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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

GettingKinky

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Thanks!

I section it into about 6 sections (front left, bang, front right, crown, back left, back right) then I hold the section about 2 inches above the ends, pull it taught (sp?) and run the blow dryer up and down that section for about 10-15 seconds. Then I use the cool shot button, and band with a satin scrunchie. By holding above the ends, I’m not disturbing the curls on the end, and so my hair maintains the illusion of definition. Hope that makes sense!

I really like having volume with my definition and unfortunately it shortens the lifespan of my wash n go, but my hair is getting easier and easier to style so it may not be a real issue. I’ll probably never have a full week of a style, but I can easily get 4 days, maybe 5 if I’m okay with rocking a puff for a little bit.

Do you all do any styling on old wash n goes? I feel like if I knew of other cute styles to turn it into I could make it last longer.
I may try this. You do it after your hair is 100% dry?

As for styles for old WnG my favorite is half up half down. I also like putting my hair in a banana clip ponytail.
 
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oneastrocurlie

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What kind of trim/cut are you interested in @oneastrocurlie ?

also, how often do you olaplex?

I leaning towards getting everything evened out. My top is longer than my back and sides due to having a tapered cut with shaved sides years ago.

I'd love to have this shape and continue to grow from here

I've been using 0 and 3 every wash day, so like every week (minus the couple of weeks I was in twists).

I think I'm going to use it each wash day until it's gone and then go without for a couple of washes to see if it want to repurchase.
 
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toaster

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I leaning towards getting everything evened out. My top is longer than my back and sides due to having a tapered cut with shaved sides years ago.

I'd love to have this shape and continue to grow from here
I've been using 0 and 3 every wash day, so like every week (minus the couple of weeks I was in twists).

I think I'm going to use it each wash day until it's gone and then go without for a couple of washes to see if it want to repurchase.
Wow that’s a gorgeous shape!

I used 0 and 3 two washes ago, so I’ll use them again on Sunday.
 

GettingKinky

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I leaning towards getting everything evened out. My top is longer than my back and sides due to having a tapered cut with shaved sides years ago.

I'd love to have this shape and continue to grow from here

I've been using 0 and 3 every wash day, so like every week (minus the couple of weeks I was in twists).

I think I'm going to use it each wash day until it's gone and then go without for a couple of washes to see if it want to repurchase.

I can’t see the picture/post :-(
ETA after I quoted it I can see it. I like it!!
 

naturalagain2

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For the past month I've been taking in See Some Curls digital library. I'm almost finished but may stay one more month just to go through everything again. I have a love hate with UFD & ICH together. Each time the process gets better and better but not sure what to think. That canopy thing DOES NOT WORK WITH MY HAIR! I got the best results with applying it all to my hair like they showed but then getting out the shower and working each section through with my hands.

I went to my stylist earlier this week for a wash, deep condition and style. For the past month I've been alternating using AG Boost Shampoo ( I adore this shampoo) & Innersense Hydrating Hair Bath and only using the Innersense Hydrating Cream Conditioner. I haven't been DC'ing under the dryer with my usual DC's since the A's mentioned its not really needed unless you are addressing a problem. Well my stylist washed my hair and mentioned my hair felt dryer than usual that day (its been a month since my last appointment with her) and gave me a moisturizing DC. I mentioned to her that I had joined the SSC digital library and had not deep conditioned but just used the Innersense rinse out conditioner and worked it through my hair good. She recommended that I DC even though my hair is healthy. She felt DC is very important and mentioned that she can always tell a difference between her regular clients who that just put the conditioner on and rinse and those that sit under the dryer.

With my usual routine I DC every wash day for the most part. I guess I need to add that back into my routine to do at least every other week. So I will alternate between my Influance products (to deep condition) & AG & Innersense products when I don't and see how that goes.

Next month I see my curly cut stylist to get a trim/reshape.
 

GettingKinky

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For the past month I've been taking in See Some Curls digital library. I'm almost finished but may stay one more month just to go through everything again. I have a love hate with UFD & ICH together. Each time the process gets better and better but not sure what to think. That canopy thing DOES NOT WORK WITH MY HAIR! I got the best results with applying it all to my hair like they showed but then getting out the shower and working each section through with my hands.

I went to my stylist earlier this week for a wash, deep condition and style. For the past month I've been alternating using AG Boost Shampoo ( I adore this shampoo) & Innersense Hydrating Hair Bath and only using the Innersense Hydrating Cream Conditioner. I haven't been DC'ing under the dryer with my usual DC's since the A's mentioned its not really needed unless you are addressing a problem. Well my stylist washed my hair and mentioned my hair felt dryer than usual that day (its been a month since my last appointment with her) and gave me a moisturizing DC. I mentioned to her that I had joined the SSC digital library and had not deep conditioned but just used the Innersense rinse out conditioner and worked it through my hair good. She recommended that I DC even though my hair is healthy. She felt DC is very important and mentioned that she can always tell a difference between her regular clients who that just put the conditioner on and rinse and those that sit under the dryer.

With my usual routine I DC every wash day for the most part. I guess I need to add that back into my routine to do at least every other week. So I will alternate between my Influance products (to deep condition) & AG & Innersense products when I don't and see how that goes.

Next month I see my curly cut stylist to get a trim/reshape.
@naturalagain2 - the As always say that dryness is not a feeling. Maybe when you DC your strands get more coating from the conditioner so they “feel less dry” but really they are just more coated/lubricated.
I’m way too lazy to DC with heat, but if you have the time I don’t think there is any downside.

