Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    With a $100 non-refundable deposit and the remaining $250 in cash. I hadn’t even thought about the tip.

    I would only do that if I wanted an entirely new look.
     
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    My hair was acting PROPER last week on my cruise.... compliments from the staff, the other passengers, my friends...
    I think it's because I took the time to shingle it and coat it with gel, because I didn't want to wash my hair on the cruise if I could get away with it ( 6 days)

    Also, I'm going to have to get a cut in front, because I can't see most of the time anymore... my hair is getting so shaggy
     
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    I washed with TMC Ancient Egyptian Shampoo. Next I used the Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Masque as my detangler and d/c. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed on Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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  4. GettingKinky

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    That DC sounds delicious.
     
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    Looks awesome. Would a side part work instead of cutting the front?
     
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    It smells great too! lol

    It definitely has slip! Leaves my hair so moisturized, that I can skip a leave-in afterwards.
     
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    So not a side-part girl...
    (I have a very TALL forehead)
    So I need all the bangs I can get.

    Actually, let me correct that, I love a good side part when I have a wig, and the hair or bangs are super long... I'm able to tuck that side part into one ear... look cute etc.

    These curly bangs aren't tucking in nowhere... lol. And they aren't long enough to sweep over my forehead...without just sticking up or outwards.


    I will look around for diva cut examples with side parts though, just to see if any would work for me... so thank you!:2inlove:
     
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    I haven't diffused in forevvvvvver....
    The whole point about 2019 was to diffuse my hair, dry faster and get Consistent results... I bought all these 'holy grail' diffuser options...and then by March, I found that I was airdrying most of the time.


    What is your diffusing process, and do you like it better than airdrying?
    Are the results different?
    Consistent?
     
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    I like diffusing better than air drying because I can get my hair dry and break my gel cast before I go to work. (Or soon after arriving at work)
    I diffuse pretty much as soon as I get out of the shower (after I brush my teeth and get dressed)
    I have the xtava diffuser and I diffuse on low heat high speed. I focus mostly on my roots and then spend a few minutes on my length. I get my hair 80% dry so that by the time I get to work my hair is dry. My results are pretty consistent.
    I tried t-shirt drying or using a Deva towel first, but I found that made my hair more frizzy than just going straight for the dryer. But my hair did dry a lot faster that way. I may try it again.
     
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    I washed with TMC Ancient Egyptian Shampoo. Next I used Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Conditioner as my r/o and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6 sections.

    I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
     
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    The Xtava dryer is the black orchid, right? I got that in January, used it 3 times....and never really used it again.
    *shame*
    Not because I didn't like it... i have no real reason....
     
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    Do you find that you get better, fluffier ringlets when you diffuse?
    I'm obsessed with a few youtubers that have great curls, and I want to try and emulate, with my curl type...

    -Franchelli Rodriguez is one of my main Inspos...

    I got a better denman Brush this week, which was a game changer....

    Now, I want to see if diffusing will be the next game changer...
     
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    Yep. It’s the black orchard. I got mine in Jan or Feb also. I used a a few times and then didn’t try it again until November. It’s was pure laziness. But I also think I get better results with it now because my hair is in better shape.
     
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    Only tried my denman once. I didn’t have the patience to figure out the right technique.

    My curls are fluffy on day 1 when I diffuse. If I air dry my hair is flat with gel cast on day one. I don’t think my curls look any different though.
     
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    Have you tried pineappling or wearing a top bun? I always get more stretch in the right way and keep definition when I do.
     
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    I do that overnight, but I’ve never tried it while my hair is drying. Do you pineapple while your hair is wet?
     
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    Laaaaaaziness! Me too!...
    Ok, so I'm going to revisit the blowdryer in the next 2 weeks or so and see what happens.

    Is your hair in better shape because of your regimen, or because of the cut you had not too long ago?
     
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    Ok, good to know!
     
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    This is perfe
    I do a stretch pineapple on top of my head every night.
    I do this when my hair is very VERY dry... don't do it when it is wet, or you will disturb your curl definition...and I'm all about multiple days of hair with no frizz.

    The best thing you said above is that your roots are stretched out.

    That's perfect, because now you can finger coil the front of your hair to refresh and get perfect curls that will last even more days.

    This is honestly why I don't wash religiously every week... I keep getting really good refreshes...
     
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    My hair is in better shape because of my regimen and my cut. The shape is better because of the, but my hair is better because they way I wash and condition my hair and the shampoos I use are better for my hair.
     
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    Yes, I do. But my hair won't dry overnight in a pineapple. When I take it down in the morning it will still be wet and will dry more stretched, curly as long as I applied gel before the pineapple. I hope that makes sense lol.
     
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    Gotcha.
     
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    I have been watching this thread and have read from the first page. I've literally been wearing braids/twists/faux locs for almost 2 years. I finally took my hair down over Thanksgiving break. This thread inspired me to revisit WnGs.

    I hope y'all don't mind me sharing my results. This is day 4 hair. I used Tresemme Botanique conditioner and Mielle Organics Curling Custard (Pomegranate and Honey).
     

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    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
    Tell me more about your results!
    I'm always looking to try new products, and your hair looks just like mine in front, (mine is much tighter in back).
    What is your favorite product so far?
     
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    Y'all... I'm learning how to diffuse! Yay.
     
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    I got a shower mirror for Xmas. Now aside from diffusing I won’t have to touch my hair once I leave the shower. :)
     
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    Thanks! Love your hair btw.

    So I cowash rinse, add regular conditioner and shingle in my styler. I'm really liking Mielle's products. The 7custard was super defining and have me 4 day hair (I could probably go longer but I like to stick to a schedule). I plooped for about 10 mins then diffused.

    So far my fave is the honey and ginger gel as its so mouthwatering, but the custard is awesome for definition.

    I have wetline extreme wanna try that soon.
     
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    Cute pic!
    I wish I knew how (or could) take a cute pic! Hah!
    Hmmm. This is new information... styler, then denman, then gel? Interesting!
     
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    Can everyone but me pineapple? I mean I can, but my curls at the back are tighter so they are kind of short to fit into the ponytail on top of my head. What do you do then?
     
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    I used to have the same issue so I use ponytails now like 3 or 4 around my hair and it provides stretch too. I still try to pineapple the front as I have a different curl pattern/texture so it ends being crushed.
     

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