water). Plus, the super-fast drying time is a bonus. I was *really* sick of my hair taking hours and hours to completely air dry.
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Okay, this is totally interesting to me. I'm only 2 months CG, so I've been following what appears to be the general recommendation - put product in while hair is soaked. This waiting until damp or almost dry thing fascinates me. Here's my main question - how do you ladies keep your hair from frizzing up on you while it's drying and before the product goes in? Or maybe it doesn't matter, since the product will coat the hair and take care of any frizz that happened before it was applied? I'm trying to get a sense of the steps to a routine here. Anyone want to tell me step by step how they do this?

    I'm really interested because I feel like scrunching with my CLU towel to absorb water after products are in takes most of them right back out! And I hate to waste product.
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm fine haired and can only add product to soaking wet hair. If I do try to add anything once it starts to dry--it's lots of frizz for me! That's one of the reasons why I wet and style every day.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • SbudskySbudsky Posts: 261Registered Users
    What works for me is to rake a very small amount (e.g. pea-size) of product to soaking wet hair, scrunch and/or plop, then wait until barely damp to scrunch in the rest of my product. The small amount I add initially helps reduce frizz and encourages curls and clumps, but doesn't weigh me down the way it would if I added all my product to soaking hair.

    Rustina wrote: »
    Okay, this is totally interesting to me. I'm only 2 months CG, so I've been following what appears to be the general recommendation - put product in while hair is soaked. This waiting until damp or almost dry thing fascinates me. Here's my main question - how do you ladies keep your hair from frizzing up on you while it's drying and before the product goes in? Or maybe it doesn't matter, since the product will coat the hair and take care of any frizz that happened before it was applied? I'm trying to get a sense of the steps to a routine here. Anyone want to tell me step by step how they do this?

    I'm really interested because I feel like scrunching with my CLU towel to absorb water after products are in takes most of them right back out! And I hate to waste product.
    waves, loose coils, and cherub curls (=mixed 2s through 3a), very fine texture overall (but with medium and even coarse strands scattered throughout)
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What works for me is to rake a very small amount (e.g. pea-size) of product to soaking wet hair, scrunch and/or plop, then wait until barely damp to scrunch in the rest of my product. The small amount I add initially helps reduce frizz and encourages curls and clumps, but doesn't weigh me down the way it would if I added all my product to soaking hair.

    this is interesting, my favorite combo right now is AG recoil and CK. I've been applying them both to damp hair but the REcoil is pretty sticky(like caramel sauce consistency) and I find I use a lot of CK to basically rewet my hair in order to be able to scrunch successfully.

    I'm going to try a two prong approach by applying REcoil to dripping hair in the shower to get better distribution, then plop for 5-10 as usual and then apply my CK and diffuse. I hope this cuts down on the stickiness of REcoil but gives me the structure I need and the CK can take care of the frizz as usual. Maybe if I can use less CK, the drying time will lessen as well.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Sbudsky wrote: »
    What works for me is to rake a very small amount (e.g. pea-size) of product to soaking wet hair, scrunch and/or plop, then wait until barely damp to scrunch in the rest of my product. The small amount I add initially helps reduce frizz and encourages curls and clumps, but doesn't weigh me down the way it would if I added all my product to soaking hair.
    Thank you! I'm going to try this tomorrow and see how it goes.
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    Rustina wrote: »
    Here's my main question - how do you ladies keep your hair from frizzing up on you while it's drying and before the product goes in? Or maybe it doesn't matter, since the product will coat the hair and take care of any frizz that happened before it was applied? I'm trying to get a sense of the steps to a routine here. Anyone want to tell me step by step how they do this?


    When I apply product when my hair is dry, I'm choosing the lesser of two evils. If I apply products when my hair is wet, the curl falls out. I still have body and curls if I wait until it's dry. There may be a LITTLE frizz, but I'd rather have slightly frizzy curls than stringy hair.

