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Preserving curls after SOTC?

Hey all, just wanted to ask if any of you also struggle with losing some of your curl formation after you SOTC. Here's a pic of my hair before I SOTC, but always after I SOTC I lose some of the bounciness and strength of my curls. Does anyone else struggle with this? Any suggestions?

By the way, I usually just SOTC with my hands. If I shower later in the day and go to sleep before I SOTC, then I kinda SOTC/revive my curls with water and condish on my hands. I am a mixture of fine/medium 2c/3a curls, I think.
2c/3a
CG since March 2011

Cleanser: DevaCurl No-Poo
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Trader Joe's Tea Tree condish, GVP conditioning balm
Gel: Ecostyler Gel, BRHG

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    SOOOOO stalking this thread! Hope you get a TON of replies! Lol!

    Mine tend to loosen throughout the day, too. I've had some success with my latest routine, but I can't really say why for sure. I think it's the glycerin, but I'm not sure.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Woops! Meant to add that using a harder holding gel helps, but you probably know that. ;)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • wavywendalinwavywendalin Posts: 46Registered Users
    bump
    2c/3a
    CG since March 2011

    Cleanser: DevaCurl No-Poo
    Rinse-out/Leave-in: Trader Joe's Tea Tree condish, GVP conditioning balm
    Gel: Ecostyler Gel, BRHG
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Me, too so my solution is something I dubbed SOMOTC. Scrunch out MOST of the Crunch.
    If I scrunch it all out it gets droopy. If I leave a little bit it holds a bit better.
    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
  • sroggesrogge Posts: 16Registered Users
    I also am having this problem, except in addition to losing the curl, my hair just looks stringy and greasy as the day goes on. I cannot figure out how to have it look nice all day.

    As soon as I SOTC, I have soft, pretty curls. But then I leave my house and already in the walk to the garage, it looks different, and then as the day goes on, worse and worse.

    I have been using Deva ArcAngel and just started adding AG Recoil, but today for the first time I tried Recoil with a little Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, and wow did my hair look bad. I literally just put it up in a bun because it looked so awful. (Note: I didn't use nearly as much BRHG as I do ArcAngel because the consistency seemed so different.)

    I can't figure out how to make my hair look pretty! It's very frustrating. I'm just wondering what I could be doing wrong?? Thanks for any advice.
    2b, Fine, Low-Normal Porosity, Medium Density
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Best thing I've found is sealing after washing, and if it feels a little weak after SOTC, I'll hit it with some flex hold hairspray.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I like to SOTC with a few drops of oil rubbed into my palms. It kind of keeps things some of the flyaways stay put and it's great for your ends.

    But I only really have SOTC if I'm using a combo of hard hold gels. Usually using my mousse or layering Mixed Silks gel underneath will prevent the crunchies, then I don't have to worry about it much.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I dont SOTC.