Do your curls always look like they’re still wet?

Depending on the styler you use for your curls it’s possible that they always look like they’re still wet, even if they’re completely dry.

If you’re using a gel as styler your curls will usually look like they’re still wet, although you’ve finished (blow)-drying them. The answer on how to get your curls to look dry is scrunching out the crunch (SOTC).


You’ll get from this….

curls looking wet before scrunching out the crunch


…. to this in less than 1 Minute!

curls after scrunching out the crunch


So let’s get started:

scrunching out the scrunch

1. Put your hands underneath your curls and place your curls into them

scrunching out the crunch

2. Move your hands up towards your scalp, still cupping your curls

scrunching out the crunch

3. Scrunch your curls when your hands have arrived close to your scalp – you can really press your fingers together (I press each spot about 5 times) – repeat this step all around your head with all of your curls

At this point you’ve already scrunched out the crunch and your curls won’t look like they’re still wet anymore.

I’ve got one more tip for those of you who like their curls to be more voluminous, but  I only suggest it if you’re ok with your curls getting a bit frizzy. I personally like to shake my curls every time I’ve scrunched out the crunch, because I like them getting a bit more voluminous and I don’t mind them getting a little bit frizzy. If you shake them carefully frizz won’t be a big problem! The shaking will also help getting rid of any curls close to the scalp still sticking together and by this looking wet – it’s difficult to get them to separate by only scrunching.

shaking your curls

4. Place your hand underneath your curls with your palms on your scalp and then move your hand to the front and back

That’s already it! The following picture shows my results after scrunching out the crunch and shaking up my curls. Every time I wash my curls I use both of these techniques to finish my styling.

scrunching out the crunch result


  • Carla Sanz
    September 17, 2014

    love your blog, I have curly hair too and sometimes i Don’t know how to get perfect curls u.u, maybe we can follow each other via Bloglovin? let me know on my blog and I’ll follow you back asap. New Post… Visit Curly Glow

  • Nataliee
    September 19, 2014

    Super! That was what I was looking for, cause when yesterday I did all drying and scrunching with a t-shirt for the first time on my hair, in the morning I woke up with with dried but wet looking hair without the volume and I didnt like it! I dont care about a little frizz so this solution is perfect for me I must try it! thank you for sharing ! 🙂

    • Sandra
      September 20, 2014

      That’s great to hear! After scrunching out the crunch your curls’ll be way more voluminous – let me know after trying how your curls turned out!

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