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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

LavenderMint

Well-Known Member
I wanted to try that too @LavenderMint lemme know how you like it.
I’m on spring break and it took me a minute to want to do my hair. The texture of the gel reminds me of the Alikay Lemongrass gel, kinda slimy but also chunky? My hair was very wet when I applied it but it didn’t want to stick to my hair; maybe I should have clarified first? Per the instructions on the jar warning of flakes if mixed with other products, I only used this gel for this go round. I applied it to the front center section of my head mainly because I can see it best there. So, I used the gel alone on wet, freshly washed hair & sat under the dryer before putting on my bonnet & going to bed.
The jar says medium hold but for my hair, it feels like low hold. My hair looks like it used to when I was trying the tension method to blow dry my hair. I’m not attaching a picture because if you’ve seen Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass then you have seen what the top of my head looks like, while the rest of my head looks normal. :confused:
ALSO, by day 2 I was noticing clear balls of product on my hair strands and my hair actually looks dirty.
Chances are pretty good that I won’t be using this again.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I’m on spring break and it took me a minute to want to do my hair. The texture of the gel reminds me of the Alikay Lemongrass gel, kinda slimy but also chunky? My hair was very wet when I applied it but it didn’t want to stick to my hair; maybe I should have clarified first? Per the instructions on the jar warning of flakes if mixed with other products, I only used this gel for this go round. I applied it to the front center section of my head mainly because I can see it best there. So, I used the gel alone on wet, freshly washed hair & sat under the dryer before putting on my bonnet & going to bed.
The jar says medium hold but for my hair, it feels like low hold. My hair looks like it used to when I was trying the tension method to blow dry my hair. I’m not attaching a picture because if you’ve seen Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass then you have seen what the top of my head looks like, while the rest of my head looks normal. :confused:
ALSO, by day 2 I was noticing clear balls of product on my hair strands and my hair actually looks dirty.
Chances are pretty good that I won’t be using this again.
@LavenderMint Girl! You almost killed me on my lunch break with this comment. I'm sorry for laughing. Its not your fail, but your humour that tickles me :laugh:

P.S I also dislike that Alikay Naturals gel. Your description of the consistency is spot on. Brought that bad memory right back.

Edited to say that I must've been sleepy when I added about not liking the Alikay Lemongrass gel. I haven't even tried this gel yet. I think it was a different Alikay product lol.
 
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Napp

Ms. Nobody
What gel do you guys recommend that provides a hard cast? I need to protect my ends better. Thank you in advance!

So far my favorite hard holding gels are Ecostyler Super Olive, Wetline xtreme gel and Its a 10 coily gelled oil. I'm still experimenting with gels in my stash. Jello shot does give good hold but it flaked on me when used with UFD. Maybe I will try it again on my keratin treated hair and see if I like it.
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
So far my favorite hard holding gels are Ecostyler Super Olive, Wetline xtreme gel and Its a 10 coily gelled oil. I'm still experimenting with gels in my stash. Jello shot does give good hold but it flaked on me when used with UFD. Maybe I will try it again on my keratin treated hair and see if I like it.
I don’t recall trying EcoStyle Super Olive. I will see if I can find it.
Wetline was drying and it didn’t mix well with my leave-ins.
I haven’t tried It’s a 10. I saw your review, but I’m hesitant due to it’s size.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I don’t recall trying EcoStyle Super Olive. I will see if I can find it.
Wetline was drying and it didn’t mix well with my leave-ins.
I haven’t tried It’s a 10. I saw your review, but I’m hesitant due to it’s size.
To be fair I still have a tub of the original wet line formula which I've had for a couple of years,:look: I don't know what the newer formulas are like. Yes I only got the it's a 10 because I have pro discount + sale. It's great but small. I love the eco super olive. It's the best eco styler I ever tried. What leave ins are you using?
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
To be fair I still have a tub of the original wet line formula which I've had for a couple of years,:look: I don't know what the newer formulas are like. Yes I only got the it's a 10 because I have pro discount + sale. It's great but small. I love the eco super olive. It's the best eco styler I ever tried. What leave ins are you using?
Right now, I’m using Alikay Naturals Lemongrass and S-Curl. Sometimes, I will use a Shea butter-based LI.
 

LavenderMint

Well-Known Member
@LavenderMint Girl! You almost killed me on my lunch break with this comment. I'm sorry for laughing. Its not your fail, but your humour that tickles me :laugh:

P.S I also dislike that Alikay Naturals gel. Your description of the consistency is spot on. Brought that bad memory right back.
It’s ok. My own mother laughed at me when I FaceTimed her- before I even got a chance to whine about it. :spinning:
Remembering how gross & unusable that lemongrass gel was makes me rethink if I even want to keep this. I definitely tried that one after clarifying and nothing made it stick to my hair. It might just be that whatever it is that makes a gel have this consistency is a mismatch for my environment/hair.
 

Britt

Well-Known Member
Has anyone achieved wash hour? Is it possible to go from shampoo to styled and dry in one hour. I'm thinking 20 minutes wash, condition and detangle, 20 minutes styling and 20 minutes dry time. It may not be fully dry but at least 50% dry.

I think I will try this once I start wash n going again. I was thinking of washing 2-3x a week and my current wash day takes so long. I don't think I can do a full wash day routine several times a week.
Nope! This has been the most misleading thing ever, people think wash n go's are quick... it's not really. My hair isn't long or dense and it still takes time to style, then sit under the dryer. Ideally, I want to wash twice a week, but with a wash n go, it takes some time.
 

Britt

Well-Known Member
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.
Same, same, same...
 

Britt

Well-Known Member
Great to see you all !
It's good to see the vents on wanting it to be faster, that was been a mystery to me since being natural. Wigs and braids aren't an option. I want to be able to wash once or twice a week yet wash n go's are the healthiest for my hair. Sometimes i consider a really short cut, but then I think about the grow out process.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I was away last weekend and I went swimming on Saturday. I washed my hair on Sunday but I forgot to bring a comb or my FL brush so I finger detangled and did a foam only wash n go. It didn’t turn out well, I’m guessing swimming and then finger detangling left my hair too rough.
I got home Sunday night and got a stomach bug so I’ve been laying in bed. My hair must be super tangled now. My next wash is going to be a pain.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I was able to get a 30 minute wash and go with the Doux Crazy Sexy Curl Mousse. It is pretty thick for a mousse consistency.

First I Cowashed with As I Am Coconut Cowash and finger detangled which took 10 minutes. Then I applied the mouse and brushed the Denman though in medium sized sections. That took about 10 minutes. Lastly, I dried using my Dyson on the highest setting for 10 minutes. My hair was about 90% dry. I was so pleased. IDK if it will last long however. Will probably save this for the summer months when I will be wash and going daily or every other day.

Doux_Crazy_Sexy_Curl_Mousse_2_50.jpg
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
I was away last weekend and I went swimming on Saturday. I washed my hair on Sunday but I forgot to bring a comb or my FL brush so I finger detangled and did a foam only wash n go. It didn’t turn out well, I’m guessing swimming and then finger detangling left my hair too rough.
I got home Sunday night and got a stomach bug so I’ve been laying in bed. My hair must be super tangled now. My next wash is going to be a pain.
I hope you’re feeling better!
 
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