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Apply product with scrunching?

How do you evenly apply products trough scrunching? I have the feeling that if i scrunch the product doesn't get to my roots, but if i rake i break up the curls..
So, what is the best way? My hair is about shoulderlength.

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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    I'm not sure. You could try raking to distribute product then scrunching to bring back the curl maybe? Hmm. :o
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • MagandaMaganda Posts: 57Registered Users
    Rake and scrunch works for me! If the curls break up I use the Ice Queen method to bring them back. But I try to avoid putting product in my roots because otherwise I get greasy roots and I find I don't need product there to get a nice style.
    CG since 12/01/2010!
    2c/3a thin BSL hair
    Wish my hair was longer and fuller but it breaks off like crazy!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Ice Queen method in the shower, then rake LI and gel through, and scrunch 'n pump to bring back the clumps /curl, then plop. After scrunching product in from the ends of your hair, you might try going in from underneath your hair, or the side (toward the root), and scrunch gently to get product applied (if that makes sense). Also, you could try smoothing gel over the surface of your hair, or even carefully section, and smooth gel over the surface in each.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • britney.britney. Posts: 292Registered Users
    I have the same problem! I feel that my curls look best if I scrunch in product, but the product doesn't get to my roots/all over my hair if I scrunch it in, so EVERY TIME my hair is dry 50% of it doesn't have product in pretty much, partly because it's so hard to get product all over my hair since it's thick as well. :cwm10:
    2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
    Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

    Current Routine:
    Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
    Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



  • DutchCurlyDutchCurly Posts: 26Registered Users
    I will try some of those methods!
    I just need some product on top of my head in the middle, otherwhise it gets poofy and messy..
  • CurlyKitty77CurlyKitty77 Posts: 7Registered Users
    What is Ice Queen method?

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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    DutchCurly wrote: »
    How do you evenly apply products trough scrunching? I have the feeling that if i scrunch the product doesn't get to my roots, but if i rake i break up the curls..
    So, what is the best way? My hair is about shoulderlength.

    I'm not sure how you are doing it, but I always coat my hands with the product, front and back, between the fingers, too,lean over, then slide my fingers in near the roots, scrunch in there, rake through, then scrunch the outer layers of my hair. I have my hair very wet as I do this.
    I layer a couple teaspoons of Shea moisture smoothie then a couple tablespoons of Ecostyler w/Argan oil, my hair is shoulder length.
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I do it similar to crwritt. Get a little product on my hands (emulsify, whatever) but not as much as go on my length. Then flipped upside down I slide my hands in close to the root and sort of gently shake the hands a little, kind of like gently ruffling it I guess. And do it in a few different spots. I can't seem to scrunch that close to the scalp. Then I'll scrunch & pump all the hair again.
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    For the Ice Queen method you rake your rinse out condish through your hair, then scrunch while upside down. Let it sit on your hair while you do the rest of your shower stuff, then rinse upside down in cool water (or cold if you can stand it). The cool water rinse closes the cuticle, which helps decrease post shower frizz.

    There's a thread about it here.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I squish excess water out of my hair with my fists first. Then I cocktail my styling products, and squish them in with my hair hanging upside down. You should have enough styling product that it sounds like you're walking through mud; and I do it for about as long as it would take me to walk and uncrowded city block. This distributes the products evenly.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    I'm not sure if this idea will help anyone else but I have also been having trouble not getting product to my roots, so I will be trying tomorrow dividing my hair Ito smaller sections and scrunching each section a few times, so hopefully it'll be easier for the product to get to my root; my other idea if that doesn't work is to still section the hair but maybe try scrunching from about halfway down the shaft to the roots and then scrunching the bottom. I'm not sure if anyone else suggested these ideas since my iPod touch has been acting up, but I hopefully will be trying this out tomorrow and updating my post to give results.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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