Just starting CG

HeathernatorHeathernator Posts: 45Registered Users
Hi All! I have just started using the CG method again. Today I did one last shampoo, then a co-wash, then condition. After I got out, I used some IOS Bounce cream then scrunched in some LA looks gel. I have found that if I rake the products in it breaks up my waves too much. I get better clumps if I just scrunch, but then it tends to look kind of tangly. Does any one else experience this? If so how do you apply product? Thank you! :)

P.S. My avatar was taken just now. Product is in and it is in the process of air drying.
Fine/Med texture, normal porosity and elasticity (I think)
2a(maybe 2b on a good day?)
Current routine:
Shampoo: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
Conditioner: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: Herbal Essence Set Me Up
Mousse: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted

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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I rake the products through my hair thoroughly and then give my hair a shake and scrunch. That way the product is evenly distributed by the raking and then clumps nicely from the scrunching :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I wide comb in the shower but if you need reclumping then take a little water in your hand and scrunch it in. Kind of modified super soaker method.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • WavyMaurWavyMaur Posts: 46Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Looking to find an answer to this also, so will be following this thread, my hair is short and tend to get stringy on the sides, not the look I want.
    2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

    Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

    Working on finding my inner curl.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Search the techniques link for "scrunch and pump"; saved my hair!
    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!
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    It sounds like you may need more water in your hair. A modified super soaker, like Chupie said, will probably really help with the tangles you are seeing in your hair from product application.
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yay!!! I will try the modified super soaker method. My sides are also stringy & won't hold a curl. I hope this will help my sides.
  • HeathernatorHeathernator Posts: 45Registered Users
    Thank you for the tips! :) I did get good results putting my product in soaking wet last night and I am reading up on the super soaker method. The other issue I am having is my hair looks good wet, but gets pretty frizzy when it is dry. Since I am new to this I am not sure if I am under conditioned, over conditioned, or if my hair just doesn't like protein. (turns out all the styling products I am using have protien) Any suggestions on how to narrow down what is causing the frizz? Here is a pic of my hair today. Thank you again!
    Fine/Med texture, normal porosity and elasticity (I think)
    2a(maybe 2b on a good day?)
    Current routine:
    Shampoo: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
    Conditioner: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
    Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel: Herbal Essence Set Me Up
    Mousse: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If the dews are low where you are and the leave in or stylers you're using have humectants (glycerin, propylene glycol, and others), they may be pulling moisture out of your hair and causing frizz.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    A lot of people have good luck with FSG under their stylers for frizz control.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • HeathernatorHeathernator Posts: 45Registered Users
    Thank you for the info about the dew points! I am going to look up what it is in my area. I have read a lot of good things about the FSG and I am looking forward to trying to make some! :) I tried the super soaker method last night and it is awesome! Way more clumps than little stringy pieces. It is going to take a little more trial and error, but I am on my way to great hair. Thank you all for your help! :)
    Fine/Med texture, normal porosity and elasticity (I think)
    2a(maybe 2b on a good day?)
    Current routine:
    Shampoo: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
    Conditioner: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
    Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel: Herbal Essence Set Me Up
    Mousse: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted

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