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  1. water_n_oil

    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    Now I remember why I don't brush product through my hair. Waaay more shrinkage and it makes my roots puffy unless I add a crazy amount of product. Will probably last all week at least though with storms predicted til next Tuesday, it'll go in a puff at some point.
     
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    I clarified/co-washed with Camille Rose Neroli Blossom (w/ Cashew Milk & Orange Blossom) Elongation. I used it as my detangler and d/c. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I decided to skip a leave-in.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Aunt Jackie's Ice Curls Grape Seed Glossy Jelly, onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    This was the quickest, most efficient, wash n go that I've had so far!

    I skipped a leave-in, because I wanted to see how moisturizing or drying the jelly is by itself.
    I'll come back later, with the hold, too.
     
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    I tried Uncle Funky and I Create Hold again today. This time I used a lot more ICH than last time. I think I have a better gel cast. I diffused for about 10 minutes I think it’s about 70% dry. I’ll let it air dry the rest of the way.
     
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    I found another fav combo!

    I used the Oyin Handmade Ginger Mint Co-Wash on my scalp only! For the rest of my hair, I washed with Camille Rose Neroli Blossom (w/ Cashew Milk & Orange Blossom) Elongation. I used it to detangle, and sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Nature's Little Secret Avocado Moisture Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I gave the Oyin co-wash another go, and well I like on it only on my scalp.
    Just using the pads of my fingertips, I was able to use it to loosen up and remove all of the buildup.
    Definitely won't be using it on my strands anymore.
    It just doesn't have enough slip for me.

    Another surprising leave-in for Xtreme gel.
    Curdled in the dry test, but was perfect during wet mix test.


    As for the Aunt Jackie's Ice Curls Jelly...
    Nice, fresh scent (it lingers at least for me on day 1, then gradually dies down)
    Slip!

    The hold is a medium-strong.
    I used way less than usual (so that could've contributed to the lacking hold)

    Ironically it didn't dry out 1 of my (problem) areas.. my bangs. No issues with my nape either.
    But it was drying in the middle and back of my crown.
    I'll need a leave-in, when I use this again.
     
  5. Bette Davis Eyes

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    Friday here the weather is supposed to be perfect as well as the dew points. A washngo would be stellar, however saturday the dews drop so I'd probably have to wash again ,LOL

    I just might wash Thursday as I'll be home and use most of the Terra Veda line, then still how it looks on Friday.
     
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    Since I'm home, I'm doing wash and goes every day. They don't look like much but since I'm home they don't have to. I had an appointment for a consultation on Saturday but it was canceled due to Covid-19. Looking at doing a virtual appointment to get started on some products and some help with technique.

    I've been doing this detox since early January and seeing improvement. I noticed the end of last month I started having this loose hair hanging from my ends. What I think is happening that even with detangling with the Tangle Buster and Tangle Teezer none of that removes shed hair from hair. It seems like when my hair sheds it curls up at my roots and none of the combs pull that out. Conditioner seems to make it worse because everything just slips over it.

    What I think is happening is that after a month, that the shed hair has built up so much it is starting to hang and wrap around my ends. I physically have to wrestle my roots. And I have a ton of hair coming out. I can literally finger detangle every day and pull a small poodle from my roots :nono:

    So this week I am finger detangling every day to see if I can remove all of this shed hair. I am hoping when I get it under control my hair clumps better. I also have noticed that the grays on the left side are starting to hydrate. The grays on the right are still struggling.

    I'm also using this as an opportunity to roll through some product.
     
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    I thought I was going to get braids this Saturday so Monday I washed, dc'ed and only used kcnt after that. Raked it in a bit and surprisingly it turned out pretty well. I haven't moisturized since and my hair is still soft, not dry, defined enough.

    If I'm not leaving the house until who knows when I'll keep this routine up.
     
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    Major Miss
    Customer service with Terra Veda Organix. Chick blaming me cause her products don't work on my hair. She gave me directions. I followed them to the tee. The gel and the foam still made my hair a crunchy dry birds nest. Then she told me again they didnt work because I wasn't using them correctly.

    I'm done with her. I'll take the lost. Never again with her.
     
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    @faithVA if you do the virtual appointment let me know how it goes.
     
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    Will do. Right now I am scheduled for Saturday at 10 am. Since I don't really wear a wng it is going to be interesting. She may tell me my hair is still not hydrated enough for a wng. We shall see.

    I used the leftover KCCC yesterday at 8 am. My hair was still wet a 8am this morning :nono: That stuff is crazy :lol:
     
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    I clarified with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo. Next, I used Nature's Little Secret Rose Hydrating Conditioner as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Miss Jessie's Honey Curls, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Miss Jessie's Honey Curls onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    You know that feeling when your hair has gone a little, too, long without a d/c?
    I'm glad I used one today!

    So I finally figured out how to get the perfect amount of hold and definition with Miss Jessie's Honey Curls.
    I treated it like a conditioner wash n go.
    As in, I use the same conditioner as the leave-in + styling product.
    I know it's more like a creme gel, but it totally worked out this way!
     
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    I picked up a new tip for applying my products. Rake then through more slowly. That reduces how much the hair shrinks up. I tried it out today and it helped. But overall I think I used to much I Create Hold and I don’t like how my hair feels.
     
  13. faithVA

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    @GettingKinky , I had my virtual salon appointment this morning. It was great. I don't know why no one thought of having your stylist in your home a long time ago :lol:

    This was our initial meeting so we spent time just talking about my hair and some things going on with it. There is always something going on with my hair. She told me what products to get. Most of them are what BGC recommended. She wants me to get the Innersense shampoo and the AG Balance and Boost and keep them in rotation. She wants me to hold off on the TGIN shampoo since it is a bit harsh. She loves Uncle Funky's. And she wanted me to get the Innersense I create hold. I ordered all of that today. Ulta has buy 2 for the price of 1 for the AG products. Then I got 4% back from rakuten and a discount from somewhere. So I'm set on shampoo for year. Will probably need to buy more conditioner later in the year.

