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  1. Shadow_Lace

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    I think it has something to do with my porosity.
    My hair is medium porosity for the most part, with a small section of low porosity in the very front (bangs area).
    For that area, I make sure to run warm water over it.
    All the while taking out any leftover shed hair, before applying the leave-in/creme.

    Also I noticed the wetter my hair is, the easier it is for the Irish Moss creme to sink in.
    It's why I started putting my leave-ins (or whatever I use as a leave-in, in this case the creme) on soaking wet hair.
    For the cooler weather here (So. Cali), I noticed my hair stayed moisturized longer when smoothing in leave-ins this way.

    And while I can use the Irish Moss creme on damp hair, I just prefer using it on wet hair... if that makes any sense?

    Yeah, it's heavy but not the heaviest product I've ever used...
    So in a way, previous thick creme/buttery cremes helped me learn how to adjust how product much is needed for each section.

    You could start using a small amount at a time, and seeing how much or little is needed to absorb into your strands.
    And/or if you have low porosity, you can dilute it a little by adding some warm water to small amount, then apply that mixture to your hair.

    It took a bit of trial and error to get to this point..
    Wherein I know how much to use and in what conditions it's easiest to smooth in.

    I hope this helps! :yep:
     
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    Didn’t rewash my hair because I’m lazy but I’ll probably do it on Sunday since I’m working Saturday.


    Wet my hair today and shook. Good ole KCCC reactivates like noones business.
     

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    Hey yall! I no longer wash n go often cause I had some hair issues that needed to be addressed. But now that my mane is back on track I wngo occasionally..like today!
    Leavein: Mielle Honey Pomegranate
    Styler: Eco Olive Oil
    Under the dryer for 15 mins then a blow dry for another 5 before I head to work!
     
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    @Shadow_Lace My hair had this dull look that only happens with Shea Butter and or Cocoa butter. I used it for a twistout. My curls were perfectly formed on the hair after it finally absorbed . I also used it on dampish hair . When I used it to refresh on wet hair it went better.
     
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    It does have Cupuacu Butter in it.
    Maybe you can add a light oil after application, to help with the dullness?

    I have used it alone, but the hold is just too light for a wash n go for me.
    I still have shiny hair even when used underneath Xtreme (new formula Wetline Xtreme) gel.
     
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    Water rinsed after class tonight (though I probably should have actually cowashed) then followed up with the African Pride leave in and curling cream. Really loving this line so far. I think I might be done with gels for a little bit. No sense in slapping on gobs of gel if I'm washing 3 days a week.

    I also finally learned how to make the FL detangling brush work for me both for detangling w/o obliterating my curl pattern before styling and for defining my ends when applying product.
     
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    What did you do differently with the brush? How did it help?
     
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    When detangling, I scrunch the section after I'm done before I twist it up. For defining my ends better, instead of simply brushing straight down I stop right before the ends and twirl the brush (or roll it like a curling iron if that gives better imagery).
     
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    So apparently we're having a heat wave, yes in February! :burn: (That So. Cali life)

    I washed with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo. Next, I used Nature's Little Secret Rose Hydrating Conditioner as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Cantu TXTR Leave-In/Rinse-Out Hydrating Conditioner, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I was going through my stash, throwing out or giving away products, when I found the Cantu TXTR Leave-In.
    While it definitely worked with the older formula Wetline Xtreme gel, I hadn't tested it with the newer one.
    It curdled in the dry mix test.
    Then I remembered I usually try to mimic the conditions, when I'm using the products together.
    I washed it off, then added water to my hand 1st, next the leave-in and gel.
    It was a success!
    Thank goodness, because I bought 2 extra bottles last year.
     
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    I was sitting here like why the heck is it so hot lol. Supposed to go back to mid-high 60s tomorrow though.
     
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    My hair comes out so much better when I take my time styling and raking in the product in small sections. I don’t know why I have to keep learning this lesson over and over again. I guess I’m just lazy and hoping I can find a quicker way to get good results.

    When I diffused today I didn’t let the diffuser touch my hair. I think I got a much better gel cast this way. I only spent 10 minutes diffusing on medium. I probably should have done 15 but I got bored/lazy. Maybe next time I’ll try high heat.

    I also clarified today with kinky curly come clean, I always get my best results when I clarify.
     
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    Brrr! The cold weather is definitely back! Just in time for early March, lol


    I washed with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo. Next, I used Miche Beauty Peppermint Candy Cane Deep Conditioner as my strengthening/protein treatment and a detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Cantu TXTR Leave-In/Rinse-Out Hydrating Conditioner, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Nature's Little Secret Flax Seed Curly Custard onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I love the Elucence Moisturizing Shampoo but my eyes tear up so much. I may have to give it to my SO and try something else. :sad:

    I'm also struggling with shed hairs having around my ends. I've never had this problem before. I have a Tangle Buster and I tried it in all directions but :nono: It glides through my hair easily and leaves every shed hair in tact.

    I ordered a tangle teezer which will get here next week. I will see if that helps.

    I'm not sure how my hair is doing. I will do an update on the 14th. Maybe that will tell me something.
     
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    Do you think you’re allergic to the shampoo? I really like that one, but when I finish my huge bottle I’m going to get the Innersense Hydrating Hairbath shampoo.
     
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    I think I have a sensitivity to the perfumes in it. I have quite a few products I can't use because I can no longer tolerate the scents added to them.

    I may order the Innersense this week. Unfortunately I can't know if it will bother me either. I may have to find an unscented shampoo.
     
