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Kinky-Curly styling video

I put this together this morning. Sorry if you can't hear me -- I was pretty tired!

It also shows how I clip my hair, since I've gotten a few questions/PMs about that latley.

Enjoy!

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***UPDATE 8/4/14

Hey guys...

I'm sorry for leaving you hanging like this! I removed the video some time ago -- I'm a medical student, so with upcoming applications to residencies I felt it prudent to cut down on my internet presence. I hope you'll forgive me! I'll outline the steps here, but I know that a video is so much more helpful so maybe some other kind soul who's got the technique down can fill in.

1. After washing your hair (however you choose), rake a leave-in conditioner through soaking wet hair. I usually begin right-side up and flip upside down in the middle of this step. Rake through until well distributed and your curls clump together into beautiful, wet locks. I'll almost always stick to Knot Today if I'm using KCCC, since I find it plays super well together. For my thick, fine, shoulder-length hair, I use about a dime sized amount.

2. STILL UPSIDE DOWN, tilt your head to one side. This brings down the hair at the nape of the neck and some of the trickier spots on the top of your head. Take a scoop of KCCC (about dime sized for me), rub between palms, and scrunch into the hair, concentrating on the tricky spots you're exposing. KCCC does not distribute well for me, so I need to apply directly to hard-to-reach areas if the product is going to get there at all. I find that 5-10 scrunches is plenty.

3. Also still upside down, turn your head to the opposite side. Repeat step 2.

4. Return your head to center, and take a final scoop of KCCC. Scrunch into the hair, as evenly as possible. This gets the front bits and any ends you may have missed.

5. If you're like me, I usually get some residual product hanging out on my knuckles by this point. Recollect it onto your fingers, then gently feel the underside of your hair (you're still upside down!) for any crazy/messy curls. Smooth them out with the excess product, and scrunch a couple times to put that curl back.

6. I like to take a linen towel and scrunch the excess moisture out of my hair now, but there usually isn't much. After this, gently swing your head around to stand up straight, and let your hair fall into its natural place. Dry however you like, then scrunch out the crunch.

I hope this is vaguely helpful. Let me know if you've got any questions. Snuggles!
Location: North NJ or NYC
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  • kerlydookerlydoo Posts: 253Registered Users
    Ooooo! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I absolutely love your hair! And, I just started the KC duo!

    Video is great!! I can hear you loud and clear. Thank you for taking the time out to do this! You have probably saved us curlies some valuable [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]!
    3a/3b, m/iii, color treated, parched
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    That was really good!

    You mentioned long hair application. My hair is waist length when wet, and I scrunch it in the same way that you do, and it seems to work. I just need more product and a little more time.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • curlyclaudiacurlyclaudia Posts: 416Registered Users
    You are too cute! That was awesome. Love how you can hear the squishing sound.:wink:
    3b, modified CG, short inverted bob living in Central Jersey
    Current faves: no poo, HE Hello Hydration, ck, Shea Moisture, Mixed Chicks
    PW colombia
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  • curly mocurly mo Posts: 269Registered Users
    you really are cute:blob7: very helpful thanks!
    3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
    Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
    Password:gracie
    glycerin and protein sensitive

    pics added: 5/13/08
  • UTgalUTgal Posts: 320Registered Users
    I'm fascinated and I appreciate the helpful tips. What I'm mostly curious about is how similar our hair looks when wet. I can't seem to maintain the curl you have throughout the day. I wonder if it is because my hair is longer than yours. I would die of happiness if my hair could look like yours. :smile:

    What do you like best about the KC duo? What do you feel it does for you?
    2c w/a bit of 3a
    Fine & plentiful, no dyes
    bioInfusion the Gentle One Shampoo
    Currently loving:
    Deva ArcAngell
    Deva Set it Free

    Curly since 6/17/2008.
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  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    UTgal wrote: »
    What do you like best about the KC duo? What do you feel it does for you?

    Outside of how much I like the physical properties of the products (I don't have to fight with the KT to apply it since it's got so much slip, and the CC smells so wonderful and feels deliciously like snot) and how they're all-natural and lasting me a lifetime... hmm. Well, I think I get softer hair with the KC products than I've been able to get from any other combo. It just FEELS so unbelievably silky. Also, it makes my curls very resilient. None of my products really crap out on me as the day goes on (I either chose them that way, or my hair has a kind soul), but the KC products seem to enhance this and make my hair BOING. I can also usually get 2nd day hair with this stuff.

