Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. metro_qt

    metro_qt Well-Known Member

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    Never stop trying. Go get you some HairPaintWax and you can have temporary blue highlights for as long as you want....then wash it out.
    #yourewelcome
     
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    metro_qt Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday,
    I just got the best compliment from an older caribbean lady on the street. She stopped me to say that if I see people staring at me on the street, don't be mad. Your hair looks so nice! So don't be mad if I see people looking :lachen::afropick:
     
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    Compliments from strangers are the best.
     
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    In addition to Hair Paint Wax, Crown Paint Color has a bunch of blue options. I just bought some samples (not blue) from them and I plan to play around with them this summer.

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    I wish I was as smart as you.
     
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    Yep. If my hair survives what I did to it, I'll try that in a month or so.
     
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    Sounds very promising! What conditioner did you use? Do the results last even after your wash and go is fully dry?
     
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    I used Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus and the results lasted even after my hair dried fully. I am a 100% convert. I’m out of the SM conditioner so I’m going to try it with my Kenra conditioner next.
     
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  9. CurlyWhoCrux

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    I hope you ladies don't mind if I post in here every now and then although I am not part of this challenge formally.

    I recently started over with the Curly Girl method (I've been on and off it for years, but decided to give it one last concerted effort as I want my hair to be awesome for my film school graduation next spring).

    One week into the method and I can see improvements with my hair. It's incredible that all my hair needed was just MORE water and MORE conditioner. Not even fancy conditioner. And it's starting to feel and behave like hair.

    I'm still in the "bad hair" phase of the Method so I basically know that all of my WnG's will be kinda trash for a while, but hopefully by next month I'll have some better days. I will say that the WnG I had today was considerably better than the one I had on the first day of the method.

    Right now, I just cowash and then use a regular conditioner as a leave in. The conditioner I use is the Garnier Whole Blends Legendary Olive Oil. I use a LOT of conditioner to cowash and then to leave-in. I'm currently using Aussie Head Strong Volume gel. I was using the LA Looks gel (blue) which is recommending for starting the Method, but it wasn't working well.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I cowashed with UFD Bye Bye Buildup, then I used As I Am Leave-in and IC Olive Oil. The cowash was hard to rinse out, so I had white in my hair. Also, the IC gel was a softer hold than I expected and it has sparkles in it. It wasn't my favorite gel.

    My hair did ok but my daughter's hair shrunk even more than normal.
     
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    @CurlyWhoCrux

    It’s amazing what more water/conditioner can do. I think it’s just the water, but the conditioner is needed to get the water in the hair.

    My aha moment came from curlyhair on Reddit and following evanjosephcurls on Instagram.

    I’m really happy with my hair now that it’s fully hydrated.
     
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    Y'all I have been cheating on my Kinky curly combo with new products, and I will never do it again lol Tried wet line extreme, nope: too crunchy, did not give me volume, and my hair frizzed up too early. Then tried the camille rose curl maker. absolute fail :( It left a weird greasy film (probably because it has oils in it), definition did not last a day, and poofed up in no time. I just did my WNG with my KC combo, and It's drying up so nice. It will take me a crazy amount of temptation to try out other products for WNG... I think :drunk:
     
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    I like KCCC, but I also like wetline extreme. I made the switch to wetline because it’s soooo much cheaper. I got a huge tub for $3

    I used to think that wetline didn’t hold my hair for as long, but since I’m washing every 3-4 days it lasts long enough.
    The only thing I don’t like about KCCC is that my day one hair looks too stringy. I have one more container of KCCC so I’ll use it up at some point.
     
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    I agree that the first day stringy hair is a bummer, but to be fair I get that with any gel that has hold. KCCC lasts me a while! 8 oz lasted me 2 months which is not too shabby for how much hair products I usually run through. I have the 16 oz which will probably last a good 4 months. The KCKT is another story though, I use that up so much faster, and 1 container only lasts me 2 weeks, 3 if I am lucky. I get them from IHerb using my customer credits which lowers the cost a bit, I was able to get the KCKT for 9 dollars a unit, and that's almost 25% less than any other retailer (Target, Sallys, etc). Nothing else worked as well for me consistently. Maybe when my heat damage is all gone, I will retry the products that have not worked now again and see if it works for me then... we will see :)

    This is day 2, and it's usually very frizzy and a big poof ball, but with this combo, my hair looks decent still and wearable:

     
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    Your hair tho...:drool:. Absolutely gorgeous @waff
     
  16. GettingKinky

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    You have all that beautiful hair and you can make 8oz of KCCC last 2 months?!? I must use waaay too much.

    I run through KCKT really quickly too.

    I LOVE your hair. I’ve given up on mine ever looking that long in a wash n go.
     
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    @GettingKinky @water_n_oil
    Thank you for your kind words <3
    I have learned to make sure each section is very wet so I can use just enough to cover every strand, i saw someone on YouTube mix the KCCC with water 1:1 before application, I am thinking of trying that out next
     
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    I follow that reddit! And it is part of the reason I restarted the method. Reading that reddit made me realize that I need to stay committed to the method even when it seems like the good hair days aren't in sight. I use to give up so easily because the first one or two days always were fails.
     
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    I banded my day one wng so it wouldn't be so shrunken. I like the results. It almost looks like all my hair is the same length. Lol.
     
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    I finally got the wash and go i've been looking for with the lcg method. My leave in was giovanni direct, my cream is the african pride miracle something, and my gel is eco krystal. My hair came out sooooo pretty....... I'm finally ready to wear it regularly.
     
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    That’s awesome! I’m so happy for you. Being able to just wash and go is so freeing. Even though I don’t like the way my hair turns out every day, I just keep wearing it anyway.
     
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    Thank you for this post! It really works! My hair felt so heavy after I did it, lol.
     
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    I’m glad it worked for you! I’m a big believer in this technique.

    I’ve been struggling with it for the last few days though. I’m not sure if it’s because I changed conditioner or because my hair is unhappy after I went swimming.
     
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    I never used Camille Rose Curl Maker by itself, but I do use it with Mielle Pomegranate Curling Custard. This combo is amazing! It gives me the same Curl definition and staying power as KC, but it’s more moisturizing.
     
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    Did you swim in fresh, salt, or pool water?

    Salt water is great for lo-po hair, but horrid for hi-po. Chlorine is just terrible for everyone. I suggest using a chelating shampoo to get all of the hard minerals out.
     
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    I was in the ocean. It was just a few days while I was on vacation. But a chelating shampoo is a good idea.
     
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    My hair is really dry today and I should have washed it, but I want day 2 hair on Saturday so I postponed wash day until tomorrow. So to salvage my hair today I’m wearing it half up half down.
    The old me would have bunned it, but I’m trying to wear my hair out all of the time.
     
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    Applied gel in the shower today rather than waiting to get out of the shower. Application was quick and my hair dried better today (clumpy).

    Will try to continue this moving forward.

    I can’t wait for my roots to start clumping and for my hair to start drying in curls. I think I have really low elasticity so my hair doesn’t shrink up into curls. They just turn into thick waves with gel. Scrunching doesn’t work right now because the roots are more frizzy than the length and ends so I’d just be making them frizzier with scrunching, although if my elasticity doesn’t change but my roots DO start clumping than I’ll definitely give scrunching a try in the future.
     
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    @CurlyWhoCrux applying gel in the shower is the best it keeps me from getting conditioner/gel/water all over the bathroom floor
     

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