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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

colorful_coils

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Anyone try cream + mousse wash-n-go's instead of gel? I finally feel pretty good about my technique with gel + mousse, and I'd like to explore curl creams instead. I love the definition and softness they give me when I do twist-outs, but I don't have the patience to put my hair in twists anymore.

I did one today with Miche Beauty Lavish Leave-in, Miche Beauty Bounce Curl Defining Cream, and The Doux Bee Honey Setting Foam. My hair is very soft, and I have great definition + a bit more volume than I get with gel. However, so far I have a bit more frizz, less elongation, and likely much less hold than with gel since there's no crunch.

My plan is to spend the rest of the year playing around with different creams that I own and mousses that I'll purchase, and see how I like this type of wash-n-go. I think definition and volume will be no issue, but I'd love to find some combos with decent hold.

Would love some tips from anyone who's tried this!
 

DVAntDany

Well-Known Member
Anyone try cream + mousse wash-n-go's instead of gel? I finally feel pretty good about my technique with gel + mousse, and I'd like to explore curl creams instead. I love the definition and softness they give me when I do twist-outs, but I don't have the patience to put my hair in twists anymore.

I did one today with Miche Beauty Lavish Leave-in, Miche Beauty Bounce Curl Defining Cream, and The Doux Bee Honey Setting Foam. My hair is very soft, and I have great definition + a bit more volume than I get with gel. However, so far I have a bit more frizz, less elongation, and likely much less hold than with gel since there's no crunch.

My plan is to spend the rest of the year playing around with different creams that I own and mousses that I'll purchase, and see how I like this type of wash-n-go. I think definition and volume will be no issue, but I'd love to find some combos with decent hold.

Would love some tips from anyone who's tried this!
Yes, I've tried that type of combo before. It totally changed the finish of the mousse. It felt super soft instead of the tissue paper crispy feel I get with mousse alone. I haven't tried it that many times though. The hold was soft and the dry time increased. I personally felt the effort it took to dry coupled with it lasting only one day negated the positives. It's be a while since I tried it though. You might need to be the one giving out tips. LOL
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
Okay. I washed my hair and detangling was a chore. I’m going into stretching mode with Braidouts and or twist outs for the remainder of the year. I tried to schedule a sisterlocs consultation but the lady flaked on me. Depending on how I feel in December I might look for someone else. Either way I’ll stop by to admire y’all’s hair but I don’t washngo in colder weather here in NJ.

applied my SSI leave in and stretched with the revair. I’ll braid it up tonight. Just have to figure out with what.
 

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oneastrocurlie

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That first wash and go after a trim.... *chef's kiss*

Tried KCKT under my CR mousse. Let's see how it holds up.

While my hair doesn't feel dry like it did with just the DE mousse, still not matching a gel combo longevity. I'll be in a puff tomorrow. Leaving the mousse only wash and gos for before appointment styling only or I need a super super quick wash and go that I don't mind not lasting too long.
 

ckisland

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I did my hair again, same combo but I used the denman brush and sat under a bonnet dryer for 20 mins. My hair came out looking crazy and I had to straighten it out with the blow dryer (which I should've used from the jump)! I'm not feeling it. I'm probably going to wash and reset it tomorrow.
Booooo!!!!

It feels like a fluffy helmet LOL!!!!

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Napp

Ms. Nobody
Okay. I washed my hair and detangling was a chore. I’m going into stretching mode with Braidouts and or twist outs for the remainder of the year. I tried to schedule a sisterlocs consultation but the lady flaked on me. Depending on how I feel in December I might look for someone else. Either way I’ll stop by to admire y’all’s hair but I don’t washngo in colder weather here in NJ.

applied my SSI leave in and stretched with the revair. I’ll braid it up tonight. Just have to figure out with what.
Your hair has grown a lot!
 

faithVA

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faithVA

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Haven't worn a curly set since June. I did them the two weeks while I was traveling and it was so tiring I needed a long break.

I colored my hair today and my sets seem to come out the curliest right after I color. Considering I haven't styled since June, my curls came out decent.

I tried something different today and will try to duplicate it next time.
I started smoothing at the shampoo step.
I diluted my conditioner which I love and will do again. Then I smoothed my curls and let it sit while I showered.

I rinsed out the conditioner 1 section at a time. I rinsed out the conditioner, soaked my hair with water and immediately put in 1 pump of UFD in the back sections and 2 pumps in the front sections.

Then I went back and added some water and added more UFD if it needed it. Then I added some ICH to each section.

And I finally let the product sit on my hair instead of immediately styling my hair.

Still playing around with styling but I at least had the squish sound when I style it.

I can see a little more length :yay: And my curls are looking OK :yay:

My upper layers, especially on my right side, still need some inches to blend into my lower layers.

When I visit my stylist next week, I will let her shape the sides to make it look more cohesive.

My hair shrinks majorly between day 1 and day 2. So will see if it looks good tomorrow to give me enough incentive to keep wearing curly sets or whether I'm going back to twist until 2023.

