Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. water_n_oil

    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    Flax seed gel was a bust today. On the fence about continuing with wngs even though I love them. May try some Mane Choice gels and see how that goes.
     
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    I’m feeling the same way. I like the ease of the style, but they never turn out the way I hope they will.
     
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    It used to be the only style I'd do so not really sure what the issue is right now.
     
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    Is or has anybody tried Melanin Twist & Curl Elongator under their gel yet for a wash n go?
    I'm experimenting with it this week but thus far I'm finding it too heavy for my fine strands. Especially if I'm layering a Leavein under it.
    Today I'm trying it as my Leavein with gel. The wet results are impressive we'll see how it dries throughout the work day!
     
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    Issa no for my process ladies. I'll give it a go for DD's braids n twists but Melanin is far to heavy for my strands...got me over here with a head full of stretched greasy looking noodles.
    I'll be back to a bun for the rest of the week!
     
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    My hair is much happier without shampoo.
     
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    Did you change the products you use?
     
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    Not really. I've tried new ones but also used old ones. Thinking of just getting a ginormous tub of eco styler since that usually works.
     
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    What do you use to cleanse?
     
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    As I Am original cowash and the scalp care cowash
    Deva curl no poo
    Oyin ginger mint cowash

    To clarify I use SSI scalp Detox and Deva curl build up buster.
     
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    I's tired y'all. I didn't wash my hair this weekend so I have converted last week's wash n go to a puff. 3ACB1823-1061-4DD1-A1A9-3BFA3DBE2CB5.jpeg 8DCFF8BA-80A6-4669-89EA-90874C95476A.jpeg 1F32D775-7EBD-43A6-8D58-D8533DC27379.jpeg
     
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    I didn't last long in this challenge lol. Braided up my hair tonight and I definitely want to go back to my braidout routine. It's easier and way more consistent plus it requires far less products.
     
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    What's the Deva Curl Build Up Buster like? Is it gentle? Does it foam?
     
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    I used to love braidouts when I was texlaxed, but I can’t get them to turn out well on my natural hair. But if after a few more months I’m not in the groove with wash and gos, I may try again.
     
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    Very gentle. Not the biggest fan of the applicator bottle but it does keep you from using a lot at a time. It does foam/lather a bit. I wet my hair then apply it and then add a little bit more water. My hair always feels great afterwards.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    At some point I stopped doing ACV rinses with my wash and gos because I thought it was keeping my hair from soaking in my leave in. I’m trying ACV again today now that I apply my leave in on soaking wet hair. If this doesn’t help my hair hold moisture longer I may switch to braid outs.
     
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    My wash n goes have been a little lack luster lately and I figured out why with this last set.
    While I have boasted a successful wng with just gel it's not something I reccomend all the time. I started omitting the leavein layer and my curls became stretched and elongated in a not so cute way!
    Today I added a heavy layer of ORS Ghee & Coconut leavein under my Eco and my curls are popping again!
     
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    1. Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc.)

    I'm still on the fence about the texture. I know it's low density. I have type 3 something hair, normal/medium porosity. The longest length is BSL and the shortest is CBL.

    2. What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc.)

    I wash every 2-3-4 days (depending on my mood, or how my hair turns out). I primarily detangle my hair in the shower w/ a cheap conditioner. Wash, treat and detangle my hair in 2 sections (split down the middle). Further separate into 3 or more sections for leave-in & styler. I use 1 clarifying shampoo, 1 moisturizing shampoo, 1 scalp rinse, (currently) 2-3 different protein or strengthening treatments. A few different deep conditioners/masque/masks, various R/Os. Several differing leave-ins (I keep discovering new, to me, ones), & stylers.

    3. What are your length goals from joining this challenge?

    Just maintaining my steady hair growth (I think I'm doing something right 'cause I'm retaining length, I just need to narrow it down).

    4. What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?

    To be more consistent w/ my best techniques; instead of, trying something else out that may not work as well.

    5. Any current struggles or concerns?

    I still have problems areas w/ bad tangling in some sections, issues w/ my roots tangling by the 4th day.

    6. Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)

    I'll need some help on how to upload my photo(s) on here...
     
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    Wash and gos seem to leave me with dry shrunken hair. Either I need to find new products or I need to try something else like braidouts. Right now I’m leaning towards braidouts.
     
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    I think you should try new products. I've been trying new combinations each week to see what I like/what works for my hair. Products really matter.

    Right now I'm sitting here wearing a high puff because I tried Jane Carter Curls to Go Elongating Gel, and it was terrible. It didn't give me anymore definition and hold that a leave in, and it foamed up and turned white. Even after sitting under the dryer I still have white residue throughout my hair. I'm going to try rinsing and restyling tonight, if I have the energy.
     
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    I have Curls creme brûlé curl cream. Maybe I’ll try it next week.
     
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    If you have any success this with, I’d be interested in hearing about it. I have this and it’s doing nothing for me.
     
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    Could be products and/or your method. My issue was moreso the method than the products.
     
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    I’ve tried applying on damp hair on soaking wet hair, smoothing it on, raking it in. What method ended up working for you?
     
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    - Not using shampoo. That's kind of half product related, half method related.
    -Applying leave in to soaking wet hair
    - Apply styler to soaking wet hair and re-wetting my hair along the way. Like it's already wet but I re-spray it

    When the salon does my wash and go, the latest time, she did her usual cleanse, raked through the conditioner, and rinsed most of it all. Then before applying the styler to each section of my hair she turned the faucet back on to just a stream and re-wet the section of hair. I was at the bowl for a hot minute.
     
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    I’ve stated applying my leave-in and gel in the shower so that I can keep rewetting my hair.

    My hair looks great when I get out of the shower, but as it dries it shrinks a crazy amount and just keeps getting drier and drier. I think maybe my products don’t seal the moisture in well enough.
     
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    To me it sounds like:
    1. Your leave in is not moisturizing enough.
    2 Your gel doesn’t have a strong enough hold for your hair.
    3. You need a faster drying method, that will set/freeze your hair quicker, so it doesn’t have time to shrink all the way up. This was one of my issues and the reason I purchased a hooded dryer.
     
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    Also, are you ‘Scrunching Out The Crunch’? My WNG is solid as a rock when I come from under the dryer. But then I scrunch and separate until it’s soft to the touch and has movement again.
     
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