Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

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  1. metro_qt

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    Thanks so much guys!
    after fooling around with it, I've decided that I love it.
    (wetline Xtreme Gel is still my Bae, and i've been refreshing daily with it...)
    It is now perfect...
    (I still want blonder highlights though... but I'm going to take a hair dye rest for 6 months or so and baby my hair)

    ETA:
    I am researching a Blue Shampoo (Fanola No Orange)
    to neutralize the orange tones and give me more blonde... I will probably do this once a month going forward, with olaplaex treatments as well.
     
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    Let me watch this and see what's up...
    Thanks!!!
     
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    So Basically, you really like the Doux Mousse results?
    I'm going to look into this, and see how mousse works for me.
    Do you also layer it with a light gel?
     
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    my hair held up beautifully to the heat/humidity. I felt great and got lots of smiles and attention.
     
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    Yes I really like it! It's the best mousse I ever used, and I love day 1 hair with it. I can get similar results with gel, but I have to wait to day 2 for it to not look crunchy.
     
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    Ok so I washed my hair with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water shampoo. I found a new moisturing conditioner: Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk. The slip was able to tackle my very tangled and nearly matted (at the roots) hair like it was nothing!

    I've been skipping leave-ins when my hair is very moisturized.

    After sectioning my hair into 5s, I smoothed Wetline Xtreme Aloe (green) gel into each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Hey guys. Long time lurker here (because every time I try a wash n go it takes me too long (applying product in such small sections) and I get insane shrinkage and tangles

    So a thing happened. My hair was ridiculous dry and tangle city after wearing out for like a week straight no moisture (I know what wasn’t I think smh) so I treated it to a heavy prepoo w aloe Vera gel + oil finger combing each section and put in 4 Bantu knots. Well I got too lazy and tired the next day and when I showered I just rinsed it really well.

    Y’all. My curls were poppppppping in the shower. So much so I just put it in a loose ponytail w a satin scrunchie bonnet and went to bed. hindsight I should have put a scarf on to hold down the front (too short to fit in my pony). Woke up to crazy soft and defined hair (minus the front which I rewet in the am). Some shrinkage but not much.

    Basically it kinda seems like an oil rinse. I’m wondering if this is the hair hack Ive been needing for wash n gos. Have any of you done an oil rinse before wash n go? My hair was so soft and moist and most fully dry overnight. I definitely think one could put a scarf and maybe gel on and be ready to go straight out the shower no fuss. Please let me know your experiences.
     
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    Now I am tempted. The hairdresser I follow on Instagram (evanjosephcurls) swears by AG cloud mousse.

    I don’t even know how to use mousse and I have so much gel in my stash.
     
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    I was on vacation last week and I didn’t take all my hair products. One day I washed just my bangs and then squished to condish with my SM conditioner. I didn’t rinse it all out and then followed up with gel. It came out great! I may not need my KCKT any more. I’ll try this on my whole head over a weekend. The fewer products I need the better.
     
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    Wonder how it compares to the DE curl enhancing mousse. I love that stuff. Might try this one after I run out.
     
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    I am really interested to try the DE mousse since it doesn't have glycerin. I want to try lotta body mousse since it's much more affordable and I saw someone on YouTube have great results for a wng.
     
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    I think I did too much raking today. I just can’t get the smoothing/raking ratio right.
     
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    How do I get my hair to lay the way I want it to? It has a mind of its own - I can’t make it fall towards the back.
     
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    Yesterday I did the product thing in the shower. It took forever to for my hair to dry!
     
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    I’m going to try my Briogeo chia+ flax seed coil custard today.

    I realized that I need to try it before I run out of wetline so that if I like it better I won’t buy another enormous tub of wetline.
     
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    Used UFD curl magic and DE Mousse along with my 3 row comb this week. In desperate need of a color touch up. One more month until my next appointment. IMG_20190728_132522_crop_740x761.jpg
     
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    I didn’t like the Briogeo chia + flax seed coil custard. I don’t like the way it smells, it didn’t smooth onto my hair easily and now my hair feels tacky. It was pricy so I will try it one more time, but after that I think it will give up on it.
     
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    You apply it to soaking wet hair?
     
