Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. waff

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    Looks great, awesome definition!
     
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    Sooo... I big chopped for the second time this weekend. I was 6 years natural and not happy with my hair.
    I’ll be joining you guys to grow my hair back out with wash n go’s. :)
     
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    It looks really good. Glad it all worked out. Now go cancel that other appointment lol.
     
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    Ha ha. If I cancel the other appointment I have to let this new woman dye my grays. She gave me a good haircut, but she wasn’t so good at styling.
     
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    @Karmi how much did you cut off?
     
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    You have such luscious hair!
     
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    Another attempt at a no gel wash n go.

    I washed w/ HE Blue Ginger & Micellar Water shampoo, next I used Silicon Mix Bambu. I detangled w/ Aussie Smooth conditioner.

    For my leave-in, I used Curls Blueberry Bliss leave-in, and the same line's Twist-N-Shout cream as my styler. I've gotten into using Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Control and Shine mist as a style finisher. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Everyone seems to be trying to get away from gel. @Shadow_Lace why are you going for a no ge wash n go?
     
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    congrats!!!!!!!!! and welcome!
     
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    I'm just trying and stretch out my gel products. I actually prefer gel/jelly as my primary styler.

    Another reason: to give my hair a break from gels, and try to make myself more comfortable with the "no gel wash n go" look. I really prefer definition, and since my hair is thin/low density, it works in my favor to use gels/strong hold products.

    Third, I'm experimenting with moisturizing products. I know which leave-in/gel combo gives me definition and moisture. Now I branching out into styling lotions, creams, custards, etc.

    4th, I like the ease of less drying time w/out gel/jelly, etc.
     
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    I went from just under bra strap to really short, maybe earlobe stretched.
     
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    Wow! Happy hair growing!
     
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    Have any of you ladies tried a wash n go on dry hair?

    I saw a YouTube video where she used wetline gel on dry stretched hair and her results were great.
     
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    Ok, so maybe I shouldn't have used the mist. It provided so much moisture my hair was still wet/damp this morning! This usually happens when I use too much gel.

    I co-washed it out w/ Aussie Smooth conditioner. Sectioned my hair into 4 parts. Then I used my Turbie Twist to dampen my hair.

    I applied the same Curls Blueberry Bliss leave-in and cream styler, smoothing them into each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I've done it with the JBCO eco. Loved it.
     
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    Was it hard to apply gel to dry hair? Was it way more stretched?
     
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    Not hard at all. Definitely more stretched and defined too. It does require a lot more product than if you do it on wet hair though.
     
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    Yes, I've done this before, and liked the results..... this is how I sometimes test out new gels/creams
     
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    How do you ladies “scrunch out the crunch” without your hair getting frizzy.

    I feel like have 2 options gel cast/jheri curl look or frizz
     
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    This is my first WnG since my last picture post in this thread. :look: I finally decided to try out the hair paint wax in blue that I bought months ago. I forgot to take pics when I went out, so y’all get 1 naked bathroom pic. :lol:

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    I used Aunt Jackie’s don’t shrink gel. I like it. My hair had every bit of shrinkage though, so I don’t get that part. It’s not thick enough to reduce shrinkage for me. But I thought it had pretty good hold, it dried fast, and I liked the texture. It was smooth, no stickiness or even the normal skin crawling gooeyness of normal gels. What it lacks is elongation (it’s much lighter than eco or Wetline), and shine. But there are no flakes and my hair has remained soft so far (did my hair on Sat). My 1st day hair also didn’t really have a cast, which usually means I get no hold, but this has done well.

    Anyone tried this gel? What’s better?
     
  21. Theresamonet

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    I feel like my hair hasn’t grown a cm all year. Are y’all retaining any length?
     
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    I struggle with this as well. I don't really scrunch out the crunch, and I just wait for the cast to wear off. I try to not use too much gel so I won't have the hard cast for too long.
    Some people use a silk scarf to scrunch or a cotton t-shirt to avoid creating too much frizz. I did not use neither method, so I cannot testify.

    I find that if I keep up with consistent deep conditioning weekly, and be as gentle as possible with my hair, I don't have as much issue retaining. But anytime I slack off or get lazy, I don't see much progress with it.
     
  23. water_n_oil

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    I squeeze sections like you would if wringing a towel (except not twisting it, just gently squeezing). If I scrunch upward from the ends then that gives me frizz.
     
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    Day 6 hair = afro. Lol. Washing today.
     
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    Same. I let it wear off if I do get a crunch but I typically don't have a hard crunch after fully dry. Slight crunch maybe but I just let it be.
     
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    Is your shrinkage fooling you? I have to go look at older pics sometimes to recognize retention.
     
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    Whelp, I'm done experimenting w/ "no gel wng".

    I did however find another good leave-in/gel combo.

    I washed my hair w/ HE Blue Ginger & Micellar Water shampoo. I gave this, Curls (Green Collection) Green Tea Hair Rinse, another go. It's definitely a trial & error product. I followed this up w/ Silicon Mix Bambu as my d/c.

    I chose to use the Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout cream as my leave-in, it works well under the Wetline Xtreme Aloe (Green) gel as my styler.

    I remember what happened last time w/ the Design Essentials mist, but it goes well on top of Wetline Xtreme Aloe (I haven't tried it on clear Wetline gel).

    I used the DE Almond & Avocado mist as a sealant, then I topped it off w/ OGX Orchid Oil spray as a finisher. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Oh this is such a creative way to do it! I will try it out next time
     
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    I don’t think so. I always stretch it to compare. Still chin length bangs, Apl in the back, SL sides, and struggle length crown... I did a trim in February and I don’t think I’ve retained any length at all since. I have SSKs and I’ve noticed splits. I think maybe I’m not being gentle enough when WnG styling. Idk. I’m doing something wrong. I wasn’t taking very good care of my hair before. Just washing and DCing sometimes ( :look: ) and wearing a puff; my hair grew okay. Now I’m trying to take care of it, and things are going in the wrong direction.

    My next trim is scheduled for this weekend. I’m going to take length shots and use that as my starting point for the rest of the year. I should probably incorporate more protein treatments, henna, something. Probably will even wear gloves when styling.
     
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    I found Alyssa Marie on Instagram and I LOVE her hair. It’s about the same length as mine, but her curls a little bigger. I’m going to try to do some of her styles.
     
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