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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

Missjaxon

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Y’all. This pop lock WnG failed me. I ended up having to just wear it in a puff last night instead of the sexy va-va-voluminous fro I was planning. I had a whole lewk in mind, but it was too frizzy, I had tiny white flakes all over my black dress, and a grey cast. Ugh. I don’t know if I want to even put in the time to try and figure it out. I should’ve known better than to use anything other than my tried and true UFD and ICH. Anyone want this pop lock? :(
@EmmJaii I want the pop lock if you still want to get rid of it.
 

colorful_coils

Active Member
I think I've found my holy grail combo. A leave-in (Adwoa Beauty Leave in this time around), EcoSlay Jello Shot as the base gel, and Trepadora Papaya Slip as the topper. A lot of hold and almost no frizz! I'm realizing that I'm way past due for a shape-up though.

Also, how do I upload photos on mobile? I've never been able to make it work.
 

faithVA

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Day 5 with earthtones max gel. Going to workout and wash this afternoon.

First impressions:

- very strong hold
- not the easiest to apply
- might work better over a leave in, but I’m going to try it alone again today
- while the hold is strong, my roots are very soft and puffy, probably because it’s hard to get the product on the roots, and probably because of my workouts and sweating

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That really held up fabulously.
 

faithVA

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Good thing I did my CCS early on Saturday. The power went out at 3:30 and is yet to come back on. If I had waited, I would either have been in the shower or not finished applying my gel or wouldn't have been able to do it at all.

Fortunately my hair dried before bedtime even in a cold house. I'm really grateful for that. To keep warm I put on my buff. Then I took it off and it kept my hair in the right direction but I had no idea what to do with it. I put it back on last night and took it off a few minutes ago. I still am not sure how to fluff it. I'm afraid to fluff it and it looks worse than it does smooshed. :perplexed:

If I can figure out this buff and fluffing I will start wearing my buff to bed.

I had planned on resetting tomorrow but without power will probably have to put it off until Wednesday or Thursday.
 

toaster

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Oh no! I hope you’re staying warm @faithVA !

I was once mid-DC when our water was suddenly turned off for 24 hours. I was so happy it wasn’t a hard protein treatment or a relaxer or anything!

maybe you can quickly blow your hair around with the blow dryer to get it to fluff back up? I mean for like a minute or two, just blow it in the direction you want it?
 

faithVA

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Oh no! I hope you’re staying warm @faithVA !

I was once mid-DC when our water was suddenly turned off for 24 hours. I was so happy it wasn’t a hard protein treatment or a relaxer or anything!

maybe you can quickly blow your hair around with the blow dryer to get it to fluff back up? I mean for like a minute or two, just blow it in the direction you want it?
I doesn't have no electricity :lol: OK, I will try that. I'm not sure if my hair is long enough to blow dry and move but I will definitely test it out. It can't hurt. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

toaster

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:spinning::spinning: Omg of course you don’t have electricity! That was silly of me @faithVA

I think you can just lightly fluff with your fingers too. That probably won’t add too much frizz. It’s when you really get in there and break the gel cast and mess in your hair too much you might mess it up.
 

faithVA

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:spinning::spinning: Omg of course you don’t have electricity! That was silly of me @faithVA

I think you can just lightly fluff with your fingers too. That probably won’t add too much frizz. It’s when you really get in there and break the gel cast and mess in your hair too much you might mess it up.

OK. So, I went to the neighbors because they have electricity. Don't ask! :lol: Gave it a try with their blow dryer. My hair doesn't move but I think I have an idea. The heat warms up my hair and softens it a bit. Then I just put my hands into my curls like I'm massaging my scalp and lightly move the roots up and down. That gifts it just enough lift that it doesn't look smooshed and moves it into place a little bit.

Thanks @toaster for the suggestion.

Between my playing in my hair and my SO grabbing my hair and the way I sleep I probably only have a gel cast until the morning after my CCS :lol:
 

faithVA

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We are being warned of another ice storm tomorrow so I got my hair day in this morning. I did a mid-week reset so I kept it simple. I rinsed, used diluted conditioner and then my usual gel steps. With the Aunt Jackie's I might need to use a cleansing conditioner mid-week but we shall see. Excluding cleansing I followed the same steps I did on Saturday but my hair is puffier and not as defined. Sometimes I can't tell what my hair will look like if it has a lot of water in it/on it.

Mid-week I will compare rinse only vs. rinse/condition vs cleansing conditioner vs cleansing conditioner/condition and see if I notice a difference. The fewer steps I can get away with the better.
 

toaster

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Did my mid-week wash as well. Used the earthtones butter as a leave in and then applied very little amounts of the gel. This was hard for me since I’m so heavy handed with product.

We’ll see how it dries. The gel definitely spread easily over the butter. The butter feels very conditioning, but I think it’s still 30 day detox friendly.

Here are the ingredients: Purified water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Glycerin, Shorea Robusta (Sal) Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, D-panthenol, water
 

GettingKinky

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I skipped my midweek wash because my hair still looks decent and I was feeling lazy. I hardly ever wear my day 5 hair out because it’s usually too frizzy doe my liking. But having decent day 5 hair came at the expense of my day 1-2 hair looking pretty flat and a little stringy.
I’m going to try jello shot alone again and do a better job of raking and see how it works next week.

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faithVA

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I skipped my midweek wash because my hair still looks decent and I was feeling lazy. I hardly ever wear my day 5 hair out because it’s usually too frizzy doe my liking. But having decent day 5 hair came at the expense of my day 1-2 hair looking pretty flat and a little stringy.
I’m going to try jello shot alone again and do a better job of raking and see how it works next week.

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Fab! Go 5 day hair :yay:
 

toaster

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Do you like both the kinky curly leave in and custard?
Yes! I’ve only ever used them both together, but I love the system.
@toaster why do you prefer kinky curly over Earthtones? Is it the ease of application?
The earthtones definitely has a stronger hold than kinky curly, but it’s very finicky to apply, and I’d rather just use something that works every time. Kinky curly never had a learning curve for me.
 
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