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    I second that notion. It looks really good.
     
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    That's some really nice definition. It looks great.
     
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    Day 4 and my hair is big and fluffy. I think it wasn’t dry enough when I went to bed on wash day.
     
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    I washed with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheat Grass Cleansing Tea.
    Next, I used Herbal Essences Smooth Rose Hips Conditioner as my r/o and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I found the GF Sleek & Shine leave-in more compatible with Xtreme gel, versus the older Wetline Xtreme gels (it's a no-go with these).


    I'm putting this here as a reminder...

    Aussie Moist as a leave-in/styling product is only good for a very short wash n go (2 days max)!

    Otherwise, the scalp buildup is beyond ridiculous!
     
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    When I diffused my hair on Saturday I dried the ends first. When I did it today I dried the roots first.
    I like roots first better. I think I got a better gel cast and my curls are a bit more stretched.
     
  6. faithVA

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    My day 1 hair is coming along. I still haven't gotten 2nd day hair. I will skip rinsing this Saturday and see how it holds up.

    My hair is wearable. But I think I need another 30 days of rinsing to keep hydrating.

    Supposedly I'm taking pictures this weekend. :lol:
     
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    Day 1 hair is now my favorite day. Diffusing keeps it from being flat and crunchy, it it still has enough water in to have movement and it’s well defined.
    Day 2 is OK, but it’s already lost a lot of movement, and for sure by day 4 it’s in a pony/puff.

    If I could get the whole process down to 15-20 minutes I would wash everyday.
     
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    I slept on the wrong tool!

    I washed with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheat Grass Cleansing Tea.

    While the Cleansing Tea was still in my hair, I used a Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush from Vanity Planet.

    The vibrations felt so good on my scalp!

    I definitely noticed a difference in how the treatment aspect of Cleansing Tea took to my scalp.

    After rinsing, I used Herbal Essences Smooth Rose Hips conditioner as my r/o and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Grisi Manzanilla [Chamomile] Hair Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.

    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.

    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    Besides going through my stash & finding lesser used leave-ins that are compatible w/ the Xtreme gel...

    I finally remembered to used a wash-day tool!

    Good timing too, because my hands have been acting up again! Random painful spasms, cramps, and unsteadiness!:(

    And I just knew I had to try something different!


    It seemed like it took forever with my hands' issues. Lots of breaks, switching back and forth, & so on.

    But hopefully, on my better days + plenty of practice this will become part of my routine!


    One of my favorite Youtubers recommended the Scalp Massager.
     
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    I found another style to wear when my hair gets too frizzy for my liking (day 3 or 4) - a banana clip ponytail with bangs. It’s less conservative than my low pony/puff with french rolls in the front, but I think it looks better on me.

    I slicked up the sides with foam. It was a bit of effort to wrangle my hair into the clip, but once I got it in, it didn’t pop off.

    I just have to work up the guts to wear it to work.

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    That’s so cute on you! Love it!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I’ve been wearing wash n gos exclusively for the past 13 months and off and on for the year before that. And I feel like I still don’t have it nailed down yet.

    I keep trying to figure out ways to do it faster and I keep coming back to there are no short cuts. Applying my second gel in large sections just wasn’t giving the the same results as lots of small sections. Today I did 3 sections, but I spent a lot of time on the roots in each section and that seems to have worked. I see how this lasts over the days.
    Rushing never produces the best results.
     
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    I found another fav combo!

    I clarified with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo.
    I followed it up with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheat Grass Cleansing Tea & worked it in using the scalp massager.
    Next, I used Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Curl Masque as my d/c and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed OGX Pracaxi Oil Combing Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    Honestly, I forgot to do the dry mix test. But it was a smooth consistency, during the wet mix test.
     
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    I think for now I’m going to go back to washing once a week and then wearing my banana clip ponytail or a low puff once the frizz passes my tolerance level on day 4. I just don’t feel like washing 2x a week right now.
     
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    Used Photogenic last night after cowashing. It’s a weird consistency but it works.

    in August lll buy another jar.
     
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    Still rinsing daily. I haven't seen much progress in my hair in the past couple of weeks or I'm just not recognizing it. I clarified Thursday night. It has been 3 months since I clarified and I've been apply product daily for 2 months. I probably should have clarified sooner.

    I used the Ellucence clarifying shampoo, followed by the Innersense Hydrating Hairbath :sad: There is nothing hydrating about that hair bath for my hair. I followed that with Kirkland Moisturizing Conditioner. I didn't gel since it was late in the evening and my hair would never dry. So I put on a leave-in and a foam.

