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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

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  1. oneastrocurlie

    oneastrocurlie Well-Known Member

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    Roots are back to matching. Not going to wait as long for a touch up next time. Random and this is gonna sound silly but it hit me yesterday they do color and don't use shampoo.

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    Such a pretty colour!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Yes very beautiful. I'm in love :love:
     
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    Today I did all my routine at the sink instead of in the shower. It took me 90 minutes in total.

    Wash: water

    DC: The Miche DC on one half and Mielle Hawaiian Ginger on the other half. Followed by 30 minutes under an electric heat cap

    Leave-in: KCKT

    Gels: UFDCM under Wetline gel

    I then sprayed with UFD Midnight Train

    Now my hair is in 4 bantu knots and I'm heading to bed. Will go under the dryer tomorrow morning.
     
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    Washday was Sunday so This would be Day 4 I guess?

    Shampooed with AG Balance
    Conditioned with AG Boost
    Stylers: UFD Curly Magic + Innersense I Create Hold.
    Hooded dryer for 35 minutes then air dried.

    Pink shirt shows just how much shrinkage I get.

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  7. LynnieB

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    This is my daughter's hair.

    Same shampoo and conditioner as me.
    Stylers: UFD Curly Magic + Innersense I Create Hold
    Hooded dryer for 30 minutes then diffused.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love your hair @LynnieB I covet your length and density. Maybe one day I can have hair that long.

    I usually count the day I wash as day 1- so to me you’re on day 5 hair. #goals
     
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    I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water shampoo. Next I used Cantu TXTR Treat Moisture Mask as my d/c (and I detangled my hair with it). I used Aussie Smooth conditioner just to get any last tangles/shed hairs. Afterwards, I used my Turbie Twist to dampen my hair.

    I sectioned my hair into 5s. I smoothed Miss Jessie's Multicultural Curls Styling Lotion onto each section. For my difficult areas, I applied a bit more. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Hi hi!
    I think I was in a different wng thread a while back but I just stopped doing them, no special reason, just stopped.

    • Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc)—— I have majority hipo hair, about shoulder length all around after a cut that took off about 6 inches of lingering damage from locs. I think the texture has changed as I’ve gotten older but it is currently average, I think. My curl pattern also seems to be changing but I’m firmly in the 4 neighborhood.
    • What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)—— I wash once a week & I don’t have any fancy products that I use, typically just Cantu cream shampoo & conditioner or the last of the DevaCurl in my stash. I’ll use whatever dc I have laying around and doctor it up appropriately. Recently, I’ve seen immediate moisturization results with “squish to condish” and I’ll show some of that in a bit. My hair styles for the past year has been salon twists (hate salon “detangling” techniques), home style chunky twists/brists in a bun, beanies/head wraps, Dutch braids, etc basically protective styling.
    • What are your length goals from joining this challenge?—— I actually don’t have a goal other than to keep the length I have.
    • What are your styling goals from joining this challenge? Learning to do a quicker/more efficient wng and after lurking the “is your natural hair a lot of work” thread, I kinda just want to see what my hair wants to do & if I can cut the amount of work I’m creating for myself.
    • Any current struggles or concerns?—— I posted in the random hair thoughts thread earlier that my hair seems to be changing in a new way & I don’t know if it’s age, pregnancy or both. After today, I could clearly see that the front quarter of my head has much less curl definition and clumping closer to my scalp, as well as seeming more resistant to being moisturized. So possibly that area is lower porosity or just chronically dry, no idea but I’m going to keep working on it.
    • Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)
    I wanted to post a starting picture but it’s not working for ANY of them.... pre, during, post wng. I’ll try again later.
     
  11. metro_qt

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    I fiiiiiiinally got a great denman brush wash n go.

    I'm not sure even how it happened, or what made me try this again, since I was in a rush, and had to do my whole wash day process within a hour and a half.


    My hair has perfect clumpy ringlets because of the denman brush, but I did notice that I got some pulling and probably brush breakage the first few sections of hair because I hadn't wet it enough, and/or used enough gel, and/or detangled the roots properly with my detangler brush first.


    I am afraid of over manipulation, but I think if I get a good handle on this technique, I won't experience any damage in the future.

    My curls didn't over shrink into a helmet either!
    Yay!
    Wash n go Win!
     
  12. water_n_oil

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    I did conditioner-only today. Partially out of laziness, partially due to the fact that I have like half a bottle of a leave in at the moment. Liking the way my curls feel. Did a puff though instead of wearing it out since I didn't use any gel. I need to find a good leave in or cream for myself that allows me to use a lot while still being inexpensive.
     
