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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

GettingKinky

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Mine gets very little use now. I'll pull it out when coming out of braids or mini twists and want to detangle before washing. That's about it.

I need to pitch my Sally's 3 row comb. I haven't picked that one up in years.
I have the Ouidad double row comb. I never use it anymore either.
The same goes for my shampoo brush.

I’ve spent so much money on hair tools that are all collecting dust
 

GettingKinky

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I’ve noticed that my hair has a lot of movement lately. Even on day 5 when it’s starting to get big. I attribute it to either

- using olaplex every week ( I think when my cuticles are smoother the clumps can slide past each other more easily) I noticed the same thing when I use protein conditioners

- my hair cut. Most of my damages hair has been cut off so I think it’s less Velcro like.

for now I will container to use either olaplex or cocktail in a protein conditioner every week
 

GettingKinky

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Ok so I’m an over-analytical nerd. I looked over my usage rates for my products, and the size of my current stash to see when I will need to buy more stuff and here are my estimates:

Olaplex - May 2022

AP shampoo - Dec 2022

Moisture shampoo - May 2023!! This 32 oz bottle of Elucence is going to last me forever

Conditioner - Dec 2022

UFD July 2023!!! ( I’m not sure how good this estimate is I don’t track my UFD usage well. I think it might last even longer than what I think.

Jello shot June 2022 (as soon as my stuff from the flash sale arrives)

So please yell at me if I mention buying ANYTHING - except foam.

ETA and since I only use my clarifying shampoo every 6ish weeks it’s going to last me forever- almost 10 years.
 
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Napp

Ms. Nobody
I got myself an early bday present and got my self a hooded dryer!:drunk: I saw a deal on eBay I couldn't pass up! I think I'm done buying for the year though. I have everything I need to take care of my little scrap of hair for a while lol. I just have 3 things on my wishlist
I'm going to wear my wigs for a while and then go back to wash n goes with my real hair once I feel my hair is long enough.
 

GettingKinky

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@GettingKinky i love these analytics. I have a huge clear out planned for next weekend.

I’m not sure what products I’m keeping or getting rid of. But I need more space in my bathroom and bedroom storage.
I had to do a minor clear out a few days ago to make room for all my new UFD. I should have done this analysis before I ordered more UFD. Now I’ll never get to try Orange marmalade unless the new UFD doesn’t work well.

In addition to al the stuff in my previous email I also have an unopened bottle of KCKT an unopened jar of KCCC and a small bottle of ICH - I have no clue when I’ll use them.

Unrelated I have 2 face products in my stash that I need to get rid of but I couldn’t quite make myself toss (I used to love CeraVe moisturizer, but they changed some ingredients and now it stings my face) I have 2 unopened containers and it feel blasphemous to throw them away.
 

GettingKinky

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@GettingKinky love your analytics. With the amount of gel I go through...if I washed my hair twice a week (that would be the sweet spot right now), and had enough gel to last me until 2023, I estimate I'd need a least one wall of a small room to hold the stock, whichever brand :laugh: .
I guess that’s one way I could use up my stash faster. Right now I only wash 1x a week - 2x would be ideal, but I’ve gotten too lazy for the midweek wash.
 

GGsKin

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I guess that’s one way I could use up my stash faster. Right now I only wash 1x a week - 2x would be ideal, but I’ve gotten too lazy for the midweek wash.
This is me right now, and I'm about to throw on a wig this weekend. In theory, I should have more energy because I'm working from home full time now, but I can just about muster up enough to do these canerows this weekend. Apart from needing to buy more Olaplex no.3, the stash should be fine.
 

GettingKinky

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This is me right now, and I'm about to throw on a wig this weekend. In theory, I should have more energy because I'm working from home full time now, but I can just about muster up enough to do these canerows this weekend. Apart from needing to buy more Olaplex no.3, the stash should be fine.
I just got more olaplex no 3. It’s on sale - 20% off at SpaceNK. @Theresamonet just told me about it this morning. :)
 

faithVA

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I had to do a minor clear out a few days ago to make room for all my new UFD. I should have done this analysis before I ordered more UFD. Now I’ll never get to try Orange marmalade unless the new UFD doesn’t work well.

In addition to al the stuff in my previous email I also have an unopened bottle of KCKT an unopened jar of KCCC and a small bottle of ICH - I have no clue when I’ll use them.

Unrelated I have 2 face products in my stash that I need to get rid of but I couldn’t quite make myself toss (I used to love CeraVe moisturizer, but they changed some ingredients and now it stings my face) I have 2 unopened containers and it feel blasphemous to throw them away.
If you ever consider throwing anything out, IM me and I will buy it from you. Just in case it crosses your mind.
 

