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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    You are so right about the curl enhancing smoothie!
    There was a sale on a canadian site this year, and I got the SM smoothies for 7 dollars each, so I bought 3 of them.

    (All the old curl gurus say this product is or was a staple for them)

    My hair HATES it.:angry2::censored:

    Like despises it. No matter how many times I've tried to revisit it.

    Now I have a closet full of enhancing smoothies I don't know what to do with.

    Ugh
     
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    For 18 months I've been doing my hair soaking wet and getting garbage results. (I was low key trying to follow the dickey method, who said hair has to be soaking wet)

    I'm not sure what prompted me to let my hair dry a little this summer before applying my styling products, but this is the best thing I've done for my wash n gos, and I believe this is what is getting me consistent results.

    I pretty much know what my wash n go will look like, and how long it will last if I do it this way, and my 'normal' products.
     
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    sis me too! I have bunch of them from other lines (JBCO smoothie, 7 in 1 smoothie), it's all garbage for my hair, not even mediocre. I get tempted to try Shea moisture products because they are decently priced and very accessible (everywhere), but not again, I am done this time.

    I am glad to hear this is working out for you!! I had the same revelation recently and it has made such a huge difference on how easier my routine is. I use to dread having to airdry for 24 hours. Now if I style my hair in the evening, it's fully dry by the morning when I am ready for work.
     
  4. GettingKinky

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    I wonder if I should try this. Soaking wet hair has been working well for me, but I’m guessing I would have a lot less shrinkage if it let it dry a little first.
     
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  5. LynnieB

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    1. Hi ladies!! Old timer here who has been natural since 2007 and have been wearing washngo/curl sets exclusively since October 2018.

    I'm on my cellphone but wanted to make an appearance in this thread.


    Hello ladies, and welcome to the 2019 Wash and Go Challenge!

    To join please answer the following questions:

    Please check in with us at least once a month, but it's desirable that you check in with us every time your redo or refresh your wash and go, also why not share photos of second third and fourth day hair? You know we love to see more of you [/QUOTE]


    Tiny bit of 3b but mostly 3c/4a. Type; wavy.

    Thready/silky/smooth surface texture, dense, medium strands, medium-low porosity.

    I shampoo, condition and style every 7-10 days. I work a dirty job so if I nasty my hair between wash days, I use a very mild shampoo to cleanse the repeat condition and style.

    Products include Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic (as a primer for before anything), Innersense products, AG Hair, Hydra Curlformer and a variety of mousses and foams.

    No length goals. I started my natural journey here in 2007 and reached hip length. I always wanted to wear my hair in its curly state but never figure out how.

    All goals met. I have been wearing my hair curly since October 2018. No heat. Did get a curly cut (done by folks experienced with tight curls) and get maintenance cuts every 4 months. I am a subscriber to @iamblackgirlcurls and have been a member of their Digital Salon. Aeleise did my initial curly cut.

    No struggles, no problems at all.[/quote]

    I'll try and add Day 1s and more pics later this evening.

    I cant upload a photo with my cell but here's today's Day 4 at work. I'll try to add pics maybe later this evening.



    Day 1
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    Day 2
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    Day 6 or 7, can't remember.

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  6. GettingKinky

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    @LynnieB i just recently found iamblackgirlcurls and I’ve been debating joining the digital hair salon. I would love to pick your brain.

    How long have you been a member? Do you find it worth the money? I would think that at some point you’ve learned the majority of what they have to share and would stop needing to pay, but maybe I’m wrong.

    I like my current wash n go, but I use a lot of products that I’m sure they don’t approve of (SM conditioner, wetline gel). I not sure if I should join their salon and start over with new products or continue to randomly try new things.
     
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  7. waff

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    beautiful hair @LynnieB, It looks so healthy and shiny, I love it!
     
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  8. LynnieB

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    For any washngo, I only use 3 products every single time. My daughter has also benefited from their knowledge!

    No Shea Moisture, Mane Choice, ORS, Wetline, Ecostyler, African Pride, Tresomme, etc.

    Your choice curlfriend!! The $25 set me free. Like I said, I could never do washngos and have my hair look fabulous.....one month was all it took!
     
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  9. LynnieB

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    It is extremely healthy. I usually get 7 days out of my washngos.

    Thank you!!
     
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  10. CurlyWhoCrux

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    My hair also hates the CES! Earlier this year, I tried to incorporate more Shea Butter into my routine (which did NOT work) and so I ordered CES. Well there was some confusion with my order and I ended up with 2 containers instead of 1. But my hair does not define with this product, I feel like it makes my coarse strands kind of rough, and my hair is still frizzy. I used up one container, and now I just use this second one for like...idk emergencies or something when I don't have any gels, but then I always know my hair is gonna be crap that day.
     
