Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Alma Petra, Dec 13, 2018.
I hope you feel better soon @ckisland
My hair was an oil slick due to the amount of shea and oil I used on my braids last night so I rinsed tonight and did a ton of scrunching (basically S2C without any conditioner). We shall see how this turns out.
Hey can I join?
I decided to grow my hair out and my go to is wash n gos currently.
I use foams and mousse right now
May use gel later. I like Eco Hemp
I don’t deep condition or other things of that nature, unless I’m lightening/bleaching my hair/roots that day.
I guess I will start back sleeping with something on my head as my hair gets longer.
I’m keeping it extremely simple. I’m doing a lot of fun colors right now.
Omg you guys, I cracked the no gel wng code. Scrunching. Lots and lots of scrunching. As previously mentioned, I basically did S2C but without using any conditioner. I used my heavier shea mix on my edges and tied those down then wrapped a t-shirt around the length of my hair and wore that for maybe an hr. Once I was ready for bed I tied on another scarf (down so that the hair was stretched vs up in a pineapple). Shook it out this morning.
Next time I do a full wash I think I'll apply my shea and oil while still in the shower and then scrunch out the excess under the water. Hopefully that'll warrant the same results. I'm hopeful it will.
Here is my current cycle
Day 1 wash and wear in ponytail(s) while it dries
Day 2 wear hair out
Day 3 hair is dry and frizzy wear in a ponytail
Day 4 - repeat day 1
So I’m only wear my hair out one third of the time.
Tonight I’m going to try adding shea pudding to my hair and see if it’s less dry/frizzy for day 3. But I have the feeling that the process of adding product will increase my frizz.
Shea pudding didn’t refresh my hair. It’s still very frizzy/dry looking. I’m wearing it out anyway. I’m getting to used to the frizz.
Tonight I’m going to try my old pre-poo mix of AO White Camelia and grapeseed oil. I’m going to slather it on and if my hair looks bad tomorrow, I’ll just wash it.
I'm feeling much better. Thank you!!
My 4th day hair is in a puff, but it's so soft !!! And I've gotten no flakes and I have some definition left! So far this custard is the 3rd Shea Moisture product I actually like LOL!! I'll wash my hair again tomorrow since I have an interview Friday morning.
I’m currently a lurker, but I do wear WNGs a 2/3 of the time.
It seems that we have the same texture of hair, yet you have more density than I do. I had the same issue with frizz and undefined roots. I find that a light oil after the application of a cream, but before the gel calmed my frizz quite a bit.
I’m currently wearing WNGs without gel. I get frizzy if I disturb the curl before it’s dry.
I also do my WNG at night. I let it air dry for a while, then pineapple in to puffs and tie my hair up.
I may just join this challenge.....
Thanks! I’ll give the oil before gel a try hopefully it can hold the moisture in. I’m guessing it will lead to more shrinkage, but 3 day hair would be worth it.
I tried a new gel. Salerm Proline Ice Gel. I really liked it. Jar is small but needed much less than cheaper gels. Will update later with pics
I tried oil today
I also skipped shampoo this morning.
If oil keeps me frizz free until day 3, I will forever be in your debt @keranikki
I went back to an old fav.
Today, I washed w/ Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo. SheaMoisture's Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil masque was my d/c. I sectioned my hair into 4, for detangling purposes.
I used TMC Tropical Moringa Endless Moist. Restorative Spray as a leave-in. And my old fav, Eco Style Gold, as my styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
I managed to get my wash n go to be defined without shingling for the first time, the key is the denman brush and sectioning! After I put in SM JBCO leave in, I section each half of my hair to 3 sections, then to each section I apply the cantu curl activator, brush with the denman, then seal everything with Eco OO, and clump my hair for a last time with the denman, move on to the next section. The whole process took me no more than 20 minutes which is a HUGE difference from my regular 1.5~2 hours of shingling lol My hair had very little frizz and is drying out very nice. I am excited to see how it will look in the morning when it's 85% dry, hopefully this works so I can restyle my hair midweek without taking up so much time from my day.
One important thing that I noticed is key for controlling frizz is getting my hair drenched with both water and conditioner. Thoroughly detangling it makes sure every strand is very "wet". It's weird but it seems that it takes a while for water to totally saturate every strand, and deep conditioning helps water get deep in the cuticle to lay it flat, therefore get rid of the frizz.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to wear my hair loose until I get a Deva cut. I want it to look good when it dries loose with all it’s shrinkage. No more ponytail drying, just pinappleing at night.
Hopefully I can get an appointment soon. It will have to be a Saturday because no way I can go to work with air dried hair with no product.