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    My hair is really cute today but NOTHING will upload!! Sometimes I can upload photos and sometimes I can’t, w/o rhyme or reason. It’s really frustrating :mad: :angry2: :bangdesk:

    I’ll have to make a closed imgur post to link to.
     
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    I need to clarify. My hair is all dried out. Day 3 hair is supposed to be amazing and instead it’s dull and stiff. :cry3:
     
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    I only left my wng in for three days since I did it from dry hair that was in twists (week & a couple days) and washed it out this morning. I immediately remembered what I found to be the best part of wng. The after wash!! Maybe because gel is by nature slippery, but I have the absolute best detangle sessions post wash-n-go. Wash & conditioning in 5 sections, only took 45 minutes- even with taking the time to squishing in my conditioner. I won’t do another one this week, but I’ll be looking for a way to cycle wng back into my style rotation.
     
  16. oneastrocurlie

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    The KCNT & KCCC combo is one of my favorites because the first few days after wash day I can put some water in my hands, scrunch my hair and go. No extra product to refresh.
     
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    @LynnieB has inspired me to get with a natural hair specialist to help me along with my journey after reading her posts. I am determined to get to mid back length and I want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Matter of fact, I found a stylist that is right in my area and I had a consultation today. (I noticed iamblackgirlcurls follows her and she follows them.) I had to stalk her appt book like crazy hoping to hop on a last minute cancellation and I did. She does wash n gos and all kinds of natural styles but really care about the health of hair. I was throughly impressed with the consultation. I have an appointment on Friday to get a trim/shape. I bought the products she recommended there at the shop to use at home. I’m gonna follow the directions she has giving me (and any other home plans she has for me once she does my hair on Friday) and see what my results will be a year from now. I plan to go to her once a month.
     
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    @LynnieB What tools (if any) do you and your daughter use to detangle? I'm considering the Felicia Leatherwood brush from the video you posted.
     
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    Gotta say I'm diggin my results with just the conditioner. Lots of tiny super defined curls and my hair's still very soft. No oil or anything used after. Might become my go-to in between full wngs with gels and stuff.
     
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    I tried using mousse for a few days and so here are the pros and cons:

    Pros:
    • I can control how much I use for application because of having the pump (I was doing about 4 pumps per section of hair [and I was doing about 4 sections])
    • It was really easy to apply; just glided through my hair
    • No sticky feeling after application
    Cons:
    • My hair would look dry (especially the ends) after I plopped or some other form of t-shirt drying
    • Detangling the next day was the worst! My hair was just tangled and rough
    • Curls weren't clumped together upon application like when I applied gel
     
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    Had a similar experience with the Mielle mousse on my daughter's hair. I do want to try The Mane Choice Black Tea & Peach one as well as The Doux.
     
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    Ok, so I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water shampoo, followed by Garnier Whole Blends Ginger Recovery Strengthening conditioner (I used it as a d/c and detangler).

    I sectioned my hair into 5s.
    I skipped leave-in, & I smoothed Xtreme Wetline Aloe (green) gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
  23. LynnieB

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    It definitely grows in this care and styling contrary to what some folks may think. The products used are nourishing and the hair remains in a hydrated state. Also very low manipulation.
     
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    Hey Curlfriend CONGRATULATIONS on the best washngo or twist out hair you can ever have!!!
    Who'd you make your appt with? And yes, I wind up following most stylists in the iamblackgirlcurls circle. These ladies (and the occasional gentleman) have receipts and the results are always consistent!

    Please show photos if you're comfortable!!

    I am so happy for you!
     
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    Has anyone tried The Mane Choice Orchid gel?
     
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    Thank You!! She is StyleQueenBeauty on Instagram. I’m getting my trim today and I can’t wait!!
     
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    Daughter and I only use the Felicia Leatherwood brush for detangling. It is very gentle and removes all the shed hair without causing the mechanical damage a Denman will cause, the pointy end of a rat tail comb if I want a strong, clean side part. So the FL brush to detangle while conditioning and fingers to rake in styling products.

    Get the original to support black owned business not the Asian knock off.
     
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    Ohhh girl she is a wonderful stylist, I follow her too!!
    I'm so excited FOR you!! YASS!
     
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    I really want my hair to get to SL when it’s shrunken and curly. I think it’s going to take years. I need to get my mind off my hair.
     
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    Same.
     

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