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Do you SOTC naked or use a product?

chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Just wondering what people do. I have used a tiny bit of SS Emollience on my hand to SOTC. It was nice. Would like to see what people suggest.

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  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    Sometimes I SOTC with bare hands or, when I expect some moist still under the gel cast, a cloth diaper. But most of the time I use a tiny bit of AVG+CCCCL

    _____
    2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I just use my hands. Mostly because I'm at work and I don't have time to use a product! Plus, there's always the fear of my hair looking greasy. ;)
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I normally use either SS Emollience, JCS N&S, or CJ CIAB. but sometimes I do it "naked", which makes it more soft and fluffy, but I like the added shine that the oils give.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just use my hands. Mostly because I'm at work and I don't have time to use a product! Plus, there's always the fear of my hair looking greasy. ;)

    Lol, I have a product stash at work! A dedicated drawer even! ;)
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,753Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I do it with bare hands but with the diffuser going. I do a final little scrunch with some product - either CJ Pattern Pusha or Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion.
    3b in South Australia.
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I do it with bare hands, everything I've tried weighs my hair down.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I SOTC with... water....
    I just wet my hands because touching my hair with dry hands makes it frizzy, and SOTCing with product sometimes weighs my hair down.

    Sometimes I use a bit of conditioner as well, but most of the times just water
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,646Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I scrunch out any crunch with bare nekkid hands. Later on in the day I might scrunch with a bit of water or oils or just bare hands to get more volume.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I only rarely use something if the cast is just so hard I can't break it up. Then, I have the best luck with the slightest touch of either Deva Set it Free or CHS Tweak evenly emulsified between my hands. Butters, creams, oils, etc. weigh me down too much.

    Actually, I can't remember the last time I had to do that. Don't even carry either in my purse any more, so I guess I'll be up the creek if I need to, LOL!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    I use a couple pumps of Set It Free.
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I either use my bare hands or a few drops of argan oil.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



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