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Curl definition without the crunch

Post by willi77 on 23rd February 2011, 10:06 am

Hi Ladies,

I BC'ed this past Sat. (after 9 months of transitioning) and I am loving my curls and twirls!!! As you can imagine I'm trying to create a regime that is not too complicated. I'm on the fence about wash-n-gos, but I heard they are good on TWAs. My questions is what are you using to get curl definition without also getting the crunch. I have eco styler and it defines but my curls are crunchy. :-( And what technique are you using to define your curls?

Thanks a million for your help!!

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Re: Curl definition without the crunch

Post by Nali1987 on 23rd February 2011, 10:50 am

I'm going to post some youtube TWA styling videos I had saved months ago when I had my TWA. Hopefully they can help you. KKCC and hairpudding (Komaza, Miss Jessie's or another brand) or butter (Bee Mine) are usually less crunchy than gel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/bambiix2?blend=2&ob=1#p/u/37/LCKPBLdETWI

http://www.youtube.com/user/SimplYounique#p/u/36/hWZPIGOrELk

http://www.youtube.com/user/colouredbeautiful#p/search/3/4jZqh3awsK0
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Post by Fleur on 23rd February 2011, 11:54 am

Congrats on the big chop! Use an oil such as evoo, jojoba, castor, avocado, etc., on your hair before adding gel. It minimizes crunchiness. Also, make sure you deep condition! It is so important to keep your hair moisturized especially after a fresh chop. If dryness is an issue throughout the day, use a water bottle filled with water, oil, and a conditioner on hand to mist your hair for added moisture. If there is a product that feels good on your hair, write down the 1st five ingredients and research products with those ingredients. In addition to that, remember that it's not always about product, but technique as well. The steps that you follow to care for your hair from wash to styling and the quantity of product you're using makes a difference. You are in the learning stage. Listen to your hair. It will let you know what it likes and doesn't like. Smile
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Post by Duchess52 on 23rd February 2011, 2:17 pm

Congratulations on the BC. I have a TWA and the way I define my curls is after cowashing, putting some conditioner in my hair...a creamy water based conditioner- some coconut oil to seal and a little bit of gel. I use my fake Denman brush to brush my short hair and I get amazing curls.

Hope this is of some help. Good luck!!
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Post by tiashaunteé on 23rd February 2011, 11:50 pm

CurlyNikki has a good mix on her blog that gives definition without the crunch. Look under recipes and you will find it there. I have been using it for over a year and I love it.
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