    And, for someone who's growing out her hair, the obvious elongation factor is kinda nice at the moment. I still can't believe my hair looked so long in that video. It shrunk up a tiny bit once it dried some more, but :blob7:
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    And, for someone who's growing out her hair, the obvious elongation factor is kinda nice at the moment. I still can't believe my hair looked so long in that video. It shrunk up a tiny bit once it dried some more, but :blob7:

    It was too funny to see how excited you were about the length :)

    Thanks for the video. I normally rake the CC in, but I am not 100% happy with my results. I am going to try scrunching it in next time.
    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Another wonderful movie!! Good job! This was fun to watch since I used this combo this morning. This is almost exactly how I do it, except I plop with the Curlease instead of scrunching it myself. When I started out using this combo, I used a little BRHG, too, but realized my hair seems to curl up better without that harder gel -- probably due to my looser curl pattern.

    Your hair is GORGEOUS as always and I can't believe how long it is!!
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    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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  • swirlygirlswirlygirl Posts: 606Registered Users
    Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?
    2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
    Aloe 80 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Butter & Aveda Control Paste
    Fotki PW: swirlygirl
    Updated 7/13/08


  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    IWantCurls wrote: »
    Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?

    I don't own Come Clean, but I haven't really noticed a difference in performance on the days I do shampoo compared to the days I don't. I also haven't paid attention. :laughing7:
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    You're so flippin adorable!
  • swirlygirlswirlygirl Posts: 606Registered Users
    IWantCurls wrote: »
    Cute! Thanks, mysteryflavored. I do have one question...I have noticed this combo (KT & CC) works better for me on the days I wash with at least a little Come Clean rather than just a conditioner or water wash. Is this true for you?

    I don't own Come Clean, but I haven't really noticed a difference in performance on the days I do shampoo compared to the days I don't. I also haven't paid attention. :laughing7:

    LOL, I guess when you've got curls that don't quit you don't have to pay attention to those kinds of things. :wink: Your hair is great. Love it!
    2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
    Aloe 80 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Butter & Aveda Control Paste
    Fotki PW: swirlygirl
    Updated 7/13/08


  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Awesome video! It really helps to see how other people do it. I couldn't get the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] to work for me. I always ended up stringy or my hair would poof out halfway through the day. Makes me want to try it again too bad I swapped it!
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • swirlygirlswirlygirl Posts: 606Registered Users
    Magoo wrote: »
    Awesome video! It really helps to see how other people do it. I couldn't get the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] to work for me. I always ended up stringy or my hair would poof out halfway through the day. Makes me want to try it again too bad I swapped it!

    Mine poofs out, too, but I'm wondering if this could be avoided with BRHG scrunched on top as mysteryflavored does in the video.
    2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
    Aloe 80 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Butter & Aveda Control Paste
    Fotki PW: swirlygirl
    Updated 7/13/08


  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I love it.

  • Babyk005Babyk005 Posts: 205Registered Users
    Now I want to try this stuff more than I did before! I have no money so I'll have to wait.
  • UTgalUTgal Posts: 320Registered Users
    KC is currently #4 on Curl Mart's bestseller list.

    ::cough::

    :wink:
    2c w/a bit of 3a
    Fine & plentiful, no dyes
    bioInfusion the Gentle One Shampoo
    Currently loving:
    Deva ArcAngell
    Deva Set it Free

    Curly since 6/17/2008.
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  • jaimersjaimers Posts: 98Registered Users
    This video was great - thanks for sharing!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Echoing all the other comments - great video. Enjoyed it and found it helpful. Gorgeous curls!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • rocky brocky b Posts: 187Registered Users
    you are just too cute. i almost wish i would have hung on to my kink curly products a bit longer because that was so not the way i was applying the product. ah well at least it gives me some ideas on how to apply my other products. oh and it also makes me want to go out and buy that jane carter stuff. urgh.
    3b thick and coarse
    CONS
    VO5 champagne kiss, suave coconut, inecto coconut oil moisturizing condish
    CURL CREMES
    mop c
    GELS
    HE SMU, LA sports gel
    LOW POO'S
    cream of nature

    :afro: cg/modified cg since april 2006
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    First off, you are soo freaking cute, love you and your video! Second, what is your entire hair routine? My hair is around the same length and the same curl type. Thanks.:toothy7:
    "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! "
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    First off, you are soo freaking cute, love you and your video! Second, what is your entire hair routine? My hair is around the same length and the same curl type. Thanks.:toothy7:

    Umm, you mean outside of what I did in this video? Just co-washing with Suave, really. I shampoo on an as-needed basis (aka, when I get too stupid with the protein), condition heavily every day or two, and don't DT. No 'cones, very low on the protein, and pretty heavy on the oils. I've been CG-ish for over 9 months, so it's taken me a while to get here.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    First off, you are soo freaking cute, love you and your video! Second, what is your entire hair routine? My hair is around the same length and the same curl type. Thanks.:toothy7:

    Umm, you mean outside of what I did in this video? Just co-washing with Suave, really. I shampoo on an as-needed basis (aka, when I get too stupid with the protein), condition heavily every day or two, and don't DT. No 'cones, very low on the protein, and pretty heavy on the oils. I've been CG-ish for over 9 months, so it's taken me a while to get here.

    Yep, sorry. How many times a week do you co wash with suave and what suave do you use? What poo do you use when you do poo? Thanks.:toothy7:
    "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! "
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    First off, you are soo freaking cute, love you and your video! Second, what is your entire hair routine? My hair is around the same length and the same curl type. Thanks.:toothy7:

    Umm, you mean outside of what I did in this video? Just co-washing with Suave, really. I shampoo on an as-needed basis (aka, when I get too stupid with the protein), condition heavily every day or two, and don't DT. No 'cones, very low on the protein, and pretty heavy on the oils. I've been CG-ish for over 9 months, so it's taken me a while to get here.

    Yep, sorry. How many times a week do you co wash with suave and what suave do you use? What poo do you use when you do poo? Thanks.:toothy7:

    I use the Coconut or Vanilla Floral 4-5 times a week. Don't really like water-washing, using conditioner just gets me cleaner. When I poo, it's either with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink] or TJ's Refresh.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • ClaritaClarita Posts: 198Registered Users
    Thanks for taking the time to do this! I usually rake my products in but I'm gonna try scrunching them in next time. I don't know if it's all the raking or that I now have a looser curl patten (henna), but my curls have been turning out stringier lately. Anyways, off to experiment!!
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Low
    Elasticity: Low
    Density: Medium/High...I think


    ~~Lots of Little S-Curls and Corkscrews~~
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    You are an absolute doll! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!:)
  • pigreyhoundpigreyhound Posts: 764Registered Users
    Wonderful video and so helpful. I have [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and have success on and off with it. I don't have KT, so I use SheaM underneath it. I might try a different leave-in.
    Thanks so much for being willing to do that for all of us curlies!
    Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
    CG since '08.

    Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
    Co-wash: TJ Nourish
    Protein: CJ Repair Me
    Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
    Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »

    Umm, you mean outside of what I did in this video? Just co-washing with Suave, really. I shampoo on an as-needed basis (aka, when I get too stupid with the protein), condition heavily every day or two, and don't DT. No 'cones, very low on the protein, and pretty heavy on the oils. I've been CG-ish for over 9 months, so it's taken me a while to get here.

    Yep, sorry. How many times a week do you co wash with suave and what suave do you use? What poo do you use when you do poo? Thanks.:toothy7:

    I use the Coconut or Vanilla Floral 4-5 times a week. Don't really like water-washing, using conditioner just gets me cleaner. When I poo, it's either with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink] or TJ's Refresh.

    Ok, a few more questions if you don't mind. How much condish do you use to co wash and how much do you use to conditon/detangle? Lastly, after you rinse off the suave then you apply the kinky curly leave in, right? Thanks.:toothy7:
    "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! "
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    Ok, a few more questions if you don't mind. How much condish do you use to co wash and how much do you use to conditon/detangle? Lastly, after you rinse off the suave then you apply the kinky curly leave in, right? Thanks.:toothy7:

    Lol, I don't mind questions. I use a little less than a palmful to co-wash, and enough of my heavier condish to be able to detangle with my fingers (a couple tsps). I apply the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]KCKT[/buylink] after I've rinsed out the heavier condish... what can I say, I loves me lots of conditioner.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote: »
    Ok, a few more questions if you don't mind. How much condish do you use to co wash and how much do you use to conditon/detangle? Lastly, after you rinse off the suave then you apply the kinky curly leave in, right? Thanks.:toothy7:

    Lol, I don't mind questions. I use a little less than a palmful to co-wash, and enough of my heavier condish to be able to detangle with my fingers (a couple tsps). I apply the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]KCKT[/buylink] after I've rinsed out the heavier condish... what can I say, I loves me lots of conditioner.

    What do you use for a heavier condish? Thanks soo much. :toothy7:
    "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! "
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