    I rinsed and gelled yesterday. I'm still trying to figure out my gel to water ratio. I haven't come up with anything repeatable yet. Next wash day I'm going to try the Innersense I Create Hold again.

    I'm also thinking about trying the Mane Choice gel again to see if it helps my hair curl a bit more until it hydrates more.

    Fortunately, I'm home for the next few weeks and maybe I will see more progress. I really hope I can get a haircut before I go back to work. Even if my hair doesn't curl up, a good shape can help if I have to wear a fro.
     
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    @faithVA
    I’m not a huge fan of the Innersense hydrating conditioner because it’s not very slippy, but the more I use it the more it grows on me. I just a time bit it Elucence conditioner on top for slip.

    I have found that I need to clarify every 4 weeks. After 4 weeks my hair has a much harder time absorbing water.
     
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    I don't have the Innersense conditioner. I have the shampoo. It was recommended by the stylist I used in March. Based on the shampoo I will definitely not be buying the conditioner :lol: If I don't get the ICH to work I won't be buying it again either.

    I may clarify more often as well especially since I'm adding product daily.

    My hair is very short so I don't need much slip yet. I have my conditioner super watered down. I really don't understand my hair yet. It's curly but it acts straight :perplexed:

    The stylist wanted me to switch between the AG and the Innersense. I really like the AG shampoo.
     
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    Trying to remind myself how to use different consistencies in styling products...


    I washed with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheat Grass Cleansing Tea.
    Next, I used Herbal Essences Smooth Rose Hips Conditioner as my r/o and my detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed OGX Pracaxi Oil Combing Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet-to-damp hair) I smoothed Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Sculpting Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    Another smooth mixture in the wet mix test.

    I used the NYM's Curl Talk Gel, as way to measure how much to use (or not).

    I find that I get too used to heavier gels.

    That I, often, forget the adjustments needed for lighter products.
     
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    Finally colored my hair and took a picture. I need to figure out where the best place in the house is to take pictures. That might be part of my picture problem.

    I was going to take a walk and let it dry but I think I will let it air dry for a few hours and then diffuse before I go to bed.

    After looking at my pictures in March and this picture, not only did I lose hair the before my virtual salon visit, I lost more hair and length before 4/7. :sad: I think my hair was 4 to 5 inches 3/21 but only 2 to 3 inches 4/7. Not sure what that was about.

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    Washed with a Clay Wash then deep conditioned and styled with the last of Photogenic for another wash and go.
     
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    @faithVA What do you mean by your hair acts straight?
     
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    Your curls are looking good @faithVA
     
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    When I shampoo and condition my hair it seems straight afterwards or may have a little wave. I really have to squish and squeeze my hair to get my coils to show up. And if I use the foam I have no curl at all. It looks like I blow dried it.

    I guess I expect my hair to have more coils when its wet. I'm just not understanding my hair yet.
     
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    Thank you. They are coming along.
     
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    Oh ok. I asked because I figured I would relate to your answer and yes same lol. Because from reading your posts, it seems like our hair is similar in many ways.
     
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    I will make sure to read your posts more closely. I see you mentioned you are low porosity and so am I. I will reread your post this week.
     
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    I found a new fav combo!

    I washed with Not Your Mother's Curl Talk Cleansing Oil. It's strong, it's really more of a clarifying scalp cleanser.
    Next, I used NYM'S Curl Talk Curl Masque as my d/c and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    (On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Cantu Flaxseed Smoothing Cream Gel (w/ Aloe, Honey, Shea Butter, & Vit. E), then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.



    I actually remembered to do a dry mix test 1st.

    It was so smooth on the 1st go!
    I didn't even bother doing the wet mix test.


    I will say the scent is strong!
    I don't particularly care for it.
    Most of it was covered by the Xtreme gel, though.

    The consistency is more like a thicker Flaxseed gel than any actual creme gel.

    It looks similar to the Nature's Little Secret Flaxseed Curly Custard

    The texture/feel, kind of, reminds me of the CurlMix Flaxseed gel...

    But with, actual, good slip. :look:

    Finally!
    No Coconut Oil!
     
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    Yeah low porosity and I’ve always had a hard time getting my hair to be defined. It’s getting better now with consistent moisture and sealing (which comes from rinsing several times a week) and increased protein/strengthening product use.
     
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    After 14 washes, my 18oz UFD is low enough that the pump doesn’t work. I think I need to transfer it to a squeeze bottle. Also this stuff is pricey, I though it would last longer.
     
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