    Here is my routine:

    After I wash my hair, I stand in the shower and scrunch most of the water out of my hair. Next, I use a towel and scrunch for another minute or so. Turning my head upside down while I scrunch helps to retain the curl. Next, I use my fingers to twirl each individual clump. It helps with curl definition and fights some of the frizz. This takes about 5 minutes. When my hair is almost dry, I spritz a few squirts of spray gel into my hands, rub them together, and lightly scrunch my hair and pat down any flyaways at the crown. Ta-dah! That's my hair.
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Thank you both for your routines! I can't wait to try something new tomorrow!
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    We all do it differently. That makes it easier for you! haha!
    I apply a curl cream or leave in to soaking wet hair while still in the shower, scrunch out water with a thick, white t-shirt once I dry my body off wth a towel. Then I apply my other gels.
    It helps that I have a corner tub so I let my hair sort of drip in there before scrunching.
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    Ladies who apply product when hair is not very wet, how in the world are you distributing it through your hair? Can you section and comb it when it's not superwet? It seems like this would flatten the hair. Or are you somehow managing to scrunch in stuff after it's not very wet? It seems like it wouldn't distribute very well without the water to squoosh it around.

    Please reveal your secrets!
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    Ladies who apply product when hair is not very wet, how in the world are you distributing it through your hair? Can you section and comb it when it's not superwet? It seems like this would flatten the hair. Or are you somehow managing to scrunch in stuff after it's not very wet? It seems like it wouldn't distribute very well without the water to squoosh it around.

    Please reveal your secrets!

    For me, the point isn't even distribution so much as taming the halo of flyaways on the canopy of my hair. The twisting is what gives me the curl definition, and the little bit of gel is what keeps it in place. I don't rake it through or anything. I do scrunch a little with my hands, but that's about it.
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • LogyLogy Posts: 156Registered Users
    I didn't start to get good results until I started squeezing out as much water as I could - but always upside down. That way the curls don't get flat. First I use my hands. Then I use CLU towels and squeeze until the water doesn't drip from my hair. If it starts to drip a little, I do another squeeze or two with the towels. Then apply a curl enhancer (usually CHSCF) and squeeze it in just like I did with the towels. My hair is still pretty damp at this point, just not dripping, so I think it does distribute well.

    Pour my coffee, put on my glasses. Now I can see my hair. Flip my hair over, arrange the curls, and apply gel. AnGel but am anxious to try CJ new gel. Diffuse to 50%.

    If I had a flat area the day before, I might apply a minute amount of CJCF. If I had a dry area I put in a minute bit of SSDD. Just to those areas. (before gel)

    This routine is starting to give me consistent hair that is curly and generally frizz free. Often wondered if I'd ever get to this point. The styling thing was a problem for me at first.
    54, mix of 3a, 2b,c, with the occasional straight strand thrown in to keep things interesting. Low porosity. Very fine!

    HG: CJCF Never lets me down.
    Others I Like: DevaCurl One Co, CHSCK, Giovanni Smooth as Silk, SSDD, AnGel, DevaCurl No Poo, Elucence Moisture Balancing Condish, Curls Like Us towels.

    "Still crazy after all these years" Paul Simon :nemo:
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ladies who apply product when hair is not very wet, how in the world are you distributing it through your hair? Can you section and comb it when it's not superwet? It seems like this would flatten the hair. Or are you somehow managing to scrunch in stuff after it's not very wet? It seems like it wouldn't distribute very well without the water to squoosh it around.

    Please reveal your secrets!

    i can only apply a select few products to dry/damp hair. here is what i do - i leave just about all of my conditioner for leave in, then scrunch out water, then scrunch more with two pairs of hand dry gloves. i let it air dry for maybe 2 hours, sometimes less, then scrunch it with the product massaging some directly into the scalp area without raking my hair, then more product scrunching the hair. when i flip my head up i see if any spots seem to look unhappy, then i lightly scrunch to those spots.
    i used deva set up and above this way, and am now just using cj smoothing lotion this way. it probably helps that you can use these products on dry hair.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users Curl Novice
    Ladies who apply product when hair is not very wet, how in the world are you distributing it through your hair? Can you section and comb it when it's not superwet? It seems like this would flatten the hair. Or are you somehow managing to scrunch in stuff after it's not very wet? It seems like it wouldn't distribute very well without the water to squoosh it around.

    Please reveal your secrets!

    My hair is still wet, it's just not soaking wet. It's very damp. Some products I rake through and other products I scrunch in using the mysteryflavored method. I get a LOT more volume and bounce, I still get plenty of clumps, and I'm not wasting product. My hair t-shirt used to be stiff in 2 days when I used to scrunch out excess water *after* applying product. I'm also able to use a lot less product than I used to with better, more consistent results. Hope that helps!
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    This is a really good thread -- I always heard that curlies were supposed to scrunch in product while their hair was soaking wet and wavy hair could wait until their hair was damp, but I now know otherwise!

