Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. waff

    waff Well-Known Member

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    I tried UFD curly magic, it gave very soft hold. I was not heavy handed, but the definition of day 1 was nice. If I applied more, the hold would have probably lasted longer. People rave about Camille rose curl maker as well and it's comparable to UFD.
     
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    That's why I put DE mousse on top. Too much curly magic can be a bad thing lol.
     
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    I had time today. Used Briogeo Curl Charisma custard.
     
  4. LadyRaider

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    Hello!
    Late joiner because I had an "unexpected" haircut so I'm all into my hair again.

    • Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)
    My texture I think is 3C - 4A. It's silky when wet and cottony when dry. I want to say it's low porosity. Length is shoulder length >sticks fork in own eye< down from APL :(

    • What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)
    I wash and go pretty much every day. I thought this was "wrong." But my current research says that's what you're SUPPOSED to do. I'm a product junkie, so I'm all over the place. This morning I used Carol's Daughter conditioner to "cowash" and then Ouidad Whipped Curls. Then Shescentit coco-cream leave in on top, and some One and Only Argan Oil. My hair is pretty easy to deal with, so daily wash and gos are no big deal.

    • What are your length goals from joining this challenge?
    I want to get back to APL... STAT!!!!!!!!

    • What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?
    I want my hair to be more "funky" and "fun." I hate the stupid side part. Need to find something different. I am old, but I don't want auntie hair!

    • Any current struggles or concerns?
    My hair is weird and yet very cooperative. Hard to explain. Heh.

    • Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)
    This is today: hair is dry. It took a while to dry (this morning the weather was rainy) but the whipped curls did pretty good. (My hair tends to be cooperative, however.) I don't like the part though. I didn't do it... It just fell naturally like that because that's a common way I wear it.

    curls today.jpg
     
  5. Shadow_Lace

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    Since there's warmer-ish weather I'm minimizing the amount of products, I use in between d/cs and treatment days.

    I co-washed with Aussie Smooth conditioner, sectioned my hair into 4 parts and untangled it.

    No leave-in, just smoothed Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker unto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I tried this out after watching a M.A.D. Curls One n Done video. It's featuring Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha (for the Mom) and CRN Curl Maker (for the Daughter).
     
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  6. LadyRaider

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    Y'all,
    Why don't I get movement with my wash and go hair? Is it because I air dry?
     
  7. GGsKin

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    I woudn't put it down to air drying because that's the only way I do it and I've always had decent movement with my wash and go.
     
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  8. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I dont get movement on my hair because thats the way it shrinks. The top layer if I jump around moves but the bottom layers doesnt budge.

    Im a 4a but the top of my hair is very loose compared to the back. The sides are 4b and dont move at all because the curls dont clump together..

    I will say as it gets older and the more I stretch it with ponytail holders, it elongates enough to where a breeze will make it move.

    I'm between APL and BSB @LadyRaider
     
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  9. uofmpanther

    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I did a wash n go yesterday with Pura body Naturals and Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic. It was light, fluffy, and looked great. It also dries faster than Eco.

    I forgot that with UFD I have to use alot more gel than you would think necessary to eliminate frizz. I also don't like the sticky neck it gave me but other than that I think I'm back in love with UFD. I just have to see what 2nd day looks like.
     
  10. LadyRaider

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    @shawnyblazes

    Well I woke up this morning before showering with bouncy hair. I'm not sure what is going on. LOL.
     
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  11. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    good dew points? @LadyRaider Either way, alllllright now!!! :bdance:
     
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    LOL. Who knows?
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Thanks!
    I live in a great, dry climate. I never thought humidity being a factor. But the forecast is predicting frizzy/tricky for this week. Heh. Hmmmm. Great information to consider.

    I"m also wondering if it's the "shaking" step? I never do that thing where you shake your head after you put on products but while still wet. What do you think that step does?
     
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    It separates and lifts the hair. Gives your curls a chance to lift and separate with a little volume. Dries fluffy too. I dont really shake a lot because I want the hair to dry downwards and not upwards @LadyRaider
     
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    What underground vault did you have this stored in? Lol. I miss that chocolate DC they had.
     
