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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

faithVA

Well-Known Member
50 minute quick wash and go this morning. Innersense hydrating cleanser,
Briogeo conditioner to detangle, applied… 40 pumps of UFD and just smoothed through, no raking. Got out of the shower. Applied a ton of the doux mousse (still using the honey version but I see no difference from the regular).

Air drying and will see how this looks/lasts.
40 pumps :shocked:

I used 12 and my hair is a sticky mess :rofl:
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
You know I’m heavy handed!!!

My mom pulled a strand of my hair and said it was about hip length, but my hair is still very much v-shaped and shorter in the front.
I know. I just can't figure out how to be heavy handed. The more gel I add to my hair the shorter my hair gets and it just gets sticky and less defined. But I also don't have hip length hair so its probably that I just have no idea how much hair that is.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I finally colored my hair. And I did a curly set for an event this week. I'm out of practice so I will need to do a few more to get back in the swing of things. I used up the last of my Jello-Shot. I am going back to ICH and my stylist gave me samples of ICV to use for this VA humidity. I will play around with those before I buy anything else. If I can get ICV and ICH to work together, I will just stick with those. If not, I plan to try the Trepadora Bamboo.

I will get more serious with my sets now that the weather is warming up and I will be outdoors more. Now, I can set in the morning and air dry. I'm finding no matter how bad my set looks initially, if I just shake my head really hard my curls clump well enough to wear and as my hair dries my hair draws up a bit and you can see the shape. But I will be working on my technique so I don't have to do this and can get some hang time.

Going to get back to my 2x a week set. Sundays, I will focus on getting a wearable set. Wednesdays, I may gel and put it right into a puff, which will be quicker.

As far as retention since January I see it more in volume than in hang time. What I notice is that with the top hanging down further my different sections are starting to blend to give me a better look. I have 7 more weeks before my next stylist visit. I will just get my ends clipped and wait until September for a shaping.

Nothing amazing happening but feel like I'm on the right track. My curly set is coming along and my puff is coming along for a double win.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I feel so odd about posting wash and go pictures in here because I'm no longer natural...:(
@Napp Why the sad face? Does it really matter if your hair is natural or not? It still counts. I saw your wash and go in the other thread and I think your hair looks pretty. Plus, I enjoyed your post even though I have no interest in chemically loosening my texture. I'm sure your pics and method and trials will still be appreciated here.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
@Napp Why the sad face? Does it really matter if your hair is natural or not? It still counts. I saw your wash and go in the other thread and I think your hair looks pretty. Plus, I enjoyed your post even though I have no interest in chemically loosening my texture. I'm sure your pics and method and trials will still be appreciated here.

I guess I just feel odd about not being natural anymore. I feel like I should have stuck it out longer and a bit like a failure.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I guess I just feel odd about not being natural anymore. I feel like I should have stuck it out longer and a bit like a failure.
I think you're being hard on yourself. It looks like you didn't feel great about your hair as it was, so you helped yourself and did something about it. If you beat yourself up for feeling like a failure for not being natural, how/ when do you win?
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
You have to do what makes you happy. If this change wasn't it, then find out what you need to make yourself content with your hair. @Napp

Im going to eventually sisterloc ( might do it for my birthday this year). Been trying for years but I wanted to keep my hair loose because I want it to be full BSL but something keeps hindering me from getting there. Mainly myself. Im lazy. I dont have any patience and oh well.

I love my hair curly but it tangles. Either I take the time and stay on top of it or I dont. I just love it no matter what though. Im just at an age where I want low maintenance.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
OMG ladies I am really loving It's a 10 products. I used the It's a 10 plus Keratin leave in and followed up with the It's a 10 Coily Gelled Oil. I had one of my best wash n goes ever. This is day 2 hair after I broke the cast a little.

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It has so much hold and no flakes despite me using so much! I was pleasantly surprised! I feel like I can get several days wear with this gel if not a week! The only problem is that its so small. I used the whole gelled oil in one use. In hindsight I could have used less product but maybe only 2-3 uses per bottle. I am going to stock up while its on sale for 7.50. I'll save this as my special occasion gel.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I know I said the other day that I’m getting tired of wash n gos, but I think what I’m really tired of is day 1 & 2 hair, it’s a bit too stringy. I LOVE my day 3 hair.

I also wish I could do the whole process in 20 minutes and get good results with air drying. Now that the process isn’t novel, I’m getting a bit tired of spending an hour of my Saturday on my hair.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I know I said the other day that I’m getting tired of wash n gos, but I think what I’m really tired of is day 1 & 2 hair, it’s a bit too stringy. I LOVE my day 3 hair.

I also wish I could do the whole process in 20 minutes and get good results with air drying. Now that the process isn’t novel, I’m getting a bit tired of spending an hour of my Saturday on my hair.
Do you break the cast on your hair once it dries?

This has been a game changer for me. If I don't break the cast I get stringy looking hair

I wish I could just spend an hour on my hair a week. I timed this weeks wash process and it took me 3 hours!:shocked:
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Do you break the cast on your hair once it dries?

This has been a game changer for me. If I don't break the cast I get stringy looking hair

I wish I could just spend an hour on my hair a week. I timed this weeks wash process and it took me 3 hours!:shocked:
I don’t break the cast I let it break naturally which typically happens when I’m sleeping on night 2

I could break the cast and have hair I love on day 1&2, but then by day 4 I’d have to put it in a puff.

This is why I need a quicker process. could do my hair 2x a week and have hair I LOVE almost every day.
It’s a battle between laziness and hair love and laziness pretty much always wins.

when you say 3 hours are you including dry time?
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I don’t break the cast I let it break naturally which typically happens when I’m sleeping on night 2

I could break the cast and have hair I love on day 1&2, but then by day 4 I’d have to put it in a puff.

This is why I need a quicker process. could do my hair 2x a week and have hair I LOVE almost every day.
It’s a battle between laziness and hair love and laziness pretty much always wins.

when you say 3 hours are you including dry time?

Yes I included dry time. It takes about 30 to pre shampoo/detangle and shampoo, 30 mins protein DC, 30 mins moisture DC, 15-30 mins to style and 1 hour to dry. This is actually shorter than before when it took me an hour to style.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Yes I included dry time. It takes about 30 to pre shampoo/detangle and shampoo, 30 mins protein DC, 30 mins moisture DC, 15-30 mins to style and 1 hour to dry. This is actually shorter than before when it took me an hour to style.
Do you find it necessary to DC every week? I’m way too lazy to DC so I never do it.
You might find that you could just use a regular conditioner and save yourself a lot of time. Or use your DC as a rinse out and just leave it on for 5 minutes while you wash yourself.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
Do you find it necessary to DC every week? I’m way too lazy to DC so I never do it.
You might find that you could just use a regular conditioner and save yourself a lot of time. Or use your DC as a rinse out and just leave it on for 5 minutes while you wash yourself.
I've thought of that but I like to dc with heat. I also have a big deep conditioner collection too. IDK I might try to shorten my wash days like that eventually but as for now I really don't mind the process. Id rather shorten the DC time to 15 minutes each than to cut it out all together.
 
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