    I like applying my product while my hair is pretty wet. I scrunch in my products after I have scrunched a lot of water out of my hair (which isn't saying much, because my hair is thick and holds water very well) and then plop. I tried doing it after I plop, and it just doesn't turn out as well. Slightly damp hair + gel = one big mess for me!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • MVP_MVP_ Posts: 213Registered Users
    This is an interesting thread for sure.

    I just wonder, I read many of you start by scrunching the water out of your hair with your hands and follow up with scrunching with a towel or tshirt...

    But how do you scrunch water out of your hair with your bare hands if I may ask? :oops:
  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    MVP_ wrote: »
    This is an interesting thread for sure.

    I just wonder, I read many of you start by scrunching the water out of your hair with your hands and follow up with scrunching with a towel or tshirt...

    But how do you scrunch water out of your hair with your bare hands if I may ask? :oops:

    I just stand in the shower, turn my head upside down, and...scrunch? It's almost as if I'm lifting up a chunk of hair, holding it close to my scalp, and squeezing it. I hold my hand out, push up on the hair until it's close to the scalp, and squeeze all the hair that falls into my hand. Does that make sense?
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • MVP_MVP_ Posts: 213Registered Users
    porque_pig wrote: »
    MVP_ wrote: »
    This is an interesting thread for sure.

    I just wonder, I read many of you start by scrunching the water out of your hair with your hands and follow up with scrunching with a towel or tshirt...

    But how do you scrunch water out of your hair with your bare hands if I may ask? :oops:

    I just stand in the shower, turn my head upside down, and...scrunch? It's almost as if I'm lifting up a chunk of hair, holding it close to my scalp, and squeezing it. I hold my hand out, push up on the hair until it's close to the scalp, and squeeze all the hair that falls into my hand. Does that make sense?

    Yes that does make sense, it's the same as I do but then without a towel?

    Whats the advantage of starting scrunching water out with your bare hands? I may try it tomorrow!
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    I squeeze some water out in the shower with my hands, but it is still pretty wet. I add my curl enhancers and scrunch which gets some water out on it's own but I scrunch in water a la super soak, then scrunch more by hand and plop. After 15-20 minute plop, I scrunch my gel in, though I'm playing with mousse right now, and then diffuse. I'll plop a little more or scrunch a little more if I still think I am too wet before diffusing. That said, I'm looking to increase volume but still keep definition.


    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/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • curl goddesscurl goddess Posts: 218Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I comb hair while condish is on in the shower and rinse well. Then I come out of the shower and shake my head a few good times. Then I apply styling gel/creams, then plop in a microfiber towel.

    Ive tried scrunching with the towel before applying - sometimes i get the same result as applying to sopping wet hair, sometimes not. I think a lot depends on the weather - humidity, rain etc. No matter what the product, my hair will act differently with weather variants.
    3a long thick -botticelli hair when there is humidity
    2c wavy w/curls if there isnt.
    currently using Bioterra & KMF in winter
    Jessicurl styling in summer
    Natures Gate poo & condish
    Thank you NC for bringing me back to curly!
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm going to try a two prong approach by applying REcoil to dripping hair in the shower to get better distribution, then plop for 5-10 as usual and then apply my CK and diffuse.

    well, so I tried and got so-so results. My hair was soft and had very little crunch to scrunch out but it also had some frizz and lost volume and structure throughout the day.

    I think I prefer applying Re:coil and CK to damp hair and SOTC after about 10 min diffusing then air dry 100% and SOTC the rest of the way...
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Scrunch the excess water out of your hair with your bare fists. Your hair will still be wet, and the products you apply will be better distributed. I let it all sit on my hair for a few minutes before scrunching more water out of my hair with a FST, and by the time I do, it usually feels like I just have water on it.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • robinbethsrobinbeths Posts: 171Registered Users
    Wow! Finding this has been really good! I asked this very same question just yesterday myself. SO torn still about whether it's better for my particular hair to apply products while it's sopping wet or to get some of the water out before. I feel like a broken record, but my mission is to get even product distribution, which happens best for me, by way of raking, BUT, raking pulls out my clumps and leaves my hair in strings. Ugh. It's SO confusing at times to know what's best to do.

    Thanks for listening to me vent..... :sad7::(
    Robin :wave:
    I love Jesus!
    Just learning the ropes :toothy5:
    Hairtype: 3b (me thinks) :confused:
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