Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. CurlyWhoCrux

    CurlyWhoCrux Well-Known Member

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    I was worried about doing it because I was thinking I would have more water and conditioner than gel in my hair and then my hair wouldn’t be able to clump but it seemed to work.

    I need to figure out how to properly plop.
     
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    I’ve been playing with the amount of smoothing vs raking I do. Less raking gives me really big clumps and the curls are very smooth and more shiny. But now my clumps are too big. I need to do a bit more raking. I feel like I’ll never get my procedure perfected.
     
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    I’ve been playing around with this too! I prefer smoothing but find myself raking if I stay on one section for too long. If I smooth I get fat clumped waves.
     
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    I’ve tried plopping twice now and this is what has happened both times. I know my ends are dry (and in general my hair is still very frizzy).

    I mostly need a way to dry my hair before work each day.
     

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    This was the body of my hair after plopping yesterday.
     

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    What i do with the big clumps is seperate them when their fully dry or close to dry. It fluffs it up but you still get the elongated big curls without the huge clumps. i always have to seperate for more volume once dry so i do it the night b4 i wanna wear it out.
     
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    I also want a way to get my hair dry before work. I just go with wet hair and hope it comes out ok. One day I’ll try washing my hair at night.
     
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    Thank you for replying! Has the other conditioner given you similar results?
     
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    Your hair is amazing :drool::drool:
    I'll never have the thickness or the curl pattern but maybe I'll achive the same length after 4 or 5 years :pray:
     
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    Do you usually airdry, diffuse, or sit under a drier?
     
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    How do you guys refresh your curls for second day and beyond?
     
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    thank you! you are so sweet <3 I use to think my current length will never be possible for me, but after years of consistency it happened. My goal now is to get rid of heat damage and just have healthy hair.

    It seems that running water over my hands and going over frizzy sections works much better than spraying to reduce frizz for me. Especially for the top of head which gets the frizziest/driest. I noticed that KCCC reactivates nicely when water is added to dry hair as well, so I do not add any product otherwise it gets gunky and white flakes appear.

    Does anyone use a hooded drier to dry their WNG? I am thinking of getting one. I hate sleeping on wet hair, and I want to find a way to speed up the drying process so bad! defusing takes so long and is just too much work. If I can get my hair dry while getting work done in my computer, that will be a dream come true lol I saw some youtubers mention the sally's hot tools drier, I might give it a try and see how it goes.
     
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    I’m in the early days of the Curly Girl method and have been cowashing my hair every day. I can’t even get good day one curls yet.
     
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    Of course. I love taking about squish to condish. The only other conditioner I tried was Kenra and it didn’t work nearly as well as the SM. For now I’m going to stick to the SM.
     
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    I air dry all the time. I have a diffuser but I don’t have time for that before work. And it takes so long that even on weekends I don’t use it
     
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    I think day one is hard. I like day 2 and 3 MUCH better than day 1.
     
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    I have tried sitting under the drier once and it worked for me but... my hair is short (shoulder length) and yet I had to manoeuvre my ends into the path of the hot air to get them to dry. It's not easy to angle your neck such that your ends face the hot air. The drier also blew parts of my hurl up into itself. Thankfully none of these things lead to frizz or abnormal kinking. The disadvantages: I became very sweaty. I should not have showered before but after drying. It took as long as diffusing to fully dry. Advatages: both hands were free.

    I can see myself using it again in the mornings to get stuff done on my computer before going to work. It takes me one hour to fully dry but I currently don't towel or blot before drying.
     
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    Me too I'm still experimenting but my day 1 hair can be good if I accept a little bit of frizz. If I eliminate frizz completely I will need to compromise on moisture which I'd rather not do if I can.
     
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    How about partially drying with diffuser? Might help air drying faster during the rest of the day.

    To cut time short, I usually wash and apply my stylers at night then keep my curls in bantu knots under a soft shower cap over night. In the morning, the only thing left for me to do is drying which I'm experimenting with doing under the hooded drier instead of diffusing to make use of time.
     
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    I might have to try your conditioner. Do you love any DCs from SM?
     
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    I haven’t tried any SM DCs. I’m not really big on DCing. I just bought my first one from Briogeo and I didn’t find that it did anything special for my hair.
     
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    Just wanted to say that I LOVE the manuka honey and mafura oil DC. It's amazing when used under heat. It's very comparable to TGIN honey miracle mask if you used that in the past.
     
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    I use one I bought one from Sally's.
     
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    i use my fan. i got the tip from joyjah on yt. I get dry in 4 hrs. it use to take me at least 8 if not 12 or more to dry.
     
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    its in this vid. it really works
     
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    She inspired me to use the fan actually! her results were so amazing. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, because when I tried it it was a frizz city. I am glad it worked out for you! What setting to you have the fan on? and How far do you keep it?

    edit: I have been working on damp hair (t-shirt dried for 10-15 mins) instead of dripping wet which cut down drying time considerably. I noticed that when I am consistent with DCing regularly, I can get away with styling damp hair and not get frizz. This combined with deffusing for 20 mins on high/warm is really cutting down the drying time for me. My hair got to 95% dry today in 4-5 hours, which is a record low from the usual >12 hours.
     
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    i set it to the highest setting and stay at a reg distance (not as close as her) until the last hr when i get up close and move my hair around like she does. I also leave my hair alone while drying (except the last hr) and just let it dry the way it naturally falls until its like 80% dry and then for volume and seperation go ham like she does.
     
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    I have figured out that I can refresh individual curls!!! I’m wearing day 3 hair today. The curls that were a bit frizzy I just sprayed with water smoothed and then added a little more gel. I’m going to wash tomorrow because I’m leaving on a trip, but I think I could have easily lasted 4-5 days. If I can get 4-5 day hair any my hair only looks bad on day 1, I’ll really be doing something.

    I think having s hair cut with good shape has also helped because I’m not worried that it’s going to shrink and look crazy when it dries.
     
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    Today I did smooth/rake/smooth when I applied my gel. So far so good, I have a good amount of clumping but not too much clumping.

    Once I get this style nailed down, I think these will be my products & technique for life (after I try the Deva decadence that I already bought 2 month ago). I don’t want to keep chasing the next best thing.

    ETA: I forgot I also bought briogeo curl charisma flax seed gel. I guess I have to try that too.
     
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