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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

toaster

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I’m about to wash my hair and try my wash and go again. This time I might try with only the mousse. Surprisingly my hair feels pretty soft after washing on Thursday night, but it’s totally frizzy.

I don’t love the look of super hard wash and go’s on day 1, but I definitely need more than mousse if I want to wear my hair down for a few days before washing.
 

GettingKinky

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I’m about to wash my hair and try my wash and go again. This time I might try with only the mousse. Surprisingly my hair feels pretty soft after washing on Thursday night, but it’s totally frizzy.

I don’t love the look of super hard wash and go’s on day 1, but I definitely need more than mousse if I want to wear my hair down for a few days before washing.
That balance between longevity and good looking day 1 hair is hard to find. Since I started diffusing , I’ve been liking my day 1 hair more. And if it’s too frizzy for my liking by day 4, I put it in a puff or a banana clip ponytail. I used to wash twice a week, but after my initial excitement wore off, I got to lazy for that.
 

toaster

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That balance between longevity and good looking day 1 hair is hard to find. Since I started diffusing , I’ve been liking my day 1 hair more. And if it’s too frizzy for my liking by day 4, I put it in a puff or a banana clip ponytail. I used to wash twice a week, but after my initial excitement wore off, I got to lazy for that.
Ooh yeah I can definitely see how it’s going to be hard.

I’ve been watching the digital salon videos and I have thoughts. You were not kidding about their tone. It’s a bit off putting but they have a lot of great insight.

I’m going to cross reference their product list with Mona’s suggestions on Saturday.

I would also love it if one of the main girls didn’t have color in their hair. I feel like color makes curls visually pop more.

anyway, here are my drying wash and go results with mousse only. The crown of my hair is frizzy again. I wonder if it’s a totally different hair type and needs different product. 547239AA-1CE3-4160-BE32-BC85621DBD0F.jpegEAA72F8C-0B7F-4638-B12C-8520B1554B01.jpeg
 

Missjaxon

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Ooh yeah I can definitely see how it’s going to be hard.

I’ve been watching the digital salon videos and I have thoughts. You were not kidding about their tone. It’s a bit off putting but they have a lot of great insight.

I’m going to cross reference their product list with Mona’s suggestions on Saturday.

I would also love it if one of the main girls didn’t have color in their hair. I feel like color makes curls visually pop more.

anyway, here are my drying wash and go results with mousse only. The crown of my hair is frizzy again. I wonder if it’s a totally different hair type and needs different product. View attachment 462905View attachment 462907
@toaster Your hair is gorgeous. Have you tried concentrating more product near the roots? My hair looks like your roots when don't have enough product on it. Take a small section and add a little more product at a time to see if it makes difference. Good luck!
 

toaster

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@toaster Your hair is gorgeous. Have you tried concentrating more product near the roots? My hair looks like your roots when don't have enough product on it. Take a small section and add a little more product at a time to see if it makes difference. Good luck!
Thank you! I’ll try that tomorrow when I wash again.
I’m also going to try raking the product through with my fingers instead of using my Felicia leatherwood brush.
 

GettingKinky

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Thank you! I’ll try that tomorrow when I wash again.
I’m also going to try raking the product through with my fingers instead of using my Felicia leatherwood brush.
Every time I tried using a brush to distribute product (deman or Felicia leatherwood) I always ended up with more frizz.
more condition and water while conditioning makes the biggest difference for me.
 

ThursdayGirl

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Hi everyone,

I’ll be joining for a little bit. I got my hair done couple of weeks ago and found out that my hair does wash n go. So, I’m going to try it for a few weeks/couple of months.
  1. Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc). 4a/4b, normal to low porosity, APL, high density, fine
  2. What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc). I don’t have one. I’m new. I will try washing 1 time a week. My hair is a lot for me to handle more often than 1 time a week will just bring frustration.
  3. What are your length goals from joining this challenge? No goal length, just to keep hair on my head and figure out how to do a nice wash n go. Until now, I was 98% twistout.
  4. What are your styling goals from joining this challenge? To figure out my ideal wng products and get a consistently nice wng. Speed up how long it takes for me to do my hair.
  5. Any current struggles or concerns? How long it takes to do my hair.
  6. Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)

Question for you all. I have been having trouble finding Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. Is it getting discontinued? Or an ingredient change? Everywhere seems to be out.

