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Everyone tell me their routines in detail: washing, second day hair, etc.)

ginabean98ginabean98 Posts: 197Registered Users
I'm just really curious! God bless!
2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
Devacuts 3.5.14, 7.16.15
CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
:sunny:
GOD really loves you. ∞
HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
*I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
:cat:

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  • ginabean98ginabean98 Posts: 197Registered Users
    So here's my routine...
    Before I ever wet my hair I coat the ends with unrefined virgin coconut oil. 2-3 times a week I wash my scalp with Garnier Fructis Scalp Solutions Anti-dandruff Conditioner. I let it sit on my scalp for 5 minutes before rinsing. Then, I use Alberto V05 Shea Cashmere conditioner on my hair. I rake it through, then scrunch upwards. I scrunch in a little bit of cold water after the conditioners is applied to rinse just a bit out. I dry my hair with a couple old cotton t-shirts, then put some Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel in my hair. I also rake this through and then scrunch, applying a half-quarter size amount into each section of my hair. Then I let my hair air-dry. When I go to sleep I make sure my hair is fully dry, or it turns out wonky. I pineapple it with a scrunchie not looped around so that it's nice and loose, like its just tight enough to secure my hair lightly. Then the next day I have good curls. To restyle I might use a bit of water or maybe more gel, sometimes all I have to do is take it out of the pineapple. I only wash my hair at night, so I rely on a good second-day method. Besides washing my scalp a couple times a week, I wet my hair and apply more conditioner every day.
    2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
    Devacuts 3.5.14, 7.16.15
    CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
    :sunny:
    GOD really loves you. ∞
    HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
    *I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
    I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
    :cat:
  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I have long hair....wavy 2c.but starting to act like 3a....

    Wash once a week with devacurl low-poo.

    Other then that, i co-wash every other day with suave naturals coconut conditioner. Then apply a tiny bit of devacurl one conditioner...leave on for a few mins. I rinse out completely because my hair gets weighed down with
    leave ins. Scrunch while rinsing with head upside down. Then with soaking wet hair, scrunch in product (i use several different products,.depending on the day..devacurl foam, curl keeper, or kinky curly custard) then i immediately scrunch in devacurl Arc angel gel....plop for 5mins. Then diffuse, and i also use jaw clips to help my bangs lay right, and to get volume.

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  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I haven't figured out 2nd day hair yet. But had pretty decent hair this weekend when i used Kinky curly custard, pineapple at night with a satin cap from dollar store. Then barely spritzed water in my hair next morning. Soft and manageable.

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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I am mostly 3A with some 2C strands here and there.

    First, I wash with a l'oreal conditioner or Daiso (co-wash I found here in Japan). I gently massage my scalp while washing.

    Sometimes I wash with a low-poo instead; to remove hard water build up or when I've applied a lot of oils for a while. But I definitely prefer co-washing because my hair gets dry easily and is practically never greasy.

    Second, I apply Desert Essence Red Raspberry as a RO. I detangle, usually with fingers, sometimes with a wide-tooth comb. I let it sit in my hair for a while, and then I rinse it out.

    Third (though I only do this once a week), I rinse my hair with icy cold chamomile tea. I make sure it's cold to add extra shine to my hair. I don't rinse it out. If I don't use chamomile tea I simply rinse my hair with icy cold water in the sink.

    Fourth, I scrunch leave-in conditioner (either Beauty Without Cruelty or Kinky Curly Knot Today) in my hair.

    Fifth, I seal from my ends to about 10 centimeters up with jojoba oil.

    Sixth, I scunch mousse (The Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll) in my hair.

    Seventh, I scrunch gel in my hair, usually Kiss My Face Upper Management gel.

    Eighth, I plop for 15-20 minutes.

    Ninth, I let it air dry.

    Ordered a diffuser blowdryer though, can't wait to try it out.

    I do this routine once every two days. Every night before I go to sleep I massage my scalp with Jamaican Black castor oil and coconut oil. Once a week I do an intensive oil treatment and protein treatment. But I think I'm going to do my protein treatment more often, it seems my hair can't get enough of proteins :)
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • StrictlyJennyStrictlyJenny Posts: 1Registered Users

    I've only been doing the CG method for about 9 months now. Still tweaking the process, but this seems to be working well so far.