DVAntDany

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I had to do a minor clear out a few days ago to make room for all my new UFD. I should have done this analysis before I ordered more UFD. Now I’ll never get to try Orange marmalade unless the new UFD doesn’t work well.

In addition to al the stuff in my previous email I also have an unopened bottle of KCKT an unopened jar of KCCC and a small bottle of ICH - I have no clue when I’ll use them.

Unrelated I have 2 face products in my stash that I need to get rid of but I couldn’t quite make myself toss (I used to love CeraVe moisturizer, but they changed some ingredients and now it stings my face) I have 2 unopened containers and it feel blasphemous to throw them away.
I feel the same about CeraVe. No extreme stinging but the AM moisturizer these days leaves my face with a white cast.

If anything, give them away to others. Hopefully, they are less sensitive.
 

DVAntDany

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Please entertain my product junkieness as I chase soft and voluminously defined curls for a wng. What products gave you great curl definition, but the hold just wasn’t there? Even better if it gave off a healthy sheen too. Im also open to things you heard about that sound like they are up my alley.

I want to make better buying decisions and marketing is swaying me the wrong way. After trying Rizos Curls Curl Defining Cream, I see I need to go back to the drawing board about product sampling. Let’s just say it was about as useful as Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control Cream.

Right now, I am liking cream-gels. Something like Trepadora Papaya Slip’s definition and shine but with Pattern Beauty Curl Gel’s soft hold. I do have a few products in mind, but want to see what you all think.
 

GettingKinky

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@DVAntDany have you tried UFD by itself? I found that gave me volume and definition. It may have been because I didn’t use a lot, but I found it comparable to a foam set.

I also got soft voluminous sets with Briogeo curl charisma chia + flax seed coil custard.

Have fun on your product search! I’ve gotten lazy and just decided to take what my hair gives me. I don’t have the energy to wash 2x a week anymore unless the 2nd wash is for a bun.
 

DVAntDany

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@DVAntDany have you tried UFD by itself? I found that gave me volume and definition. It may have been because I didn’t use a lot, but I found it comparable to a foam set.

I also got soft voluminous sets with Briogeo curl charisma chia + flax seed coil custard.

Have fun on your product search! I’ve gotten lazy and just decided to take what my hair gives me. I don’t have the energy to wash 2x a week anymore unless the 2nd wash is for a bun.
Thanks for the suggestion. I used it by itself for a couple months and I wasn’t really a fan. It has no slip on its own. Once i paired it with ICH and PS, the game changed.

I guess it’s time to finally give Brigeo custard a try. I haven’t tried too many products with higher listed proteins yet. So this is the only reason I haven’t jumped on it already. I’ve been thinking about it ever since you mentioned throwing it away. I see it every time I stop at Ulta.

Im not going to lie, I am being picky with this. I want to feel like I have nothing in my hair. That’s what I mean by soft. All the gels that give me shine and definition feel like soft plastic. You could say stiff Toyokalon. It’s like a baby doll being made of soft touch vinyl. While soft, it doesn’t feel like real skin softness.

I have 3 liters of UFD. So I see it’s value and plan on using it. I feel the same way about mousse especially the ones geared towards curly textures. Neither usually feel like real hair, but they set the style nicely. There is a cast and I understand its necessity. I’m not looking for longevity with this.

If Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls or Multicultural Curls actually encouraged my curl definition, I would have ended my search a while ago. Pattern Beauty Curl Gel is getting me closer. I just need my curl definition cranked up by a few more notches and I’d be satisfied.
 

DVAntDany

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I had my hair appointment today. We discussed ways for me to get more lift at the top of my head. So I will be making some tweaks to my technique.

I also told her about my hair not drying. She suggested I get a hooded dryer instead of using my table top. She said the most cost effective one that works well is the one by modern elements. For extra precaution I’m also going to make sure all windows are closed when I’m drying.

I wish I would have taken pictures immediately after i was finished. It was looking really cute and my problem area was fully addressed. Unfortunately, it’s been raining all day. I had a rain coat on that squished my hair down. Cleaning up the shape really helped.

We also discussed my hair goals. Last time I went, I just wanted to have growth. This time I was telling her that I’m torn between having something edgy or growing it out longer. I showed her two pics. Turns out I’ll need to grow my hair to roughly the same length for both. So the bob wins for now. I’ll reassess if I want the upkeep for edgy when i get to my desired length.

Conservative but I like for long term:

Edgy:
 
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