Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

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

  1. GettingKinky

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    I tried out my dyson blow dryer today. I’m a little disappointed.
    - It’s not really quieter than my babyliss and the pitch is higher so I found it more annoying
    - I used a mix of the lowest 2 heat settings and my hair didn’t dry any faster than with my babyliss

    it’s very light and it’s pretty, but I was expecting more for $400. Although DH got it on sale for $350
     
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    I can't. My hair is too short. I occasionally do small ponytails for stretching. For bed I don't do anything.
     
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    Having hosted this 2019 challenge (to an extent), I feel the need to ask you ladies what are we going to do in 2020?
    Happy new year everybody!
     
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    I love this thread. Let’s do it again. :)
     
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    Maybe, you can exchange the Supersonic for the Airwrap. I love my new airwrap.

    Also, do you know where your husband found the dryer on sale?
     
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    He got it on amazon. It wasn’t on sale per say but he paid $400 and got the dryer and a $50 amazon card.
     
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    Thanks and Happy New Decade!
     
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    Alma Petra Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather we start a new similar one or change the title to 2020 and continue here?
     
  9. GettingKinky

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    I’m ok either way. It’s probably easier to just change the title and keep going.
     
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    I vote just changing the title too.
     
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    Done!
    We now have a new shiny title!
     
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    I tried Deva Decadence conditioner today. It wasn’t that slippy, but I didn’t have any issues detangling any my hair turned out nice. I’m going to add this to my conditioner rotation. I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase, I’ll give it more time before I decide that. I have a liter so it will last me awhile.

    I really like my shower mirror. I think I did a better job with my product application since I can see what I’m doing and it doesn’t make a mess since I’m still in the shower.
     
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    I can see how folks rave about Wetline Extreme gel. The definition is insane! However, its too drying for me.
     
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    Yep, same for me. Didn't matter what I used underneath.
     
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    I know this post of yours is like two years old but your hair is jaw droppingly beautiful. May I ask how you get your wng so defined???
     
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    Happy New Years, everyone! (I know I'm late, lol)

    I clarified with Nature's Little Secret Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo. Next I used Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Butter Masque as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into to 6s.

    I smoothed on NYM Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Conditioner onto each section (as my leave-in and styler). I used Organic Safflower Oil as my sealant. I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I know I was stressed for most of 2019, and that can definitely lead to excessive shedding...

    But, is there any way I can decrease the shedding?
     
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    I’m loving my day 2 hair. I don’t know if it’s the Deva conditioner or the fact that I focused on getting more gel on my roots, or the dyson dryer or sleeping in a buff instead of a pineapple.
     
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    Day 4 hair. Used Tresemme Botanique (coconut milk and aloe vera) with Aunt Jackie's dont shrink flaxseed gel. My nighttime routine is to just put my hair in a buff (or the knock off I got from Amazon) and let it loose in the morning with a few sprays of the Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey curl refreshing spray.

    Yesterday I did a half up half down style bc it was looking a little too limp for my liking. Today I woke up with a nice fro! A bit frizzy but I'm not bothered by it. Snapchat-725537221.jpg Snapchat-794922234.jpg Snapchat-701152767.jpg
     
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    I signed up for the Black Curl Magic Digital Forum. I'm waiting to get some starting advice on product. I'm skeptical but hopeful. Of course I will give it all I have.

    I will update in here while I'm going through the process.
     
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    I really don't have much in my stash so I purchased some products to get started. I bought the Elucence's clarifying and moisturizing shampoo. I bought the Curl Junkie conditioner. I hope it has enough slip. And I bought Uncle Funky's Daughter gel. I tried to buy the Doux but it was out of stock.

    Hopefully it will be here by next weekend so I can try it over the long weekend.
     
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    I hope you find it helpful. It took me awhile to get into, but I enjoyed my time there. I found their video/tutorials a bit long winded and in need of editing, but they contain a lot of useful information. It also took me awhile to get used to their very blunt manner. The search function was my friend.
     
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    I can say I agree to all of that so far. I'm ignoring some of the commentary.

    Thanks for the heads up about the search feature. I had missed that and I do need it.

    I'm trying to decide what foam to use over Uncle Funkys since my hair would be considered dehydrated. But I'm also considering just rinsing more often and sticking to flat twist for a while. We shall see.
     
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    Nvm about the shedding! I wasn't back to my usual wash days schedule yet....

    I washed with TMC Ancient Egyptian Shampoo. Next, I used NYM Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Conditioner as my r/o and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed on Miss Jessie's Honey Curls onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.



    While I did like the ease of the conditioner wash n go....
    I just remembered that I'm trying to use up seldom used products.
     
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    How long did your conditioner wash n go last?
     
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    I got it to last up to 5 days... it could've gone further but that was already passed pushing it for my hair.

    I know 5 days may not seem like much, but that's a long time for me. I usually wash every 2-3 days, sometimes even a fourth day.

    I've only achieved that success with this particular conditioner (Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant) though.

    I know during that time frame, I only refreshed it 1x.

    It actually holds my curls in place like a styling product, and it actually dries fast!

    It didn't dry out my hair, easy to rinse out. It's a good detangling conditioner, so I figured why not.
     
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    That’s impressive! Even with gel by day 4 my hair is more frizzy than I like and also a bit more fro-like than I want.
    Do you work out? I think my workouts are part of my problem.
     
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    I don't.... I need to get back to exercising!

    That might be it. Do you use a refresher spray? Maybe try that after an intense workout?
     
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    Do you wear a buff while working out to help wick some of the water?
     

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