4a/b curls not clumping?

SMadisxnSMadisxn Posts: 1Registered Users
At the moment I am transitioning, so maybe that has something to do with it? But whenever I wet my hair or put product in it, it clumps but the curls are extremely thin, wiry and translucent. Does anyone else have this problem?

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  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 104Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do. But I believe that tight curls/coils are supposed to only form smaller clumps rather than bigger ones, because of how tightly coiled they are. My clumps become fuller after I SOTC though. They mainly appear wiry after gel application, and after they dry up but before SOTCing.

    Something else to consider is the level of moisture. If hair is not well moisturized, it may not clump well, or at all. The products used affect this as well. You should find the products that produce full clumpage on your hair. If you are transitioning, the properties of your virgin hair may differ from those of the relaxed/damaged parts, so the products that work for it may be different as well.
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Posts: 312Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    In addition to what Alma said, your gel will determine the clump size as well. I get small clumps with as I am's gels but I get bigger clumps with Wetline Xtreme.

    Kayla

    Youtube - Website
    4b/Density:iii/Strands:Fine, MBL
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 104Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi Glamourstruckk!

    I have been considering getting the wetline xtreme gel. I'm currently using Ecostyler Olive Oil. Have you ever used that before? How does wetline compare to it? Also what type of wetline are you using? There are so many to choose from and I got sort of confused lol. TIA!
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Posts: 312Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hey!
    Wetline has less ingredients than Eco and is also protein free. As far as the hold they are pretty similar. It's like Eco with better ingredients! I don't know of different Wetlines. There is only one kind available at Sally beauty and it comes in a tube or tub.

    Kayla

    Youtube - Website
    4b/Density:iii/Strands:Fine, MBL
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 104Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was hoping that it would have better hold, and be more suitable for wet weather.

    The different types like in this photo here http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRdQ372Xx5I/U809hKTMD7I/AAAAAAAAJAU/WeIHq1V6yOA/s1600/xtreme+wet+line.jpg
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Posts: 312Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    AlmaPetra wrote: »
    I was hoping that it would have better hold, and be more suitable for wet weather.

    The different types like in this photo here http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRdQ372Xx5I/U809hKTMD7I/AAAAAAAAJAU/WeIHq1V6yOA/s1600/xtreme+wet+line.jpg
    It's the white one in the top left photo. I did see the blue one in walmart today. It didn't have aloe like the one I use.

    Kayla

    Youtube - Website
    4b/Density:iii/Strands:Fine, MBL
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 104Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oh I see. So you prefer Aloe in your gel.. Btw does aloe act as a humectant in humid weather?
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Posts: 312Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Most sites refer to it as a film forming humectant. I like that it adjusts PH. My hair is more smooth when I use products with ingredients like aloe. I live in Florida and find that with enough gel, my hair can last the humid summer months.

    Kayla

    Youtube - Website
    4b/Density:iii/Strands:Fine, MBL
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 104Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Okay, great! Thank you for the information!
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL

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