Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    @Alma Petra how long does it take you to shingle your hair? And what is WXG?
     
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    Around 20 minutes. I only shingle the front and the crown. The sides and back are easy to define with raking. The front curls like to web together and frizz up so I like to shingle ie manually separate and smooth the curls. To be honest 90% of the work is done through maintaining the definition from the previous wash. If I keep the clumps in place, I don't have to do much. That's why I don't do things that disrupt my curls such as combing or brushing or shampooing or carelessly pawing through my curls when I wash.

    WXG is Wet Line Xtreme Gel. It's great for hold and to maintain definition through the drying and the SOTCing processes.
     
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    As long as you know what exactly caused the dryness and have a clear plan as to how to fix things, you will be fine.
    My hair is naturally and chronically dry and I have to do a lot to provide it with moisture. I hope to one day come across a permanent solution for this problem, other than texlaxing lol.
     
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    My wash day was a rollercoaster this week. I made a bomb diy detangler/pre poo that just melted knots and tangles, and really smoothed and defined my curls. Then I used a shampoo bar and it made my hair dry...

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    It’s always the shampoo stage when things go left for me. I’m thinking of giving up shampoo all together (I already don’t use sulfates), at least during the colder months. I think I’ll do water washes or acv rinses + clay... And it’s not like I haven’t used this shampoo many times before. It usually gives me no problems, but sometimes my hair just isn’t having it with the poos.

    I ended up doing a very basic WnG using only Design Essentials curl enhancing milk. My hair feels dry, but soft. Like cotton. Soft to the touch, but like it’s never seen water. Lol
     
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    Hmmm. I have wet line extreme gel. The last time I tried it the hold wasn’t nearly as good as KCCC, but it looked nicer. But it started frizzing on the first day.
     
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    Have any of you used the concentrator nozzle on your blow dryer to stretch your curls? It seems like that would work better than the diffuser.
     
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    I rinsed my hair the second day that I was on vacay, and experienced some of the driest hair of my life :cry3:!!!! I thought that sealing with a little bit of BJCO would have been good (I didn't bring any AVJ with me), but my hair turned into a brillo pad. I washed my hair today with WV, and sprayed on AVJ and sealed with CO. Right now, my hair is really soft. Undefined, but not dry. I'll do a mini length check too just to check progress.
     
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    Gold Hairpaint Wax on top of Highlights.jpg

    So this happened last saturday.... I got Highlights!!!

    They look blonder than they actually are, because yesterday I washed my bangs and put a full handful
    of gold hair paint wax in, just to see what would happen.
    It made my wash n go curls longer, and not so stuck to my head... and the curls are skinnier.
    nice definition too. I love the colour too... even though it's fading day by day.

    The real highlights are a caramel-orange... and they stay forever.
     
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    Very cute! @metro_qt

    I took me just under 2 hours to do MHM today. I included the cherry lola step. I used some ACV with the bentonite clay and my hair didn’t feel as smooth as it did when I just mixed it with water.

    I’m going to let my hair air dry for awhile and then try out my blow dryer with the xtava diffuser.
     
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    Long weekend so I tried out the gold hair paint wax. Both pics were taken in my bathroom. I skipped gel and applied the wax after my curl cream. I'm wondering if the leave in and curl cream diluted the color, or if I didn't use enough wax.

    If I actually get myself together and leave the house, I may try to get a pic in natural light.

     
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    thanks @GettingKinky !
     
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    Thanks for starting this challenge! I’d love to join!



    • Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)
    • What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)
    • What are your length goals from joining this challenge?
    • What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?
    • Any current struggles or concerns?
    • Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)
    1. My texture is most likely 4C and with some type of gel, my hair tends to coil into spirals. I’m not quite sure of the porosity as I’ve just big chopped, going from BSL to my current ear length when stretched.
    2. I started keeping my hair in contact with water every day and love it! I might only wash once or twice a week, but I completely douse my hair in water every single day. I use ayurveda and just bought some Anita Grant to start trying. Before that, (with my texlaxed/permed hair), I used (and still have) Alterna.
    3. My length goals are really liberating because I just want my hair to be healthy and for me to love each curl and every length it acquires. I loved my BSL texlaxed hair but I also love my fluffy Afro/ear length stretched/TWA gel looks, too. I’m discovering how much easier non chemically altered, natural hair really is! :)
    4. My styling goals are the biggest learning curve because I just started learning about my new (actual) texture 3 days ago when I big chopped. Right now, I have flat twists in. Yesterday I had a TWA with flaxseed gel and the day before, I had a frohawk, so I’m learning and trying it all!
    5. I don’t have any struggles or concerns. Just lots of curiosity about my texture since I haven’t actually dealt with it since I was a small child.
    6. I am gonna try to upload this starting foto of the flaxseed gel twa look I did yesterday. If it loads, don’t mind the water beads everywhere..... I hadn’t begun the pat dry process yet,
     

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    @grow Pretty curls!

    Going to do a wash n go tonight. My preference is to air dry but it takes too long at night. I will try to post a pick of my hair when I finish to show how it looks when it’s wet with product. My combos for tonight will be: Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk and Curlaide Moisture Butter on top then Eco JBCO gel. I will go under the dryer for 20 mins to get most of it dry.

