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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Alma Petra, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Alma Petra

    Alma Petra Well-Known Member

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    So this is what I've done today

    Wash: water
    DC: CRN Algae Renew and The Miche mousture DC: 30 minutes with the electric heat cap
    Stylers: UFD Curly Magic then DE Almond and Avocado Mousse

    I stole this recipe from @oneastrocurlie though I feel like I may have applied too much mousse because my hair is white all over now. I will dry my hair in the morning and we'll see how this turns out.
     
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    Has anyone here tried the adwoa beauty wash and go products?
    Related: has anyone looked into Abena Palmore? She has a similar online salon thing, I think.
     
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    It's too hot not to try out a new combo!

    I clarified with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, and I used Cantu's TXTR Treat Moisture mask and my d/c + detangler. I sectioned my hair into 5s.

    On soaking wet hair, I smoothed Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Coil Sculpting Custard on my hair as my leave-in. I also smoothed Xtreme Wetline Aloe (green) gel on next as my styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    On my hair, the Mielle Custard was instantly defining my curls + it moisturized my hair!
     
  4. oneastrocurlie

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    My hair dries with no white residue. Hope yours does too! This was my combo for today too.
     
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    Wash day was yesterday.

    AG Hair Balance shampoo, AG Hair Boost conditioner.
    UFD Curly Magic, Innersense I Create Volume.
    30 minutes hooded dryer, diffused any damp spots at roots and bottom length.

    I'm probably boring as heck LOL.
     

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    Your hair is never boring. :drool:
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    I tried to use Curl Junkie Aloe Fix on top of the Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion. As soon as I put it on the first section, I knew it was a fail because there was no hold. I ended up putting my hair in a puff and the ends were crispy dry.
     
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  8. Bette Davis Eyes

    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    I dont know whats up with that Aloe Fix but that stuff is fluffy. I twisted with it and thats about it.
     
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    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    Thanks for the tip. I twist my daughter's hair, so I'll try using it for that.
     
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    How did this combo work for you?
     
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    I tried out some new (to me) products today!

    I clarified w/ Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo. I used The Mane Choice Peach Black Tea & Vitamin Fusion conditioner as a d/c. I forgot to check the label correctly, but this doubles as volume enhancing conditioner. Yeah, so it volumized my hair and tangled the ends. Luckily, I was able to detangle with my r/o V05 conditioner.

    I dampened my hair, with my Turbie Twist and sectioned my hair into 5s.

    I smoothed The Mane Choice Cheers Gel-ato onto each section. This was instant definition and moisture! Even my problem areas weren't that difficult with this!. It is thicker than the other Mane Choice gels/glazes, and it was a bit sticky. Yet, it was so easy to apply to my hair. I'm currently air-dry my hair.



    P.S.: I think I'm going to give the conditioner another try by combining it w/ a slip-filled conditioner. I did notice that it drastically reduced my shedding.
     
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  12. Shadow_Lace

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    While there's cooler weather today, I decided to go back to an old fav combo.

    I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water Shampoo. I used Mielle Moisture Rx Hawaiian Ginger mask as my d/c. I dampened my hair with my Turbie Twist, then sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed CRN Almond Jai Twisting Butter on as my leave-in, followed by Wetline Xtreme Aloe (Green) gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I felt like I was letting my pj-ways get to me a little. So, I turned to one of my favs as a reminder.
     
  13. LavenderMint

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    Okay, I didn’t forget!! This is the imgur album of my dry wash’n’go since I couldn’t load pics directly.
     
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    Did a wng for the first time in forever today. Almost felt foreign. I used TMC Cheers GEL-ato which is great once I figured out the best way to apply it. I of course figured that out once I got to the second half of my head. Oh well, one side will just look better than the other lol.

    EDIT: Eh, drying kind of frizzy but there's a number of reasons that may be the case so I'm not gonna write it off just yet.
     
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  15. Shadow_Lace

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    That's what happened with me! At first, I thought it was an application issue.

    I know noticed this 1 too, has volumizes on the label. Anything with "volumizes" is an instant no-no for my hair. It's just not worth the excess frizz (tangles/matting by next wash).

    How is your hair with volumizers? Or do you think something else may be causing the frizz?
     
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    Ohhhh, I didn't even notice. No wonder my hair is huge today lol. Explains a lot. I definitely don't need any help with volume so I'll just keep using it for my daughter. She has superfine low density hair. Mine is coarser and very high density. I ordered the 24k gel during the sale today so maybe that can be my go to. Also considering giving Wetline yet another chance.
     
