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Gel Cast & SOTC: What does that even mean?

Two really confusing terms when I started my #curlygirljourney were Gel Cast & Scrunch Out The Crunch

I made a quick video here to show you. You can watch it here.

Here is everything you need to know about a gel cast and how to scrunch out the crunch.

Gel Cast:

How To Create A Gel Cast:

After you apply a gel to wet hair, it will harden around the curl.

I used to think that meant I had a bad product but it’s a good thing. A gel cast is a goal.

Do not touch your hair until it’s COMPLETELY DRY!!!

I know, I know. It’s hard because most curlies take a long time to dry. But every time you touch your hair after you’ve applied the product and let it sit, it will create more frizz.

Why you want a gel cast:

The gel holds the curl in its natural form before it dries. Leave in moisturizes and gel hold the natural curl pattern.

A gel cast also protects the curl from the environment. That’s why it important not to touch your curls. The more you touch it, the more frizz & less definition will be the outcome.

Note: be sure the gel doesn’t have any drying alcohol. That will cause your curl to lose moisture.

How To Remove Gel Cast (aka scrunch our the crunch #sotc

Simply break the cast by lightly scrunching upward.

I like to apply leave-in conditioner & oil before I begin to scrunch.

This method will produce softer more moisturized curls that give you second, third, or fourth-day hair.

Have you done a Gel Cast & sotc method?? What were your results??

Let me know in the comments!

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