The canopy method doesn’t work for me either. I always apply my products in sections and then work them into the sections.
 

GettingKinky

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I don’t know how y’all wash your hair in the shower. My kitchen sink was being worked on last week so I’ve been doing my hair in the shower. Way too much water.

Tonight was the last time. Thankfully it’s fixed so I can go back to my regularly scheduled program.
I LOVE doing all my washing/styling in the shower. I have a shower mirror so I can see what I’m doing and a shower speaker so I listen to music. And clean up is easy - I don’t end up with product all over the bathroom floor and counter.
 

faithVA

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I leaning towards getting everything evened out. My top is longer than my back and sides due to having a tapered cut with shaved sides years ago.

I'd love to have this shape and continue to grow from here

I've been using 0 and 3 every wash day, so like every week (minus the couple of weeks I was in twists).

I think I'm going to use it each wash day until it's gone and then go without for a couple of washes to see if it want to repurchase.
That is a nice cut. It would look great on you.
 

faithVA

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I was going to watch the Black Girl Curls video from yesterday, buts it’s 3 hours long. :-o

That’s just waaaaay too long. They need an editor.
I was going to watch the Black Girl Curls video from yesterday, buts it’s 3 hours long. :-o

That’s just waaaaay too long. They need an editor.
It is an actual demo video of her styling someone's hair which is why it is so long. And while the person is under the dryer she is answering questions. It is long but it is very detailed for someone who is trying to understand how to set their hair.

And she actually cuts her hair as well so you get to see the entire appointment.
 

faithVA

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I finally put my hair in 2 strand twists. I haven't had 2 strand twists since 2019 and I think I only did it a couple of times then. It took me 2 hours but I think I will feel relieved not to have to do my hair midweek. I'm curious to see now that my hair is more hydrated if my twist last longer. Before they would start to dry out by day 3 or 4.

I will still hang out in here since there is so much happening.
 

GettingKinky

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I finally put my hair in 2 strand twists. I haven't had 2 strand twists since 2019 and I think I only did it a couple of times then. It took me 2 hours but I think I will feel relieved not to have to do my hair midweek. I'm curious to see now that my hair is more hydrated if my twist last longer. Before they would start to dry out by day 3 or 4.

I will still hang out in here since there is so much happening.
I did 2 strand twists over the Xmas break. I liked them, but I would have to make neater parts if I really wanted to wear them as a style. But they were a very nice break. I get why people like them so much.
 

faithVA

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I did 2 strand twists over the Xmas break. I liked them, but I would have to make neater parts if I really wanted to wear them as a style. But they were a very nice break. I get why people like them so much.
I don't even part my hair. I just grab pieces and go :lol: I think most people who wear them weekly don't do a lot of parting except in highly visible areas. Laying the twist correct hides whatever parting or lack of parting happens.

I'm also one of those people who has adjusted to my hair just looking OK. I had to give up the idea of great looking hair when I went natural. It just never happened :lol:
 

faithVA

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Enjoy your twists @faithVA! I’m sure I’ll put some in at some point over the summer if I need a hair break. I love twists.
Thank You. It hasn't been 24 hours and I am already enjoying it. I was able to do my hair late at night and I didn't have to worry about my hair being dry. I put on my sleeping cap and I didn't have to worry about my hair being smooshed and trying to revive it. I'm glad I finally got myself together to get it done.
 

faithVA

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@faithVA
You are making me want to try twists again. I would do it but DH is not a fan at all.
Also I think your wash no go looks very nice and you’ll just like it more and more as it grows out and as you get more days from your sets.
I think you should stick with what is working for you. I think you like to look well put together and I think wash and goes do that more so than twist. That is just my opinion. Forgive me if I am overstepping :lol:

I have always been hair lazy and twist allow me to do that. And I have been in twists in one form or another since 2009 so they are comfortable for me.

Getting only 2 days out of my wash and go is definitely a factor. I'm looking forward to seeing how my wash and go holds up in the future. I'm just thinking with my shrinkage and low porosity, I may not have multi-day hair until the end of the year :nono:
 

GettingKinky

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I think you should stick with what is working for you. I think you like to look well put together and I think wash and goes do that more so than twist. That is just my opinion. Forgive me if I am overstepping :lol:

I have always been hair lazy and twist allow me to do that. And I have been in twists in one form or another since 2009 so they are comfortable for me.

Getting only 2 days out of my wash and go is definitely a factor. I'm looking forward to seeing how my wash and go holds up in the future. I'm just thinking with my shrinkage and low porosity, I may not have multi-day hair until the end of the year :nono:
I probably won’t twist my hair because I’m too lazy to do them neatly, but I think they can look very put together if they’re uniform in size.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
After work Im going to wash and set my hair. I think Ill try out Negesbanda New gel with her glaze. I dont think the hold is even medium though so we shall see. I also kinda wanna see what this Alikay Lemongrass gel does but im not too keen on the texture.
 

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faithVA

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After work Im going to wash and set my hair. I think Ill try out Negesbanda New gel with her glaze. I dont think the hold is even medium though so we shall see. I also kinda wanna see what this Alikay Lemongrass gel does but im not too keen on the texture.
I love the Alikay Lemongrass gel but I have only used it for flat twist outs. For my hair it has 0 hold but it gives my twist outs a soft wave and I can use it daily without build up. It was moisturizing for my dry hair. I definitely couldn't use it for a wash and go.

I am interested in seeing how it works for you.
 
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