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Fall/Winter Wash n go challenge

YvetteWithJoy

On break
Still up, air drying this wash and go and packing for a trip.

The wng is turning out very pretty. I used Jane Carter Solutions Curls To Go! Untangle Me Weightless Leave-in as my leave-in detangler, and I applied SM 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Styling Gel.

I don't know how long this wng will last, because for me this gel's hold is medium (I prefer super hard hold gel so I can get days and days out of my wng without frizz).

I may not be able to get a photo of it once dry, but if I do I'll post.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I like the new formula Wetline Xtreme gel for my work wash and gos. I don't work in an office setting, so my hair doesn't have to be perfect. I get good day 1 hair, but then it gets frizzy. I usually put it in a ponytail after day 2 or 3. Right now I'm on day 6. So far this is the only gel that I've been able to stretch for this long. I wish I had gotten a chance to try the old formula.

ITA. Wetline gives great 1st day hair.
 

YvetteWithJoy

On break
Still up, air drying this wash and go and packing for a trip.

The wng is turning out very pretty. I used Jane Carter Solutions Curls To Go! Untangle Me Weightless Leave-in as my leave-in detangler, and I applied SM 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Styling Gel.

I don't know how long this wng will last, because for me this gel's hold is medium (I prefer super hard hold gel so I can get days and days out of my wng without frizz).

I may not be able to get a photo of it once dry, but if I do I'll post.

Here's a photo. I like it a lot.

https://blossomingfitnatural.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/img_20180629_110931.jpg
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Tried Kinky Curly again with the Denman brush. I mainly used the Denman bc my roots felt tangled after washing and I didn't want my hair to get matted.

My hair turned out ok. Frizzy in some spots, but better than the first time I used it. Overall, it's a decent wash and go, but not worth $18/bottle. It gave me similar results to Wetline and the Mane Choice (minus the flakes).

I haven't been playing around with my leave in and moisturizer like I have with my gel. I pretty much settled on the TJ Nourish Spa conditioner and Curls Blueberry hair milk combo. I've heard that Kinky Curly works best with Knot Today but idk if I'm ever going to try it.
 

metro_qt

Well-Known Member
Tried Kinky Curly again with the Denman brush. I mainly used the Denman bc my roots felt tangled after washing and I didn't want my hair to get matted.

My hair turned out ok. Frizzy in some spots, but better than the first time I used it. Overall, it's a decent wash and go, but not worth $18/bottle. I've heard that Kinky Curly works best with Knot Today but idk if I'm ever going to try it.

I actually did this this weekend as well... i haven't had good results with the denman brush in the past, but I was in a hurry to do my hair this time, and while soaking wet, I brushed my hair and then applied KCCC.

Then i shook my head to get the curls to form.
I got a very decent wash n go which i am still rocking.
It is fuzzy in some small areas that I can see, but i don't think it takes away from the look.

I'll be trying this again to see if i can perfect my denman method
 

MzRhonda

Well-Known Member
So I have been doing wash n go’s this week on my short hair....some products did work others fail. Today I only cowashed and then put in Silcon Mix as my leave in and my curls were popping and my wash n go looked much better. I had been putting styling products over the silcon mix all of the others days , such as Curls Unleashed, As I Am etc and it turned out so so
 

Sharpened

A fleck on His Sword
OK, the Hydra Curlformer Gel has a learning curve. Too much, and it flakes; too little and it does nothing. It will flake after day three on my hair (I do not use any conditioner, so YRMV). Getting the right amount for each section takes practice because of how stiff this gel is--the smaller the sections the better. It does provide some elongation if you use it with a blow dryer (I used a regular, old handheld, no diffuser) on day one.

I am using The Mane Choice Biotin Gel today. The last time I used this (two months ago) it flaked out on me after two days. I love the scent, though. This is the only gel I will let touch my scalp somewhat.
 

Sharpened

A fleck on His Sword
Hydra Curlformer Gel fail--for some reason the back came out overclumpy.
Wet:

Dry:
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Did a wng wth Eden's natural curl defining cream. The label says it has medium hold, but it felt like no hold to me. It's more like a heavy cream moisturizer. My hair doesn't look bad. I pulled it back into a ponytail after it dried, and I don't have too much shrinkage, but I won't leave it out for too long bc I'm afraid it will tangle without gel. I'll probably just wet it in the shower and go back through it with some gel.

I would use this product for twists or braids but not for a wash and go.
 

Sharpened

A fleck on His Sword
OK, supercoilies can get some movement from a wash and go without banding. You need two things: length and frequent head shaking. The tighter the coils, the more length needed. A good gel and a blow dryer (or hooded one) also helps. The movement I have is only on the ends, barely any on the scalp. Maybe I should make a gif of my current hair do...
 
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NatrulyMe

Well-Known Member
Hi, Ladies. Remember me? lol

Yeah, it's been a while since I came to this forum/website. :blush2:

I've been going through a storm with my health, but still manage try to keep up with my hair (I am blessed). Anyways, I hope you do not mind me sharing my latest Wash & Go.

There's some difference between my Wash & GOs. Sorry I didn't know how to take a snapshot for the back of my head (nobody's around to do it for me).

From this... UPDATED PAST IMAGES BECAUSE THE OTHERS WERE HUGE..Sorry.









Now, this...





 
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NatrulyMe

Well-Known Member
@NatrulyMe Ooo, you got long! So pretty! I wish I could rock a center part.

I am not complaining, but this hair of mine gets so tangled easily. Ouch!:cry3:Anyways, I have to keep my hair twisted, braided and or banded (for Wash & Gos) at night before bedtime (or it's is hell the next day). My hair is coarse. smdh. Yes, Castor oil is my best friend along with Shea butter. When I apply, it makes my hair feels so soft and curls flourishes. :yep:

Thank you. :heart:
 

Sharpened

A fleck on His Sword
I am not complaining, but this hair of mine gets so tangled easily. Ouch!:cry3:Anyways, I have to keep my hair twisted, braided and or banded (for Wash & Gos) at night before bedtime (or it's is hell the next day). My hair is coarse. smdh. Yes, Castor oil is my best friend along with Shea butter. When I apply, it makes my hair feels so soft and curls flourishes. :yep:

Thank you. :heart:
I believe castor oil prevents or reduces the number of split ends. I still need to try my shea butter before it dries out or something.
 

Sharpened

A fleck on His Sword
Final verdict on Hydra Curlformer Gel: mostly a plus. The dings I have against it are ease of use, dripping off strands, some flaking after 2-3 days and build-up (the last one should not be a problem for those using shampoo).

The plus side: it does not contain copolymers (which give me gel rocks), it does elongate tight curl patterns, works well with a blow dryer, style lasts for days, mild gel cast (that never bothered me much). DH said he wanted to play with it, but was afraid of messing it up--a first.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
Here's my wng from last week, I forgot to post. Trying to make the Mane Choice 24k gel work and it keeps flaking on me. This was my second wash, after flat ironing my hair for the first time in a long time. While it was straight, I trimmed approx. 3 inches or so of split ends and wore it for 4 weeks. 2018-07-22_00.44.29.jpg
 

Coilystep

@imperial_acquisitions
Here's my wng from last week, I forgot to post. Trying to make the Mane Choice 24k gel work and it keeps flaking on me. This was my second wash, after flat ironing my hair for the first time in a long time. While it was straight, I trimmed approx. 3 inches or so of split ends and wore it for 4 weeks. View attachment 433291
Hey have you tried the mane choice tropical moringa line. I've been using the braid glaze for my wash n goes lately and I love it.
 
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