Summer CK Users! How do you apply it?

SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
I get the impression that lots of curlies here use CurlKeeper in the summer (or when it's more humid) for frizz control.

I use it with good results in drier weather, but haven't found it to work for me in the summer.

Going on the theory that the problem is how I apply there a secret or a technique?

I usually apply over a leave-in conditioner on very wet hair, blot dry with a non-terry towel and air dry. I use 3 quarter-size pools. More than that, my hair just gets really stringy.
formerly Castella
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)


  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I don't use a leave-in in the summer, do I do use CK as my first layer. I apply it to very wet hair (not blotted) and rake through 1-2 big puddles. If I'm using a cream, I apply it next, then my gel or mousse. I brush my hair to re-clump it before the mousse/gel.
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  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    Hmmm. I have tried applying the CK first, right out of the shower. Then I would put on either a leave-in or JoiWhip. It didn't work too well. Maybe I need to leave some time between the CK and the next layer. Or just do CK without anything else.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I use CK first and I don't use a leave-in in the summer. What you said about leaving some time in between applying the CK and the other products is something that a few people around here do. I *have* used CK as the last layer, for some reason it seemed to work better for me that way last year.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    Right now CK is working best for me if I just smooth a puddle over very wet hair, plop for a short time and then add my regular gel. I'm skipping the leave in right now.

    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

    Favorites: Anything from Curly Kinks...their system is my new holy grail. Still liking Juice Organics Orange and TJ Refresh Conditioners as all purpose co-wash and rinse outs.