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Soaking Wet or Blotted?

When do you apply product? on soaking wet hair or blotted?

I'm not sure what I like....most days I blot first, but I've been experimenting this week with soaking wet. It seems like with soaking wet, I get less hold, but more of a natural feel, but my hair seems to lose it's hold by the end of the day.

I have fine, but thick 3A hair.
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  • beaglecookiebeaglecookie Posts: 150Registered Users
    If I put it on soaking wet hair the products comes off in the towel when I blot. If I blot first the products are able to soak into my hair and the product seems to work better for me.
    Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

    One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

    PW- mymia
  • krazykurlskrazykurls Posts: 31Registered Users
    I was putting my product on soaking wet hair but I would have to reapply it after de-plopping, so now I blot first, then apply products. It's working much better for me now! :D
    3c/b
    No 'poo since March 2004
    Vo5/Suave/White Rain - co wash
    DevaCARE OneC, CK, Dove Curl Defining Styling Creme, Biolage Gelee,
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I do both, gel on soaking wet hair, especially in summer- I have less frizz if I put gel on soaking wet hair.

    If I use a cream I put that on blotted hair because it seems to work good and it dries faster that way. This is my favorite in the winter.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • curlessencecurlessence Posts: 81Registered Users
    If I put it on soaking wet hair the products comes off in the towel when I blot. If I blot first the products are able to soak into my hair and the product seems to work better for me.

    ITA! This is how I do it as well :D
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I put my gel on soaking wet hair, scrunch, then plop in a turban.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    kimmyc wrote:
    I do both, gel on soaking wet hair, especially in summer- I have less frizz if I put gel on soaking wet hair.

    If I use a cream I put that on blotted hair because it seems to work good and it dries faster that way. This is my favorite in the winter.

    ditto. and with the curls creams, i use them after blotting (is this the same as scrunching with a microfiber towel?) AND plopping with a tee-shirt.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • woocurlzwoocurlz Posts: 51Registered Users
    I do both - I apply most product to soaking wet hair, then scrunch with a microfiber towel, then scrunch in more product to the blotted hair.
    3a , Botticelli - O Fine Silky per LOIS
    Using: DevaCare NoPoo & OneC, AnGell, SIF; CK; re:coil; BSRHG; lavender/glycerin mist

    password: curls