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faithVA

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@faithVA your hair looks good! I wouldn't cut just yet. Just fluff and pat it in the shape you want and gain more length before you cut.

Thank You. She is coming along.

Doing a reshape every 4 months seems to work best for me because it keeps my ends in shape for retention and I'm more likely to wear it curly if I don't have to fluff and shape. She won't take that much off and it will probably lead to my wearing it curly more often at least the first two months. Onceit grows out of the shape, I throw it back in twist.
 

faithVA

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I know I've said this before, but I just want to thank each person in this thread because what you share is always inspirational. And this is one of the best threads on the forum. Everyone is always supportive and helpful.

I'm still early in my journey and haven't gotten my curly set to where I want to wear it all the time. However, that I can wear a curly set whenever I want is huge. Looking forward to seeing my hair progress in 2023.
 

ckisland

Well-Known Member
Haven't worn a curly set since June. I did them the two weeks while I was traveling and it was so tiring I needed a long break.

I colored my hair today and my sets seem to come out the curliest right after I color. Considering I haven't styled since June, my curls came out decent.

I tried something different today and will try to duplicate it next time.
I started smoothing at the shampoo step.
I diluted my conditioner which I love and will do again. Then I smoothed my curls and let it sit while I showered.

I rinsed out the conditioner 1 section at a time. I rinsed out the conditioner, soaked my hair with water and immediately put in 1 pump of UFD in the back sections and 2 pumps in the front sections.

Then I went back and added some water and added more UFD if it needed it. Then I added some ICH to each section.

And I finally let the product sit on my hair instead of immediately styling my hair.

Still playing around with styling but I at least had the squish sound when I style it.

I can see a little more length :yay: And my curls are looking OK :yay:

My upper layers, especially on my right side, still need some inches to blend into my lower layers.

When I visit my stylist next week, I will let her shape the sides to make it look more cohesive.

My hair shrinks majorly between day 1 and day 2. So will see if it looks good tomorrow to give me enough incentive to keep wearing curly sets or whether I'm going back to twist until 2023.

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Your hair looks soooo good!!! It's growing out nicely!!!
 

faithVA

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I'm on day 5 hair. My hair feels OK and looks meh. Fortunately, I'm not going anywhere. I really need to reset tomorrow but I plan to reset on Saturday, so I will be on day 5 hair when I go to the salon. My moisture levels are better than they were a few months ago. However, my day 2 shrinkage is pretty much the same making my set look more wonky. The shape really helps with that and gives me at least 2 months of having hair that works past day 1.

I may just rinse and put it in a puff tomorrow to get some water on it and then reset on Saturday. Looking forward to having hair long enough to go from curly set to puff :yep: Will make things a bit easier.

Will pick up a bottle of ICH and K18 when I go to the salon and see what other goodies she has.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Thursday night I rinsed and detangled and twisted my hair up in the shower. I found that twisting my hair while my hair is under running water makes it so much easier and smoother. And if I have any short pieces it is easier to get them into the twist. I can also forgo product for a day or two with no issue.

I wanted to get water on my hair because it has been more than 5 days but I wasn't ready to reset yet. This was a good compromise. Today, I reset and since my hair was already detangled it made today's reset seem faster. Since I'm getting my hair done on Wednesday, I did a single, very quick shampoo. I diluted my conditioner and worked that through. Put my hair in 4 sections and rinsed out the conditioner and applied the gel per section. I applied the UFD and ICH both in the shower. Then I let my hair sit while I dressed and ate breakfast.

I didn't spend a lot of time styling because I was in the rush. I ran my fingers through to pull my curls down and then did a shake and walked out the door. It is only about 70 degrees here so I doubt that my hair will dry. I will blow dry it later tonight.

I like the quick reset. I think splitting the detangling from the reset is probably a good idea for me. I think it takes some of the dread out of doing my hair.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Thursday night I rinsed and detangled and twisted my hair up in the shower. I found that twisting my hair while my hair is under running water makes it so much easier and smoother. And if I have any short pieces it is easier to get them into the twist. I can also forgo product for a day or two with no issue.

I wanted to get water on my hair because it has been more than 5 days but I wasn't ready to reset yet. This was a good compromise. Today, I reset and since my hair was already detangled it made today's reset seem faster. Since I'm getting my hair done on Wednesday, I did a single, very quick shampoo. I diluted my conditioner and worked that through. Put my hair in 4 sections and rinsed out the conditioner and applied the gel per section. I applied the UFD and ICH both in the shower. Then I let my hair sit while I dressed and ate breakfast.

I didn't spend a lot of time styling because I was in the rush. I ran my fingers through to pull my curls down and then did a shake and walked out the door. It is only about 70 degrees here so I doubt that my hair will dry. I will blow dry it later tonight.

I like the quick reset. I think splitting the detangling from the reset is probably a good idea for me. I think it takes some of the dread out of doing my hair.
You dread doing your hair? How long does it take normally?
 
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