Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. ckisland

    ckisland Well-Known Member

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    Question. Why do you plan to condition between the cherry lola and the clay? Does the lola act like a protein DC? Is it not moisturizing? Are you using the clay as a cleanser?
    I realized that I definitely asked more than 1 question LOL!! I'm sorry if I'm doing too much, I just want to be helpful.
     
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    Make sure at each step you really smoooooth the product through your hair and your hair is nicely coated and weighed down. Good luck!
     
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    I think the idea is that step one, the cherry lola, clarifies your hair and opens your cuticles and then step 2 puts moisture into your hair and helps with detangling. The clay seems to be to remove all product from your hair before you add product.

    I haven’t found an explanation for MHM that clearly gives the rationale for each step. To be honest it does seem like a lot, but I’m going to give it a try and see what happens.

    You are definitely not asking too much. I can use all the help I can get. :)
     
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    Thanks! I need all the luck I can get. I was going to do this today, but it’s gwtting late so I’m going to do it in the morning tomorrow.
     
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    The clay step is is stage where you capture your curl pattern. That’s why you have to really saturate the hair and weigh it down.
     
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    The full method is a lot. And IMO, not completely necessary if you have an obvious curl/wave pattern. Remember the method was created for low-po 4c ladies who had issues capturing any kind of pattern.

    The way I do it these days:

    1. Wash with regular shampoo.
    2. Detangle hair in the shower with a rinse out conditioner.
    3. Apply clay mask for as long as possible, usually 1 hour.
    4. Deep condition.
    5. Style.

    Same amount of steps, but way less intense. I do make sure to use her application/smoothing technique though, and not just slap the products on.
     
  7. ckisland

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    @GettingKinky Clarifying twice seems super redundant (clay and the lola). Putting nutrients (healthful ingredients) into your hair and then pulling it all back out doesn't make sense to me LOL!! It does seem like a lot of steps, but it works for a lot of naturals! Experimenting is fun because you see what you need and what you can drop :laugh:
     
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    I agree. I’m mostly curious to see what the clay step will do. I have fairly good definition -although not al the way to the roots, but my hair definitely needs more moisture. And I am super hair lazy so there is very little chance that this entire routine will become a regular thing for me.
     
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    I've been wearing twist/twist outs for a break over the past week and a half. I'm itching to do another wash n go with my tried and true technique (which is staying in the shower raking each product through). I'll post a pic when I do.

    My daughter has had such growth with doing wash n go's over the past year. I got her hair straightened last week and her hair is much longer now almost BSL! That encouraged me to stick to them. I hate my hair is so short though :cry3:can't wait til it gets longer.
     
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    I had an aha moment as I fell asleep last night.

    When I wear a wash n go I french twist the front of my hair. Yesterday as I took them down I noticed that the hair there is completely frizz free and is very moisturized. :)

    I thought it was because it dries so slowly in the twist, but now thanks to the comments from @Theresamonet I think it may be related to smoothing. I think the action of twisting that hair did an excellent job of smoothing the product in. I’m going to be super conscientious about smoothing today as I do the MHM process.
     
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    I’m in the middle of the MHM process sitting with clay on my hair.

    Here are my thoughts so far

    - 2 cups of yogurt is waaaay more than I needed for the cherry lola. 1/2 cup would probably be enough

    - how have I never detangled with KCKT before??? It’s awesome!!!!

    - clay is soooo messy. Unless I see amazing results I’m not sure I’ll do this again
     
  12. Alma Petra

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    Ladies, I read all your posts about clay and I went and ordered 500 g of each rhassoul clay and bentonite clay. They should be here either tomorrow or the day after. I have used rhassoul clay in the past. It defines my hair nicely, but I stopped using it over concerns about hair damage and roughness caused by its coarse grains rubbing against my hair. It might have been something else that was damaging my hair though. That's why I want to revisit. My other problem was that whatever leave-in conditioner I put in my hair after using the clay would frizz up my curls so I lost all the benefits of using clay. If I don't use any leave-in, my hair would as expected be extremely dry.
    I didn't find clay to be cleansing. In fact it sometimes reacted and coagulated with the remnants of product and my hair and created curds that were very difficult to remove. The same thing happens with some cowashes sometimes.
    Anyways it was cheap so no problem if it doesn't add anything to my routine.
     
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    My hair is dry so I tend to use rhassoul to bentonite at least 3 to 1. I found straight bentonite to be extremely drying over time. Just sharing since you said your hair is dry. I keep my recipe simple: clay, water and a small amount of acv about 1 to 2 tbsp just to smooth out the clay.
     
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    I just used bentonite mixed with water for the first time today. My hair felt sooooo smooth when I rinsed it out.