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    I think I want to give gels a break. I have a theory that gels, because of their overall purpose and characteristics, make my hair seem dryer than it is. It makes my already coarse strands...more coarse. I've tried several different gels to be convinced it's not a specific gel, but just what the gel is meant to do that makes my hair feel this way.

    I'm going to try and find some sort of creamy styler. They give me less hold and definition, but they give me softness (if I find the right one).

    With gels, I don't like to leave my hair out because it just gets big and dry. At least with a creamy styler, I'll have soft buns and ponytails.

    Layering a creamy styler under a gel doesn't work because my low-po hair doesn't want to absorb all of it.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I've used one of the Camille Rose creamy stylers in the past and it actually worked great but I've forgotten which one I used.
     
  18. water_n_oil

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    No recs but I totally get what you mean with gels. I haven't explored creamy stylers much myself but I want to do so. I remember people liking Oyin's Shine & Define back in the early natural hair forum days.
     
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    CR whipped aloe gel. Gel is in the title but I consider it a cream.
    I just tried Eden bodyworks curl jam to do a twist out that I think will be good for a wash and go based on how my hair looked when I was raking it in.
     
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    Just playing around with a photo app I already have. These are just two pics from my imgur album but only the first one is resized through the app. I just don’t get it.

    This is my hair during wng process
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    And after, dried
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    I love your curl pattern!
     
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    My new product arrived today!

    I washed with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, next detangled w/ Nature's Gate Pomegranate & Sunflower Conditioner. I dampened my hair with my Turbie Twist.

    Sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed onto each section Adwoa Beauty's Baomint Leave In Conditioning Styler. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Thank you! Posting those made me want to do it again soon.
     
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    Part of me is thinking that the CR whipped aloe gel is the one that I mentioned trying in the past. I will try to pick some up soon. Thanks for the recs!
     
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    I co-washed with Nature's Gate Pomegranate & Sunflower conditioner (it has slip & a good detangler). I didn't dampen my hair this time because I wanted to test something.

    I noticed that my front roots seem to be a lower porosity than the rest of my hair. Only because products don't seem to readily absorb... idk or something?

    So on soaking wet hair, I sectioned my hair and smoothed Adwoa Beauty's Leave In Conditioning Styler onto each section. It seems to have less of a difficulty absorbing this (on that one area).

    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    Well that product is certainly a day 1 (only) wash n go. I'll have to revisit it underneath a stronger styler some other time...

    Yesterday, I received some new products all from Nature's Little Secret.

    I clarified my hair with the Vanilla Bean shampoo (it's like a gentle clarifying shampoo). Next I used the Rose Hydrating Conditioner (to detangle and re-moisturize my hair). I rinsed w/ cool water.

    I sectioned my hair into 6s. Then smoothed the Irish Moss Styling Cream onto each section.
    I'm currently air-dry my hair.

    Hopefully this Irish Moss cream can last more than one day.
     
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    I tried la looks sport from the dollar store with my as I am long & luxe leave-in. There was no hold. My hair looked terrible, even after I put it up.

    I have two gels left in my stash to try - World of Curls and Long Aid Curl Activator.

    After I use up my gel stash, I think. I'm just going to stick to EcoStyler Olive Oil and UFD Curly Magic as my gels and make a list of what works best with them.
     
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    I'm having my best run of wash n go's ever... and my last combo is my best... I'm going to stick with this for a while...
    (I just have one last combo I want to try, once I purchase it- the Uncle Funky's Daughter gel)

    Other than that, I do a 2 product wash n go... this time I used Kinky Curly Custard on my roots and tips, I brush that through with my denman,
    then I cover the whole section in wetline xtreme gel, and denman again or finger coil the stubborn curls.

    My curls, are now on day 4, soft ringlets and curls all over my head. Shrinkage, yes. but it's growing...

    My hair is officially 2 years old! (as of Sept 15th)
    You can't tell, but it's bra strap in back and Apl on the sides, so I know that the consistent washing and taking care of my hair through wash n go's have been helping.

    Here are pics:
    (Note: the first 2 pics are the most recent wash n go from this week, the last 3 pics are from my wash n go in mid august, where I said in this thread that I had perfected my denman brush technique for my wash n go's. -I had no way of uploading then-)

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    Your hair looks so pretty!

    Congrats on your 2 yrs & finding a method that works for you!:dance7:
     
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    Thank you thank you thank you! It's definitely been a journey! Here's to the next 2 years and more!
     
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