Keep Getting Frizz When I Scrunch In Gel

I am having a problem and I can't figure out how to fix it! When I am applying my styling products, I apply them to soaking wet hair, upside down. After I am done with that, I use my mf towel and lightly scrunch out the excess water. Then I flip my hair upright and scrunch in gel (usually BRHG or HETT). I can see the halo frizz already starting on the crown. Then I clip and diffuse or air dry. I only get the frizz on the crown. How can I scrunch in the gel and not get the frizz from it? I am assuming that it is because the gel is sticky. Does anyone else have this issue? It's really driving me nuts! I have tried scrunching in the gel while my hair was still upside down and it didn't make a difference. Grrrrrrr!

I almost forgot, I have tried so many different towels and it didn't seem to matter. So, I know it's not the towels. I scrunch really slowly and carefully. Any suggestions?
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  • k_vssyk_vssy Posts: 240Registered Users
    I'd try scrunching in the gel while your hair is still wet, like you do with the rest of the products. Then you can use your towel after that.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Trying skipping the upside down thing; maybe its ruffling up your crown.
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  • coxplus2coxplus2 Posts: 181Registered Users
    You might try smoothing a tiny bit more gel over your crown after you scrunch. I've had this problem before, and this helped.
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    -Flax seed gel (my favorite right now)
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  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    I get that from either the MF(so I use an old Tee). Or if a gel is too thick and drags through my hair-if that's the case I add a touch of water to the gel in my hands before adding to my hair. Hope that helps.
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  • masa_innmasa_inn Posts: 306Registered Users
    I posted similar question recently - I've been getting frizz while I'm still in the shower.

    Look at these threads, I got some very helpful responses:

    I've done all things imaginable to fix it: series of DT; clarifying 'poo; serious protein treatment.

    Bottom line: frizz is still here, happy and in a full bloom.
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  • MarllonMarllon Posts: 104Registered Users
    I read that scrunching can actually lead to frizz. Ever since reading that, I have changed my styling method. I emulsify the product onto my hands, fingers, and in between the spaces of my fingers, and I proceed to finger comb my hair. When I feel like I've evenly dispersed the product, I run a wide-toothed comb on my hair just to make sure it's been completely distributed. If you want the "scrunched" look, then, a better alternative would be to diffuse. According to many people on here, pixie curling is a fabulous diffusing method. You should try that out.
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