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2nd day hair my washcloth method

sungirl86sungirl86 Posts: 6Registered Users
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.:sad: 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. :D
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  • genobabegenobabe Posts: 20Registered Users
    Oooh! I can see why this would work well... I don't get good results from spray refreshing... Im going to try this out!
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    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

  • GirlSailorGirlSailor Posts: 45Registered Users
    That is a brilliant idea SunGirl86...I am going to give it a try too! Thanks for posting!
  • ththdththd Posts: 300Registered Users
    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
  • qimissungqimissung Posts: 210Registered Users
    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.
  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users
    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
    Stylers:
    KCCC
    Holding Gels: CJ Curl Queen
    Pomade: Jane Carter N&S
    Hair Likes: agave nectar, oils of any kind


  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    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.
  • sungirl86sungirl86 Posts: 6Registered Users
    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. :happy7:
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    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/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    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 :toothy4:

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    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • yvonmulyvonmul Posts: 13Registered Users
    Good tip!
    "I cannot live without books."
  • sungirl86sungirl86 Posts: 6Registered Users
    Yes you should be able to do it over the sink:fish:
  • ththdththd Posts: 300Registered Users
    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
  • sungirl86sungirl86 Posts: 6Registered Users
    I just picked up a microfiber face towel at the dollar store and found it seems to work the best:thumright:.
  • nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
    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

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  • MinusEightMinusEight Posts: 10Registered Users
    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
  • j0cmckj0cmck Posts: 27Registered Users
    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
  • wxgirlcurlwxgirlcurl Posts: 125Registered Users
    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
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    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!! :read2:
    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
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    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.
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    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
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • bookgirlbookgirl Posts: 128Registered Users
    This sounds like a brilliant idea! Can't wait to try it. We should probably christian is the "sungirl 86 method" for wavy hair if a lot of us find success with it. (Since pixiecurl and icequeen have had hair care methods named after them)!
    2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

    CG since 10/12
  • wavyrachelwavyrachel Posts: 28Registered Users
    Wow, that is briliant. I'm going to have to try this! Thanks!
    rocking 2c waves with 3a bangs (on a good day)

    Modified CG

    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots (contains Sodium Coco Sulfate A.K.A. SLS), Live Clean Volumizing
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
    Rinse-out Condish: Yes to Carrots
    DT and PT: IAgirl's PT, Enjoy Hair Mask (A-cone):sad1:
    Stylers: Joico Curl Defining Cream/Gel:love4:, Joico Joiwhip, He Body Envy Gel, He Tousle Me Softly Mousse, Boticelli Babes FSG, DIY sea salt spray

    I :love4: my difuser
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm going to try this. I so want to find a method for 2nd day hair that works. Thanks very much for posting - sooner or later someone will post a 2nd day method that works for me - hope this is it!!!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    it works almost like the super soaker method for second day hair. because you are rewetting, the clumps come out great!
    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
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • virginbluevirginblue Posts: 194Registered Users
    I was really impressed with how well this turned out. I had tried in the past to do the same thing but with a t shirt and it was pretty meh. I was worried about the frizz factor from using a terry cloth washcloth, but it turned out great! I may have to use this over the bathtub next time because my hair can soak up A LOT of water lol. Best second day technique I've tried yet. Thanks for sharing :)
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
  • barcemadisbarcemadis Posts: 25Registered Users
    This method worked really well for me too! I used a bandanna, then plopped about 15 minutes after scrunching, and my hair was frizz free and shiny. Didn't even need to apply extra product. Thanks for the tip!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Will def be trying this. I usually go straight or roller-set during the cold months because going out w/a wet head is just too uncomfortable. And my hair's condition isn't the best right now with straightening. Cannot wait to try!

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  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    elizard wrote: »
    it works almost like the super soaker method for second day hair. because you are rewetting, the clumps come out great!

    *almost* The difference for me is that with this method, my hair gets wet but not soaked. With the super soaker method I might as well do my whole routine. This way, I get better second day hair than doing nothing...and a bit of a break on doing my full-blown routine that takes longer to do and, more importantly, to dry.

    I'm sure the difference in these two methods simply comes down to my hair porosity. And that is why I am posting this - I am not meaning to correct or argue. I just want those with low-po to know what, IMO, the difference is. :)

    (I also did not get good results from the ss method; though, I am not sure why.)
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    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
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    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.
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    That's a good point. BUT timing and convenience aside I actually like using the washcloth method to achieve amazing clumps when I want my hair to look extra special. I essentially super soak my dry hair then scrunch in some KCCC, diffuse, and you wouldn't believe the clumps. It looks even better if I split and loosen the clumps up when dry. Crazy volume and bounce. Just did this for a wedding last night.
    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
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • morningloriemorninglorie Posts: 23Registered Users
    I tried this today, and it worked pretty well! I used a normal washcloth and did get a smidge frizzy--I was actually surprised at how wet my hair got (I probably over did it). I will definitely try again with one of my flour sack towels, or a bandana as Barcemadis did.
    2c-Dry climate
    Slightly Coarse/Low to Normal Elasticity/Varied Porosity (low at roots, higher at ends)
    High density
    Mod-CG since 2012

    Current Routine (Mod-CG):
    Cleanser/Co-wash: Oribe The Cleanse / AIA Coconut Co-wash
    RO: GVP CB
    LI: Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner
    Super Soaker
    Styler: Homemade FSG with a small bit of coconut oil and LALSG
    DT/PT: CJCR / Ion Reconstructor
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    I'm definitily going to try this today! I do not have good luck w/ 2nd day hair w/o totally soaking it & re-styling. Thanks!!!
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