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    I noticed my hair was getting mushy, so, back to my deep conditioner/protein treatment.

    I washed with TreSemme Lux. Moist shampoo. I used Silicon Mix Bambu as my d/c + protein treatment (it's also great for detangling my hair). I parted my hair into 6 sections, and thoroughly untangled each section. I dampened my hair w/ my Turbie Twist.

    I used, 1 of my fav combos, CRN Almond Jai Twisting Butter as my leave-in and Xtreme Wetline Aloe (green) as my styler. I made sure to smooth both products into each section. For my finisher, I went with OGX Orchid Oil spray. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    How do you style/finish your wash n go?

    You could try shaking after you're done. If not that, then using smaller sections and making sure to put products on the roots of your hair.

    Check up on the dew points, humidity and your hair's porosity. Just to see which combo of products works best for your hair.
     
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  19. shawnyblazes

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    Sitting under the dryer. I’m ready for some color baby!! Lettuce pray for good color turnout.
     
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    My day 1 hair actually looks ok. I applied my gel in 12 sections instead of 4 and I did it in the shower. If that’s the difference I’ll guess I’ll stick to this technique.

    ETA I also raked my ends really well so I think my day 1 hair has more volume than usual
     
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  21. uofmpanther

    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    While decluttering a hall closet, I found it. I had people help me pack when I moved into my house 4 years ago and I'm still finding things. This was one of the best finds yet!
     
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    Hey guys I’ve been in protective style mode for the past two and a half months. I washed my hair last night.

    My first wash was with Cantu ACV Root Rinse (this stuff makes a sore scalp feel so much better). Then followed up with two more shampoos with Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse. Then I used Camille Rose Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard and detangled (using a regular sized come then a more fine tooth comb - both seamless then a detangling brush that kinda looks like the tangle teaser but with a handle) under water.

    After rinsing I deep conditioned with Shea Moisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Miracle Masque under heat for 30 mins then I left it over night. (This deep conditioner is just meh for my first try.)

    This morning I rinsed and applied Camille Rose Coconut Water Leave-In treatment (first time trying this and I love it!) then Camille Rose Curl Maker on top. Love this combination maybe better than Moisture Milk and Curl Maker, gotta try again to be sure.

    Here's my hair still damp (can't seem to rotate this pic!)
    Curly Hair.jpg
     
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  23. GettingKinky

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    Your curls look great! And I love your hair style. Is that a Deva cut? @naturalagain2
     
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    I’m having a good wash cycle. I liked my day 1 hair and I’m liking my day 2 hair. I hope I can repeat this, but there are so many variables that I’m afraid that even if I try to do everything exactly the same, the results may not repeat.
     
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    Thanks!! No I don't have a deva cut. When I got it cut some time back (last year I believe) I told my hairdresser I wanted it cut kind of heart shape so that's what she gave me and she just maintains that when I go in to get my hair trimmed.
     
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    Okay... I"m getting the picture. I used a poop-load of two different ouidad products and got close to 'non'frizzy', bouncy curls. Cloooooooose.

    ETA: Meh... end of the day... too much crap in my hair. I don't like it.
     
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    This looks amazing!!
     
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    My day one hair is stringy today. I’m guessing it’s one of 3 things

    - using KC shampoo instead of SM shampoo
    - not leaving enough conditioner in my hair
    - using too much gel

    Will I ever have a consistent wash n go?
     
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    Still living my wash n go life!
    My current fave Leavein is Mielle Honey Pomegranate. It's one of those rare products that does exactly what it says. Primes my curls for a wash n go! Slip and moisture for days...under my Eco Olive Oil of course. The finished result is soft defined curls for
    I was walking around with stringy curls for a bit but I just trimmed 1-2 inches and that seems to have done the trick. Its thick again. Lol!
    I love how my stretched APL hair shrinks to a cute curly bob!
     
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    I experimented yesterday, I was so excited with my new purchase of the Mane Choice 24 Karat Twisting gel, which is amazing for wash and goes as well.
    I layered it with eco styler coconut gel,..
    And my result is....Meh.

    After so many great wash n goes, its disappointing to get an underwhelming result.
     

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