OMG I can see this being a staple for me! I love the results! It works well with slick backs too. It doesn't have that wet feeling like with most gels. Dried quickly as well. Very soft and touchable with nice hold. Will be getting the big jar!
I'm late to the party since I've been on vacation. This looks really nice.
Thanks! I hope you had a great vacation
I found a new hit combo!
I washed w/ TreSemme Lux. Moist shampoo, then sectioned and detangled my hair with Herbal Essences Smooth conditioner.
I chose to use Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter as my leave-in. Then I put Wetline Xtreme Aloe (Green) gel on as my styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
Put a rinse in my hair.. it was much needed!!
I washed my hair twice before the color, then washed my hair afterwards. I used some leave-in spray and moisturizer. I was not about that deep conditioning life! Lol I will spray some more leave-in and moisturizer before bed this evening. I will probably wash or cowash my hair Wed. If I cowash, o will shampoo Friday. I want my color to last a bit.
Thank the Lord my hair is short right now. I’m not about major upkeep right now. I’m trying to decide if I want to loc or be a loose natural this time around. I’m trying to gain some length for the fall.
I used kinky curly come clean for the second time yesterday. I didn’t like it the first time I tried it because my hair felt dry, but this time my hair came out well and really shiny. Maybe I need to use this only when I’ve used a lot of product.
What do you ladies do about single strand knots? Ignore them, trim them constantly? I feel like they are going to affect my ability to have really long hair.
Ignore 99% of the time.
This morning I did my new fav combo again!
I washed w/ Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, followed by Silicon Mix Argan Oil as my deep conditioner.
I used Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter as my leave-in, followed by Wetline Xtreme Aloe (Green) gel.
I air-dried my hair for a little while (cleaning up), then diffused on medium heat/high speed for about 5 minutes. Next, I diffused on low heat/high speed for another 5 minutes so that my hair was semi-damp. Then I air-dried the rest of my hair (it's currently still air-drying).
I ignore them unless they start to get on my nerves, then I cut those ones out and leave the rest.
The Salerm gel is too hard to find for a decent price
So that made me put my detective hat and start looking for cheaper gels that work as well....
I dug deep and looked everywhere and then I came upon Dady Gel.
Not this type of Daddy
But this Dady
It's from Miss Key a Dominican Brand popular for that 10 in one mask. It has actually been around for AGES. But the people who use it love it.
I came across it in a local beauty supply and picked it up. It is really cheap!
It gives great shine, hold and it leaves the hair soft. No crunch or gel cast but my hair stays in place and can be re-manipulated without having to rewet the hair. Also it plays very well with all of my creamy leave ins.
Could this gel be the next wetline?
I will be trying it on a wash n go this weekend but I've been using it mainly for buns and I am really liking it! It slicks my hair with minimal effort.
The front of my hair hangs over my forehead on wash day. By day 2 it's sticking straight up. I wonder if I can combat this. I like my shape when the front hangs.
I have a similar problem with the front pieces as well. Especially that I sleep in a pineapple bun. What I noticed helps the hair reshape it self back is putting it in a semi low loose ponytail when I am getting ready in the morning. By the time I am done with my skincare/makeup, I take it out and the shape is back to normal most of the time. Than there is those days when that doesn't work, and I just pin the front pieces in a flat twist, and call it a day lol
Ok, I'm going to stop lurking and join the club!
Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)- Texture is fine, pattern in relative, porosity is high, and length is APL when straight/ NL when curly on day 1 lol
What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)- I'm going to WNG until my hair is too long to wear it out while in uniform. I'm trying out new products right now, but these are my GO-TOS for now: Sirod Naturals Fermented Rice Leave-in, Ayurvedic oil, Shea Concoction, Sirod Naturals Flaxseed Gel, and 4 Naturals Serum. I'm currently using the gel in place of the serum and it's working very well so far. I do not have any special techniques.
What are your length goals from joining this challenge?- I would like to get as close to BSL as possible. I'm hoping my hair will continue to shrink as it gets longer, so I can wear it out while in uniform. Once my hair passes the bottom of my collar, when curly, it's a wrap. Also, I would like my edges to grow back in.
What are your styling goals from joining this challenge?- I have none. My hair is so soft and fine, that it doesn't hold a style very long.
Any current struggles or concerns?- My edges were damaged from a wig, so I'm just trying to nurse them back to health. My hair grows well when I leave it alone, so I'm hoping WNG is the way to go.
Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)- I will come back and post a picture on Sunday.
Ahh that's a good idea. I don't have enough hair for a pineapple but I could put my front section in a ponytail. Thanks for the tip.
Wng tonight with oil and gel. Looks pretty good but I think I want a different gel. There's many I'd love to try but I'm pretty heavy handed to get the look I want that I'll likely just stick to the typical cheap ones.