    I co-wash every 1-2 days with L'Oreal EverStrong Bodifying conditioner. Since going CG I've only shampooed two or three times, and that's only if it seems like my hair is getting dull or feels like there's build up.

    I use the same product to condition more heavily after I've massaged away all the dirt and oil on my scalp. I usually use 1-2 palmfuls for this. In Curly Girl, Massey talks about using enough to get your hair slippery, similar to the feel of seaweed when it's under water. I try to keep that in mind, then leave in for the rest of my shower.

    After I rinse, I scrunch out some of the excess water with my hands, then start to scrunch more out with a microfiber towel.

    Once my hair is no longer dripping, I put in a shallow palmful of L'Oreal EveryStyle Strong Hold gel. This is the only gel I've used since I started the CG method, other than L'Oreal's curly gel. The curly stuff DID NOT WORK, made my hair totally lifeless and limp. But the Strong Hold works great for me. {I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a strong opinion on drugstore vs salon products.} I like to put in a fair amount of gel, because I like a pretty solid gel cast. My hair tends to be too soft/has no texture if I don't use enough. After I apply the gel I scrunch the hell out of it, first with my hands, then scrunch some more with a microfiber towel.

    After that I plop using the same towel. I do this for at least 15 minutes, but to be honest I work from home and once I sit down at my computer I lose all track of time, so sometimes I leave it up for nearly an hour. Then I take it down and let it air dry, which usually takes at least another half hour or so.

    Once totally dry, I'll scrunch out the crunch, then run my fingers under my hair along my scalp and sort of shake everything loose. I'll flip my hair upside down and do this as well.

    Then I'm good to go. :)

    My hair is a bit on the thin side, and it's barely at my shoulders now (I'm growing it out). So far my luck with second-day hair is 50-50, but once it's long enough to put up on a decent loose ponytail on my head when I sleep I think it'll be a lot better. I do tend to use B&B hair powder on my hair the next day if I don't have time to co-wash.

    3A
    CG since 5/2012
    Co-wash | Loreal EverStrong Bodifying Conditioner
    Style | Loreal EverStyle Strong Hold Defining Gel
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    First I dampen my hair and coat with tresemee.
    Then I cowash with TJ's TTT rubbing the scalp vigorously with the pads of my fingers.
    Third, I condition with Shea moisture (gold label) and rinse upside down, in cold water. I comb with wide tooth comb if I need, but I try to use fingers first. I usually need the comb.
    Then I put about a quarter sized dollop of tresemee in my palms, and spread over the nape, and then around my face, then scrunch in. I run my hair under the shower for a couple seconds to clump the hair back up.
    Then I scrunch in homemade fsg, squeezing out the extra water.
    After that I add sm smoothie and plop. After the plop I add curls gel-es-c (CG friendly at target), then I add KCCC and diffuse.

    My hair is awesome and better than ever, I've been CG for 4 months.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users
    I cleanse my hair one of 3 ways:

    -NoPoo (devaCurl), shampoo bar, or shampoo (LowPoo +oil)

    -condition and detangle (faves are in my siggy)

    -leave in =mineral oil(4-5 drops) + EVOO, Argan, coconut, or EO's (4-5 drops) mixed with my Leave-in conditioner

    -add a "base" styler...MD CSC, FSG, or MUDD (**sometimes I skip the gel and style ONLY with FSG, Mudd or Curlkeeper)

    -smooth and scrunch gel in 4 sections (KCCC, UFDCM, etc.)

    -top with either a pump of Gel-les'C or BRHG

    -air dry 5 minutes and diffuse until 80-90% dry
    -scrunch, style and go

    2nd day hair- sometimes I scrunch in some FSG, spritz a little water, or just wear my hair up. I rarely do any touch ups anymore though....usually just put it up and go.

    ***although I can get away with using FSG, Mudd, CK or even Tresseme naturals conditioner/oil as my sole styler, I find I get better 2nd and sometimes 3rd day hair if I add a gel to my routine.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I wash my hair everyday. I use a sulfate free shampoo and tresemme 24 hour body conditioner. It's not CG, but it works for me. Then when I get out I rake AG recoil through and then flip my hair over and rake through my gel (Broaer- a brand from Spain which is impossible to find). I let it air dry for about 10-15 minutes then I flip over and blow dry it (no diffuser). I use a low setting and high heat and blow dry the back of my hair only while flipped over (that way I get more volume and much less frizz on top). There is no such thing as second day hair for me. I just repeat the process
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Oh, and clarify and DT once a week
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • joseybirdjoseybird Posts: 90Registered Users
    Evening: Low-poo/co-wash, then apply a thick conditioner/deep treatment

    Morning: Stick head in shower and rinse with cold water until somewhat-damp. Detangle with a light conditioner (which I leave in), then finger-comb styling product (with decent hold) through my hair. Let air-dry.

