Need help with SOTC and something to keep it in place

djdaclwndjdaclwn Posts: 53Registered Users
Hey everyone :-o,
Haven't been on here in a longtime! Decided to grow my pixie out and have a deva stylist to assist there. Just wondering what advice you may have on SOTC. She used the deva spray gel on me. While I liked the curl formation I found it a bit drying. I did pick up Tresseme Making Waves but not too sure about it yet. I do no poo, a little leave in, product and diffuse.
Also I would like to elongate the curl a bit. Too much shrinkage right now.
Any advice?

Thanks,
Debbie

Comments

  • mandymaemandymae Posts: 150Registered Users
    Welcome back! Try raking in products instead of scrunch them in. This should help elongate the curls. Also, you could try on oil-based serum to help with SOTC. I personally found this helps add some moisture where it is needed most, the ends. There are many CG friendly serums. I have used Aveda's Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I often use a light oil to SOTC.
    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
  • djdaclwndjdaclwn Posts: 53Registered Users
    Thanks! So raking in and through with fingers correct? If I am raking product through should I be diffusing or will that shrink it back up? Or tug while diffusing...
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    In my experience, I diffuse because it shrinks my curls up.If you want elongation and you want to diffuse, don't scrunch your hair with the diffuser. Also what you can do is rake and elongate the curls, and just diffuse the outside and inside until the gel is cast is set, and then don't touch it again until it dries.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • djdaclwndjdaclwn Posts: 53Registered Users
    Thank sixelamy! Will try today :thumbright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Let us know how it works out!

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

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