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question about when to put in products

mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
Being that we're normal porosity, that means that water has a slight battle getting into our hair, right? So for us with this type of hair, is it best to put leave in and gels into soaking wet hair, or after it's been blotted. . . just wondering!
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

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  • debbahdebbah Posts: 48Registered Users
    I've got similar texture/porosity to yours and I've found through experimentation that putting the LI and gel into soaking wet hair works much better for me than after blotting. I put both in while still in the shower, do a modified scrunch/pump then plop into a t-shirt for about 5 minutes while I dry off and do the rest of my after-shower routine. Then remove the plop, clip, then air dry/diffuse.

    I've found that when I blotted first I had to use a TON more product.
    CG since September 2011

    Type: 2c/3a
    Texture: medium-ish
    Porosity: normal to low
    Density: THICK!

    Co-wash: OC
    Cond/Leave-in: OC
    Style: MOP Curl Defining Cream, Angel, Garnier Pure Clean Gel
    SOTC: MOP Glisten pomade, Aveda Humectant Pomade

    Looking for: good curl definition, clumping and no frizz

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  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    Thanks, that really helps me A LOT. because I lose confidence in what I'm doing. I found I really have to make sure I work that gel on the underside of my hair as well, because otherwise I get frizz around the curls/ringlets. Also, for me combing after I get it all helps, to get those lazy hairs in their correct clump. Don't know if you find this. But after you plop, you don't add more gel, then, huh??
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go