Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    The difference between day 1 hair and day 2 hair is night and day. Why can’t everyday be day 2? I’m guessing that by day 3 it will be to fluffy for my taste. How do I preserve day 2 hair????
     
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    for me I'm experimenting with just wetting my hair by running water over my hands and running my hands through my hair to calm down frizz. Then adding a little product (if needed) to wet hands and raking that through the whole head to refresh my curls whenever needed. That way i don't have to rewash and it dries in a couple hrs.
     
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    Did my first WNG of the year. Used my staple products (TJ tea tree conditioner, Curls hair milk, and WXG). I added some JBCO to the ends before I put the gel in to try to add some extra protection against knots and splits.

    It was really cold and I had to go out with my head soaking wet. Not ideal, but not enough to make me stop doing winter WNGs. Hopefully next time I'll have time to diffuse before I have to go outside.

    I didn't take any pics this time. All my WNGs look the same.
     
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    I’m on day 4. I thought I had found a fix for the frizziest, but after my hair fully dried it still looks dry and frizzy so back in a ponytail it goes.

    My hair just doesn’t want to hold onto to moisture especially when it’s loose.
     
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    Bought Wetline gel today. I probably won't wash til tomorrow evening though.
     
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    When I used to let my hair dry in a bun it stayed moisturized longer. Tonight I’m going to mist my hair add leave in conditioner and lightly twist it. Maybe that will help the moisture sink in.
     
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    Does anyone here use the Shea Moisture high porosity hair gel? I’m intrigued, but I don’t want to turn into a product junkie.
     
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    Sooooooo jealous....
    I live in Toronto and I've been googling where to buy wetline gel for the last 4 weeks...no luck.

    I'll have to order online, but 13 dollars plus 30$ shipping DOES NOT MAKE SENSE...

    Let us know how it works!
    Ok....at least let me know...
     
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    Omgoodness, that shipping is insane! I'll be sure to post results.
     
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    I don't know if this will work for you, but I'm on day 3 hair, and my curls are so curly and moisturized ...


    I slept with a deep treatment masque (texture ID) mixed with a whole heap of olive oil over night on Friday night.
    I rinsed it out and styled as normal.... the oil from my deep condition remained and my hair feels great and still super defined.

    Maybe that could work for you too?
     
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    Yes please! Especially because those prices are in american dollars and I'd still have to convert currency
     
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    Going back to w&g for my 4 year old as well. I took her twists down and detangled with Maui Moisture coconut milk conditioner. Then we clarified with Suave Clarifying shampoo and conditioned with the Maui Moisture again. I shingled her hair with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I really hate shingling (takes forever) and this is the first time I tried it on her. Of course it came out perfect :rolleyes:. I need to get a blow dryer and diffuser again. The hooded dryer I have just hits the roots of the top sections.
     
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    @metro_qt I don’t have any deep treatments but maybe my whipped shea butter/oil mixture would work.
     
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    I have a big tub of original wetline I don't want
     
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    Nooo...didn't work for you? I'm so hoping I like it. That tub is so huge. Picking up some Softee Super Freeze from Dollar Tree tomorrow just in case.
     
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    My Pibbs dryer arrives on Thursday. :yay:This is going to make things so much easier. I did get another blower for stretching out my WNG. I got a Conair Pro Silver Bird. My Xtava diffuser should fit on there too.

    I also bought some new products to experiment with.

    I’m going to be trying this combo/routine:
     
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    It's one of my favorite gels for my natural hair but since I have texturized I prefer just leave in and mousse. Plus I'm currently working on another big tub of gel.

    I don't really need it anymore as I want to try new gels this year. Maybe I'll revisit and see if I still want to give it away
     
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    I’m getting less afraid to handle my curls. They are more robust than I realized.

    Last night I misted with water added my whipped shea butter mix and then slept with it in 4 loose Bantu knots. It looks decent today, but it still looks a little dry. I probably need to add more oil to my shea butter.

    At any rate I’m on day 5 and for now I’m wearing it out, but I have my XL flexi-8 on standby.

    ETA: I ended up using the flexi-8. When my hair shrinks up it looks so uneven. I’m not sure what to do about that.
     
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    I washed my hair today, and my curls popped all the way back :afro: with no problem. I shampoo'd and did a quick in shower DC. I used SM curl enhancing smoothie for the first time since 2009 or 10!! Now that I understand my hair, I put a little squeeze in my hands, emulsified it as much as I could, and added that amount to all of my hair. My hair feels super soft and the curls are poppin'!!

    Right now, I still want to straighten my hair again when I'm off next week :look:
     
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    Clarified my hair this evening and followed up with a regular conditioner. Used Wetline gel by itself. Seems pretty good but we'll see what my hair feels like once it's dry. Definitely need to invest in either a diffuser or that Pibbs dryer.
     
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    I’m out of this challenge. I’ve been wearing blown out braid outs since the top of the year and I ain’t looking back. :lachen:It’s just too easy. I don’t have to shampoo all of that product out 2-3x per week. I wish y’all luck and HHG!!!
     
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    At my hair appointment they used:
    NYC Curls Cleanser
    NYC Curls Conditioner
    Briogeo Curl Charisma

    My hair is so soft. Curious at what day 2 and 3 hair will look like.

    PhotoGrid_1548988266865~2.jpg
     
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    Wet curls before bed on Wednesday. I conditioned my hair today because I bought new leave ins and rinse outs and I can never resist trying new products right away. I used The Mane Choice 3-in-1, whipped shea, and Wetline. There's some frizz and there was on Wednesday too but my hair isn't dry. I think I'm either going to do a clay treatment or conditioner & baking soda treatment. Probably the latter since I'd just need a cheap conditioner to do it. I'll grab some v05 or something.
     
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    It looks so soft and shiny. Beautiful.
     
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    Hey guys I've been rocking a high bun for a bit cause my curls getting drenched in sweat every day was not working for me.
    I'm gonna wash and DC today and wear my curls for a day or 2 before going back to the bun. I'm excited to realize growth from this new routine. I'll let yall know how it progresses.
     
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    Getting my hair done this morning. Getting my hair trimmed and finger coils. My ends haven’t been trimmed in about 7 months. My hairdresser looked at my hair and felt it and said what are you doing here your hair looks good?? lol She said my hair is so moisturized and healthy looking. So I guess wash n gos are really working for me. My hair has grown a lot too. I’m shoulder length now so I’m hoping by the end of the year I will be APL. I’m going to stick with wash n gos my hair is really thriving from the constant attention & moisture!
     
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    Thanks so much!

    I really want to figure out how to get my hair soft, defined and moisturized like this by myself.
     
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    What techniques did they use? Was it all in the products?

    Your hair doesn’t look like it has any type of gel cast. Was that just scrunched out? Let me know how it holds up day 2-3.
     
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    No gel. The Briogeo Curl Charisma is a cream.

    I think there's some magic in their water lol. Kidding. They cleanse and then apply conditioner to soaking wet hair. Then very very thoroughly rake the conditioner through. Next they rinse, either completely or leave some in. Then apply cream and/or gel to top of the soaking wet hair (depending on the client). After that they'll squeeze out the access water and diffuse or sit you under a dryer.

    I think the method of applying conditioner and leaving some in is the trick.

    Product wise they are very anti-shampoo, silicone, oils, combs and brushes so all cleansers are cowashes, conditioners don't have silicone, they strictly finger detangle.

    I can't say I've adopted all those things at home.

    I didn't do anything the second day and my hair was still like day 1. Today I used my mist bottle a little and a little bit of NYC curls conditioner and it was like day one hair.
     

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