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    I applied it to soaking wet hair. Maybe I used too much.
    My hair feels the same way it did when I got a Deva cut and the stylist used the supercream - tacky.

    On the plus side my hair never looked stringy/crunchy so maybe I just need to figure out the right technique for using it. I applied it the same way I use wetline gel. Maybe for this more isn’t better.
     
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    I can see how that can happen. I use less instead of more with that one. I start with like a nickel size with maybe a 3 inch section of hair
     
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    I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water shampoo, then d/c'd with Bleu Luna Conditioning Butter. This is more like a light protein treatment. It has slip and left my hair: smooth, soft & moisturized!

    I skipped a leave-in, then smoothed Wetline Xtreme Aloe (green) gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I learned that the hard way many times, I tend to be generous and very heavy handed with product, however that's not always the right thing. Especially with natural gels/gelees like KCCC/UFD, a little bit does go along way.

    I am in desperate need of a trim. I will either blow dry/self trim, or flat iron and go to the salon to even out my hemline. I haven't gotten a decent hair cut in more than 6 months and I have been due for so long at this point, I am just been lazy.
     
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    I can’t wrap my head around not being heavy handed. How do you ensure that all your strands get product on them?

    Also the Briogeo chia + flax seed gel doesn’t seem to smooth my hair. I guess I’ll try it on weekend so if it comes out crazy it won’t really matter.
     
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    I washed with the same shampoo, but I decided to try out a new hair masque.

    It's Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Strength & Shine 2 min magic masque.
    It's a thick d/c, but the slip is amazing! I was able to detangle so easily. It left my hair soft and very moisturized.

    I skipped a leave-in, and smoothed Xtreme Wetline Aloe into each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    @Shadow_Lace do all your wash n gos turn out well no matter what products you use? I feel like every new product I try has its own learning curve.
     
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    Not really sometimes I have to work with a new product esp. if it's not a gel. I'm just sticking to wetline aloe. It's the most moisture locking, strong hold gel that has a good outcome even if I'm in a hurry.

    There are plenty of fails that I usually just forget to post...:oops:

    It's rare that I find a new styler (non-gel) that works great on the 1st try (not counting leave-ins). There may be more fails posted when the weather gets cooler. I might start trying out cream, cream-gels etc.

    P.S.: It feels this way in the beginning of only doing wash in goes... back then I was doing the "wet look" or super defined + elongated wash n go like everyday! I only liked 1st day hair and refused to go out w/out it!

    Now, I'm a little more lenient, some days anyway. So I'm still trying to get comfortable with the fluffy look, definitely not there yet!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I’ve only tried 2 gels and they bother worked easily. But this coil custard I tried is definitely different. Not a 100% fail, but I had to wear my hair half up/half down.

    In my first go round of wash n gos (back in 2017) I preferred the wet look first day hair, but now it’s my least favorite day. The more I wear wash n gos the more I like the fluffier day 2-3 hair and sometimes I will even let it go to day 4.

    I’ve completely given up on elongation. I’ve accepted that my hair is going to look short for many, many years. The Deva cut helped me with that, since now the shape is much better.

    Accepting shrinkage and day 2-4 hair, has made this a much more carefree style for me. Once I stop playing around with different products I think I’ll be on auto-pilot, but I’m still hoping to find something that will give me day 2 hair on day one and still look good on day 3-4. (I’m getting greedy).
     
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    If a product doesn't give me the "smoothing" effect, I know for fact frizz is happening. I don't know if it's a correlation or if it actually does have something to do with controlling frizz.
    Omg you worded my goal WNG styler word by word! :p That's my ultimate goal as well. It's hard to find something that does both longevity + great 1st day hair.
     
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    I haven't posted here in forever bc I've just been doing the same thing over and over again.

    Last week I did try the doux mousse. The hold wasn't strong enough by itself so I added Wetline over it. My hair felt really dry, so I washed it out the next day and did it again using my regular leave in (TJNS), the mouse, and gel. Much better result that lasted all week, but I can't say it's any better than my normal combo (TJ, Curls hair milk, Wetline).

    The thing I did like was that the mousse spread really easily through my hair and wasn't gunky like the hair milk can be if I use too much.

    It made me want to try another mousse to see if I can get better results.
     
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