Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. Coilystep

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    It took me a couple of times to get the hang of it. Cool is not going to work. I use medium and high speed.
     
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    How long does it take you to dry your hair on medium heat?
     
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    I wet my hair in the shower this morning. I think all the product rinsed out. My ponytail is a puff today. I hope it’s not too tangled.
     
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    I'm still doing wash n'gos and I don't want to stop :cry3: :cry3:

    Things I've realized with my new product combos:
    EBW Split End DC needs to stay on for the 40 mins or my hair ends up hard
    EBW Hydration Serum isn't very hydrating but it's a bomb definer/hair primer
    CR Honey is okay but not the most moisturizing leave-in
    I can cowash. . . as long as I have a bomb cowash and still use a clarifying shampoo every few washes

    Today I washed with EBW scalp cleanser, DC'd with the Split end, and used Honey as my leave-in under Eco gel. My hair is flat and pretty tight for first day hair, so I'm excited to have 2nd day hair LOL!

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  5. SunkissedLife

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    Poppin in to say hi. Just picked up Kinky Curly Knot Today (forever staple love this leave in so much) so I thought I’d grab the Curling Custard too and start working on my wash n go. I would really love for this to be my go to style for the summer. Not to mention hoping to see some good growth from it — one of my favs EarthlyRam always wears wash n go and used it grow from shoulder to waist length

    Suggestions please. I’m not sure how to get my roots defined or at least not puffy compared to the length
     
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    About 15 minutes. My hair is mostly dry at this point. I don't dry my bangs because they are fickle.
     
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    I've been MIA for a while, but my wash and goes are getting better and better. Screenshot_20190418-160034_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190419-095919_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190419-100056_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190419-095943_Gallery.jpg
    I'm just trying to perfect my technique to get the same look everytime, as my hair grows.

    I will add some fuzzy camera phone pics, since I haven't been documenting so much, but you can get the gist.

    Depending on what i do, my curls are popping (my goal is for the best definition for my hair), shrinkage is not my friend but I am learning to make peace, and I am experimenting with processes and styles to make the best of my hair at the length that it is.

    (These pics are a mix of day 1 vs day 6 fluffy hair)
     
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    I skipped my shea pudding today and only used KCKT and wetline gel.

    I’m sure the shea is good for my hair, but I want to see if my hair has more movement without it.
     
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    without shea pudding my hair dried faster and shrunk less. Once I take my ponytail down tonight I’ll see if I actually like the result.
     
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    Date night hair. This is day 5 of wash n go done with wetline Xtreme and DE avocado leave in. I wet my hair everyday and add gel and conditioner only to my bangs and part of my hair on left side over my ear. I diffuse on medium temp and high speed. D8731907-BE69-4830-AB17-0F59CEF8BC9E.jpeg
     
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    Can anyone recommend a thick and buttery leave in conditioner? Would like to add a bit more oil/butter in my wash and goes to see if I can get more shine
     
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    @Coilystep day 5 hair? I’m so jealous.

    How long does your entire refresh process take?
     
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    I'm on the hunt for a good leave-in to use under gel. The best I've found so far has been Eden Bodyworks Curl Defining Creme. It leaves my hair super soft, but since it has shea butter, my hair will get build up fast. I'll probably go back to it though. It's knocks all the crunch out of Eco Style.
     
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    This afternoon I chose to use an old combo.

    I washed with TreSemme Lux Moist shampoo, followed by V05 Anti-Frizz conditioner.

    I remember using this combo a few years ago, but not whether I liked it.

    For the leave-in, I used Uncle Funky's Daughter Good Hair. UFD Curly Magic was my styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Extra product will lay down those puffy roots. Apply your gel and smooth the product from root to tip...like a fresh virgin relaxer.
     
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    ORS Naturals Butter Whipped Ghee & Coconut Leavein. Is my rec for a super buttery moisture packed Leavein.
     
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    Everytime I stray from Eco Styler I regret it and end up with 1/2 a jar of product that it will take me forever get rid of!
    That Mielle stuff was soo tacky/sticky and attracted so much dust and dirt and God only knows what else. It also didn't hold my curls like I need them to be held. It wasnt an easy wash out either. I couldn't just cowash...I needed shampoo each and everytime.
    So I'm back to Eco and my curls are looking at me like ...I told you so!
    My regi is boring but effective. Weekly DC and resetting my washn go every 3-4 days with products that rinse easily and cleanly out of my hair! Be back with pics when my hair is dry.
     
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    I don't even understand how that works! if I don't dry my hair completely and then I lay down; bonnet or not, that leads to frizzy hard hair that needs to be restyled asap!
     
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    Not long. An extra 10 minutes in the shower. Then 15 minutes to diffuse.
     
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    I looked up and down for reviews of SM Make It Last Wash and Go line, and barely found any. Then the ones I did find said that it was bleh. I tried out the conditioner and the gel.

    The conditioner sucks. It's too thick and not moisturizing. My hair felt clean after I used it. It did help define my hair but my CD shampoo does that for me.

    I might love the gel. I used the condish as my leave-in since I didn't know how drying the gel would or would not be. It defined the parts of my hair that are very kinky and hard to clump together. My hair has hold but it isn't dry like Eco will make it. I like the shape it gave me, and it was easy to get through my hair, which is saying a lot LOL!! My hair likes custards though and this is a watery custard. I'm curious to see how day 2 looks and feels. My fingers are crossed that it'll be good :pray:

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    I will try this! I think I’ve been avoiding applying a lot of product to my roots because I’m always afraid of build up so will have to try applying same amt of product there. And I Guess I need to work in smaller sections lol I’m used to 2-4 when washing and 4-8 when styling.

    Also how do you stretch your wash n go as it dries ?! I understand you can band ponytail or bun once dry but I’m trying to prevent it drying up to my ears in the first places. How do you stretch a wash n go as it dries without disrupting the curl pattern ??
     
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    Personally I dont do this. I stretch my hair after it is fully dry with a hot blow dryer. I just grab some hair and run the blow dryer up and down the shaft a couple of times, fluff and go.
     
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    I dry in either 2 low ponytails using goody small updo barrettes or one pony tail with a banana clip. Neither upsets my curl pattern. And my hair looks decent enough to wear to work. The only bad thing is that it stretches the front of my hair more than the back.

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    It seems like every gel I use flakes like crazy
     
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    I timed myself this morning and it took me 40 minutes to wash and condition my hair apply leave in and gel. This also includes time to shower and brush my teeth.

    This adds a minimum of 25 minutes to my morning routine. If I could wear my hair loose on day 1, or get good day 2-3 hair, I would feel a lot better about the extra time it takes to do my wash n go.
     
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    I went a totally different direction and I chose to do a conditioner wash n go.

    I washed w/ TreSemme Lux Moist shampoo, followed by Aussie Moist 3 Min Miracle as my d/c. I used the Aussie Moist conditioner as my detangler, rinsed, and then added some more of it. I put my hair in 4 sections for this, just to make sure it was detangled well.

    I used Safflower Oil as my sealant. Then I put some Aussie Moist on top to style my hair. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I love how my second day hair looks and feels!!!! It's so soft :love: !!! And no flakes so far!

    I'm sick, so I really need to go ahead and put my hair up, so that I can go to bed. :sick:
     
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    Think I'm gonna try this .
     

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