How-To: Rake And Shake

Written by Matrix TeamSep 4, 2021

Read time 5 min


Whether you’re braiding, twisting, heat styling, or lightening the new A Curl Can Dream Matrix Total Results is designed to preserve and enhance beautiful curl patterns day after day. 

Get the look! The key to this “rake and shake” technique is to apply moisturizing cream and gel to released strands,to produce firm, consistent, frizz-free coils.

Products Used:

Perfect for weekly wash days, this deep cleansing shampoo gently removes buildup, dirt and impurities while preserving the curl pattern. 

Nourish thirsty curls and coils with this deeply hydrating mask. Use daily or after every shampoo. Apply and rinse or process with heat for a more powerful moisturizing experience. 

This rich leave-in cream provides vital moisture and definition without flaking or crunch. It’s the curl-loving go-to for every twisting, braiding, setting and wash-and-go technique. It leaves curls nourished and touchable without a trace of oiliness or crunch.

Style curls and coils to perfection with this lightweight gel. It’s ideal to layer over ACCD Moisturizing Cream to lock in curl definition. It produces a non-sticky curl cast that enhances shape, fights frizz and powers up shine.

Infused with sunflower seed oil, here’s the perfect final act for separating out curls and adding shine. The vegan formula absorbs quickly and completely and protects hair against damage.

Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray

This hard-working spray nourishes, revitalizes, moisturizes, works as a UV protectant and more with 20+ benefits.

Step by Step: 

  • Wash and prep hair with A Curl Can Dream Shampoo and Rich Mask 
  • Cover hair with plastic cap, place under dryer for 20 min and rinse with cool water
  • Divide hair into quadrants and then 2-3 subsections
  • Detangle hair using a paddle brush
  • Release sections and apply a cocktail of Moisturizing Cream and Light-Hold Gel to each section
  • Rake product through hair with fingers and sandwich each section between hands
  • Lightly shake hair to prevent curls from clumping and repeat throughout all quadrants 
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