    We took a break while I shampooed and conditioned. Then we resumed the virtual visit while she walked me through applying the gel and applying the foam. We just used what I had . It was great to have her walk me through so I can know if I added enough gel and water. I found that I was doing fine with this part. However, she suggested more foam than I would have used. And we walked through raking it through my hair.

    I sat under the dryer for a while and then fluffed it a bit. Since I'm still early in the rehydrating process I still don't have a lot of definition in my hair. And I have had a lot of breakage so my wng is not wearable except for indoors. However, I feel like I have verified my steps and my products so I have my regimen in play for now.

    The issue I always have it what my hair looks like in the morning. Supposedly this should last me 3 days. I am very doubtful. So I plan to send her a picture tonight and then another one tomorrow. And we will have a short visit in the morning to talk about next steps.

    For me it was well worth the money. If I didn't do this I would have had to drive 1.5 hours to see her, then pay her and I probably still would have needed her help. This way I paid 1/2 of the salon visit. I had an initial hour with her today and still have 1 hour left for follow ups.

    If my hair every hydrates and I get definition, I will go to her for a cut. Since I feel a bit more comfortable with her I feel like I can relax about the cut.
     
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    That sounds awesome. I would love to have someone watch me apply my products. How did you find her?
     
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    She was in the Cut it Kinky alumni directory. I had scheduled an appointment with her since she is in the state. She had to cancel due to Covid-19, so she set up virtual appointments instead. She is SatzHair on facebook. She is really nice.
     
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    I washed with Kinky-Curly Curl Clean Shampoo. Next, I used Not Your Mother's Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Repair + Protect Butter Masque as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I sprayed TMC Endless Moisture Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Restorative Spray, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Aunt Jackie's Grape Seed Ice Curls Glossy Jelly, onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    It's been a few years since I did a proper night wash n go!

    I used the Restorative Spray as a leave-in...

    1: It's the lightest that won't interfere with the hold.
    2: It's still very moisturizing

    I totally went overboard spraying this leave-in onto every section,
    In addition, I was a tad heavy-handed with this jelly.
    I hope, I won't have to pay for that later!
     
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    My hair came out well yesterday. I used a lot of I Create Hold and I tried to keep my hair stretched out and I raked it through more slowly than normal. I also focused more on smoothing than raking.

    I also double shampoo’d I think my hair gets a lot cleaner that way. It doesn’t lather much on the first wash, but I get TONS of lather on the second wash.
     
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    During my virtual salon visit, the stylist felt I needed more hydrating shampoos and conditioners. She recommended Innersense and AG and to keep them in rotation.

    I ordered the InnerSense Hydrating HairBath and the AG Balance shampoos. I ordered the AG Boost Conditioner. She still wants me to use the Uncle Funky's which I have already. And I ordered the Innersense I Create Hold. The Innersense has shipped. Will see when the AG ships.

    I will give all of my shampoos and conditioners to my SO so he will be good for a year.

    Since I'm home I'm rinsing and gelling every day. I think my hair is still too dehydrated for a wng and I think waiting 3 days to put water on my hair is too long. It seems to improve with each rinse so I'm going to keep at it.

    I hate that I lost my hair but it may be a blessing. Since it is shorter it is faster to apply everything. And now I won't be reluctant to get a cut when I do get to see my stylist face to face.
     
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    @faithVA when did you lose your hair?
     
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    Last week. I posted about straggly hair and hair at my roots. I thought it was a detangling issue but I realize now my hair was shedding and breaking. I knew it was shedding but Friday I knew it had just snapped completely off. I think it started 3 weeks ago. I think the hair was breaking, curling up and then hanging out at my roots. :ohwell:
     
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    @faithVA
    I'm glad you figured it out but my mind is blown by what coily hair can do. It never ceases to amaze me. I hope your hair recovers soon.
     
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    Im so sorry to hear that. Do you have any idea what caused the breakage?
     
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    I really like I Create Hold gel. It gives me results like Wetline, but the ingredients are better.
     
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    More than likely its from heat damage from when I had my hair straightened 2 years ago. I think the increase in moisture caused the damaged hair to fall apart
     
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    How did you find the Aunt Jackie's hold over time? I used this last week and the wash and go was perfect I didn't use a leave in beforehand. I just made sure to use an extra moisturising deep conditioner (Eden Bodyworks jojoba and monoi deep conditioner) before applying the gel on my hair straight out of the shower. My hair was very soft throughout the week and lasted 7 days without issue.
     
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    Dew points looking good( over 40 %) for Friday through Sunday here. Thinking about washday Thursday night for Friday.

    Terra Veda products for a washngo.
     
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    I tried my denman again today, but I think maybe I did a better job smoothing my hair with my hands. I’ll see how this looks once I finish diffusing.
     
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    My hair is about 80% dry. Why can’t I stop playing with my curls?? This is going to be frizz city. :(
     
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    But they feel soooo good :lol:

    I don't have a visible curl in the back of my head. But whatever is back there feels wonderful. Fortunately my hair is wet most of the day so it helps me to keep my hands out of my hair.
     
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    My blow dryer with diffuser came today. My Innersense Hairbath comes tomorrow I think. I will try a wng this weekend and diffuse it to see if I have made any progress. Along with hydration, I think it will take a lot of separating to see real curls.
     
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