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  11. CurlyWhoCrux

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    I don't know if it's because the health of my hair has been improving or if it's the way the Wetline Extreme gel is formulated, but my hair barely drips after I've done my full routine. Just last month when I restarted the CGM, my hair would drip a lot (I was using a different gel and my hair was dryer back then).
    An interesting thing I noticed today, however, was that my hair was dripping. I used less gel today than I have been applying, and that made me wonder if the amount of gel is related to the amount of dripping (with regards to Wetline Extreme gel).
     
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  12. GettingKinky

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    I’ve noticed that since I started doing squish to condish my hair doesn’t drip anymore.
    I had to wash my hair when I was on vacation and I didn’t squish the conditioner and my hair dropped a lot. For me I feel like the better hydrated my hair is, the less it drips. I also use wetline gel so maybe that is also playing a role.
     
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    I went back and tried it on its own yesterday. Hated it! I had to go back and wash it out and redo my WNG. It made my hair tangle like crazy and I haven't had issues with tangles in years. I only got through one section before I was like no this is not going to work.
     
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    Darn sorry about that! it's crazy that it tangled your hair, def a big no
     
  15. GettingKinky

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    I’m wearing day 5 hair to work. It’s half up half down and doesn’t look the greatest, but I want to try something new and I want to do that on a Saturday

    Tomorrow I’m going to do the following:
    Wash with KC come clean
    Condition with Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair
    Style with Briogeo chia + flax seed coil custard

    The Briogeo products are expensive but recommended by instagram stylists and the company is black owned.
     
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    Do you like the Briogeo DC? A lot of people say very good things about it, and I am total shameless DC junkie
     
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    I never use DC and I only tried it once. It was fine, but I didn’t really like the smell.
    I want to use it up because it was $$ and I’m hoping it will grow on me.
     
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  18. Alma Petra

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    I tried the Briogeo Custard and my hair didn't like it at all.
     
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  19. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I've been following this thread from the beginning and have picked up quite a few great tips, so I'm joining!

    1. Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc). Low po, coarse strands, 3c4a, WHip length straight.
    2. What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc). I'm still adjusting it, but currently: 2x weekly: wash/rinse, condition, rinse, apply leave in, then gel to style.
    3. What are your length goals from joining this challenge? BSL curly by December
    4. What are your styling goals from joining this challenge? Root to tip definition, improved moisture levels, consistently successful Wash and Gos.
    Today, I'm going to retry squish to condish and making sure my hair is getting thoroughly wet when I wash.
     
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    My hair didn’t like it last time I tried it. It was tacky and didn’t smooth my hair. I’m going to be less heavy handed this time and see if it’s better.
     
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    Welcome on board!!
     
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  22. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    @CurlyWhoCrux , I'm convinced you are my hair twin so I'm stalking you. Don't fight it, just let me be.

    Today, as you suggested, I turned on my speaker and rinsed for 2 songs, squished to condish for 2 songs, and rinsed again for 2 songs. I squished based on @GettingKinky and @MeaWea instructions. I think my hair was fully drenched for the first time in a long time, if ever. I can't do this daily, but I'll do it every other day for a month, then 2x a week, then hopefully I can make it work 1x a week after my hydration levels are back up.
     
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    Welcome @LynnieB and @Nightingale

    @ @LynnieB I love your curl pattern and your thickness! It's nice to see someone who's completely figured their hair out like that!

    @ @Nightingale what products did you use to squish to condish and to style?

    People who squish to condish, would you say that your hair is normally lo po and thus more difficult to absorb water?
     
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    I tried it on damp hair and on soaking wet hair, and also on top of a leave in. It just felt so rough and dry on my hair. Please let me know if you find a way to make it work better for you..
     
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    I don’t think my hair is low po, although, I don’t know my porosity for sure.

    I just think that squishing does 2 things

    - makes sure I use enough water and that my hair is fully wet.

    -spreads the conditioner and makes sure it gets on all the strands.

    This site shows microscope images of conditioner coverage on hair.

    http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/conditioning-technique-squish-to.html?m=1
     
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    Hi!! Looking at your intro post, we even have the same hair length and also hair goals!! Definitely twins.

    I’m happy you saw good results!

    I also want to get down to doing my hair like every other day or every two days.
     
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    Today, I used GVP Conditioning Balm to squish, my DIY leave in as a leave in, and EcoStyle gel to style. I love the GVP Conditioning Balm, but I also purchased cheapie Suave Daily Clarifying Conditioner to test out next wash. The new Wetline formula is like water on my hair, very little hold or smoothing, so I don't use that anymore. Eventually, I'm going to skip the leave in and use the squish conditioner, but I want to use up what I have first.
     
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    I want to get to the point where I use my squish conditioner as my leave in too, but I still have lots of KCKT and I have to figure out what conditioner I want to use.
     
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    I tried my Briogeo products again and I don’t have high hopes for the results. They don’t provide any slip or smoothing.

    I anticipate having to rewash again tomorrow.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I used the As I Am Cocoshea Whip under my Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic yesterday. It was better than the Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion but not as good as the Pura Body. No white flakes but my hair is dry today. At least it lasted a day. Maybe I can pair it and something else under my UFD
     
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