    I've had great success with this technique using a variety of products!! Here are the ones I've tried so far with this technique:

    Low-poo/co-wash: SM shampoos, L'Oreal and As I Am co-washes

    Thick conditioner/deep treatment: SM conditioners, GVPCB, As I Am DoubleButter

    Light Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, VO5 conditioner, KCKT

    Styling Product: SM souffle, KCCC, LA Looks Sport
    3a - Fine, thin, non-porous hair - boo! :(


    Shampoo: SM shampoos

    Clarifying Shampoo: KC Come Clean

    Co-Wash: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioners, As I Am Co-Wash

    Hair Gel: L.A. Looks Sport, KCCC, SM Curling Souffle

    DT Conditioner: SM Raw Shea Masque, SM Raw Shea conditioner + coconut oil, GVPCB

    LI Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, KCKT, VO5 shea + SM baby oil

    Curl Enhancers: L.A. Looks Beachy Waves, Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. AG re:coil
  • Spectre628Spectre628 Posts: 28Registered Users
    I use suave ocean breeze to cowash then I use gvp balm to detangle and I finish the rest of my shower with it in my hair, rinse upside down with cold water. Then while still upside down mix about a quatyer size glob of the gvp with 3 drops of 100% argan oil in my hand and scrunch it in, then I get out of the shower and gently fix my part, I let it air dry (usually 3 hours), when completely dry I flip over and scrunch again to fluff up the jams and I'm g2g. For second day hair I just rock my messy curls.
    -3A/Medium/Low porosity

    -Cg since 01/2012
    -Growing out since 11/2011

    -Co-wash: Suave Naturals
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Here's my routine :)
    -Cleanse once (or twice) a week w/ either KCCC or SM moisture retention shampoo.
    -co-wash when rewetting (and not cleansing) w/ Suave naturals coconut.
    -All upside down, in shower: smooth, rake & squish in a leave in (either KCKT or SM curl enhancing smoothie).
    -Then same technique for styler (either KCCC or SM curling souffle') + adding more water when squishing.
    -scrunch upside down then right side up w/ microfiber towel, finger place style & diffuse!!!
    -seal w/ JCN&S & some tresemme' #4 hairspray!
  • shalomcurlsshalomcurls Posts: 27Registered Users
    After that I add sm smoothie and plop. After the plop I add curls gel-es-c (CG friendly at target), then I add KCCC and diffuse.

    My hair is awesome and better than ever, I've been CG for 4 months.

    Hey Houseofcurls! Do you find that adding the KCCC after you plop rather than before plopping gives you better results? I've just started using sm smoothie followed by KCCC and afterwards plopping, but my ends sometimes lost their hold- probably because the gel gets absorbed into the t-shirt. I think I might try plopping before adding the KCCC if it seems to work well for you!
    2c with some 2b & 3a
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since June 2012
    <<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>>
    CLEANSERS: As I Am Coconut Cowash
    CLARIFYING: SM Jamaican Black Castor Oil
    DETANGLER/LI: SM Low Porosity, KCKT
    RINSE OUT: Deva Delight, Suave Naturals
    STYLERS: Jessicurl Spiralicious, KCCC, Deva Supercream
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    After that I add sm smoothie and plop. After the plop I add curls gel-es-c (CG friendly at target), then I add KCCC and diffuse.

    My hair is awesome and better than ever, I've been CG for 4 months.

    Hey Houseofcurls! Do you find that adding the KCCC after you plop rather than before plopping gives you better results? I've just started using sm smoothie followed by KCCC and afterwards plopping, but my ends sometimes lost their hold- probably because the gel gets absorbed into the t-shirt. I think I might try plopping before adding the KCCC if it seems to work well for you!

    I know you didn't ask this of me, but I thought I'd offer my two cents :)

    I have also started scrunching in some additional KCCC after I plop. I got the idea from smasters technique where she adds more KCCC to damp hair part way through diffusing. I don't diffuse very often, but I figured the same principle would apply even when air drying. I've found that this helps keep my ends from drying out/frizzing/losing definition and gives me a little more hold and shine. Love it.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    Currently-

    Cowash with DevaCurl One Condition. Lo poo as needed, not that often.

