Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. discodumpling

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    What were you disappointed with? Did the combo flake? Did it leave you with dry curls? Too sticky? Why was this combo a fail for you? Mane Choice products are on my list of things to try! Any advice is appreciated.
     
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    A fail to me is always in comparison to my better wash n gos, where i have super defined curls, they are plump and moisturized, I have movement, and I can get 5 days plus wearing it.

    Today is day 2, and this combo still isn't dry. It is super defined, but a little mushy. It doesn't help that it's a rainy and moist day today either. No flakes though, and my curls feel moisturized (because my head is still wet in places)

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    I've just looked in the mirror, and it's getting better looking, the further it dries and settles....I've gotten some compliments as well, so I think I'll experiment with this combo again, next wash n go...this combo needs practice. (And a diffuser)

    Positives: very shiny. Very curly. Very defined. ****AND***** my curls aren't super shrunken!

    Negatives: my hair still isn't dry and its almost 24 hours later...

    -its a little sticky and tacky when wet.

    Final recommendation: Mane Choice is a yay (yes, try it on your wash n go)
     
  3. GettingKinky

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    I hated my day 1 hair yesterday (stringy and crunchy) but day 2 is nice. Sleeping in a pineapple always does a good job of scrunching out the crunch.
     
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    Ok, with this weather change my area finally has summer weather!!! Time for utilizing the minimalist approach (or at least trying to do it).

    I washed with TreSemme Lux Moist shampoo, followed by the same line's conditioner. I used this to untangle my hair in 6 sections. I left a little of the conditioner in as a leave-in.

    I styled my hair with Miss Jessie's Honey Curls. This is my second time using this product. It really works the best on damp hair. My hair was more wet-to-damp this morning (I was in a hurry). I did use my Turbie Twist to dampen my hair (but I left it on for way less time).

    I think I prefer the way it came out on damp hair the most. The best curl definition, moisture, and it took less product to use. However my hair is still good for today's activities. Added bonus, my hair is still holding up in this humidity!!!

    All in all, I may have found another great product for a 1 n done wash n go.
     
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  5. LadyRaider

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    So maybe my hair is just so low porosity that all the sectioning and singling doesn't work for me.

    Last night I went old school... a bit of aphogee serum and the Carol's Daghter coco cream on top. No sectioning or raking and praying hands, etc.... my hair looked the way I liked it this morning.
     
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    I’m very low on my staple flaxseed gel from Sirod Naturals, so I decided to look for something on the ground to hold me over. I purchased Mielle Curling Custard. My WNG came out very defined, but soft. The hold is too soft to have more than 2-day hair. Today, I purchased Camille Rose Curl Maker. I read on another site that both of these products pair well. I will find out tomorrow morning after my workout.
     
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    I don’t like my day 1 hair. I thought changing my shampoo would help, but it didn’t. I think this weekend I’ll try a no gel wash n go and see if I can have non crunch day 1 hair.
     
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    Could it be shampoo in general? You ever try cowashing for a few wash days in a row?
     
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    I haven’t. My hair seems to prefer being shampoo’d it feels better and absorbs product better, but I need it to look good. I’ll add cowashing to my list of things to try.
     
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    For whatever reason today 5 coils have decided to hang ~ 2 inches lower than all the rest. :rolleyes:
     
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    I started off by co-washing with Garnier Whole Blends Argan & Camellia Oil conditioner. I also used this to lightly untangle and section my hair into 6 sections. (This conditioner has great slip). Dampened my hair with my Turbie Twist.

    I skipped the leave-in, and used Miss Jessie's Multicultural Curls styling lotion as my styler. I used OGX Orchid Oil mist as my finisher. I'm currently air-drying for a wash n go.
     
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    I just remembered that yesterday was the 5 year anniversary of my last relaxer. I was so sure I’d have WL natural hair by now.
     
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    I just remembered that yesterday was the 5 year anniversary of my last relaxer. I was so sure I’d have WL natural hair by now.
     
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    I used Product Junkies Naturals Rhassoul Clay to cleanse my scalp and then conditioned with her Extreme Moisture Deep conditioner followed my water and a small jar of Xtreme Wet line gel I found in Walmart the other day. Not sure if it’s the original or new.

