Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. waff

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    Not loving my WNG at all today, it's frizz city. I am not sure if it's due to the coconut oil prepoo I did this week, I usually never put oils in my hair because they tend to leave frizz, but I thought as a prepoo it would be okay since I cleansed twice with shampoo + condition + DC. Apparently my hair frizzes up anyway even when oil is applied as prepoo. It can't be the humidity in the air since I did my same routine for the last month, and my hair survived the humidity just fine (I live in NC). Oh well, I will stick to buns until midweek wash to redo it. I will probably clarify with Redken cleansing cream to start on a clean slate.
     
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    Me too
     
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    Good curls after yesterday's wash but I hate the amount of gel I used. Love the simplicity of wngs but kind of over needing so much gel to get the curls to stay. Time for more experimentation I suppose.
     
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    Ya girl and her wash n go were on the national news on Friday-promoting my video for the Michelle Obama Talk in our city!

    Lol it was my natural hair's debut, and if ppl didn't know I was rocking my curls, now they know!
    Lol
     
  5. GettingKinky

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    Why don’t you like using lots of gel?
     
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    Feels like a waste of money for few uses and I don't like having to repurchase something so often. Eco is still a consideration though since it comes in the huge tubs.
     
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    I really hope that after my Deva cut I can let my hair air dry loose and have it look good. To me that would be care free hair. And if I can get 3-4 day hair, I think I will be set.

    But I’m afraid that it’s going to take me a awhile to adapt to how big my hair will be. I’m not a fan of huge volume (for me) yet.
     
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    I am trying a new combo today, it's an old combo actually that I use to love. Garnier fructis sleek and shine leave in + Garnier Fructis Style Curl Shape Gel. I have to use a lot to remove frizz, but these products are very cheap especially the leave in 2 for about 5$. I am waiting for my hair to dry and see how it turns out.

    Is this your first Deva cut? I am very scared to get mine, because they cut the hair on it's curly state which scares the hell out of me lol but I guess for people who wear it curly 90% of the time it makes sense to get it.
     
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    This is my first Deva cut. I haven’t straightened my hair in 1.5 years so I’m not too worried about how it will look straight. I always wear it in a bun or curly. As long as I still have enough hair to bun I’ll be ok. But if it looks good air dried without stretching, I’ll be ecstatic.
     
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    That sounds like the best fit for you then! I hope it turns out great for you :)
     
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    I’m still deciding if I like my Deva cut. It definitely looks better than it did before, but I don’t know if I love it.


    She used so many products on my hair
    - decadence one conditioner
    - heaven in hair deep conditioner
    - b’leave-in
    - arc angel gel
    - supercream styler
    - high shine oil

    She spent way more time applying product and in much smaller sections than I do.

    Next time I wash my hair I will try her method with my products.
     
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    While the number of products seems a wee bit much the fact she took a long time applying product in small sections sounds good.

    I don't go to a Deva salon but they do cut hair dry and curly and only do wash and gos and I'll be at the shampoo bowl for a miinnuutteee while she rakes through conditioner and styler.

    Eta: Actually outside the oil maybe, that seems normal product wise lol. That's very similar to my routine.
     
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    Tried something new. If it looks dumb in the morning I can always toss my hair into a ponytail lol.
     
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    I don’t want to wash my hair because I want to see how long it will last after the Deva styling, but I don’t want my first wash post-cut to be on a work day because I have no idea how it will turn out. I guess when it gets too frizzy I’ll have to wear a bun for a few days.
     
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    You use styling cream after gel? I never thought to put anything on top of gel.
     
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    It wooooorked. Water, 2 diff shea mixes, and a ton of raking.
     

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    This looks awesome.
     
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    I put a styling foam on top of UFD curl magic. Curl magic isn't a gel exactly but it's main purpose is to set and define like a gel. The foam on top gives me even more definition.
     
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    Niicceeee
     
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    I am soooooooo jealous that you can get away with water and oil for your wash n goes.... i think my hair would laugh...(and then shrivel up into a crunchy ball)
     
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    My hair felt sticky I think the Deva salon used too many products and applied some of them when my hair wasn’t wet enough.

    I rewashed today and styled with my products (KCKT & wetline). I did make one change- I applied my gel in much smaller sections and finger curled the hair around my face.

    I’m waiting to see how it turns out before I decide if I like the haircut.
     
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    Last week's wash n go...
    My wash and goes are getting better, more defined, and a little more hang.

    I get wig checked every day lol

    I'm currently wearing a day 7 wash n go that I don't want to wash out yet because it's so defined, and I'm not 100% sure how I achieved it lolol

    Eta, the last pic shows what happens when I get a few days into a wash n go... it turns into a tight globe of hair around my head.../ the second pic is second day hair
     

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    Thanks ladies! Curious as to how much longevity I'll get out of it. I was watching classic Naptural85 which convinced me to give shea only another go lol.
     
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    Very cute @metro_qt

    How do you get 7 day hair???
     
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    1. the secret for 7 day hair is you have to be zen with the fact that your hair may shrink up like a poodle (mine) or may get bigger and fluffier as the days go by.

    2. my hair has stayed pretty consistent from day 4 to day 7 (hasn't grown or shrunk) because I:

    a) wear a modified pineapple each night, and leave the looser hair in front out, and try not to mash it when i'm sleeping

    b)the product layering I did last Sunday was IT! my hair loved it: Mielle Organics Gelee first, on wet hair, praying hands, Texture ID raked through, Raking hands, Eco styler gel on top of stubborn areas, finger curl the stubborn areas. the end.

    @GettingKinky I added a pic of today's day 7 hair: it still has good definition and nice and fluffy, that's why I don't want to wash it out yet, lol.

    May 12th hair day 7.jpg
     
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    Looks great. I know all about the hair globe.
     
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    I think my Deva cut achieved my goal. I let my hair air dry loose and I like the shape. Now I just need it to grow.

    I hope pineappling tonight doesn’t ruin it. But if it does I know I can go to work with damp hair and it won’t look crazy when it dries. (As long as I spend lots of time applying gel in small sections.)
    :)


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    love it!!!
     

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