    Flip upside down, cold rinse

    Apply leave in (One Condition or Curl Milk) for slip

    Soak in B Leave In

    Coat with a bit of Kinky Curly Curling Custard, gently scrunch.

    Super soak

    Scrunch in Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee

    Plop 10-15 min

    Diffuse

    Scrunch out the crunch

    Sometimes tame with a little bit of almond or argan oil if necessary.
    Curly work in progress
    2C with some 3A if all the stars align
    Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
    No sulfates since 2009
    CG since 2013

    In my stash:
    Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
    Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
    Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Lately I wash daily as usual with deva low poo (I'm not too crazy about it though) and tresemme 24 hour body conditioner. But now I just apply curl keeper by raking it in then scrunching. Then I blow dry with a diffuser. I would like more volume, but this will do for now. I like that curl keeper is so light because my hair is super fine, so more than one product at once weighs it down :-/
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sexyspiralssexyspirals Posts: 99Registered Users
    My hair is 3a and starting to become a little more 3b as it grows. It's fine and moderately porous and hates glycerin but loves aloe.

    1. Co-wash with Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily - Rake it in and gently scrub my scalp, then flip over and comb through with my Denman brush (ice queen method). I comb it all upside down, but because it's a weird length, I then section off the bottom part and comb it back down (hard to explain - top half of my hair is hanging upside down, while the bottom half is combed flat against my neck). This prevents the bottom of my hair from getting caught up with the rest at the back of my head and being weird and matted. Super important to make sure that no hair is caught between up and down or it'll get matted and gross!

    Then I let it sit for a minute or two, gently flipping my head right-side up so the hair isn't in my face - I don't get a ton of part control with this, but the volume makes up for it.

    2. Rinse (usually at regular temperature) and add in my RO - lately I'm using Garnier Sleek and Shine (it's CG and has good slip). I scrunch it in upside down for the seaweed feeling (watching out for the pieces that I sectioned out, which I scrunch in the other direction - I find that they tend to stay separated on their own when I flip back upside down, so I just make sure I don't catch them up with the other hair) and let it sit for as long as it takes me to do everything else in the shower (shave, wash up).

    3. Cold/cool water rinse upside down - I let the water soak into my hair until it's completely saturated and the curls are clumping

    4. I use the Suave as a leave-in as well, but sometimes I switch it up with my RO. I gently scrunch a nickel sized amount in upside down (after reading this thread, I think I'm going to start sticking my head back under the water for more clumping because by the time I add my gel the curls are starting to separate from being manhandled too much :p)

    5. I scrunch in a small amount of my product (less is more for my hair), usually AG Re:Coil or KCCC or TiGi mousse. I usually only use one because my hair gets too weighed down if I mix.

    6. I add my gel to set, BRHG - this is the best way for me to get second day hair, it never fails and my hair loves it. I've never found another gel that makes my hair as soft and clumpy and scrunches out so easily, or that gives me second day. I add that in upside down as well, hopefully with my hair still as wet as possible (again, I think adding more water is a great idea - I find super soaker doesn't work so well for me just practically at the sink, so sticking my head back under the water might work!)

    I also sometimes do the scrunch method where I scrunch the same section gently seven or eight times - I'm not sure if this is doing anything for me but I give it a try!

    7. I plop with a cotton long-sleeved t-shirt - microfiber towels suck out too much moisture for me and my hair gets some halo frizz. I leave that for five to ten minutes while I dry off and get dressed. Air drying actually makes my hair look the best, but drip-dry is not the wisest idea during a midwest winter!

    I've experimented with brushing in product , but usually once I brush in my initial conditioner the curls are already forming, and I use the scrunching in of all the other products to encourage them to set. I especially never, ever comb in KCCC - that stuff is like glue in my hair and once it gets going there's no rearranging it!

    For second day hair, I use the BRHG and I sleep on a satin pillowcase - my best second day hair is when I sleep with a satin sleep cap, but for vanity reasons I don't use it anymore lol

    I also LOVE apple cider vinegar rinses - I try to do one fewer than twice a month, but when I live at school we have super hard water and my hair always feels coated with gunk and ACV is the only thing that makes it better.


    Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.

