Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    @Shadow_Lace let me know how you like the curl mix serum. I’ve been thinking of adding something to my routine to lubricate my hair.
     
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    Honestly, this is just another oil blend. I like the scent, but I definitely won't re-purchase.

    I find the Sweet Almond Oil (or Safflower Oil), that I mostly use for my skin, to have sufficient lubrication.

    Depends... if you like super light oils?

    Rose Serum Ingredients: Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Fragrance.

    This really was a last-minute impulse purchase...

    I actually started using it as a sealant for the Nature's Little Secret Flax Seed Custard, because the Owner advises using oil as a sealant.
     
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    Ok, I found another combo!

    I clarified with Nature's Little Secret Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo. Next, I used NLS Rose Hydrating Conditioner as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed NLS Irish Moss Styling Cream on, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet-damp hair) I smoothed NLS Flax Seed Curly Custard onto each section.
    Finally, I used CurlMix Serum Repair (Rose Scent) as a sealant.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    On Nature's Little Secret Flax Seed Curly Custard vs. CurlMix Flax Seed Gel (Repair line w/Rosehip Oil & Aloe Vera)

    Nature's Little Secret:
    Firm Hold
    Slip! = Smoothest application
    Doesn't dry out my hair
    Nice scent (it fades once dry)
    Aloe Vera

    vs.

    CurlMix:
    Very Light Hold
    No Slip! Even when applied on soaking wet hair = difficult application (comparing all the times I used it)
    Drying
    Very little of any scent (non-existent once dry)
    Aloe Vera


    So my choice going forward is......

    Nature's Little Secret Flax Seed Curly Custard!


    For reference: thin/low density, medium porosity, medium (a few fine areas) texture, type 3
     
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    What do you mean lubricate your hair? What are you trying to do? I'm just curious.
     
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    I’m curious to see if I can reduce the friction between my curls so that my hair moves more. I feel like my curls snag on each because the surface of my hair isn’t very smooth.
     
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    My last two wash and gos didn't last very long. 48 hours later and it's a cotton ball. Poofy, soft yet a little dry, frizzy and round. Not feeling that. Need to experiment with what I have before trying new stuff.
     
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    It’s so funny the difference between a gel that works and one that doesn’t. Picked up an Aussie gel and tried it twice this week and my hair was whatever, dry, dull, the usual. Then, another day I used UFD gel and my hair just seemed shinier and more hydrated and just better. Ended up ordering another bottle today.
     
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    I clarified with Nature's Little Secret Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo. Next, I used Miche Beauty Peppermint Candy Cane Deep Conditioner as my strengthening/protein treatment and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed NLS Irish Moss Styling Cream, followed by Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    About the Xtreme (newer, changed formula, formerly branded Xtreme Wetline) Gel:
    I don't need to use a sealant
    Better hold (no need for Eco-Style Gel on frizzier areas)
    Long-lasting
     
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    I used CR whipped gel and Renpure Curling Jelly along with a ez detangler brush. Quite happy with the turn out even if the brush made my hair more curly thus making it look shorter.
     
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    I love the way my hair turns out when I use Deva Decadance conditioner. It’s not very slippy, but I get fluffy day 1 hair.
     
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    Do you rinse it out? If so, try putting conditioner and water in a separate bottle and pouring that over your hair after you add conditioner. For me it gives the conditioner more slip without diluting it too much. I usually use about 9 pumps per 12 to 16 oz. But that lasts me several uses.
     
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    I do rinse it all out. That’s an interesting idea. I may have to give it a try.
     
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    I need to stop trying to extend my wash n go!
    The tangles! And the shedding! :crybaby:
    It's not worth it!


    Ok, so I clarified with Nature's Little Secret Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo.
    Next, I used Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Honey Mask as my strengthening & balancing d/c and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed NLS Avocado Moisture Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On more wet than damp hair) I smoothed NLS Flax Seed Curly Custard, followed by NLS Herbal Hair & Scalp Oil onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.




    I do like the NLS Herbal Oil, although it's quite light, it glides nicely onto my hair.
    The scent is extremely faint, and it smells... well... like herbs lol

    About the Briogeo Honey Mask..
    It has great slip!
    The scent is noticeable, but it dissipates.
    It's a light cream consistency.

    I found it in my stash and finally decided to try it.
    It has the same ingredients as the original Don't Despair, Repair Mask... except Honey is added high up in the ingredients.
     
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    Where are all the lovely hair pictures on this thread?
     
