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Can anyone explain why this is?

I learned this through trial and error, but I'm curious as to why. If I spray water (or water + conditioner, oil, etc.) in my hair, I get frizz almost immediately. If I smooth it on with my hands, I don't get frizz. I'm thinking the mist/droplets sitting on my hair are somehow encouraging the frizz, but not sure why it doesn't happen if I smooth it on. Does this happen to anyone else?
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel

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  • curlytwirlykatecurlytwirlykate Posts: 142Registered Users
    Yup! Happens to me, too. I have NO idea why this is, though I'd be really curious to hear about the science behind it... if anyone out there knows!
    3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

    Shower Time!
    Treat: EVCO
    Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
    Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

    Styling
    After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

    + bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
    + mindful nutrition
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    did you try spraying and then smoothing down? cos its the same way with me. I also learned that i can only spray with just water, then ill smooth down a little conditioner with my hands.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    hambo02 wrote: »
    did you try spraying and then smoothing down? cos its the same way with me. I also learned that i can only spray with just water, then ill smooth down a little conditioner with my hands.

    Yes, I've tried spraying and smoothing, and that doesn't work either. Spraying with just water also gives me frizz. The only way I can spray anything is if I put my silk sleep cap on immediately after. The silk seems to calm it all down and I wake up to frizz-free hair. That's why I think it's related to the water droplets/mist sitting on my hair.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    its very rare i wake up with good curls anyway so i always have to wash my hair. and I sleep on a satin pillow case.
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    *raising hand* - I can't spray or spray-n-smooth, either. I have to wet my hands under the faucet, then smooth my wet hands over my clumps. If I'm super careful, I can then scrunch to revive those curls a little.
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I have silk sleep caps and a silk pillowcase, lol. I usually have great curls in the morning--a little flat, but I can fluff them up pretty well. I think silk really helps to minimize frizz, but some of it was just figuring out product and how much to use. I had some really bad days before I developed a decent routine.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,740Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    My hair hates having anything sprayed onto it. I pretty much have to thoroughly wet it every day or just put it in a pony. 2nd day hair rarely happens.
    --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
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I'm glad to see others have this same problem! It took me a long time to figure it out because it seemed so silly. The most annoying part is that my water is kind of yucky (hard + iron), so I try to avoid putting tap water in it when styling. So I spray distilled water in my hand and smooth it on. It would be so much easier if I could just spray it directly in my hair!
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have the same problem. I find that if I spray my refresher onto my hands, sandwich my hair between them, then run them quickly over my hair, followed by scrunching my hair, I get much better results, and decreased frizz.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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