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What works better for you- ouidad's rake and shake or the deva way- scrunch and leave

Just curious- I have tried both ways- and not sure which way I like better- my hair seems to be curlier with the deva way...But it still looks nice w/ the rake and shake- I mix the lines- feel like I'm cheating lol :)
CG
3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do a little combo of both. I rake gently and not even all the way through -- I just try to get product a little closer to the roots than plain old scrunching can accomplish. I stay away from the scalp but I get pretty close. It works well for me.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
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    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • allicatallicat Posts: 134Registered Users
    Thanks, I thought a combo might work well:) Anyone else?
    CG
    3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
    Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    I do a little combo of both. I rake gently and not even all the way through -- I just try to get product a little closer to the roots than plain old scrunching can accomplish. I stay away from the scalp but I get pretty close. It works well for me.

    Same here.
    That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

    I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.
    :blob8:

    3a/3b
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I cannot get even coverage by scrunching in products, and I feel like it just creates frizz for me. I either rake them in or smooth them on. I scrunch after I've applied them all.
    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
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    + 1 with the combo approach, especially with gels. I know they don't distribute well with scrunching only. Something else that helps is keeping your hands wet (like when you make meatballs.) I run them under a little running water, so they are wet--but don't cup my hand and add tons of water.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • *Angela**Angela* Posts: 251Registered Users
    Yep...combo here too.
    3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

    CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

    LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

    STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
  • TeresinaTeresina Posts: 291Registered Users
    I rake product through my hair; there's no way scrunching is going to get product evenly distributed through all my hair. I may try scrunching after though and see if I can get better clumps that way instead of all these little pieces.
    Teresina
    3b/3c/4a coarse, high porosity
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    I rake and smooth gel in, then scrunch. :)

    That's me..sort of. I don't do too much raking (can give me stringlet's depending on product)--I mostly smooth it in and then scrunch it in. I'm with Kathymack that wet hands do help. I mix BRHG and other gels with AOMM to help distribute easier. Like Jillipoo I avoid direct scalp contact (every time I rake it ends up on my scalp and invariably I get itchies) as my scalp is sensitive.

    I don't like the Deva scrunch a little and leave it-recipe for straight hair for me

    I don't like the other rake and shake either--yucky stringlet ramen noodle curls that way

    So I'd say I don't really like either.

    Let's call it Kat-Gem-Boom-Jilli ... that has a nice beat to it! :salut::thumbright:
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

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  • msjananimsjanani Posts: 624Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote: »
    I cannot get even coverage by scrunching in products, and I feel like it just creates frizz for me. I either rake them in or smooth them on. I scrunch after I've applied them all.

    This is me. Rake to evenly distribute, then scrunch.
    3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

    Current products:
    Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
    Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
    Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

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  • allicatallicat Posts: 134Registered Users
    Nice to know ladies:) A combo seems to be the best way to go:)
    CG
    3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
    Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
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  • DemelzaDemelza Posts: 158Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    Something else that helps is keeping your hands wet (like when you make meatballs.)

    :laughing1: :laughing2: Thanks, Kathy. I've been having a really bad day and the combo of hair products and meatballs struck me as hilarious... I really needed a good laugh!

    Sorry for the interruption, all...
    Hair type: 3a/2c, fine/medium texture, medium porosity(?), normal elasticity, medium density

    Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioners: KCKT, CJ Curl Rehab
    Stylers: AOMM, AG Re:Coil, Donna Marie MCG, KCCC,
    FSG, BRHG, Biotera Styling Gel, ACV & honey

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