Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    On day 2 my hair already looks dry. I’m trying CURLS products today. I don’t know if they’ll work, but they smell AMAZING.
     
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    Well ladies, I'm going to be taking a break from wash n'gos for a few months. My ends have not been holding up, and I'm over the shrunken look.

    I'll still be peeping in here :curtain:
     
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    Every now and then I get tired of 3+ sections for the leave-in/styler part of my wash n go. So I just go back to w/e I had after washing (usually split into 2 sections, or all in one big bantu knot), and proceed from there...

    I did that today (my hair was in 2 sections w/ a side part). Only I just now remembered, I used to do that more in the warmer/heat wave temps.:oops:

    Whelp time to find out whether this was a good shortcut, in colder weather, or not.
     
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    Tell me about it. Yesterday my hair was chin length. Today it’s ear length.
     
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    I’ve decided to embrace my shrinkage. As long as I can get my coils to look moisturized and have a good shape I will be happy.

    My face looks better with short hair anyway.

    Once I get moisturized looking coils, I will focus on getting movement. I don’t like stiff/helmet hair.
     
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    Did another wash n go on Saturday after being sick for over a week. My hair came out so good. I feel like I have found my stride. Hardly any tangles, if any, when I maintain this hairstyle. Found a good technique as well for keeping my hair stretched. When I wake up in the morning I spray my hair just a little with water and then immediately put my hair in several stretched ponytails and go about my morning routine. When I'm ready to go I remove the ponytails, put oil on my hands and shape my hair with my hands (I used to use a pick). This works out the best without having to ponytail my hair at night and feel uncomfortable while sleeping. Making little changes as I learn more about my hair.
     
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    I know I have to keep my hair thoroughly detangled, if I want to repeat this.

    This morning I clarified my hair w/ Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo. Next, I used TXTR by Cantu's Moisture mask. It moisturized and helped detangle my hair (the trick is to let it absorb some 1st, before detangling). Then I used CurlyChic Curling Creme/Firm Hold. It's currently air-drying.
     
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    That CurlyChic Firm Hold curling creme is no joke. It turned my hair into a helmet! My mistake was treating like any other curling creme and being a little heavy-handed. :oops:
    Next time, I'll use it sparingly, in the warmer weather as a 1-n-done.

    I drenched my hair w/ water just to see if it rinses easily (nope!). I shampooed w/ TreSemme Luxurious Moisture 'poo (that definitely got it all out). TXTR by Cantu Treat Moisture mask was my d/c. Then proceeded w/a good staple leave-in/gel. Currently, air-drying.

    Leave-In: TMC Tropical Moringa Endless Moisture Sealing Cream
    Styler: Wetline Extreme gel
     
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    Tried the Briogeo with the DE foam. Not sure if the foam did anything extra. This Briogeo is expensive but this jar will last me at least a couple of months.

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    I know I said I was going to embrace my shrinkage, but I think I’m going to try banding
     
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    Bought my favorite cheap gel today. Maybe I'm not ready to give up just yet.
     
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    I tried out a new shampoo + conditioner combo today. The Bleu Luna Renew line. I like the shampoo, it's like a light clarifying 'poo. I don't think I used enough of the conditioner to know how I feel about it, just yet.

    I followed up w/ my new favorite d/c, detangled w/ a rinse-out. Then proceeded to style w/ 1 of my fav leave-in/gel combo.
     
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    I have a section of hair that hangs down an inch or two more than the surrounding hair. Maybe it’s heat damage or maybe my curl pattern is just naturally looser there, I’m not sure. I’m very tempted to cut it match the surroundings.

    Do you ladies cut sections that don’t match their surroundings?
     
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    Nope, my hair just grows in different lengths naturally. Could be that you just have a different texture/pattern right there.

    How does your hair do w/ protein? Maybe a protein treatment might help?
     
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    @Shadow_Lace The different lengths don’t bother you when you wear your hair out? The long section looks so weird to me.

    My hair likes aphogee 2 minutes. I’ve never tried a stronger protein.
     
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    It did at 1st, I used to look like I had a mullet for awhile there (including back when I was flat-ironing nearly 24/7).

    As I shifted to just wearing wash n gos, my longer nape hair shrank much more than the front or middle. So I had to re-adjust again.

    Now that my hair is retaining more length it's just another matter of getting used to differences in length. My nape hair doesn't shrink as much as it used to, but it's not quite mullet territory.

    Maybe trying lighter protein treatments, between major washes, to steadily build strand strength. The Aphogee is a bit too strong, if I'm not using direct heat on my hair. There are 2 protein treatments I found that help w/out causing protein overload.

    Light Protein Treatment:
    Nature's Little Secret Milk Strengthening deep conditioner (curly girl friendly)

    Moderate Protein:
    Silicon Mix Bambu Nutritive Hair Treatment
     
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    So Thursday morning I washed my hair. I LCO’d and put my hair in a high pony tail. I made 2 big twists in the ponytail and wrapped them around the base to make a bun. This evening I took my hair down and it’s an OK looking stretched wash and go. Some of it is quite frizzy and undefined.

    Next time I’ll use gel. Maybe I’ve found a way to wear my hair to work while I stretch. That would be awesome.
     
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    Today’s combo
    - KCKT
    - shealoe
    - wetline extreme

    I’m letting it dry completely loose. Let the shrinkage begin!!
     
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    I tried to embrace my shrinkage but clearly I need a haircut to shape things up. DH called me Sideshow BoB. :eek:


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    I think you could get away with a little self trimming and still have a nice shape. Kind of along the lines of this
     

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    I’ve been tempted to trim it myself. I may do it.
     
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    Hey have you tried shingling or finger coiling? I find these give me a more uniformed look. Now granted I have more shrinkage but I do like uniformed look I receive.
     
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    I wash this morning and I styled with the mane choice coolaid line. I shingled/finger coiled.
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    Noooo! It doesn't look like Sideshow Bob! Maybe try changing up your part? Your hair looks full and healthy.
     
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    All I did today was co-wash+detangle w/ TreSemme Luxurious Moisture, then add in my fav leave-in/gel combo.
     
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    I let my stylist shape my hair up when it was various lengths. The odd shape was impacting my styling.
     
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    Did she cut it when it was curly? With product or naked?
     
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    Curly. They ask you come to the salon with your hair how you normally would wear it in a wash and go (or not in a style if you don't do wash and gos). So I had product in it from a day old wash and go. They cut then wash afterwards.
     
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    I feel like I'm set on leave-ins now. NYC curls and Mielles Organics Pomegranate and Honey.

    Oh and I was yesterday years old when I realized UFD Curl Magic is actually called curly magic. Oops.
     

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