Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. oneastrocurlie

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    Got a trim yesterday. Didn't need it. She barely cut anything in the back and a teensy bit in the front. Next trim appointment isn't until mid October.

    The main difference between the salon and me doing my hair is thoroughness. They spend 10-15 mins at the least raking through conditioner and added water to my hair and then do it again with whatever styler. And y'all have seen my hair. It's not that long lol. That's not happening at home and I'm a-ok with that.
     
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    Does the extra time raking in water and product make a big difference in the final result?
     
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    Yeah. More definition and softness. And with my hair they only use one product after rinsing out most of the conditioner. I typically need two to achieve the same amount of definition at home.

    My stylist mentioned leaving a lot of water in the hair but at home people typically aren't trying to be all dripping and wet while styling. Which is true for me at least. They do most of all that raking at the bowl because the hair is dripping wet the whole time.
     
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    What product do they use?

    I apply my leave-in in the shower so my hair is dripping wet then, but I do my gel after I get out so my hair is wet, but not dripping. Maybe I should take my gel in the shower too.
     
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    Do you apply small section by section and rake it in? I think that's the key.

    I think she used Briogeo farewell frizz conditioner this time. Typically she uses NYC curls conditioner. Styled with Briogeo Curl Charisma coil custard.

    Now I can almost get it looking the same when use the coil custard to home. But it's process. Small section, wet, apply styler, rake. That's the reason I don't use it every time I wash. My arms get tired lol.
     
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    Sometimes on the weekend I do small sections, but on weekdays I don’t have time for that. And even on weekends I don’t always have the patience for small sections. And I haven’t seen a huge difference between small sections and 4-8 bigger sections.
     
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    @VictoriousBrownFlower

    Her technique is very similar to mine. Big sections and lots of raking. I have a hard time puting in the effort required for small sections.
     
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    so do i. have u ever tried doing it in the shower? I had the best wash and go last wk by doing it in the shower.
     
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    I used to do my gel in the shower but I didn’t shingle. I don’t know why I stopped doing my gel in the shower. I should go back to that. It’s less messy.
     
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    yeah it is and i got the best definition. My wng actually lasted 5 days for the first time in my life. Also drying with a fan has been a great time saver.
     
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    sooo I tried kinky curly knot today with the kinky curly custard and I think this is my best wash n go! I am moving from my current place, my DCs are tucked in somewhere, so I did not even DC. I did not take my time with every section as usual, yet it turned out so amazing: definition, volume, softness, bounce, just yum. I hope this is not beginners luck, because I think I just found my HG WnG soulmate lol
    Now one downside to the custard is that it dries on the hair during application, so I can't just run the denman on my hair after I add it in, it tends to snag on my hair and cause knots. So what I did this time is add the leave in, smooth with the denman, then add the custard and just work it with my hands gently. Not even shingle, just rake it in and that's it. I am just a little mad for waiting so long to try it, I was turned off by the price, but it's so worth it!
     
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    I only used shampoo on my roots last wash day and my hair dried out so quickly. I have to remember to wash ALL of my hair.
     
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    Wow, never seen this container. Where did you find it?
     
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    I always wash all of mine. Never understood the whole "only at the roots" thing when the length is where all the product is applied.
     
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    Exactly. Especially when using gels and heavy styling products, my hair will be gunky and dried out. I need to shampoo 2-3 times to avoid flakes. I tried "co-washing" and it was a mess lol
     
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    Yup, I double shampoo now which is funny because that's how my mom always washed my hair as a kid. Shampoo twice followed by one of those cholesterol conditioners. I've noticed a big difference going back to shampooing 2x's.
     
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    What do you guys use for shampoo? @water_n_oil @waff

    I want to remove all the product from my hair, but I want to minimize frizz. Right now I have 2 shampoos
    SM coconut & hibiscus
    Kinky curly come clean
    Both of them lather- I wonder if I should get a non-lathering cleanser like Deva or NYC curls.
     
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    I like to rotate my shampoos, I clarify every two weeks with Redken cleansing cream. Even though it's a chelating shampoo, it never dried out my hair and it's perfect to get my strands read for DC. Once a week I use suave almond and shea butter shampoo: This stuff is so moisturizing which is crazy for a sulfate shampoo. For mid week washes I use as I am strengthening shampoo long and luxe: This is so moisturizing and I use it when I do not have product build up. I like to layer my shampoos too, so if I clarify for the first wash, I follow up with suave for the 2nd/3rd wash.

    I tried some shampoos that knotted the life out of my hair, so it's important that a shampoo cleanses without drying. It might be a mental thing, but if a shampoo doesn't lather I feel like it's not working lol so I need suds to be happy.

    My hair actually frizzes and poofs if it's not well cleansed, so shampooing is important to absorb conditioner and DC or styling products to avoid frizz. Otherwise it's like adding lotion to dirty skin.

    How do you like the KC come clean? would you categorize it as clarifying or moisturizing?
     
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    I never really stick to one. KCCC is one of my all time favorites. A lot of people find it drying but I didn't have that experience.
     
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    Thanks for all the detailed information. I like the kinky curly shampoo. I think it’s a little drying, but it lathers and gets my hair very clean and I like the way it smells. Once I condition and use my leave-in, my hair is fine.
     
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    Today I did everything in the shower
    Shampoo
    Oil
    Rinse out conditioner
    Leave in conditioner
    Curl cream
    Gel

    I did tons of raking and then I used a medium tooth comb to try and really smooth the gel in. We’ll see how it turns out. If in a couple more weeks I don't see a benefit from the oil I’m going to drop that step.
     
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    I see these in beauty supply stores around nyc.

    I bought a tub of the new formula. It sucks for my hair. It dries it out but leaves me no hold. I am nearing the bottom of my macro tub from 2017 pre formula change. O think I'll save the rest and my balls for when my hair gets longer. I think I might go the mousse route or just use Dady gel which I like better.
     
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    My hair is so stiff today. I think maybe the oil rinses are not working for me.
     
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    My day 2 hair is awful. It’s so dry. The only change I made was applying all my products in the shower. Either that’s a problem or the oil is building up and causing problems.
     
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    Does any one recommend any mousse? It seems like mousse is the only thing that is going to give me hold this summer lol

    I've been using Nairobi which works really well. Thinking about ag cloud and suddz fx souffle
     
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    Design Essentials has one I use regularly. I use it over UFD Curly Magic. https://designessentials.com/almond-avocado-curl-enhancing-mousse/
     
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    I like the mousse by The Doux @Napp

    Ive used it on several different types for washngos and twists. Its nice. The hold seems slight but the next day they were still holding on. I really liked it.
     
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    I don’t like my day 1 hair. The gel cast makes it look so stringy. I may need to try something other than gel, but I’m afraid my hair will frizz up into a huge fro.
    Maybe I should try washing my hair at night.

    I feel like the more I do wash n gos the more things I find that I need to improve.
     
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    Maybe a custard or something like UFD curly magic. Those would be thick like a gel but more moisturizing, not sticky, and control the frizz.
     
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