I just bought the GF Soft Curl product....

But I don't think I'm applying it right.

(I'm a guy just so ya know)

I applied it but I couldn't make curls with it. All my natural curls were still there but I couldn't make any new ones. Honestly I don't even know if it did anything at all.

Any advice on how to apply the stuff effectively?


  • life's hard for a curllife's hard for a curl Posts: 89Registered Users
    did u rub it between your palms until it became white and stringy? without that step it's useless.
    also it works much better on wet hair than dry. some curlies apply it to really wet hair others less so, but applying it to dry hair is another futile effort.
    Good luck! a lot of curlies have good results with this.
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    Now I will stop procrastinating and get back to what I was supposed to be doing before I got on here.

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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,478Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't know if you saw my response to your other thread, but I recommended to use it as the previous poster did. Rub it between your hands and put it in soaking wet hair (upside down is usually how us gals apply it). It doesn't take much if your hair isn't long - start with a little the first couple of times and add a little more until you get to an amount that works for you :).
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  • hunter84hunter84 Posts: 13Registered Users
    Yeah I saw your post but in that topic I was asking for suggestions on which one to buy so I figured I'd just make a new one. Thanks

    I'm having so much trouble.

    I want my hair like this:


    I don't understand how he makes each and every strand of hair curly.

    I know I don't have the natural curls for that. Basically with my hair when it's soaking wet I can curl it all over the place but when it dries then the front gets straight again. The back of my curls along, and pieces of hair curl like crazy on my forehead (but not the hair right above it), and the sides curl quite a bit. But none of it is curly enough to get that effect in the picture. I thought maybe this product could do that but I guess you just have to have natural curls for that.

    I also liked this style:


    But again, I can't get the front of my head to get curly like that. I can get the bangs to curl but the part right above it is the problem.

    Is there a trick to doing this?

    Also I noticed that when I shampoo my hair it loses a lot of it's curl. Even when I use curl-defining shampoo and conditioner. Some times I'll go 2-3 days without shampooing it because I get better curls but it's gross because the product builds up.
  • HalfWavyHalfCurlyHalfWavyHalfCurly Posts: 907Registered Users
    It would've really helped if you also posted pics of yourself so we can have an idea of your type of curl.

    Your point about shampoo inevitably brings me to recommned the "CG" or shampoo-less routine as I think it could greatly help your hair curl "properly". In it you would cleanse your hair with a silicone-free conditioner (CO) instead of shampoo, this helps keep moisture in the hair which is essential for curls to reach their maximum potential. If you want to learn more, please go to the "Going Shampoo-less" forum and read the "sticky" thread at the top. Examples of 'cone free drugstore brands of COs are most VO5, Suave, White Rain, Mane 'n Tail and some L'Oreal Vive but since you have bought the GF curl cream maybe you'd like to try using the GF Curl & Shine CO since the amodimethicone it contains comes off easily and for most people doesn't build up at all.
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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,478Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    What HWHC said :lol: . Ease off the shampoo and begin washing with conditioners. Once you begin doing that and using a good conditioner after that (can be the same or a different one), you should begin seeing a difference.

    And sometimes we just have a few pieces of hair here and there that just won't cooperate! But with a good product (which can takes lots of experimenting), you should do fine.

    P.S. .. there's no need to add a new thread, you can keep adding to an original thread if it's pretty much on the same topic .. just an FYI :wink:. You'll see pages long threads on here all the time!
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