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Prevent Products from Sitting on Your Hair

MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
Most of the time, when I apply products to my hair they just sit there for a long time and leave white residue and i do not have time for that to eventually go away. I noticed that when I DC my hair, the product will sit UNTIL i put on my plastic cap and heat it up. When i take the cap off all the whiteness is gone. So i thought to myself, maybe I can do that with my wash & gos?

So after I apply my styling products I put my cap on, heat it with the blowdryer and leave it on for 15 minutes. When I take it off all the whiteness is gone and the products have absorbed into my hair! Success! I dont know if people have tried this before but if not, give it a shot.
3c Hair
Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
CG since August 2011
:love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:


  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Posts: 303Registered Users
    ^^^When you say, "put your cap on" do you mean a plastic shower cap?
    :afro: Me Fascina El Pelo :afro:

    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    ^^^When you say, "put your cap on" do you mean a plastic shower cap?

    Yes I just use a shower cap and heat it up with a blow dryer for like 2 minutes then let it sit for 10-15.
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    I saw something like this on some girl's blog. But she used a steamer instead. it sounds like it would work but I've never tried it.
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
    Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    I also do something similar but I use the steam from the shower - I put the cal on, run very warm water over the cap to warm it and build up a little steam, then leave it on while I finish my shower. For a longer DT, I wrap my hair in a hot wet washcloth then apply the cap then I put a heating pad over that.

    Someone mentioned to me once the hair dryer thing (it was probably you lol) and I tried it - the other options fit in my routine better but the hair dryer was effective. Definitely a good option! :)
    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.

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