    It’s drying light though.

    I used Mielle Organics Curling custard four days ago. It was still sticky today so I washed and started again
     

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    I tried being less heavy handed with my gel this morning, but my hair is still crunchy.

    I keep saying that I’m going to try and wash at night, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I don’t want my lifestyle to change because of my hair.

    And I just don’t have time to diffuse in the morning.
     
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    Have you tried any curling creams, or a combo of cream under gel? Or using an oil on top of the gel?

    I use Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist, on top of gel (if I was heavy handed). This usually softens the gel cast.
     
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    Went to Body Pump this morning with wet hair and it dried like this. I used my products and don't have one frizzy side like I did yesterday. (Eyeroll) Curls are popping. If I actually had a haircut with some shape, it might actually look good. I am proud of myself for the curls though.

    mmjjss.jpg
     
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    I bought a fan today to use in drying my hair lol I saw someone in Youtube do this, and I wanted to try it. While I am getting work done in my laptop, I will have the fan in the back. Let's hope I don't end up with a frizz city. Defusing my hair is too much work and I get tired of doing it so I just stick to air drying. If I can get my hair dry without using my hands, that would be wonderful.
     
  19. GettingKinky

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    I hardly ever use my diffuser. It takes waaaaay too long. I don’t have that kind of patience.
     
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    Ladies with drying issues please try 20 mins under your hooded dryers. I cannot tell you how much I love my hooded dryer! Those 20 mins are enough to dry my roots and my ends for the most part. I no longer spend hours air drying and diffusing was never my thing! But when I started drying my wash n go's with the hooded dryer AND my blow dryer it was a complete game changer for me. I can reset my wash n go and it will be completely dry within an hour!
    If you do try...please let us know how it benefits (or nah) you!
     
  21. shawnyblazes

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    Used Hydracare Curlformer today. It’s the weirdest consistency.

    It’s drying okay. Not too spectacular. I’ll probably wash my hair tomorrow or Tuesday because my Curl definition products and Gemini Naturals products are arriving tomorrow.
     

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    Nice clumped juicy curls you got there!
     
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    I haven’t used KC come clean for my last 3 washes and my hair is starting to look weighed down. I guess every 3rd wash needs to be with KC.
     
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    I should be rewashing but I’m not moving. Slightly peeved my new stuff isn’t here.

    I’ll moisturize and ponytail for the night later.
     
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    Today is the last day that I can wear a WNG on a consistent basis. My hair is officially past my collar. I lucked out today, for my hair kept falling inside my collar, so no one was able to see that it was too long. I'm not going to try my luck tomorrow.

    It's been real. I will rock my WNG on the weekends only from now on.

    Sidenote: Mielle Pomegranate and Honey Curling Custard and Camille Rose Curl Maker pairs exceptionally well. These two stylers placed over my Bobeam Conditioner (I use it as a leave in) keeps my curls moisturized and popping. I'm going to use the same products to bun my hair.
     
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    Thank you:)
     
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    Ok, so I washed with TreSemme Lux Moist shampoo, followed by HE Hello Hydration (1stx using this one, I know, I'm seriously late) which has good slip! Split my hair into 2 sections and detangled it.

    No leave-in. I sectioned my wet hair into 5s, and smoothed Aunt Jackie's Don't Shrink Flaxseed gel onto each section. Sprayed Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist, then sealed it w/ OGX Kukui Oil spray. I'm currently air-drying for a wash n go.
     
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    Haven't really been doing wngs but I've been sporting curly ponytails the last few washes so I guess that kinda sorta counts. A leave in (occasionally) and oil/balm on the length of my hair and pink eco for smoothing.
     
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    So that was a fail for me. My hair was a frizzy tangled mess, with a few defined areas. I think the problem was that I didn't use enough of the gel.

    This morning, I washed with same shampoo. Conditioned and thoroughly untangled my hair with the same conditioner.

    Sectioned my hair into 5s.

    I smoothed the last of Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout cream as my leave-in, next smoothing Xtreme Wetline Aloe (green) gel as my styler into each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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