Do you have ideas on a good sub for it? All of my products have glycerin in them and that makes for a tight wng for me apparently, lol.
 

oneastrocurlie

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Hi everyone,

I’ll be joining for a little bit. I got my hair done couple of weeks ago and found out that my hair does wash n go. So, I’m going to try it for a few weeks/couple of months.
  1. Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc). 4a/4b, normal to low porosity, APL, high density, fine
  2. What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc). I don’t have one. I’m new. I will try washing 1 time a week. My hair is a lot for me to handle more often than 1 time a week will just bring frustration.
  3. What are your length goals from joining this challenge? No goal length, just to keep hair on my head and figure out how to do a nice wash n go. Until now, I was 98% twistout.
  4. What are your styling goals from joining this challenge? To figure out my ideal wng products and get a consistently nice wng. Speed up how long it takes for me to do my hair.
  5. Any current struggles or concerns? How long it takes to do my hair.
  6. Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)

Question for you all. I have been having trouble finding Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. Is it getting discontinued? Or an ingredient change? Everywhere seems to be out.

Do you have ideas on a good sub for it? All of my products have glycerin in them and that makes for a tight wng for me apparently, lol.
Oh man. I went to check Target (where I normally get it) and Walmart and see it's not there. I only see it on the UFD website. That's a bummer. I don't know of anything similar.
 

OhTall1

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Question for you all. I have been having trouble finding Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. Is it getting discontinued? Or an ingredient change? Everywhere seems to be out.

Do you have ideas on a good sub for it?
I've seen UFD at CVS as well.
Camille Rose Curl Maker is supposed to be similar.

ETA: I wonder if they're having supply chain issues. On Insta someone asked about the shortage in stores and they replied that salon sized bottles are available on their website.
 
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GettingKinky

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Hi everyone,

I’ll be joining for a little bit. I got my hair done couple of weeks ago and found out that my hair does wash n go. So, I’m going to try it for a few weeks/couple of months.

Question for you all. I have been having trouble finding Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. Is it getting discontinued? Or an ingredient change? Everywhere seems to be out.

Do you have ideas on a good sub for it? All of my products have glycerin in them and that makes for a tight wng for me apparently, lol.
Welcome!!

I think Uncle Funky is having supply chain issues. It’s getting hard to find a lot of products these days - I couldn’t find kinky curly anywhere. But I’m pretty sure you can get Uncle Funkydirectly from their website.
 

toaster

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I listened to everyone’s advice and used more product this time.

I made sure my hair was soaking wet for my shampoo, used more conditioner on soaking wet hair to detangle my hair with my brush, let my hair get super wet before adding the Doux leave in, added more water, added the Doux mousse, smoothed through in 8 sections on each half of my hair. And here is the difference just out of the shower between my wash on Monday and my wash today.

I have one more wash and go attempt before my haircut!!!

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Smiley79

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  1. Please tell us about your hair (texture, pattern, porosity, length, etc) fluffy type 4/not much curl definition/ low porosity/chin-neck length
  2. What is your current regimen (frequency, techniques, products, etc)- wash and bun/3-4 times a week/using up my stash
  3. What are your length goals from joining this challenge? i've never been passed shoulder in my life, I'm going for it now
  4. What are your styling goals from joining this challenge? I love wet buns or two flat twists; marley twists as protective style
  5. Any current struggles or concerns? remembering to keep up with my protein treatments for added stregnth
  6. Please share a starting photo of your hair (optional but highly recommended)-

Wash and go's do not work for me...my hair does not have a lot of definition and I do not like gel. So I have found my own and "Wash and Bun" work for me and have done wonders for the health of my hair. It's tremendously helped my scalp inflammation issues from my mild CCCA (scarring alopecia). My scalp loves being in the water during showers. Another incentive I enjoy is getting to use up my products quicker. As a girl who loves trying products just for the fun of it lol, I can really get through them well before I hit hoarder status. :shopping:
 

toaster

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@GettingKinky

what do you think the announcement will be tomorrow about the digital salon? I just joined! At least I made it through the videos I wanted to see.

My hair appointment is at the exact time the live stream begins. So I’ll miss it.
 

GettingKinky

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@GettingKinky

what do you think the announcement will be tomorrow about the digital salon? I just joined! At least I made it through the videos I wanted to see.

My hair appointment is at the exact time the live stream begins. So I’ll miss it.
I’m super curious but I have other plans at that time so I won’t be able to listen either. I’m also wondering why they aren’t going to have a replay available. I’m guessing it will be something about them being less available to answer questions. Although I feel like they don’t really answer questions anyway- they just ask follow-up questions and then never answer.

Enjoy your Mona cut! I’m so excited for you.
 

toaster

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It looks great! I’m glad you had a good experience. And it doesn’t look like she removed too much length.
Thank you! I told her I wanted to grow my hair out so she didn't cut too much. The shape is much better though.

I'm currently ordering some Innersense products, UFCM, a ouidad wide tooth comb, and I need an overhead dryer but I'm not sure which one and where to put it in our apartment.

When we moved I didn't bring my pibbs, but I don't think that would work since it circulates the hair.
 

toaster

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I wanted to post a more thorough recap of my salon experience.

When I first showed up I was asked to go to the restroom and wash my hands. A teenager was in the second chair getting her haircut polished. I was about 10 minutes early so I didn’t mind waiting. Her hair was SO CUTE. I overheard when her mom paid that she was a “quarterly client.” She had tight coils that were Uber defined and I immediately felt at ease.

I had a second day wash and go with a middle part. Mona asked what I was looking for. I explained my lifestyle, that I rarely wear my hair curly but I wanted to, that I exercise 5-6 days a week and I wash my hair every 2 days, but would love to stretch that to 3-4 days. I said I didn’t care at all how my hair was parted, but I did not want bangs and my long term goal is to grow my hair out further.

I felt like she truly understood. She actually told me I should keep using the Doux foam and she would have used that to style my hair in the salon but they were out. She thought I could get 3-4 days out of my hair and I would dry quickly and wouldn’t have to sit under a dryer the way I will have to with the gel.

She gave me my initial shape and it was fascinating to wash. My hair got bigger and bigger as she cut my hair and it was actually super cute?

Her assistant then took over my washing and styling. I signed up for the “detox” and cut so he put some sort of powder that turned into foam on my hair to remove all the products, then he shampooed and deep conditioned my hair at the sink. He used... an Alikay Naturals DC and detangled my hair in sections with a ouidad comb.

Then it came to applying product. He sectioned my hair into much smaller sections than I use, and then with each section he further sectioned. The uncle funky’s daughter definitely elongated my hair, and the foam on top he said he used to make the gel less sticky.

I had to sit under the dryer for about an hour and even then my hair was not dry.They used the dyson diffuser to dry my ends and then took the diffuser attachment off to blow heat directly on my scalp. They did not stretch the hair at all while drying.

Once I was dry, Mona perfected my cut. What I found most interesting is that she parted the front of my hair on the left and right sides, and kept cutting, so that I can part either way and my hair will fall nicely.

She suggests her clients come back every 4 months, and I’ll definitely do that. I can trust she won’t take off too much length, and it was so nice to have someone else wash and style my hair with care.
 

GettingKinky

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@toaster I can’t wait until I can get in with a curly stylist here. I need a more polished cut.
That‘s interesting that they applied your product in really small sections. That’s the exact opposite of what the As recommend, but I feel that works better for ensuring that products gets everywhere. Please post a picture of your hair in a few days when it gets bigger I’m curious about the transformation.
 

toaster

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@toaster I can’t wait until I can get in with a curly stylist here. I need a more polished cut.
That‘s interesting that they applied your product in really small sections. That’s the exact opposite of what the As recommend, but I feel that works better for ensuring that products gets everywhere. Please post a picture of your hair in a few days when it gets bigger I’m curious about the transformation.
I will definitely post a picture! I’m going to try and wait for at least some of the products I ordered to arrive before I wash my hair again.

And yes! After reading the recap of yesterday’s live q&a, I went ahead and canceled my digital salon subscription. If the point is to get our hair ready for a curly hair specialist visit, and I’ve already visited with a curly hair specialist, why am I subscribed?

I liked reading and watching their videos, but I’m going to try applying product the way Mona and Stephen applied product to my hair.
 

oneastrocurlie

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Then it came to applying product. He sectioned my hair into much smaller sections than I use, and then with each section he further sectioned. The uncle funky’s daughter definitely elongated my hair, and the foam on top he said he used to make the gel less sticky.

I had to sit under the dryer for about an hour and even then my hair was not dry.They used the dyson diffuser to dry my ends and then took the diffuser attachment off to blow heat directly on my scalp. They did not stretch the hair at all while drying.
They do the same at the salon I go to. I'm at the bowl for a while as she applies product. She used to do it in the chair but as my hair grew she started doing it at the washing bowl.

I'm usually not dry after I finished under the dryer and she does the same, diffuse then blow dry the roots. It's always so fluffy, soft yet defined when I leave. She mainly uses Briogeo on me.

I go 3x a year for trims & color touch ups and I make sure I'm booked a year out whenever I go.
 

toaster

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They do the same at the salon I go to. I'm at the bowl for a while as she applies product. She used to do it in the chair but as my hair grew she started doing it at the washing bowl.

I'm usually not dry after I finished under the dryer and she does the same, diffuse then blow dry the roots. It's always so fluffy, soft yet defined when I leave. She mainly uses Briogeo on me.

I go 3x a year for trims & color touch ups and I make sure I'm booked a year out whenever I go.
Love it! I wish I could book because I’m already planning to go back in January. Her books only open one month in advance.

Your hair always looks amazing!
 

toaster

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Just waiting for my products to arrive so I can wash my hair tomorrow or Friday. I’ll post pics of how it held up. I’m four workouts in on this hairstyle and I need to clean my scalp.

Product combinations I plan to try:

UFDCM and mousse def
I create hold and mousse def
I create hold and inner peace texturizer (I didn’t order the inner peace, but I want to)

I don’t need my sets to last more than 4 days, so topping with a mousse for quicker dry time and softer set should work for my lifestyle.
 

oneastrocurlie

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Just waiting for my products to arrive so I can wash my hair tomorrow or Friday. I’ll post pics of how it held up. I’m four workouts in on this hairstyle and I need to clean my scalp.

Product combinations I plan to try:

UFDCM and mousse def
I create hold and mousse def
I create hold and inner peace texturizer (I didn’t order the inner peace, but I want to)

I don’t need my sets to last more than 4 days, so topping with a mousse for quicker dry time and softer set should work for my lifestyle.
UFD Curly Magic and Mousse Def are one of my favorite combos. Love your length. If I could get there without chopping I'd be proud of myself lol.
 

toaster

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I washed my hair tonight! My curly magic arrived and I did two workouts today so my scalp was like please clean me!

I used the briogio curly line for shampoo and conditioner since that’s what I had. I’ll use Innersense on my next wash (should arrive Friday). Styled with CM and mousse def.

Out of curiosity... how many pumps of CM is everyone using?
 
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