    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
    Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
    Gels: BRHG (my one and only)


    CG since 03/28/09
  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    I then section off the bottom part and comb it back down (hard to explain - top half of my hair is hanging upside down, while the bottom half is combed flat against my neck). This prevents the bottom of my hair from getting caught up with the rest at the back of my head and being weird and matted. Super important to make sure that no hair is caught between up and down or it'll get matted and gross!

    Then I let it sit for a minute or two, gently flipping my head right-side up so the hair isn't in my face - I don't get a ton of part control with this, but the volume makes up for it.

    Holy cow, I thought I was the only one in the world who did this!! I do it after wash/conditioner but before I add product, though. I keep a hair clip in my shower and I use it to clip all of the bottom section together at the nape of my neck (like a low ponytail) and it helps to keep that part from flipping over my head along with the top section.

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • magfishmagfish Posts: 3Registered Users
    I've only been CG since last October (so only about 5/6 months!) and I'm still tweaking a lot. I also haven't had the money to buy any of the fancy stuff, so that'll happen this summer. BUT, what I've got so far...

    I wash my hair every 2/3 days (usually 3 if I can help it- sometimes 4 if I'm doing absolutely nothing!).
    - Co-wash with L'Oreal EverCreme clarifying conditioner, mostly I just keep it to my scalp because the pump is so freakin annoying and I don't love the smell at all, but it's made my hair so soft and lovely so...

    - Rinse out Just Bee Naturals Soy & Pomegranate Conditioner OR Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Conditioner (I usually use the icequeen method here, but I always use a huge palmful because I'm always trying to add more moisture- I mostly aim for the squishy seaweed feeling!)
    - I used to use TresEmme Naturals moisture, but after a while it made my scalp SUPER itchy so, it's been cut for a while.

    - if I'm feeling up to it I do most of it upside down, but I have a pretty crappy neck and my scoliosis has been giving me heck lately so often I just don't, but it definitely gives me better volume when I do!

    - that's pretty much it for my IN the shower routine, I usually do the conditioners first and leave them in my hair the duration of my shower, but I also always rinse it all out because I really just dislike the feeling of leaving it in. My curl pattern is pretty weak too, so I usually cup my hair in my hands for most of the shower (when it's under the water directly anyway) to try and not mess that up too much with the stream

    - OKAY SO then I scrunch out some of the moisture w/ a tshirt, because my hair is super low porosity and if it's soaking wet nothing soaks in

    - then I smooth & rake through a leave in, either the Yes to Carrots Leave in Conditioner or Live Clean Exotic Argan Oil Smooth&Shine stuff

    - then I supersoaker my hair to get some moisture BACK in (so complicated right? but it definitely reduces frizz & promotes GOOD clumps in my stupid clumpy hair!)

    - then I smooth & scrunch in some gel, right now it alternates between the Herbal Essences Totally Twisted curl scrunching gel which is okay, and the Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel (which gives me AWESOME definition, is great for frizz reducing, and actually gives me second day hair!)

    - then I plop in the wet tshirt I used for scrunching earlier, usually for as long as I have or remember, so often 20+ minutes

    - currently I SOTC with either a tiny bit of JoJoBa, or slightly damp hands, but also often nothing

    Before I go to bed, I always try and massage my scalp upside down for a couple minutes. I'm trying to grow to as much as possible, but also I just really like scalp massages. Sometimes I use a little jojoba or grapeseed oil, sometimes I don't. But it's a lovely routine!
    To get second day hair, I have to sleep with my hair pineapple-d (which is still a little tough, as parts of it aren't yet long enough for that...) and tied with a small satin-y scarf I've got instead of a pony tail elastic or scrunchie, and my pillows covered in a silk scarf to reduce friction etc.
    Then in the morning I usually wet my hands and run them over my hair & scrunch softly- sometimes I'll add a tiny bit of water or spray with a lavender water/jojoba mixture.

    For the most part, I can even get pretty good 2nd day hair and even a little bit of 3rd day curl with this method, but usually it's third day ponytail because, again, my curl pattern is pretty loose and most of it by then has fallen into annoying half-waves (but in a pony it still looks pretty good).

    I'm still searching for stuff to reduce frizz (my biggest challenge) and get maybe just a little more root lift/definition. I really want to try some of the more "well known" products, especially ones without protein because I don't think my hair really needs it, and I'm getting really frustrated with my limited Canadian drug store options!

