Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    Is it too much hassle to do all the time?
     
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    Not really. I just get more shrinkage with it.
     
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    I did a no gel wng todayand I'm really impressed with my day 1 hair!
    I know I'm late to the Mielle bandwagon but I have arrived. I generally wait a year or more while other folks try and review the product. these products had mixed reviews and I went ahead and purchased anyway.

    So after a wash and DC ( I'm coming out if a week long blowout) I used Mielles Pomegranate Honey Leave in and curling custard. Whew Chile! I didn't need my usual layer of Eco to lay it down! Definition, moisture, softness all the things that we need for a successful wng!
    It's a bit tacky cause I'm heavy handed. But I'm loving my curls and my snap back after a week of straight hair!
    Ladies your hair can thrive in wng styles! I'm back to APL and I know its cause I leave my hair alone for the most part!
     
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    Interesting. I would have thought that more moisture would mean more hang time.
     
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    Last time I used Mielle avocado moisture milk in my wash and go it came out so heavy and stiff, but that was before I had a good technique. Maybe I’ll try again or maybe I should leave well enough alone.
     
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    Its been a while since I've posted pictures of my hair in a wash n go. I've been trying different product combos and I noticed a lot of differences in what results I get

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    Cream stylers dry very quickly,less shrinkage (surprisingly) and give me great Day one volume but they only last a day or two. Before they look crazy. My hair cut looks best with cream stylers.

    Wetline gel gives me the maximum control and curl elongation. It also can be a bit drying depending on what leave in I use. Gives me helmet curls which I like sometimes or when I want very long lasting curls. Tends to flake on me after a few days wear though.

    Mousse was very surprising because I didn't think it would really define my curl pattern. Used with a leave in I got really nice results. Although like cream stylers, did not give me much hold (although I have not used hard hold mousse) Also has a tendency to frizz very quickly, even on day one.

    Flaxseed gel is my current favorite. I never thought I'd like another gel than wetline. It gives me multi day hair but my hair is soft, touchable and doesn't flake. It doesn't give me all the hold I need in certain areas though such as the roots of my crown and around my edges. In those areas, wetline still reigns supreme. :cup:

    Happy Wash n Going!:afro:
     
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    Thanks @Napp
    This is a great post it’s so informative. I really like the cream styler look. I’ve never tried one before which one did you use? Wetline is my favorite, I don’t get crunchy hair with it but I use a ton of KCKT under it, and my hair is soaking wet when when I apply it.
     
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    I used Novex My curls movie star leave in or butter leave in. I would like to try the super shiny leave in in their line to see if I can get more shine. I think it would also work better if a mousse is added for additional hold.

    It depends on what I leave in. KCKT works horribly on my hair. It sits on my strands makes it so dull lol different strokes for different folks
     
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    I know my hair will never look like this, her curls are looser than mine and I can’t imagine my hair being this long after shrinkage, but I would love to have her head of hair.

     
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    3rd day hair still eludes me :-(
     
  11. Napp

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    What is your process?
     
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    I feel like my hair would need to be WL or longer to be like that after shrinkage smh lol. Even when my hair was MBL it still shrinks to my shoulders.
     
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    I pineapple at night and then let it down in the morning.

    Whenever I try to add product (leave in conditioner, moisturizer, shea butter) or water to my hair, it just frizzes up and gets even more undefined.
     
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    You shouldn't have to add additional products after the initial wash imho. Especially water based products. Try a serum to tame your hair in the mornings.
     
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    @GettingKinky how do you apply your leave-in and gel? Are you using large/ small sections? Smoothing/ raking, or even twirling /shingling?
     
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    I add my products in 4 sections. I rake and smooth.
     
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    I was very successful with multiple day hair by using much smaller sections. So once divided into 4, I would just take smaller sections from the quadrant and smooth my gel thoroughly to my gently stretched strands, root to ends. This should help your definition last longer, without ending up completely frizzy by day 2 or 3.
     
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    I redid my wng this morning and yeah...I'm loving these Mielle products!
    I was only heavy handed with the Leavein today and tried to be even and balanced with the curling custard application. I'll have to practice mindfull application until I get the hang of this flex like gel.
    Anyway I'm loving my day 1 hair. It's not flat and noodle like as per usual. I don't have to wait 2-3 days for voluminous hair! My curls are soft, movable and defined. All the things I desire for a wng! I'm excited to use these products going forward.
     
