Scrunch out the Crunch: Frizz reducing alternative


Nation, do you ever go to scrunch out your clumps and everything comes apart?  All your great looking waves that you know are waiting just fall apart? Or are you a frizz prone wavy or curly and scrunching out crunch creates frizz so you stay away from the crunchy products that will actually set your waves and curls better?

Then here is an alternative way to SOTC (Scrunch Out the Crunch) method for you. Over on the Wavy Hair Community Wendy, from the Science-y Hairblog and the fabulous Etsy hair analysis shop GoosefootPrints, presented us with an idea that I, at least, have seen no where else. It’s called rope scrunching. I made a short video to introduce you to it.  It really does help SOTC without destroying clumps and curls and might be a great thing for you to add to your arsenal of hair techniques.

Take sections of your crunchy hair and without pulling on it, twist the section, kind of pressing as you go. The crunch will come out, but it won’t be going against the clump like bottom scrunching does. Here is a little video demonstrating it!

Isn’t that brilliant?

Edit: Wendy pointed me at this Ouidad video where they show twist/rope type scrunching. Still brilliant and I’m leaving my plugs in.


6 thoughts on “Scrunch out the Crunch: Frizz reducing alternative”

  1. Woow, this actually works great! I would have never come up with this myself. Once you get hang of it, it’s really fast too. I noticed I can scrunch all my hair in just 4 sections or so (I have fine and thin hair though).


  2. Great video, going to try it. Not sure if this is the place to post this. I am a wavy with fine hair, and I have found a great technique to encourage waves and curl. Works also on second day hair!!!

    Try googling Smasters Technique and several articles and videos will come up describing this technique.

    I actually achieved some ringlets doing this. I use Cantu Activating Cream on wet hair, about a nickel’s size (my hair is just touching my shoulders length). Scrunch in, diffuse dry about 1/2 way. Then add a nickels’s size of Kinky Curly Curling custard using very wet hands. Scrunch into hair and continue diffusing after scrunching and holding for about 20 seconds for each section. Amazing results.

    Second day I spritz hair with “my special water” (I keep a mixture in a spray bottle of distilled water, a squirt of gel, a couple of drops of oil, a tablespoon of condish) add a tiny bit of KCCC to my damp hair, diluted with water from my wet hands, scrunch in and either air dry or diffuse a bit.


    1. I usually do a version of this, adding some more gel back in part way through diffusing. Lately I have mixed whatever two products I layer on first as the “smasters” partway through. Most people have great success with any kind of smasters technique, especially if wavy. Curlier people don’t need to and it might create frizz. I need to make a new blog post! Much has changed for me.


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