    Hope that mass of information helps in some way though!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    2C-3A (Botticelli/Corkicelli) / med density / low porosity / ii / super frizz prone (spider web/flyaway/surface frizz)
    CG since Oct 2012.

    Current Products:
    L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Just Bee Natural Bee Pomegranate Conditioner
    Yes to Carrots Leave In Conditioner
    Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel
    Craving Products:
    KCCC or CCCC
    BBs Styling Mudd, Cocoa Java Hemp Hair Butter, Brulee
    CK Satin Roots & Coil Jam
    AG Re:coil
    BRHG
    CJ CIAB
    CJ Curl Rehab
    Spiral Solutions
  • shalomcurlsshalomcurls Posts: 27Registered Users
    jsuzkelley wrote: »
    After that I add sm smoothie and plop. After the plop I add curls gel-es-c (CG friendly at target), then I add KCCC and diffuse.

    My hair is awesome and better than ever, I've been CG for 4 months.

    Hey Houseofcurls! Do you find that adding the KCCC after you plop rather than before plopping gives you better results? I've just started using sm smoothie followed by KCCC and afterwards plopping, but my ends sometimes lost their hold- probably because the gel gets absorbed into the t-shirt. I think I might try plopping before adding the KCCC if it seems to work well for you!

    I know you didn't ask this of me, but I thought I'd offer my two cents :)

    I have also started scrunching in some additional KCCC after I plop. I got the idea from smasters technique where she adds more KCCC to damp hair part way through diffusing. I don't diffuse very often, but I figured the same principle would apply even when air drying. I've found that this helps keep my ends from drying out/frizzing/losing definition and gives me a little more hold and shine. Love it.

    Thanks for your input JsuzKelley, I appreciate it! I'm glad it works for you! I'll have to try it now :)
    2c with some 2b & 3a
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since June 2012
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    CLEANSERS: As I Am Coconut Cowash
    CLARIFYING: SM Jamaican Black Castor Oil
    DETANGLER/LI: SM Low Porosity, KCKT
    RINSE OUT: Deva Delight, Suave Naturals
    STYLERS: Jessicurl Spiralicious, KCCC, Deva Supercream
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sundays:
    I use Bentonite clay mud wash (homemade). Next I DC with either SheaMoisture Shea Butter masque or Mixed Chicks and oil my scalp with my castor oil/evoo mix with heat for 20 minutes. Then I rinse all this out. Towel dry with microfiber towel and spray my hair with lavender water, apply generous amount of KCKT, brush through with my den man, apply FSG, seal with Shea butter. I proceed to put about 12 twists.

    Wednesdays:
    I co-wash with SheaMoisture C&H co-wash on them roots and Giovanni SAS on the ends. After rinsing all this out I layer KCKT followed by FSG and seal with oil.

    I do protective styling all the time unless for special occasions. I am also having fun with lace wigs :-)
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    I have mostly 3C hair, although lately I've been noticing a lot more 3B curls. It's shoulder length (unstretched) and it's just above my bra straps when stretched. I trim my hair twice a year (once in winter, once in summer).

    I'm not going to mention any brands because my brand preferences are always changing because I like to experiment.

    Daily:
    -Co-wash with conditioner in the shower (let the conditioner sit in my hair for the remainder of my shower, rinse out before I get out)
    -Let my hair dry as much as possible in a t-shirt turban (5-10 minutes)
    -Styling: Lots of leave-in conditioner, a few dabs of curly cream, hair gel, sometimes seal with oil. Sometimes I want a very soft look, so I'll either use just curly cream or just leave-in conditioner.

    Weekly (usually on Sundays but now it's being changed to midweek because that's more convenient for me right now):
    -Shampoo (yes, I use sulfates--I prefer sulfate shampoo, actually)
    -Deep condition for a minimum of 10 minutes, but preferably 20-30 minutes
    -De-tangle with a wide tooth comb (might have to add more conditioner to my hair to get it slippery)
    -Rinse out
    -If I am going out somewhere, I will do my styling routine, but if I'm just staying at home, I'll only put in some leave-in
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • juliej97juliej97 Posts: 7Registered Users
    Basically, I do my CG method, using a Suave conditioner as my cowash, then I do my deep conditioner(Essie 3 Minute Miracle), then I plop! When it's slightly wetter than damp, I apply some leave in conditioner + argan oil for shine. I separate my hair into about 5-6 sections, separate each section into 2 sections, then twist it into a little rosette on my head and bobby pin it down. Do that to all the sections, pop on a little sleeping cap, and catch up on some well-needed beauty rest c: When I wake up, unpin everything, shake it out for some volume, style my bangs, and add some antifrizz mouse c:

