The Wolfganglisborg Method

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  1. keranikki

    keranikki Well-Known Member

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    I like this method for my high porosity hair, but I realized I need to clarify weekly if I’m going to continue.
    Oil rinsing with my product layering for Mac moisture retention creates too much buildup. I’m going to clarify tonight, oil rinse w/conditioner, then just apply my liquid leave-in and shea butter mix only. No gels and no creamy leave-ins.
     
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    Maybe the shampoo have been using is the reason for my build up. I’ve been using SM coconut & hibiscus, but I think kinky curly come clean is better for removing buildup.
     
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    I will come back and report on how it turned out.
     
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    So after an hour of experimentation and almost creating a setback, I have come to the realization that this method may not be for me.

    I have colored, fine, 3abc/4a, high porosity hair. The first week of oil rinsing was great. I loved the results I was getting, which was less frizzy hair around my edges, a well oiled scalp, and more defined curls from root to tip. The issue is that oil rinsing does not allow my hair to soak up moisture, especially if I don't rinse everyday.

    I didn't like how my hair felt (slightly dry/greasy), so I decided to clarify my hair then oil rinse again. Big mistake. Even with putting conditioner on my strands after the oil, my fine hairs would not pull apart, even under running water. So then I washed my hair again, I used conditioner first, then the oil. Didn't help. I washed my hair one last time, then conditioned only. I didn't fully rinse out my DC, just blotted the excess, then slathered my hair in whipped Shea butter.

    All in all, I think this method would work better if I could rinse everyday. Since I cannot, I will leave this method alone for now.
     
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    @keranikki - that was a lot of experimenting. I would have given up way sooner than you did.

    I also liked oil rinsing for the first week or so. But I think my hair prefers fewer products. Maybe I’ll just do this once a month or something as a treatment, but definitely not an every wash day thing.
     
  6. keranikki

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    I really wanted this method to work for me. My curls are defined from the ends to 2" from my scalp. I was hoping this method would tame the frizz at my roots.
     
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    So, I now co-wash midweek and DC on the weekend. Today is the first time that I was able to wear my hair naked. I did a hendigo yesterday and didn't want to oil it up before the color oxidizes. Took down my twists and did the crown twist thing. My hair was manageable. it wasn't super defined, but looked good. I'm shook. I would have NEVER tried to do that before and I was able to style it dry. Aside from DCing and oil, I have yet to use products in my hair. At the next rinsing, I'm gonna try some staples and see if my hair responds differently.

    Oh and my hair dries faster now. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. It used to take a whole day. Now just a couple of hours.
     
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    People probably think his hair looks like this because he's mixed. And he is -- with Liberian, Sierra Leonean and Nigerian! :)
    I thought he was an Army brat raised by country folk from Alabama or Georgia! :lachen:

    He's definitely an example that one can be 100% black/ West African and have long, beautiful healthy hair.

     
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    Just popped in here to say that the waves are here and permanent even though I've dropped down to oil rinsing maybe 1-2 times a week. I still do this form of detangling every time I rinse my hair and have been wearing wash and go puffs more. I'm enjoying my hair a little more. Also the weather is warmer and my hair behaves so much better during this time. I've also noticed that my hair has had a major growth spurt within the last few weeks and the sides are finally catching up to my little tail in the back that I always get impatient with and end up cutting.
     
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    Thank you for this. So you rinse with water, apply condish (which one?), then apply oil (do you let this sit? Or apply heat?), rinse that all out (or leave a tad in), and then spray leave-in (which one?).

    I’m sorry to bother you with the details, but I remember your helpful advice from my porosity thread and am trying to understand.

    How long does it take for you to do all of that?
     
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    Don't apologize for questions. Our low porosity girls need all the details we can get.

    I have a mid-week regimen and a weekend one and they vary slightly.

    Weekend
    Cleanse with Redken cleansing cream or some shampoo

    DC with TGIN Honey Mask with heat

    Apply oil over the DC. I dont usually let this sit long just because its usually late.

    Detangle under water. I rinse completely.

    Spritz with diluted leave which is usually 1 to 2 oz of conditioner to 6 to 8 oz of water.

    Put my hair in 6 sections with barrettes and use a plastic cap for about 20 minutes. I found touching my hair to soon dries my hair out.

    Then put my hair into bantus and wear a micro fiber cap. In the morning I add gel and twist it up.

    Mid-week - All us done in the shower at one time
    Apply diluted conditioner. 1 to 2 oz for 8 to 12 of water. I let that soak in while I shower.

    The rest is the same as my weekend routine.

    My DC is important. For rinse out conditioners I just use whatever I can pick up from Marshall's or Ross. And I do a complete rinse.

    Both my DC and leave in are TGIN. They work the best for my hair.
     
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    Thank you so much!!!
     
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    I timed it tonight. It takes me 20 to 25 minutes from rinse to hair up with plastic cap
     
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    Did this today for the first time in a little while. I don't think it'd ever be something I'd do long term.
    1. Seems better suited for low density and/or high porosity hair
    2. My hand gets cramped once I get to the second section of hair.
    3. My hair will puff back up the second I step out of the water stream.
    4. The water usage is a big fat no.
    I'll stick to my usual 5 day routine using one tool vs three.
     
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    Hahaha @LdyKamz my hair just shrinks up and wants to hurt my feelings... I stay looking like a 5 year old, or a grown up insisting on wearing hairstyles meant for 5 year olds...

    I might as well put some bows and ribbons in and call it a day...
     
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    One thing I notice is it def seems better suited for high porosity hair.
     
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    I think it works fine for low porosity hair if you switch the conditioner and oil steps.
     
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    Gotcha!!

    Random: I think this method would be GREAT to try for someone who recently big chopped or have short hair. They could start the training process early on. I think when your hair is already long and thick, all that detangling can feel tiring, esp since it takes about 2 months of training it.
     
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    I would be afraid that I'd look like a dude with beginner waves if I did this on a BC. :lol: I would have to have at least 3 inches of hair.
     
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    That could be true. I have about 6 inches of medium density highly coily hair. At this length detangling is nothing. Styling on the other hand is a pain.

    Im not sure if my hair will ever be trained though.
     
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    :giggle: Lol... nah but I’m sure you could do the part on the side and slick down look w some earrings.. Lol
     
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    I hear ya. I mean, I saw some ppl in his comments say their hair got trained. Maybe a lil more tweaking.
     
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