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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

GettingKinky

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I tried raking and smoothing. I didn’t like my results. I like chunky curl clumps and raking made my hair look stringy. I will keep trying with different products to see if that makes a difference.


I finally tried the matrix a curl can dream products (except for the mask yet) and I am underwhelmed. my hair looks kind of dull. I will use less moisturizing cream to gel ratio to see if that helps next time
That makes sense. The final styling has a huge effect on the final look.
 

faithVA

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I've been resetting more often to see if I can get better with my technique. My hair looks great when it is wet but it just looks meh when it dries. That is probably because I'm air drying. But I try to use heat on my hair once a week. When I do my hair this upcoming weekend I will dry it and see if it looks better. But mid-week I'm going to try some ideas I had about my technique. I want to be able to do a curly set when I go on vacation this summer so I need to get better with it.

On a positive note, the back of my hair is definitely growing and retaining. Not sure if it was the end of last year or beginning of this year, I had to separate the back into 3 sections when I applied gel. Then shortly after I was able to put it into 2 sections. Now I have enough length to do 1 section even though I still separate it into 2 because it is easier.

My hair doesn't look like much but I love the way my curls and waves feel. But I'm going to have to keep my hands out of my head :lol:
 

faithVA

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I set on Sunday using Trepadora Papaya Slip followed by Bamboo Glaze. I got good definition and a good cast. But I think I need a leave in prior to the Papaya slip.

I reset tomorrow. I'm either using UFD or KKCC as the base. I will figure out the rest later.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
You only used PS and BG?
Yes, just the two. And my set last longer but I think it could have used a bit more moisture. I wish I had the Trepadora leave-in to try.

Today, I used UFD, ICH and BG. I don't think I Create Hold actually gives me hold :lol: I think the combo of UFD + ICH makes my hair too soft to hold. I have some cast but not much.

Next time up, I will try just UFD and BG.

On the FB alum page I think someone said they used very little UFD but a lot of ICH. I may need to try that as well.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
So I just cracked open a new big bottle of UFD and the consistency is vastly different. My last bottle was bought almost 2 years ago. It was chunky and clear ish in texture.

this stuff is creamy opaque white and doesn’t clump. It’s very loose in consistency. I had to be careful after taking some out as it would slide down the hair and fall into the shower as I was applying it if I didn’t squish it into my hair I dunno.

used ICH on top with the coco Bella styler. Next wash I’ll try just the ICH with the coco Bella and see how it fairs.
 

toaster

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I’m not going to keep posting in here with my roller sets, but I wanted to share that just one week later I got a much better set. Same products. Just better technique after remembering how to get more tension and reading back on my old posts.

This forum is really like a hair diary. I hope we all keep posting! It comes in handy in the future. 76BBDB93-6921-4CE8-825B-239880D3320A.jpeg6ABC8AC2-0A57-4DC4-938C-CD036D688D1E.jpeg
 

oneastrocurlie

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So I just cracked open a new big bottle of UFD and the consistency is vastly different. My last bottle was bought almost 2 years ago. It was chunky and clear ish in texture.

this stuff is creamy opaque white and doesn’t clump. It’s very loose in consistency. I had to be careful after taking some out as it would slide down the hair and fall into the shower as I was applying it if I didn’t squish it into my hair I dunno.

used ICH on top with the coco Bella styler. Next wash I’ll try just the ICH with the coco Bella and see how it fairs.

Aw man. That's sounds like a bad batch. While my ufd has never been clear it's definitely not loose.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
My washngo is very sticky outside as its humid. Inside the office of course its not because its cold. I'll be washing again and not using the UFD to see how it goes.

I will say i am enjoying The innersense products a lot. I was in Ulta and saw they had new Ouidad products. I was tempted. I like Ouidad a lot too.
 

faithVA

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I couldn't find the 3 row comb/brush anywhere locally. I already have a denman that I don't use so I just took out all but 3 rows. I will try that tomorrow. The 3 row comb would have been easier because it is thinner. My length and density makes it a bit harder sometimes to use a wider brush but will see.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
The IS Curl control is a lotion that’s creamy. It then foams up like a mousse. It’s interesting. I didn’t put ICH on top of it but I used the ICV under with a little Pattern Gel on top.

sat under the dryer for 20 mins before it got too hot. Currently just air drying.
 

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faithVA

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Shampooed and did k18 yesterday. Today colored my hair and styled with ufd, ich and ps. I used a nickel size of ps but I think that is still too much.

My hair acts so much better when I color it. I wonder if the ph of my hair is different after the color. When I rinse out the conditioner my hair feels hard but my set turns out better.
 
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