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what drying method gives you the "clumpiest" curls

my curls are naturally somewhat stringy, so i have been (somewhat fruitulessly) trying to find the best way to dry my hair to get really clumpy curls! so far this is what i've done & the results:

plopping: gives me curl at the roots, but definitly not clumpy curls

just scrunching: good clumpy curls, but frizzy and undefined at the roots

combing through and then scrunching in product: nothing special, just kinda stringy curls and not much curl at roots, but much less frizz & more defined than just scrunching.

"turban"esque wrap: works fairly well sometimes, sometimes not.

one day i had these AMAZING clumpy curls... wow it was really the best hairday of my life!! haha. i gotta get some of those pictures in my flickr album. anyways, i hate myself now because i totally forgot what routine i used that day... grr...


  • GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
    hey fluffy...

    this works for me but then every curly head is unique...

    I apply my conditioner whilst standing up in the shower and then for a final rinse i'll bend forward from the waist so my hair is the worng way up then rinse but only for a few seconds (i leave quite a bit of conditioner in), i find if i rinse too much it gets stringy underneath. Then i gently shake my head forward and backwards and then side to side jut to break the curls up a little and then scrunch in my product into soaking wet hair. I'll then "scrunch" dry a little with a MF/curlease towel and gently bring my head the right way up and leave to air dry the rest of the way. This gives me nice clumpy curls around the crown / side and slightly less clumpy curls around the underneath / back of my head.
    fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

    HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I have found that when I am rinsing my cond if I scrunch while doing that and then scrunch all my products in (some right side up then upside down at the end) it helps my clumping size.
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  • JessyCatJessyCat Posts: 91Registered Users
    What gives me the best clumpy curls is leaving a lot of condish in when I rinse with cool water, not raking my fingers through but rather smoothing on product, and finger/wet setting super stringy curls before light diffusing on cool and no-touch air drying.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    1. Rake in lots of product so that I almost have a "seaweedy" feel

    2. Scrunch heavily so that clumps form, the fewer the better

    3. Don't touch for 8+ hours [haha, not likely!]

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