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    How’s your detox coming along @faithVA
     
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    It's going swell. :lol: I just wanted to say swell.

    Its going fine. I'm cleansing every 3 days and using up product. Doing 4 flat twist on each side.

    I ordered a tangle buster which should arrive today. That should cut down my detangle time. I'm pouring diluted conditioner over my conditioner which helps a lot.

    I'm going to do a wng around the 15th for progress pics.
     
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    Remind me again, what does the diluted conditioner do?
     
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    I use it to add slip to my hair to detangle. For me it works better than just adding water to my hair.
     
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    I washed with NLS Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo. Next, I used the NLS Rose Hydrating Conditioner as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed NLS Avocado Moisture Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On more wet than damp hair) I smoothed NLS Flax Seed Curly Custard, followed NLS Herbal Hair & Scalp Oil.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.



    I'm trying to get back to my regular wash every 3 days, but it's so tempting to see how many days I can get out of my wash n go!

    Or basically the perils of finally having a good wash n go; yet, my oily scalp and annoying shedding-induced-tangles won't let me be great!

    I made sure to be extra gentle with my hair this time.
    Because unfortunately last time I wasn't, and was in a rush (idek remember why). Which combined resulted in some breakage. So now I'm trying to pamper my hair as much as possible.
     
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    Even though I'm wearing my hair in flat twist, I can tell by day 3 my hair needs water. I can also tell that my hair doesn't really like the cleansing conditioner back to back. I plan on shampooing Sunday so didn't want to shampoo again today.

    Sunday I will use a moisturizing shampoo and see how that works. I am alternating the moisturizing shampoo and the TGIN shampoo.

    I'm debating on doing a wng the 2nd weekend in February or waiting until my hair holds water for 4 days vs. the 3. I will see how I feel. I may not want to be bothered with my hair :lol:

    For now I'm still cleansing, conditioning, applying a leave-in then using a foam. Then I twist it up.

    Oh, and I bought the Tangle Buster. It did work better than my WetBrush.

    I'm riding my bike on Sunday so I will cleanse, condition and style (CCS) then.
     
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    I never tried a cleansing conditioner, but I’m definitely not a fan of cowashing. I need to shampoo to get water into my hair.

    I still can’t get a wash n go to last 4 days with my exercise schedule. I’ve kind of given up on that.
     
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    What cowash are you using? I cowash 90% of the time.
     
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    The cleansing conditioner works well since I cleanse my hair every 3 days. I don't need the intensity of a full shampoo at that point. Even a moisturizing shampoo is too much for every 3 days. As the ladies say you have to pick the right product for the right situation. So now I know it's good for 1 in between cleanse.
     
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    I'm using Redken Cleansing Conditioner right now. I picked it up from TJMaxx. I think it was 32 oz for $9.
     
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    I’m washing every 3-4 days too. I alternate between a moisture poo and an all purpose poo. Maybe I should get a cleansing conditioner and see how I like it. Or the Innersense Hydrating Hairbath
     
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    I think you should consider it. If you are past the detox you may be able to use the app purpose less often as well.
     
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    And here it goes a hot day on the 1st of Feb!

    I washed with NLS Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo. Next, I used Miche Beauty Peppermint Candy Cane Deep Conditioner as my protein treatment and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I sprayed Miche Beauty BOOST Leave-In & Curl Refresher Spray, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet-damp hair) I smoothed on Miche Beauty BOUNCE Curl Defining Cream.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I love Miche Beauty BOOST & BOUNCE scents; also love the MB Holiday d/c.
    The Leave-in & Curl Cream have sweet fruity scents.... just in case anyone was wondering...:look:

    Leave-in Spray definitely has slip!
    I'm going to use it again on damp hair (just to see how well it compares)

    Again, a lot of slip w/ the Curl Cream.
    Even though it comes in a tub, this can get a little messy!
    It's like a cross between a creme-gel and a hair milk (Idk how else to describe it).

    On the label it says it can be used as a one n done...
    Multi-style product: twist-outs, braid-outs, wash n go, flexi-rods.

    I'll be back with the hold later.
     
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    I’ve been using the all purpose weekly because they told me that the kinky curly products tend to build up quickly. I tried going 3 washes in a row with my moisture poo and I could tell I had build up. But maybe I could do 2 washes with the moisture poo and then use my all purpose.
     
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    Well you understand how to tell when you need to change up so you will make the right decision. The cleaning conditioner probably won't work with kinky curly.

    I'm not sure why the kinky curly builds up. I wonder if it has some ingredient that isn't listed.
     

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