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    Made a custard with the lusti gel this morning but that seemed to take away from the hold and there was loads of frizz. I ended up layering the Obia over it so that it wouldn't be a total fail. Sitting under the dryer for 5000 hours until my hair is dry.
     
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    Today I tried squish to condish with my SM conditioner and I did my best to squish in my KCKT and my gel. Now I’ll just have to see if my hair seems more moisturized than usual.
     
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    When I go to work with damp hair, I’m so cold all day. I wonder if I should wash my hair at night. Do any of you wash your hair at night and sleep with wet hair?
     
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    For my mid week wash, I wash at night and dry until it's still only about 20% damp.
     
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    I do mine at night the large majority of the time. I air dry as much as a can prior to doing a pineapple with my scarf.
     
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    great thread! I have been a reader from distance for a while, and I decided to comment lol

    I have been a straight hair natural for the last couple years, however in the last few months I have been hitting the gym regularly, so straight hair is unrealistic for everyday. I have been experimenting with curly styles, including wash n gos. The first few months I had a lot of fails lol But I think I finally have a routine that "hopefully" will work for long term.

    I do not know what my curl pattern is or what my hair type is, I will say that it's fine and medium density. Since it has been heat styled every week for years, my curl pattern is altered so I have different textures.

    Currently: I wash twice a week, I tried stretching the wash n go for a week, but by day 4 my hair is matted up and detangling is a royal pain in the butt. Especially that the new growth is much thicker than the rest of my hair who was heat styled regularly for years. It feels like I am transitioning all over again *sigh*.

    -Shampoo: Agave smoothing shampoo for weekend washes, and Cantu Shea butter shampoo for midweek washes.
    -Conditioner: Aussie moist condish and Aussie 3 min miracle: I combine both to help me detangle.
    -Deep conditioner: still looking for something to rock my world, I am waiting on Mielle babassu in the mail and hopefully my hair loves it lol
    Styling: I am still playing around with this one, Yesterday I styled my hair with shingling and smoothing my hair with the denman brush, and it gave me the best results so far. It took me 2 hours to do my whole head but the result was amazing. It clumped my hair so well and I got the most definition with the least frizz so far. 2nd day hair was even better since it got bigger. Let's see how it lasts throughout the week though.

    Products for styling:
    - Shea moisture JBCO leave in *shock* I hated everything SM in the past, but I wanted to give this one more try with a different set of products, and it seems to work great for me so far. I am not sure what's different this time because I remember hating it in the past lol
    - Cantu curl activator cream: I use SO much of this to help clump the hair, good that it's only 5.99.
    - Eco styler Olive Oil: I hated this in the past as well since it flaked on me no matter what, but it seems to work so well on top of the SM JBCO combined with the Cantu curly activator.

    One thing I HATE about not heat styling is wet hair, I wish I can defuse or magically dry my hair in an hour. It takes a whole day for my hair to fully dry. I tried diffuser couple times and my hair gets very frizzy. I guess I have to play around and try different methods. I purchased a bigger diffuser attachment to experiment with next.

    I am still looking for my HG, and hopefully extend the shelf life of my styles since I hate rewashing my hair mid week. But I can't take spending hours of every Sunday detangling my hair in the shower. I seem to get the least breakage and knots when I redo my hair midweek.
     
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    I think squish to condish left too much SM conditioner in my hair. It looks dull and feels heavy. Next time I’ll squish it in but fully rinse it out.
     
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    I like to do it this way because I don't like my day one hair - way too wet and flat. I get to avoid going out with it in that state if I wash my hair in the eve/ night. I do try to let it dry as much as possible beforehand but there often isn't time for that. I tie my head with two silk scarves to avoid my pillow getting wet.
     
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    I am no longer enamored with my hair. The shrinkage is just too much. And the trial and error is exhausting.

    Maybe I’m just in a bad mood today. Maybe a good haircut would make my hair look better.
     
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    I wet my hair in the shower this morning and now I’m wearing a banana clip ponytail. Same style I wear on wash day. I’m curious to see how it will look once it dries.
     
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    Have you tried diffusing?
     
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    I have and my hair came out looking a bit stringy. I probably need to practice. I was doing it on cool and it took forever.
     

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