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i have found the secret to clumping!

okay, i have found the secret to great clumps! you're gonna think i'm crazy, but just trust me on this one! okay, the secret is...


brushing when it's wet.


you're probably thinking i've gone off my rocker, but it's true! when i first did it yesterday, i literally couldn't believe what i saw. when i woke up the nexr morning, soft clumpu ringlets! yes, there was some frizz, but i blame that on the way i tossed and turned in my sleep. so, try it out. see what you think of it.
formerly;; girl anachronism

politics is like me and my buddy going hippo hunting. we shoot a hippo and it falls on us. now, instead of using our joint effort of pushing the hippo off of us, we arue for 5 1/2 years on who's idea it was in the first place to go hippo hunting.

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  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    Someone wrote about this before (PixieCurl, I think) with her Denman brush.
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    What's your hairtype, girl[anachronism]?
    OMG, LOOK!!

    ...It's a siggie. :shock:
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I go through phases of wet-brushing everything with my denman, then not at all. It seems to really help the clumping initially, but sort of wears off??? Anyway, I usually do brush conditioner, but alternate brushing leave-in, styling stuff, etc. followed by scrunching, or just light finger-raking, then scrunch.
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    :shock:

    I have no idea what a Denman brush is, but I'm off to go find out . . .
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I don't brush but just had to say I love your avatar! Charlie, we're going to candy mountain!! It'll be an adventure Charlie! :D
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • Charming NotionCharming Notion Posts: 697Registered Users
    What's your hairtype, girl[anachronism]?

    not all that sure, but i want to say 2c/3a with a few 3bs near the front on only the right side of my part.
    formerly;; girl anachronism

    politics is like me and my buddy going hippo hunting. we shoot a hippo and it falls on us. now, instead of using our joint effort of pushing the hippo off of us, we arue for 5 1/2 years on who's idea it was in the first place to go hippo hunting.
  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    Yeah, this does work, I do it all the time. It does pull out some of the curls though. The trick to it is to not brush too close to your scalp or else I end up with a poofy top part of my hair. Also, brush upside down, then scrunch to help bounce the curls back up a little. Then diffuse using the Pixiecurl method 8)
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • Charming NotionCharming Notion Posts: 697Registered Users
    okay, skywatcher, i'll try that, only skip the diffusing. i got to sleep with damp hair
    formerly;; girl anachronism

    politics is like me and my buddy going hippo hunting. we shoot a hippo and it falls on us. now, instead of using our joint effort of pushing the hippo off of us, we arue for 5 1/2 years on who's idea it was in the first place to go hippo hunting.
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    This thread made me want to brush away today (all of it--cond, leavein,rr &cc w/seakelp), and the hair is a-clumping, although a little frizzed w/the sudden high humidity this morning.... :) I did diffuse, though...
  • toosweet118toosweet118 Posts: 108Registered Users
    I have to admit I have been down this road before and I have the pictures to prove it. BRUSHING IS BAD :evil: for my hair type. I am a 3C. It took my hair at least 2 washes before it was back to normal. My advice proceed with caution, but you know what, you won't know unless you try. :wink:
    3B-C - Trader Joe Nourish CO, BB Soft Curls & Swirls ,Honey, FOTE, Jessicurl WDT.....+ Good weather = Great hair! :flower:
  • pitgirlpitgirl Posts: 162Registered Users
    My denman is part of my routine all the time now, I brush my conditioner and products through and then scrunch upsidedown and I get my best clumps ever.
    3a Redhead
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  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    I'm intrigued... maybe I should give this a try. Hell, if mag sulfate, honey, ACV & molasses can be in my bathroom, so can a brush.

    So what type of brush is everyone using? Just looked up Denman & they have a bunch of different ones. I'm assuming no one is using the bristle kind. The vent? The rubber pad one? anyone have pics of their brush?

