Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. leona2025

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    The first one is the Mielle and MC leave in. Which Mielle Gel are you using that flakes? Mine does not flake at all the other two are MC 3n1 leave in and crystal orchid gel. I like the Mielle best because It gives me way more volume on first day hair. I pinned down all the frizzy parts. I straighten my hair recently and now I have some heat damage. I will post pictures soon.
     
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    I need to buy a silk scrunchie for pinappleing at night.
     
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    Which is better silk or satin? I need to buy new pillowcases since I like sleeping with my hair out.
    My 3rd hair day is amazing :weird: But I got my hair tangled up in a scrunchie trying to take it out too fast :cry3:
     
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    Silk!
     
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    Here's a short clip of what I was talking about in my post above

     
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    I’m going to redo my hair tomorrow.

    For styling products I’m going to use
    KCKT
    Shea butter
    KCCC

    I’m hoping the Shea butter will keep my hair moisturized longer.

    I’m loving my day 3 hair, but it’s starting to look dry and I want it to look its best when I wear it to to work curly for the first time ever on Monday.

    And my silk scrunchie is coming from amazon tomorrow. That should help my hair stay moist overnight.
     
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    Did my wash n go yesterday. Despite my severe shrinkage I can tell my hair is growing.
    Friday I prepooed overnight with Avocado/Olive/Peppermint oil (was a nice mix).
    Yesterday I clarified with Kenra Clarifying Shampoo then followed up with NuEnz Moisturizing Shampoo. Conditioned with NuEnz Conditioner then deep conditioned with heat for 30 mins with Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Masque.

    I use my tried and true raking method to do my wash n go. I usually do it in the shower but didn’t feel like dragging everything in there so I used warm water in a spray bottle to keep my hair wet. I used Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in, Taliah Waajid Curly Curl cream, and Eco Styler black castor and flaxseed oil gel.
    Here are my results:
     
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    Even though I applied all my styling product while I was in the shower, my hair still wasn’t wet enough. I think I was afraid of rinsing out all my leave in so I didn’t re-wet my hair before adding gel. I had to re-wet it in the sink and add more gel. I hope it turns out. I really want to wear it out to work tomorrow.
     
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    I did it! I wore my hair curly and out to work. So far no one has said anything about it, but I could tell that one coworker spent some extra time looking at it.

    So far I’m really liking the combo of KCKT, whipped shea butter, and KCCC. My hair still looks very well moisturized but it’s only day 2.

    Also I did a really sweaty workout this morning and my hair survived.
     
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    My hair looks crazy :rofl:. Like what the heck LOL!!!

    I was on my 5th day hair when I washed today. I did a DC of coconut milk+olive oil+honey+glycerine and let it sit for 1 hour. When I rinsed and detangled, my hair felt strong but harder to comb through. My shed hair slipped out very easily, so I had an hamster size ball of shed hair o_O

    My hair looks like I brushed it. But I didn't. I combed it under running water. My hair also feels a little greasy. My guess is that the glycerine messed me up! Got me up here looking like :hair::hair:
     
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    @ckisland This is why I’m afraid to make changes to my routine (even though I haven’t tried many things). If I want to wear my hair to work, I need predictable results. I can’t even imagine the looks I would get if my hair frizzed out. When I got to work today I realized that I forgot to bring an emergency ponytail holder. I’ve got to make sure I have one with me at all times.
     
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    Ponytail holders save lives :lachen:!! I experiment and tweak a lot, so I'm always ready to throw my hair into a recovery style. High puff, low puff, flattwists, and those styles always come out cute! 9 times out of 10, if my hair isn't down then something went wrong LOL!! I play around on my off days when I have enough time to redo my hair.
    Last night I put my hair into 2 dutch braids after yesterday's fiasco :rolleyes:
     
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    I’m on day 3 and my hair is getting big. I think tomorrow will be a ponytail day.
     
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    So far I only really like day 2 hair. Day 1 is too flat and day 3 is too fluffy. I’m going to spritz with water and add shea butter tonight and see what day 4 looks like.
     
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    Does anyone Cowash and do wash n go’s daily or every other day?
     
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    is the whole wash and go messed up or just certain parts?
     
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    No I can go a week with it still looking good but just was looking at some videos of Anthony Dickie and saw how he was saying how you should co wash daily for well behaved moisturized hair. There were comments of those that tried it and loved it. I cowashed today and I love it and just wonder how it would be to do daily or every other day.
     
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    oh well for me personally it's too much manipulation. My strands are fine and if overmanipulated break. I tried co washing every other day to every day and my hair snapped off like nobodies business.
     
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    Aww man! I have fine strands as well. May have to think about this.... Thanks!
     
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    I've had the same experience as @VictoriousBrownFlower! Cowashing everyday seems like a good idea in theory but I did this in September (I've tried it before as well) and I had to trim more than an inch :nono:.
    Another issue I had was with hygral fatigue. That stretching and shrinking of my hair everyday weakened it.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the feedback! I wonder how some are able to do it so often and others can’t?
     
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    I wouldn't have the time to do that everyday and probably wouldn't feel like it every other day. But I do tend to cowash every 4 days. I think cleansing more results in me having to detangle less. Not to mention, water = moisture so my hair doesn't get the chance to be bone dry.
     
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    You’re right that would be a bit much. But I do notice way less tangles, if any, when I wash within 4-5 days. I think I will keep it within that range. Plus too a lot of my products are expensive so I have to think about that too.
     
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    I want my hair to last as long as possible because I’m super lazy, and I don’t like my day 1 hair. But so far by day 3 I have too much frizz and dryness. I’m going to use more shea butter next time I wash to see if I can seal the moisture in better. And maybe I need a sleep bonnet. I think my silk pillowcase isn’t enough.
     
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    I did my mid- week cowash and slicked my hair back into a pony puff for the rest of the week. My edges are laid so I still look cute though!
    My blow dryer crapped out after 10 yrs! I've been hesitant to replace it and my wng takes forever to dry without it! Especially in this freezing weather.
    I'm gonna look at a few reviews and purchase a blow dryer this weekend...maybe!
     
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    I’ve been thinking about getting a blow dryer. Maybe I’ll piggyback on your research. :)
     
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    I use it to dry my roots and to stretch my curls.
     
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    I definitely want to stretch my curls. But when I start to try and pick out a blow dryer I get overwhelmed by all the choices. Ionic, ceramic, tourlamine, etc. And the difference in price- you can spend anywhere from $20 to multiple hundreds of dollars. I just end up confused and give up.

    Part of me thinks I should just get a cheap one and see how I like it, but then if I don’t like it I know I’ll end up wondering if that’s because the cheap one doesn’t do a good job. Sigh....
     
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    ^^ My cheapie (less than $25) Remington lasted for 10 yrs. I'm leaning heavily towards a repeat purchase. But like you the choices overwhelm me to!
    Im scared to buy a more expensive model and have it be less than impressive!
     
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    Wash day was so good!!! I took some advice from another thread, and cleansed my hair with ACV first. I detangled with the ACV in, then poured a mix of warm coconut milk+honey+CO+essentail oils on each section. I let it sit for a few minutes and rinsed. I sprayed on AVJ and didn't seal because I knew that my hair would already be coated. I'm loving the shape and definition of my first day hair!! And it smells so good :drool:
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