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    DH keeps telling me that when I do my hair it’s more frizzy than when I had it done professionally at the cutitkinky workshop. He’s starting to give me a complex.

    I can’t get my hair as weighed down as they did so it shrinks up a lot more. And I think my gel cast isn’t as strong as theirs.
     

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    Your hair looks great in both pics!


    Are you using the same/similar technique(s)? Do you remember how they styled your hair that time?

    Could it be your diffusing method? You mentioned earlier not diffusing close to your hair... and that it helped the gel cast?
     
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    thanks! :)
    To the best of my ability I’m using the same technique minus the hooded dryer. When I finish my KCCC I’ll start using the same products. I think the gels they used are stronger hold and dry faster so there’s less time for my hair to shrink.
     
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    I’m wearing day 4 hair to work, but tomorrow I’m putting it up. It’s getting a little frizzy for my taste.
     
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    I finished my tub of KCCC on Saturday. I still have another unopened one, but I think I’m going to try UFD and I create hold this weekend.I’m not expecting my results to change, but who knows.

    I remember about how much UFD the pros used, but I don’t remember how much I create hold they used. I hope I don’t end up with a sticky mess. I’ve never double gelled before.
     
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    I washed with Camille Rose Neroli Blossom Cleansing Milk (w/ Cashew Nut Milk & Orange Blossom) Elongation.
    I used it as my detangler and sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Nature's Little Secret Avocado Moisture Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Miss Jessie's Honey Curls onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I vaguely remember liking the outcome with Honey Curls...
    But I couldn't quite re-call the details (was my hair wet, wet-damp, or damp?)
    So here goes.... something... lol

    ETA:
    Thanks @GettingKinky for the reminder!

    I did a combo test for another leave-in, before mixing the NLS Avocado Cream, and yes it definitely failed the mix test!

    I mixed the Miche Beauty LAVISH Leave-In, with the Honey Curls.
    No matter how much water I used, the mixture still curdled badly!
    So yeah, some fails do happen to me too!
     
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    @Shadow_Lace do you have an entire supply closet of products? :) How do you keep track of which combos work and which ones don’t?
     
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    :blush: Oh... lol

    I have a whole cabinet of hair products, a chest of some more, they're also on top of the cabinet, and some are on top of my dresser drawer. A few back-ups in some drawers.

    So yeah a lot.... but to be fair, I tend to buy more of the cheaper products in large sizes, and then save my money for sales/discounts on a few of the natural Black-Owned hair products.

    Honestly, it used to be way worse. I was a serious pj, especially during the years learning how to take care of my hair.
    And last year was the most impulsive purchases ever!
    I've calmed down somewhat, now that I've cleared out some space for my newer products.
    I've thrown out or given away the extra products.

    Could I ever go back to my bare minimum of products?
    Maybe, but I also like trying out new products.
    I blame my curious side! (Always wondering "What if?")


    And, I totally use this forum to keep up with all of it...
    Otherwise, I would be so lost by now!
     
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    That must be fun. :)
    I think I would drive myself crazy trying to test every combination. But I’ve definitely been tempted to buy lots of products, especially the ones that smell really good.
     
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    Was the UFD gel sticky? I'm thinking about trying it.
     
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    I found another fav. combo!

    I clarified with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo. Next, I used Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Curl Masque as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Miche Beauty BOUNCE Curl Defining Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    Not Your Mother's has winner w/ this Curl Talk Masque!

    First off, it comes in a resealable pouch, with an actual top!
    Thick consistency, similar to the NYM Matcha Green Tea & Apple Blossom Masque.
    Sweet, fruity scent (but not over powering).
    Slip out this world!
    Very moisturizing!


    About this new combo... there's a little learning curve.
    The MB Curl Cream didn't mix well at all w/ the older formula Wetline Xtreme gel.

    So I tried a dry mix w/ the Xtreme (most recent formula).
    Nope, it curdled.

    I also did a wet mix test (in which, I mimic the conditions I'll use it on my hair)
    I wet my hand, apply a dab of the Curl Cream, and then add the gel.
    A success!

    So basically the wetter my hair, the better way this combo smoothly works together.
     
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    When the professional used it on me it wasn’t sticky. You have to use a lot of water with it.
     
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    I tried Uncle Funky gel today. And then I added I Create Hold as a second gel and topped it all off with a small amount of Innersense quiet calm.

    I’m not a big fan of the smell of UFD, but the I create hold smells great.

    I diffused for about 10 minutes. The cut it kinky women were right this dries a lot faster than kinky curly. My hair is about 80% dry. My gel cast still isn’t as strong as when the pros did it and my hair isn’t as elongated, but I like the way it looks.
    I really like the cut I got, my hair looks good even when it’s stretched out a bit and I styled. I wish one of them lived close to me.
     
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    I washed with Oyin Handmade Ginger Mint Co-Wash. I used it as my detangler and sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Miche Beauty BOUNCE Curl Defining Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    Yeah, this co-wash is meh.
    I had to use sooo much just to detangle and section my hair.
    It has milky-creamy consistency.
    The scent is a strong ginger-mint. It lingers after rinsing, but not after applying styling products.
    The tingle-sensation is very strong! But, I like it!
    The slip is present, but don't use it (t0 detangle), if there's a lot of build-up.

    I'm going to try this again after using some Miss Jessie's product(s).
    Just gauge when it's best to use this product.
     
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    I think I didn’t use enough gel in my last attempt. I’m pretty sure I used enough UFD, but I had no idea how much I create hold to use and I think I didn’t use enough. My roots frizzed out on day 2. :-(
    I may try again midweek just for the practice.
     

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