    Thanks!
    3a/b mix
    pw:curlyqs
  • pitgirlpitgirl Posts: 162Registered Users
    I use the denman D3 classic. I has a rubber pad and plastic bristles.
    If you do get this one be sure to pull it apart and dry it after use otherwise the rubber rots, it should be talced once in a while too. :roll:
    3a Redhead
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  • CurlyQTPieCurlyQTPie Posts: 447Registered Users
    I don't think this work would for my 3b hair, but maybe I'll try one weekend when I'm feeling adventerous and don't have anywhere special to be.
    3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    I've done this before too. I have pics in my album (curly journey 2006). You can see my results there. I thought my hair looked good. I haven't brushed in a while though.
    Lotsa 3c curls
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  • Charming NotionCharming Notion Posts: 697Registered Users
    hm...i dunno if i'll do it tonight. although i got pretty good curls, i got some mad frizz. no matter what, i always alway ALWAYS get bad frizz on my right. it drives me crazy.
    formerly;; girl anachronism

    politics is like me and my buddy going hippo hunting. we shoot a hippo and it falls on us. now, instead of using our joint effort of pushing the hippo off of us, we arue for 5 1/2 years on who's idea it was in the first place to go hippo hunting.
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    It was me laurabeth :)

    I always wetbrush with my Denman D4, every time I wet my hair, while it's full of conditioner. It helps detangle and it feels really good. After I rinse, I often brush through my leave-in (upside down) and I don't find it pulls out curl at all.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    It doesn't work for me but I'm glad it works for you! :)
    3b-3c CG
  • NeedSleepNeedSleep Posts: 102Registered Users
    i do this too, everytime. I do it after applying product to soaking wet hair. The brushing reclumps and then I scrunch out the water.
    password: wavy
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    I'm so glad I read this thread. I got myself a brush-- it's a Christophe Denman (looks lke the real thing, but is all one piece). I put my condish in, use a pick to get the tangles out, turn upside down & brush it smooth. It takes all the rogue individual strands & puts them back in line so I don't get any frizz. Even after rinsing a bit, raking in leave in & scrunching in gel, clumps up the wazoo. My hair gets so clumpy that I have to actually break it up some! Thanks for the tips guys!
    3a/b mix
    pw:curlyqs
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    tinabcurly wrote:
    I'm so glad I read this thread. I got myself a brush-- it's a Christophe Denman (looks lke the real thing, but is all one piece). I put my condish in, use a pick to get the tangles out, turn upside down & brush it smooth. It takes all the rogue individual strands & puts them back in line so I don't get any frizz. Even after rinsing a bit, raking in leave in & scrunching in gel, clumps up the wazoo. My hair gets so clumpy that I have to actually break it up some! Thanks for the tips guys!

    Oh, that sounds excellent -- after you brush upside down, do you rinse upside down and how do you put your gel in? Thanks!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    Oh, that sounds excellent -- after you brush upside down, do you rinse upside down and how do you put your gel in? Thanks!

    I rinse upside down for a few seconds- really just to rewet it. Still upside down, I rake in GF CnS & [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] then gather it all back into one big rope, scrunch in gel to break up the clumps & squeeze out extra water. My head doesn't go back up until I'm plopping-- by that time, I'm ready to pass out :lol:
    3a/b mix
    pw:curlyqs
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    Thanks!!!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    tinabcurly wrote:
    I'm so glad I read this thread. I got myself a brush-- it's a Christophe Denman (looks lke the real thing, but is all one piece). I put my condish in, use a pick to get the tangles out, turn upside down & brush it smooth. It takes all the rogue individual strands & puts them back in line so I don't get any frizz. Even after rinsing a bit, raking in leave in & scrunching in gel, clumps up the wazoo. My hair gets so clumpy that I have to actually break it up some! Thanks for the tips guys!

    Wow, really? Now I'm curious. I hate those 'rogue individual strands' (hehe, great description), but have just learned to cope with them. I don't know if I could be flipped over for that long, however. :lol:
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    :lol: I didn't know what else to call them. Out-of-control-curl any-which-way strands from hell is too long.

    I'm probably upside down less than 5 minutes. I get some stretching in at the same time. The backs of my legs are nice & flexible now. :wink: It helps to have the products open & handy.
    3a/b mix
    pw:curlyqs
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    :lol:

    Good point. I'm sure that could be turned into quasi-yoga pose or something. Now to look for one of those brushes. Several days in a row of misbehaving strands and I may just be brave enough to give this a go.
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS