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  1. GettingKinky

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    Achieving a good wash n go depends a lot on your product application technique. The more you do them, the better your technique will be. I definitely think the more you do them the better you will like them. And you already have a great starting point. :)
     
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    Thank you ladies for the encouragement @Wanderland @LadyRaider @faithVA @GettingKinky . I think I’ll try another washngo for my next wash, I’m in the house 95% of the time now, so less stress if it doesn’t turn out the way id like :look:
     
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    For me @Mapleoats the better my moisture the better my hair curls. The more I use rhassoul clay and stick to the routine of using it, the better my hair curls and stays moisturized.

    If I use shampoo to strip, I have to build the moisture back up
     
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    Today I used the new Ouidad scalp and hair rinse, then Ouidad Curl Immersion Co-wash.
    I put in Shescentit Cocoa Cream Leave in, and then parted my hair into four sections and used the Ouidad moisturizing Styling Gel.

    I twisted my hair up while getting dressed, and I also put in those hair clips as the top of my twists to kind of bind them down at the roots.

    Let everything go before it dried. I really like my results!

    I still can't quite get the whole "second day/third day hair thing."

    I was watching Bianca Renee Today on You tube last week and she was talking about her "second day hair." But she basically rewet her entire head with a spray bottle and then reapplied gel. Is that seriously how you do 2nd day hair? What's the difference between that and just jumping in the shower and doing the wash and go over?

    Still confused.
     
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    @LadyRaider

    I think it depends on each person. For some people, second day hair and beyond can mean not doing anything to your hair or a light spray refresh. For some people, it’s not shampooing but doing a full rinse down reset.
     
  6. faithVA

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    For second day hair, I am spraying my hair with a spray bottle but not adding additional gel. I know some add gel in frizzy parts.

    I didn't watch the video. Did it take her a longer than 10 minutes to rewet and apply gel?

    For me it would be the time savings. Even when I just rinse, it is longer than 10 minutes. And because I air dry if I do a complete rinse, my hair won't dry in a day. But if I just spray it, it will be dry in a few hours.

    So it could be a few things: time, drying time, amount of manipulation.
     
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    I've always had wash and goes that last 8 days and beyond.... the 3 pillars are: 1. how you apply your gel when you style it... 2. how you care for it each night (super important for wash n gos to last) and 3. how you refresh it each day....

    my hair is very low maintenance after day 1... I just spritz the front, finger coil or gel + praying hands any fluffy/fuzzy areas and then go about my day.
    I think I've posted my day 5 and day 8 results in this thread previously... it's possible y'all!

    (How you sleep in it at night though... that's KEY)
     
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    How do you sleep? I do a pineapple on the front half of my hair and then wear a silk bonnet.
     
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    Yesterday I did a midweek cleanse with Redken Cleansing Conditioner. My head was a disaster. Today I did a quick shampoo with a very diluted AG Boost and skipped conditioning. My hair was so much better. On Sunday I will try cleansing with AG Boost and then condition and see how that works. I think it is hard for me to condition and have curls :sad: But we shall see.
     
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    What is it about conditioning that ruins your curls?
     
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    I'm not really sure yet. My hair looks good when I shampoo but as soon as I condition my hair turns into a fro, looks frizzy and my curls don't clump unless I really, really dilute my conditioner.

    Maybe when I see the stylist she will help me out. It may be that I can shampoo and condition but not use a cleansing conditioner or cowash. I'm still playing around with all of those. I have not had consistent enough results with anything yet to have any real conclusions.
     
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    I remember a while ago I realized that my hair clumped better when I shampooed, and then I lost the curls when I applied conditioner.
     
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    Has it improved any? Have you just stopped using conditioner? Have you tried diluting your conditioner until it is almost watery?

    It's interesting that our hair acts similarly even though it doesn't look like it would. To me my hair acts like it is wavy even though I have very small coils. But I think they must very easily get easily weighed down.

    I'm getting ready to order the Jessicurl Aloeba conditioner. I think I tried it years ago and I don't remember it weighing down my curls. I'm going to try it again.
     
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    My first bottle of UFD is almost empty. I think I’m going to try experimenting with using KCKT + ICH. Or maybe I’ll go back to KCKT + KCCC. I like the KC products.
     
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    I found another fav combo.


    I washed with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheat Grass Cleansing Tea.
    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 Curlsmith Hydro Style Flexi Jelly, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet-to-damp hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    Totally passed the dry mix test.

    So, I remember how much moisture the Curlsmith Flexi Jelly provides; despite the lack of hold.

    I figured I could find a better use for it as leave-in, underneath a strong hold styling product.

    I'll come back later with results.
     
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    @Shadow_Lace I’m really curious about the hydro style flexi jelly. I’m looking for a replacement for uncle funky and I’m intrigued by the hydronic acid and it’s moisture retention capability. let me know how it works out with a stronger hold gel over the top.


    Is the lavender smell strong? I’m not a big fan of that scent.
     
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    The video was actually a product review. Some new Curlsmith products. She did the second day hair thing just in passing.

    I tried it today. I wet my hair down good and then reapplied some of the Ouidad curl quencher. Probably should have done their moisturing styling gel.

    We'll see. I feel as if I will get a big ol' frizzy mess. We'll see.
     
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    :)

    You're better off than me. I'm a one day girl myself. But I haven't had an issue cowashing my hair every day if I want to wear it down, or just putting it up if I don't.
     
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    You may not have needed all of that water. Sometimes it just takes a little water or water and gel in the hands and applied to the hair. Everyone's reset is a bit different. Even my resets week to week are different.
     
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    I think I'm ready to graduate to resetting every 2 days. My second day hair isn't great but it is wearable. But that is where I was with day 1 hair so that's progress. I still haven't figured out how to be consistent with my hair. In 2 months I don't think I've figured out much :lol:

    For now I think I will cleanse, condition and style on the Sunday. The rest of the week I will alternate spritzing my hair with water and doing a full rinse and gel style. I will only use the ICH when I'm going somewhere.

    I will just keep at it and see if I can figure out anything in June.
     
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    I received my Jessicurl gentle shampoo and Aloeba conditioner. Looking forward to trying them out. I told my stylists about my possible allergy to UFD. She recommended DevaCurl B'LeaveIn which is the second gel she uses. She said I could also try CurlMix. I decided to try the B'LeaveIn since I can get that from a lot more places. Also its price is reasonable enough. CurlMix prices are crazy.

    The gel should be here Wednesday. I will give it a try on Saturday just in case it doesn't work. Not sure when I will try the Jessicurl since I shampooed yesterday. I am looking forward to trying a new gel because my scalp sometimes feels like it is on fire.

    I set an appointment for my hair cut June 27th. Hopefully I get some more growth by then so I can have a somewhat decent style.
     
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    @faithVA my stylist uses B’LeaveIn. I love the way it plumps up my curls. I’ve told myself that I would buy it one day, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m trying to use up the stuff I have before I get new stuff.
     
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    Yay! Thank you for that. I feel more encouraged now. I only have the UFD. So if the B'LeaveIn works I will use it primarily and then use the UFD once or twice a month to use it up. I like that the B'LeaveIn is easier to get on the ground.
     
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    It's actually quite moisturizing underneath the Xtreme gel.

    I did notice some flaking, I contributed that 100% to my being too heavy-handed with the Flexi Jelly!

    Because it's so smooth & instantly becomes more like a slippy liquid once applied on my hair... I definitely went overboard with it. :oops:

    As long as you're not heavy-handed it should be fine.

    The lavender is like non-existent as far as scent.

    Instead, it smells kinda like Honeydew Melon and some other fruit scent.

    I hope this helps!
     
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    I found another fav leave-in & gel combo!


    I washed with Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Shampoo.
    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 TGIN Rose Water Leave-In, then re-sectioned my hair.
    (On wet hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear Gel onto each section.
    I'm currently drying my hair.

    It totally passed the dry mix test!
    I wasn't expecting that, at all, lol.


    I gave a mini review of the Flexi Jelly in a previous post.

    The hold of the Xtreme was still firm.

    But the moisture levels exceeded expectations!

    The Flexi Jelly is 1 of the, few, most moisturizing leave-ins I've used so far.

    Despite, Lavender & Green Tea being high up in the ingredients list, neither scent is detectable.

    It smells more like Honeydew Melon and some other fruit.

    A word of caution please use a light &/or moderate application with the Curlsmith Flexi Jelly!
    Or else it might produce flakes.

    My hair started flaking by day 3...
     
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