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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

toaster

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@GettingKinky i took a peek at Aishia’s stories and I see she’s already in a puff. Blaming it on her hair not being completely dry.

I think I am okay with the time it takes to set my hair. My goals are to have defined curls with minimal frizz for at least 7 days. I’m not as much into volume, so I’m okay sacrificing that.

I think a true “wash hour” is unattainable for my goals.
 

Rocky91

NYE side boob.
Longer post, but I wanted to share: I did my younger family member’s hair yesterday after we went to the pool. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture, because omg it was perfection. She has super dense 4c hair and wasn’t satisfied with her wash and goes. Her density is so beautiful, I’m so jealous :cry: one section of her hair is like my whole head. I coached her through UFD application in the shower and then raked through some wetline and sat her under my dryer. I also sent her home with a bottle of UFD, matrix shampoo and conditioner, and wetline so she could recreate it at home.

I think I might want to do hair as a summer side hustle, y’all (I teach). Playing in curls and coils is so much fun!! My husband is laughing at me thinking about getting a cosmetology license because a few years ago, I thought I wanted to do personal training during my summers so I have a license for that I don’t use. :look:

but seriously, doing her hair in a way that she has NEVER seen it was sooo satisfying. I need to think about it some more but I might be taking appointments 5 years from now. :lol:
 

faithVA

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@faithVA your hair looks soooo good!! :love: there’s such a nice shine in the outdoor pics.

does she have a gel and does she sell it online? :look: I love trying new gels.
Thank You. My hair glistens with some gels. She thought my hair was still wet when I came from the dryer. The color helps.

She does have a gek. I will check to see if it is online. She didn't use it in my hair though.

I will let you know what I found.
 

faithVA

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Longer post, but I wanted to share: I did my younger family member’s hair yesterday after we went to the pool. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture, because omg it was perfection. She has super dense 4c hair and wasn’t satisfied with her wash and goes. Her density is so beautiful, I’m so jealous :cry: one section of her hair is like my whole head. I coached her through UFD application in the shower and then raked through some wetline and sat her under my dryer. I also sent her home with a bottle of UFD, matrix shampoo and conditioner, and wetline so she could recreate it at home.

I think I might want to do hair as a summer side hustle, y’all (I teach). Playing in curls and coils is so much fun!! My husband is laughing at me thinking about getting a cosmetology license because a few years ago, I thought I wanted to do personal training during my summers so I have a license for that I don’t use. :look:

but seriously, doing her hair in a way that she has NEVER seen it was sooo satisfying. I need to think about it some more but I might be taking appointments 5 years from now. :lol:
As far as I know if you walk people through but don't touch their hair you don't need a license. You can just brand yourself a coach. If you wanted a license you could coach until you finished your license.

I know in VA you don't need a license to be a shampoo person. And braiders aren't necessary licensed. So check into what you really need.
 

oneastrocurlie

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I hit a milestone this weekend. Wash, conditioned, styled my wash and go, semi dried it (with a diffuser), got fully dressed and put make up on to go out the door in about an hour. I used UFD and CR mousse and applied it 8 sections. It probably could have lasted a few days but I was in the pool the very next day. But I was quite pleased with my speedy results.
 

faithVA

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I hit a milestone this weekend. Wash, conditioned, styled my wash and go, semi dried it (with a diffuser), got fully dressed and put make up on to go out the door in about an hour. I used UFD and CR mousse and applied it 8 sections. It probably could have lasted a few days but I was in the pool the very next day. But I was quite pleased with my speedy results.
Yeah that is a milestone. Getting ready in an hour period is fabulous :yep:
 

Rocky91

NYE side boob.
@Rocky91 That’s awesome that you were able to help your family member with her hair. I tried to do a wash n go for my niece once, but she got bored while I was detangling her hair so I had to abort. There was no way she was going to sit through the gel and drying steps. (She’s only 7) maybe I’ll try again in a few years.
She was having trouble with detangling too, until I showed her that she needed to add wayyyy more conditioner and water. She reminds me of you actually, lol! She has such a light hand with product application.
 
