Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. OhTall1

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    Thanks! This is really helpful. I think you’re right about the leave in. KCKT doesn’t seem very moisturizing. KCCC has lots of hold and my hair is pretty crunchy when it dries, but I have wetline extreme. I’ll give that a try.

    I don’t have a hooded dryer, but I should try my blow dryer + diffuser I just get impatient drying with cool heat. Maybe I should try medium heat.
     
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    Briogeo Curl Charisma coil custard gives me definition and moisture. The UFD Curl Magic and the DE Curl Enhancing Mousse combo gives me more definition but not as much moisture.

    I'm going to try the Briogeo and DE together next time.

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    Thank ya!
     
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    :drool::drool: You're going to have to give me a heads up before you start posting porn in here. LOL.

    What is on your hair in this picture? Just the Briogeo? I almost bought it this weekend, but I'm afraid it won't have enough hold for me. Nor do I think 6 oz. is enough. I'll use that whole $28 dollar jar in one go. lol

    You don't use a leave-in under the UFD/DE combo?
     
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    Ha! Lol. That pic is the UFD / DE combo. The briogeo doesn't have the greatest hold but I love how moisturizing it is and my curls are softer.

    I conditioned with NYC curls and then didn't rinse it all out so that was my leave in.
     
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    This is the problem I have as well. My hair looks OK initially but the products don't hold the moisture in. I'm not going to be of much help, but one thing I noticed is that my ends start drying out first and I can see it start to happen in one section while I'm putting gel in another. I'm not sure if you have that issue. If you do, then after you apply your gel to a section, wet your ends again, apply more gel and then really work the gel into the ends.

    If you don't have that issue, then ignore what I just said :lol:
     
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    @faithVA my hair doesn’t dry quite that quickly. I’m going to try Shea butter again. Last time I used it I layered on too many products and it was a bust. This time I’m just going to try whipped shea butter and gel. And maybe I’ll try my blow dryer again.
     
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    I found a recipe for DIY curl cream. Equal parts
    -aloe vera gel
    - coconut oil
    -shea butter

    Maybe I’ll try this
     
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    I have this same issue. It’s why I’ve given up wash and gos until my hair is more hydrated overall.
     
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    I didn't know anyone else had this issue. Yeah, I don't wear wash and gos often. But if I remember to seal my ends well I can wear one for a day.

    What are you doing to increase your hydration?
     
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    It’s not just isolated to my ends it’s the entire hair strand. I’m beginning to think that most products are too light for my hair and they don’t do a good job at weighing it down so it just starts to poof and frizz.

    I’m going to continue with daily rinsing and/or cowashing, and I think what I’m gonna start doing is sealing with these butters I recently bought. For the past two days I’ve sealed with butters right after getting out of the shower (with leave in in my hair already) and my hair has been pretty soft. One is called Icing on a Curl by Curls Dynasty and the other is Naturally Smitten’s Moisturizing Hair Butter. I’ll update in the Hair Regimen thread with any notable progress.

    This is an amendment of me trying to get various stylers to work after applying a leave in. I’m just skipping the styler for now and going straight to sealing.
     
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    @GettingKinky That is the basis for the shea mix I have been using for years. I use a bit of oil mix (castor plus others, depending on the season) especially on my edges and ends, and sometimes a bit of gel just on the front edges. I do get better results from twistouts than wash & gos though. Hope this mix works for you!
     
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    Shealoe! I used to use a mix like that years ago with slightly different ratios. It's nice.
     
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    I have some build up in the front of my hair which means it's time for a clay wash. I'll try to make time for that maybe this weekend.

    I went back to TJ nourish spa this week instead of the tea tree conditioner as my Co wash/leave in and I think I like it better. Might stick with it for a while.

    I want to try uncle funkys daughter, but I need to do it on a day when I don't care how my hair turns out in case I don't like it.
     
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    I read through all my notes (back in 2017 I did wash and gos for 6 months). I always wore it in a pony tail so I wasn’t really paying attention to dryness or shrinkage. I used to let it air dry in 2 low ponytails.

    I think now that I’m lettting it dry loose it is shrinking a lot more and maybe drying out more. Now that I want to wear my hair out my expectations have increased. I need to learn how to get good results with my blow dryer. And I need to learn how to get day 2 hair on day 1
     
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    Did you use gel and the shealoe or just the shealoe?
     
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    My hair has been so dry the past few weeks, so I've decided to try products again.
    I DC'd with ORS Coconut and Baobob. I used OGX curl milk and defining cream.

    I only used a little product on each section, so I didn't get the best definition, but my hair is definitely softer and my coils clumped up! I need to go back and shampoo though because I think that there's residue from my banana DC left in my hair :oops:

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    ETA: I just realized how frizzy my bangs look LOL!! It's not as bad in person.
    I'm excited to play with some products again.
     
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    Both. My hair generally laughs at no gel for wngs.
     
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    Meaning it gets super frizzy?
     
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    I used Aussie Smooth conditioner as a co-wash. The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Endless Moisture Sealing Cream, & followed up w/ Wetline Extreme gel. I usually air-dry, but I (was in a hurry this morning) used the blow dryer on cool temp/high speed.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/6s9ZVL (<<< Is this ok? I still don't know how to upload photos on here)
     
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    Yep. Frizzy and tangles much faster. Doesn't last at all.
     
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    I’m starting to turn into a PJ and I don’t want to be one. I just bough CURLS Lavish Curls Moisturizer. I’m hoping this will help me when my curls start to dry out.

    Has anyone tried this product?
     
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    Saaame. Well, already used to be one then I'll curb it for a while and later get caught up in IG product hype lol. I remember trying that moisturizer years ago and didn't feel like it was very moisturizing at all.
     
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    Haven't tried that one but I love their blueberry bliss hair milk. It's my go to moisturizer.
     
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    I was thinking about getting that one. What gel do you use with it? What’s the consistency? Lotion like, watery, creamy?
     
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    The hair milk is very creamy. Not thick like a butter, not as thin as a lotion. I tried the leave in conditioner too, but I didn't like it as much. My hair didn't feel as moisturized.

    I use Wetline Xtreme. They work well together.
     
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    That sounds about the same consistency as my Mielle avocado hair milk. I won’t even let myself think about getting it until I finish the Mielle. I’m starting to how easy it is to slide into being a PJ.
     
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    Here’s my plan for today

    Wash with baking soda
    Condition with aphogee 2 minute
    KCKT
    Shealoe
    KCCC
    Blow dry. I’m going to be patient and dry it completely.

    I just need to decide if I’m going to apply my products to soaking wet hair or damp/wet hair.

    Wish me luck.
     

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