Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. Shadow_Lace

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    1 product wash n go weather today!

    I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water shampoo, conditioned and detangled with Garnier Whole Blends Argan + Camellia Oil conditioner.

    Sectioned my wet hair into 5's, applied The Doux Mousse Def. I raked a few times, then finally smoothing it in, before moving on to the next section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I purchased the taliah waajid. First off i love the way it smells. It doesn't smell like coconut or anything like that. Just fresh and clean and the smell is very faint. Kinda like a garnier frutis conditioner or something. It applied really nicely and felt super moisturizing. I didn't need to use very muck (i thought i was using alot but the jar is still like 2/3 full). My hair is still wet but really shiny defined and elongated. We;ll see how it turns out once dry but this may be what i've been looking for. BTW my hair does better with creams than gels.
     
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    “Squish to condish” is a GAME CHANGER. I finally figured out how to do it right. My hair is heavy with water when I get out of the shower, but it doesn’t drip at all. It’s like voodoo magic.

    My cuticles lay down and my hair looks smooth and kind of shiny. I’m hoping it just gets better and better the more I do it.

    This even worked today and I just had my hair dyed yesterday and that dries my hair out so badly.

    And the whole thing- including showering- only takes 22 minutes. And since I do it all in the shower, my bathroom floor, sink, and counter stay clean :)

    This article explains the benefits so clearly.
    http://www.thereoncewasacurl.com/blog/squish-to-condish
     
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    The taliah waajid was a bust. It dried kinda coated or something and couldn't stand the humid 95 degree weather yesterday. it looked okay but shrunk like nobodies business. i guess its back to eco style. i'll give the rest to my mom.
     
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    New leave-in + gel combo!

    I washed with TreSemme Lux Moist shampoo, followed by HE Hello Hydration conditioner in 2 sections. I dampened my hair with my Turbie Twist.

    I put my hair into 5 sections.
    For my leave-in, I smoothed Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Curl Stretch Pudding, followed by Xtreme Wetline Aloe (Green) Gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I ran out of pink eco so I made flax seed gel. Pretty meh results. Soft but not a lot of definition.
     
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    White women on /r/curlyhair swear by that method. I do it here and there. There's also the "bowl method" which is basically squish to condish catching the conditioner water and reusing it til you've gotten it all in your hair.
     
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    I tried my wash n go today on hair that's shirt dried instead of dripping wet, and my hair turned out great, and it's drying much faster! This might become a staple in my routine since I don't see any frizz showing up yet.
    I think I don't like the new tangle teezer "wet detangler" with the handle. Idk if it's me been use to the old design since I had it for years, but it's harder to use and hold in the shower. I think I will be repurchasing the thick/curly tangle teezer with the classic design. That one is so much more comfortable to hold and made detangling so easy, and saves me time and suffering in the shower.
     
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    I’m a convert. I don’t see myself ever not doing squish to condish.
     
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    Ok, so I was talking about my great ( to me) wash n go's, but had no proof or pics to show you guys, since my phone is too full to upload photos.
    I took a photo of a photo using my computer to kind of show what I was talking about. (so sorry for the bad quality, but you get the gist of what my hair is doing)

    This wash n go was day 1, using 3 products. The Mane Choice 24k gelly i think it's called, brushed through with a wet brush, then Wetline Xtreme gel smoothed through individual sections with praying hands, and then a little bit of coconut eco styler gel smoothed over some of my unruly curls...
    Day 1 hair looks kind of tame, but juicy and moisturized, by day 2 it gets fluffier and bigger. I can get 7 days or more from this.

    Photo on 2019-07-01 at 1.55 AM.jpg
     
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    awe you are such a cutie! It's not just you, it looks great to me too! Loving the body and bounce :meme: I think you have a winner combo
     
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    Thank you! All this testing is finally working out!
     
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    LOL!!! thank you! I really appreciate it, I think I've found the combo I'm sticking with for the summer!
     
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    I used Curl Definition products last night. They worked so well but I went skating before it dried and womp womp... I'll post a picture later, LOL
     
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    Day 1 and day 2. I didn’t wear a bonnet last night. I was tired. Just layed out. I’ll see if I’m washing today after work.
     

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    so just got wet extreme gel to try out for the first time, I found it yesterday at my local Walmart so decided to grab one. I am not having a lot of expectations since I don't love gels with glycerin, but we shall see!

    I think I finally learned how to scrunch my hair without causing crazy frizz, when done gently and in the right time, it gives so much bounce to my hair! the key is to scrunch when the hair is saturated with product, and very gently focusing in the areas that need the encouragement. I still have heat damaged pieces so this really help to make my curls more uniform.

    Another thing I learned is that shingling is not all equal. Depending on the size of the section, the curls can look entirely different. I used bigger sections to shingle last wash day, and my curls are so much more juicier and clumpier. It sounds simple and duh, but it was shocking to me the difference the size of the section makes. Plus it was faster to do my whole head!
     
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  18. SunkissedLife

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    Please tell me more! I live in NC and have been looking for a good combo and KCKT is my holy grail leave in.

    Can you tell me more about your application process and the amount of product you ended up using ?
     
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    Why can't you wear a WNG when your hair is past your collar?
     
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    I used a mizani deep conditioner on Sunday evening. OMG... that was some good stuff!

    Used ouidad in the shower today for my wng today. Let's see how it goes!
     
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    Girl I know the struggle! NC's humidity is a beast of it's own lol My hair loves the moisture in the air, so it's hard to make it not open up and suck all the water in the air. KCCC has been my savior this summer, I work on very wet hair, I add water during styling. I start off with medium size sections, add the KCKT leave in, I smooth with my hands and the denman brush. This part is important because once I add in the custard, I cannot mess with my hair with a brush. So before I add in the custard, I make sure my hair is as smooth I can get it with my hands and the denman.
    Now I am very generous with the custard, but a little bit does go along way. This has a learning curve, but I make sure I apply enough from my roots going down, then I smooth with my hands and I shingle. When I am completely done with my whole head, I scrunch the parts I feel need a little help to curl. I airdry most of the time, and if my hair is too wet for going to bed, I partially defuse. In the first day my hair still has a cast, but once I leave the house to work and by the end of the day the cast is gone and soft fluffy defined curls are revealed.
     
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    I'm wishing you the most amazing month of wash n gos.... courtesy of the xtreme wetline gel fairy....

    I'm finding that it mixes well with other products as well, keeping my hair soft and touchable during the week...

    Downside: I have a lot of people sticking their hands in my hair...
     
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    wow now I am super excited to try it out! I hope I get good results as well :)
     
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    Turned my washngo into twistout last night.

    I have to figure out washday for this week. Might just cowash quick tonight.
     

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    How exactly do you do it? Do you end up with lots of conditioner left in or do you squish until it’s gone?
     
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    So, I washed with TreSemme Luxurious Moisture shampoo, untangled+ conditioned with the accompanying conditioner.

    Separated my wet hair into 5 sections.
    I smoothed CRN Almond Jai Twisting Butter in as my leave-in, followed by Xtreme Wetline Aloe (Green) Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I squish until it makes that weird squashing noise. Then I let it sit while I shower. I actually then rinse all the conditioner out and then use my leave in. So I guess I don’t follow the process exactly.
     
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    4 years, 5 months, and 11 days until retirement:toocool:...then I can do what I want!
     
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    Oh! Cool. I think that's awesome, though! 4 years is a long time, however.
     
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