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Experiment #2 - shammy

Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
Ok, so I bought "The Absorber", a super absorbent shammy. (think "Sham-wow").

Today I tried it with a flour sack towel over it in case the rubber texture might cause some friction or whatever. I think next time I'll try it without the towel and see what happens.

I'm plopping now, so we'll see when it comes down.

My hope it that it will help with drying time and with curls being pulled out by extra weight of water.

My concerns are that it will pull out TOO much moisture, or perhaps too much product.

We shall see!!
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

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  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    Interesting, curious to hear the results!
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Ok. So it definitely pulled more moisture out than regular towels or even MF towels.

    I think I left the plop on too long. It would have been fine if my hair was more wet, but with all that excess removed, the plop should have been on for less time.

    All in all it did well. I'm going to have to keep experimenting with it - I do think it shows promise!!
    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
    Ok, so update. Failure. Lol! Today The Absorber is stiff as a board!! If I re-wet it it would back to normal, but it will dry hard again.

    SO, it's a failure in the product choice. The concept may still have some merit. I may try again with a different shammy - one that doesn't dry hard! Lol!

    Or who knows - maybe I could try this one again. I can re-wet, wring out, and then use it.

    Of course it still wouldn't travel well, so I'd have to find a different one anyhow.

    So there's an update! ;)
    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

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