View Full Version : Crunchy / Silky

December 14th, 2010, 06:05 PM
What makes your hair crunchy ?
What makes your hair silky ?

December 14th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Damp-bunning with hard-hold gel makes my hair silky...basically just heat-free straightening and loosening my wave pattern so i don't run into resistance or tangles if I run my hands through it.
My random curly hairs make my hair feel very textured if I dry it loose...maybe not crunchy though...Baking soda and too much protein have made my hair feel crunchy in the past.

December 14th, 2010, 06:18 PM
For my hair, ACV rinses makes it crunchy. When I only CO wash, it makes my hair crunchy. When I oil with EVOO before I CO wash, my hair is silky. When I use Redken's Chemistry Shots, my hair is silky.

December 14th, 2010, 06:30 PM
WO has made my virgin hair silky, dyed parts are still meh. Conditioners with protein made all my hair silky but using them more than a few times turned it the other way around. Honey and coconut oil also made my hair silky.

Egg washes turned my hair crunchy but I'm fairly sure I did it wrong and fried it in my hair. Molasses somehow managed to make it both crunchy and silky at the same time as do some shampoos. Garnier Triple Nutrition (I think that was what it was called) shampoo and conditioner made my hair crunchy and flyaway. Baking soda and ACV (both together and separately) were no good either.

December 14th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Coconut oil and too much protein makes my hair crunchy. Olive oil and lots of conditioner make it silky.

December 14th, 2010, 08:43 PM
^Funny, Olive oil makes my hair super crunchy, but almond oil makes it silky

Protein feels like melting my hair!!

December 14th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Coconut oil
EVOO as treatment before washing
Shampoo (cheap or expensive; sulfates or sulfate-free)
Joico K-Pak reconstructor followed by the Joico K-Pak Intensive conditioner.

Live Clean Argan Oil crud from Walmart

John Freida Root Awakening spray-on leave-in conditioner if I spray too much on the ends. I just stick to the roots and it's all good.

December 14th, 2010, 09:28 PM
olive oil after washing on damp hair makes my hair soooo divine and silky. coconut oil and undiluted shampoo is crunchy.

December 14th, 2010, 09:50 PM
*Olive oil as a pre wash treatment or used after a wash on damp hair.
*Coconut oil as a pre shampoo and on damp ends.
*Argan oil on dry hair
*Proclaim argan 7 oil ( a mix of oils) on dry hair.
*Giovanni shampoo's and conditioners.

* Aloe in SMT ( but I may try it again to check)
* SLS shampoo's

December 14th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Thick (heavy) conditioner = silky. Lots of combing = silky. Lightweight conditioner = crunchy. Too much product = crunchy.

December 15th, 2010, 08:22 AM
Any oil makes my hair crunchy. Heavy conditioner makes it silky

December 15th, 2010, 09:16 AM
I have curly hair, so I scrunch with a LOT of gel to keep the hold while it air dries. However then I end up being a crunchy mess. I've found that putting conditioner on my hair while wet, BEFORE the gel goes on, makes it super silky soft once it is dry!

I'll have to try almond oil.