    This is a picture of super ultra second day hair. Mainly due to laziness, haha c:

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    2B/3B
    High Porosity
    Heavy Products
    Coarse
    Medium Length
  • juliej97juliej97 Posts: 7Registered Users
    juliej97 wrote: »
    Basically, I do my CG method, using a Suave conditioner as my cowash, then I do my deep conditioner(Essie 3 Minute Miracle), then I plop! When it's slightly wetter than damp, I apply some leave in conditioner + argan oil for shine. I separate my hair into about 5-6 sections, separate each section into 2 sections, then twist it into a little rosette on my head and bobby pin it down. Do that to all the sections, pop on a little sleeping cap, and catch up on some well-needed beauty rest c: When I wake up, unpin everything, shake it out for some volume, style my bangs, and add some antifrizz mouse c:

    This is a picture of super ultra second day hair. Mainly due to laziness, haha c:

    Oh, and this can all be easily replicated for second day hair by just rewetting hair with a spray bottle (I like to use warm water +sea salt because I find that my hair loses some of it's clumping ability when I redo it for second day curls.), and repeating the process, minus all of the product c:

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    2B/3B
    High Porosity
    Heavy Products
    Coarse
    Medium Length
  • ginabean98ginabean98 Posts: 197Registered Users
    I've actually changed my routine from the first one I posted. Once or twice a week I will cowash my scalp with suave naturals conditioner. I can't get 2nd day hair, so I do this every morning: I wet my hair and apply conditioner to my hair (not my scalp because I'm not cowashing.) I apply a quarter sized amount and dont rinse it out. Then I scrunch my hair dry with a microfiber towel and add a shallow palmful of biotera gel

    Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
    2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
    Devacuts 3.5.14, 7.16.15
    CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
    :sunny:
    GOD really loves you. ∞
    HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
    *I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
    I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
    :cat:
  • JeliahJeliah Posts: 248Registered Users
    I have shoulder length 3c curls. But for the summer I've been co-washing with SM purification masque. KCKT as my leave in. Sealed with castor oil then I use as I am curl jelly with FSG on top. Then to preserve my curls I put it in a low loose pony tail and cover it with a silk scarf. I'm excited because I just recently figured out how to get 3rd day hair without adding any water!!! ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371591210.528063.jpg my 3 day old wash n go.
  • BCurlBCurl Posts: 10Registered Users
    Hi! I am new here!
    I cleanse my hair with devacurl no-poo, then once a week or every other week I use a protein treatment from joico. Then I use a deep conditioner from shea moisture. On regular days I use shea moisture conditioner or the joico moisture recovery.

    I am still looking for a good leave in, but today i used the kinky curly knot today. And today i tried "curls in a bottle" which worked amazing! I am still trying out products and the curls in a bottle and miss jessies pillow soft curl have been working great (seperatley).

    Then I scrunch inn a tiny bit of jojoba oil. This hairstyle can last for several days if I sleep with a silk scarf! Still trying to find something to keep my hair moisturized throughout the day :)

    Here is todays result!

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371593083.917841.jpg
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Co wash daily(dont scrun scalp):Tresemme Naturals
    Leave in:SM smoothIe or tresemme natural
    Cleanse(every 2 days,):SM curl and shine shampoo

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    BCurl wrote: »
    Hi! I am new here!
    I cleanse my hair with devacurl no-poo, then once a week or every other week I use a protein treatment from joico. Then I use a deep conditioner from shea moisture. On regular days I use shea moisture conditioner or the joico moisture recovery.

    I am still looking for a good leave in, but today i used the kinky curly knot today. And today i tried "curls in a bottle" which worked amazing! I am still trying out products and the curls in a bottle and miss jessies pillow soft curl have been working great (seperatley).

    Then I scrunch inn a tiny bit of jojoba oil. This hairstyle can last for several days if I sleep with a silk scarf! Still trying to find something to keep my hair moisturized throughout the day :)

    Here is todays result!

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371593083.917841.jpg

    Wow!!!!!!
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
    :thumright:

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