    The whole MHM process didn’t take me too long today. I only let the conditioner sit on my hair for 15 minutes and the clay for about 20 minutes. I just hate all the jumping in and out of the shower.
     
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    The modified MHM is just clay and gel which shortens everything.
     
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    Does anyone here use the kinky curly come clean shampoo?
     
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    I've had my best wash n'go so far :clap:!! I conditioned with a banana+coconut oil mix, finger detangled and moisturized like usual. What I did different: I didn't plop and I didn't shake my hair. It's hard to tell in pictures, but this is the most defined my hair has been so far after drying :love:
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    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to posts pics anymore. Are yall posting directly from your devices?

    I'm on day 2 of this wng. I used KCKT for my Leavein but went a little overboard and was sloppy with my Eco Olive application so I had a few spots stuck to my head since yesterday. I loosened those up with a couple of drops of pure Argan oil. The heavy application of gel also caused hella flakes so I rubbed a tsp of EVOO all over my mane this evening before putting it in a ponytail and scarfing up for the night.
    I'll be resetting my wng on Sunday.
     
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    I haven’t done anything to my hair since Christmas Day. I need to wash and restyle, but I have the flu. :ill:

    Curls still defined tho. :supergrin:
     
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    I’m posting directly from my iPhone, but everything has to be resized first.
     
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    @Theresamonet I hope you feel better soon

    I ordered kinky curly come clean from amazon. I’m going to see how I like it and maybe stop shampooing with baking soda
     
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    I like the way my hair turned out!

    I’m not sure if it’s MHM or the way that I applied and smoothed my leave-in and gel. On Sunday I’m going to just wash condition and then apply leave-in and gel the same way and see how it turns out.
     
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    Pictures. . .Pictures :look:
     
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    My hair after pineappling (4) overnight! I love it
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    @GettingKinky Thank you :love2: !!! I just saw your bentonite clay post! I'm so glad you liked it! I love how smooth it leaves my hair :love:. I actually lose the definition and smoothness if I condition afterwards, so I don't LOL!
     
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    Wow, the shape is just perfect! And that is just from the pineapple with the previous wash & go?
     
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    Thank you!!!!
    I do a little bit of fluffing with my hands, but that's it. The front, sides and back of my hair are all different, so I do 1 pineapple with the front, 2 by my ears, and 1 in the back.
     
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    The wash-and-go has been a staple since I went natural! I'd love to join this challenge even though I will only be doing my wash-and-go during the spring and summer months

    Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)

    My hair is 4a/very coily, high shrinkage, VERY DENSE, and low porosity. As far as length goes most of my hair is at or past collar bone length. My nape has just reached APL (my target hair length) :). The very front of my hair is slow growing (and where most of my eczema flares up :() and is an inch past chin length.

    What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)
    My current products and washing frequency have remained unchanged for the past year (or longer). This year I am only focusing optimizing my technique. For me that will be co-washing more and using shampoo whenever my eczema goes out of control (which is thankfully, becoming less of an issue). The only other I think I might experiment with is my DIY Hair Oil Recipe (mainly the types and quantities of essential oils used).

    Planned Regimen Frequency: Co-wash once a week. Shampoo and DC once a month or as needed due to eczema flare-ups. Spritz hair daily with Refresher spray

    Shampoo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat
    Co-Wash/Deep Conditioner: J Monique's Natural Bentonite & Rhassoul Detox Hair Mask
    Detangler/Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Sealing and Scalp Oil: DIY Hair Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil)
    Gel: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Refresher Spray: Heritage Products Rosewater and Vinegar
    Refresher Oil: Shea Moisture Argan Oil


    What are your length goals from joining this challenge?

    As I said above, my target length is APL (long enough to do some more styles, but not too long where taking my hair takes up too much of my time). Right now my main goal is to even up my hair length (mainly getting the collarbone length hair to APL and maintaining the APL length hair. As far as the front, see if I can get it to mid-neck length at least.

    What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?

    I'm pretty happy with how my hair looks in a wash-and-go (shrinkage included). I think right now my main goal is shortening the amount of time I take washing my hair. This is where the switch to co-washing my hair will help as the Detox Hair Mask I use can work as a co-wash and DC for my hair as well as help to make detangling less of a pain.

    Any current struggles or concerns?

    Really my only issue is my eczema that flares up near the front of my hair and along edges. It can flare up pretty badly which means I have to be extra rough with shampoo to get all of the flakes out. I think my biggest challenge is managing my eczema.

    Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)

    I don't have any recent photos of my wash-and-go but my avatar has my hair at Day 6 wash-and-go pulled into a puff with the products I mentioned above :afro:


     

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