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curlies! how do you put your gel in??

tell me what leave-ins you use and if you plop or whatever!
everytime i use gel it dries it out no matter what it is. and I've used a ton of protein free gels!

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  • curlypriyacurlypriya Posts: 223Registered Users
    I actually follow the super soaker method.. I co wash my hair with suave naturals coconut conditioner ,then I use my deva one con on my soaking wet hair , comb my hair with a very wide toothed comb,seal my hair with coconut oil .. And finally apply Shea moisture smoothie or Eco styler..
    Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
    LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
    NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
    COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
    RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
    LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
    Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
  • curlypriyacurlypriya Posts: 223Registered Users
    BTW r u protein sensitive?but my hair loves protein .. All d gels dry out with certain crunchyness.. Thats wat gels supposed to do.. But u can always SOTC..I love all d Eco stylers n Shea moisture line.. I also use deva curl arc angel n Ia sports gel.. They are good..but everyone's hair is diff.. :)
    Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
    LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
    NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
    COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
    RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
    LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
    Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
  • mycurlytressesmycurlytresses Posts: 275Registered Users
    The Curly Girl Method calls the crunch the "cast" (I think). Lorraine Massey (the author) says once your hair dries to flip your hair upside down, gently insert your fingers and shake. This should remove the crunch. Her second edition book has an instructional DVD. I checked it out from my local library. Hope it helps. :-)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using CurlTalk App
    3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width


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  • curlypriyacurlypriya Posts: 223Registered Users
    S.u r right..its called " gel cast"
    Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
    LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
    NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
    COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
    RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
    LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
    Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    i cant use protein at all. but all gels just dry my hair out so much and i use two leave ins! one is olive oil
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    ill towel dry my hair and then put the product in.
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Posts: 48Registered Users
    I scrunch my gel in as MyCurlyTresses does..
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I rake and smooth gel in, then comb through with a Denman brush, followed by either scrunching in or raking in mousse then plopping for 5-10 minutes. Works pretty well :)
    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*
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    so if a plop after i put the gel in it might help it not be so dry?
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I always use a curl enhancer over a leave-in. Gel is scrunched in afterwards. If I use gel as my only styler my hair would be crunchy and stringy looking.

    I scrunch and rake my curl enhancer (cream, jelly or pudding). For gel, I only scrunch it in with my head tipped upside down. I then plop with a Curlease towel and diffuse.




    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!

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