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faithVA

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As much as I love my haircut, I’m a little sad that it’s this short. I’m not sure if I will be able to make it last 7 days at this length. And it’s much harder to recover from the smooshed bonnet state.

You should be able to at least get 5 and then put it up for the other days. My hair is way shorter and coiler than yours and with the right product application I can get 5. You may just need to adapt your product application a little right now until it grows out a little longer.

For me every length change comes with a learning curve. The good news is that with every inch your regrow it is easier. So next month should be easier than this month.

It is harder to recover from the smooshed bonnet state. When the ladies here would say they shake and go, you have to have the length and the weight to do that. Other wise it is a manual fluff. Not sure if this helps, but I take my bonnet off immediately and give my hair at least 15 minutes to rebound before I touch it. And if I'm doing a morning shower, I touch it after that.

:bighug: It is tough now but in a few months I think things will be closer to normal for you.
 

GettingKinky

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You should be able to at least get 5 and then put it up for the other days. My hair is way shorter and coiler than yours and with the right product application I can get 5. You may just need to adapt your product application a little right now until it grows out a little longer.

For me every length change comes with a learning curve. The good news is that with every inch your regrow it is easier. So next month should be easier than this month.

It is harder to recover from the smooshed bonnet state. When the ladies here would say they shake and go, you have to have the length and the weight to do that. Other wise it is a manual fluff. Not sure if this helps, but I take my bonnet off immediately and give my hair at least 15 minutes to rebound before I touch it. And if I'm doing a morning shower, I touch it after that.

:bighug: It is tough now but in a few months I think things will be closer to normal for you.
Thanks. I haven’t worked out for the last few days. I think that also helps my hair unsmoosh.

If I can get 5 days, 2 days in a puff will work for me.

Ok. No more being sad about the length. I still really the the shape (on the good hair days). I will learn to get better at fluffing.
 

faithVA

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Thanks. I haven’t worked out for the last few days. I think that also helps my hair unsmoosh.

If I can get 5 days, 2 days in a puff will work for me.

Ok. No more being sad about the length. I still really the the shape (on the good hair days). I will learn to get better at fluffing.
You are allowed to be sad for a little while. Let's see. I was sad/mad for 6 months I think :lol: But that is too long. :lol:
 

EmmJaii

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I think UFD and Jell-O shot is by far my favorite combo. I get the heavy feeling. Long lasting results. Elongated curls. Love it.

I’m going to use this combo on my next wash.
Do you wait at all between application of UFD and Jell-O shot? When I use it right after UFD, my hair is still really wet, so it seems to undo the strong hold of the Jell-O shot. I tried waiting 30 mins after UFD, but the Jell-O shot was still not holding as strongly. Can’t figure it out.
 

faithVA

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Do you wait at all between application of UFD and Jell-O shot? When I use it right after UFD, my hair is still really wet, so it seems to undo the strong hold of the Jell-O shot. I tried waiting 30 mins after UFD, but the Jell-O shot was still not holding as strongly. Can’t figure it out.
You might have too much water. It should be wet enough for to allow even distribution but not so wet that the jello-shot doesn't adhere.

The topper can usually be put on right behind the UFD.
 

toaster

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Do you wait at all between application of UFD and Jell-O shot? When I use it right after UFD, my hair is still really wet, so it seems to undo the strong hold of the Jell-O shot. I tried waiting 30 mins after UFD, but the Jell-O shot was still not holding as strongly. Can’t figure it out.
I don’t wait! I apply right in the shower, but I know others do wait.

Ive tried applying UFD on soaking wet hair and then applying Jell-O shot without adding water in between, and with adding water in between.

I don’t notice a difference in the strength of hold, but like @faithVA said, you might have too much water OR not enough Jell-O shot.
 

faithVA

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Ear length?! What is wrong with these stylists?
I have no idea. There are a lot of scissor happy stylists. And then stylists want to look at you funny when you want to talk about the cut. There are too many of us with bad cuts to dismiss it. And I have spoken with white women and they have the same issue with stylists cutting too much.

But may those days be behind us. :yep:
 
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