     
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    I'm on my 2nd gel only wash n go. No longer will I fear running out of leavein conditioner!
    It works!
    I think that as long as my strands are smooth it's all good. I was strapped for time one morning before work and said wth...how bad could it be?
    Same definition, same gel cast that loosens up with some oil or serum.
    Frankly I dont think this would be possible if my DC game wasnt consistent. Should there be any adverse effects to this process you guys will be the 1st to know!
     
  15. GettingKinky

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    How much time do you spend shaping your hair (arranging your curls). Often I feel like my hair looks crazy, but I’m afraid if I play with it too much I’ll just end up with a head full of frizz.
     
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    I set my part, style and arrange my hair in the shower while its malleable.
    Once I'm out of the shower I dont touch it until its dry. Then I soften my gel cast, fluff, shake and go.
     
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    Everyone that does wash n go's exclusively their hair flourishes. A lady I know stopped wearing wigs and decided to do wash n go's exclusively and her hair has taken off. Some youtube pp too: Kimberly Cherrell, Takira Thompson, Evani to name a few. Very encouraging. I wonder if I stick with this for a year how my hair will turn out. My plan is to take lots of pics and see. So far so good. At one time I hated my texture and shrinkage but I'm starting to really love it and embrace it for what it is.
     
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    I spend a good amount of time on wash day arranging my curls, and setting them just right.
    (clipping bangs down if I have to, etc.)
    it pays off, because my hair is huge and fluffy now, full curl definition on Day 10.
    I love it more each day.
    silk cap+pineapple at night and then I refresh by shaking and adding in some Cantu moisture something or the other.
    then go.

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    I just want to say:
    everyone's wash n go's look amazing...More pics everyone!
    I love peeping at new fros.....
     
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    Very little once I'm done applying product. The more I fiddle with it the more frizz I get.
     
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    This is my hair. It needs arranging and fiddling, but I if so this even while it’s still wet from the initial wash it gets frizzy. And then the second day after pinappling, it’s needs more fiddling, but I really can’t touch it then.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I've been using Paul Mitchell The Conditioner under EcoStyler gel, but it's not moisturizing enough in Michigan winter. I tried Jakeala Amla Shea under EcoStyler. It gave me the same look but still not what I'm looking for moisture-wise because it is more oil/butter based than water based. It did give me the courage to test out more butters under my wash n go, however. Maybe I'll try Camille Rose next.
     
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    @uofmpanther Camille Rose Curlaide Moisture Butter is real Moisturizing butter to use. I love it. The Curl Love Moisture Milk and even the Almond Jai twisting butter are good for wash n gos too.
     
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    I need to learn to embrace my big fluffy hair. I only wear my hair out to work on day 2 when my hair isn’t very big. After that I wear it in a ponytail. I need to level up in my braveness.
     
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    I'm taking a little break from wash n'goes. I straightened my hair 2 nights ago, and I don't know how long I'll keep it straight!
     
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    I’ve got to figure out a way to get my wash and go to last all week. I don’t have time to rewet and dry midweek, and the one time I went to work with wet hair was a disaster. I’m going to try and work up the patience to shingle and see how that works.
     
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    Hair in it's natural state, especially in wash n'gos, hides "damage" so well. My ends look CRAZY!!!!! It's like the last 2 inches. They are so bad that I've found it slick hilarious :lachen:. And the bottom length of my hair feels so rough! Goodness Gracious!!! Straightening my hair has been a eye-opening experience!
     
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    Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)
    Low porosity, BSL, 4a I guess? Not really into hair typing.
    What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)
    I wash once or twice a week with diluted castile soap at the moment. I deep condition with w/e I may have on hand. Not loyal to anything right now. Afterward I apply shea butter (length) and my diy ayurvedic oil (roots). I've been doing puffs mostly but I want to go back to wngs.
    What are your length goals from joining this challenge?
    APL in its natural state (but who am I kidding, my hair shrinks to my shoulders even when I was approaching WL stretched lol)
    What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?
    Regularly doing wngs and mastering them again. I used to do them exclusively years ago. I feel like my hair changed after kids but idk. Could just be not paying as much attention to it as I did before kids.
    Any current struggles or concerns?
    Finding the right deep conditioners for moisturized hair post-wash. I'm not a big fan of leave ins and it's also hard finding a deep conditioner that isn't super thick (my hair is prone to build up), moisturizes well, that's also affordable.
    Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)
    My last wng was done in November.
     

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    I did a modified MHM yesterday and my hair came out heavy and moisturized and stretched with swing, but it also looks thin and stringy and the length is very u even. I still have a ways to go in figuring out how to make my wash and go look good. I’ve never been good at styling my hair.


    For the MHM I did the following:

    - wash with baking soda in water
    - condition with KCKT
    - clay mask (bentonite+water +tiny bit of ACV)
    - style with KCKT and KCCC
    - blow dry with diffuser
     
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    The curls in here are beautiful. Thanks for posting ladies.
     

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