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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

toaster

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Today I tried a one product wash n go with mousse def and air drying. So far I love it, and even if it only lasts a few days, it was so quick and easy that I’d be willing to redo it every other day.
Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!
 
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toaster

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I love it, but I don’t think it’s going to survive me sleeping on it.
Oh no! Let us know if it surprises you!

At my hair appointment Mona said I could use only the Doux mousse for my wash and go’s, since I’m only trying to get 3-4 days out of each wash. But she did mention for my hair type I’d still need to set under the dryer.
 

GettingKinky

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Oh no! Let us know if it surprises you!

At my hair appointment Mona said I could use only the Doux mousse for my wash and go’s, since I’m only trying to get 3-4 days out of each wash. But she did mention for my hair type I’d still need to set under the dryer.
Day 2 has major volume. It looks fine, but it’s bigger than I’m comfortable wearing to work. Maybe next time I’ll diffuse it and see if it can last a bit longer.
 

Britt

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It’s a simple concept, but hydrating your hair with water really blew my mind. Now I sit under the water for so long before I even shampoo. Even longer before I add conditioner. And my hair is so wet it’s practically straight before I apply my gel. The idea of using a mousse on my hair was laughable before. I thought I needed super heavy products to weigh my hair down to get curl definition.

I do acknowledge that it helps that my hair started at a long length and in good health. I straighten my hair MAYBE once a year and I’ve been on and off this forum since 2008. There are all kinds of wonderful routines. This one appears to be working for me right now.

Here is a picture of my first wash and go on September 3, pre-haircut and digital salon. And another picture of my day 3 hair, today.

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This is an amazing before and after in a short period of time.
Your posts reminds me of a something Loulou posted on IG that had me cracking up when she showed the client under the water for 2 seconds and then the stylist proceeds to shampoo :lachen: I was like :cry3:b/c that's exactly how my stylist washes my hair.
 

Britt

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I love Kelly from Insecure's wash and go's. Every time I'd watch her character I'd admire her hair. On her IG people are always in the comments commenting and asking about her products and she never answers lol. I saw one old old post where she just replied "Miss Jessies". I want the regimen lol !
 

toaster

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This is an amazing before and after in a short period of time.
Your posts reminds me of a something Loulou posted on IG that had me cracking up when she showed the client under the water for 2 seconds and then the stylist proceeds to shampoo :lachen: I was like :cry3:b/c that's exactly how my stylist washes my hair.
I love Loulou’s posts! That one had me dying laughing. But that’s how I was washing my hair! In fact I would squeeze my to remove water before applying conditioner. Whoops.
 

oneastrocurlie

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Today I tried a one product wash n go with mousse def and air drying. So far I love it, and even if it only lasts a few days, it was so quick and easy that I’d be willing to redo it every other day.
I did this yesterday, using the DE mousse and I'm surprised how well my hair turned out this morning. I think using KCNT as my leave in helped a lot. I've tried this in the past and it wasn't as defined as I like.
 

oneastrocurlie

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Do you guys still deep condition? If so, how often and what do you use?
I've been using the Boost conditioner a lot and Mielle Organics mint dc here and there. I like that one.
At least weekly for me. I made one of those heating caps that you can put in the microwave. Super convenient. Right now I'm trying to use up my stash so I'm using whatever is almost empty lately lol. But my favs currently are Briogeo Don't Despair and Eden Bodyworks Split End Repair Mask.
 

toaster

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Do you guys still deep condition? If so, how often and what do you use?
I've been using the Boost conditioner a lot and Mielle Organics mint dc here and there. I like that one.
I don’t! And I think I should. I don’t think I could do it weekly, but maybe once a month?
 

toaster

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I did this yesterday, using the DE mousse and I'm surprised how well my hair turned out this morning. I think using KCNT as my leave in helped a lot. I've tried this in the past and it wasn't as defined as I like.
Maybe on Sunday I’ll try with quiet calm curl control as a leave in, and mousse def as a styler.

I’m pretty certain my favorite combo is uncle funky’s and mousse def, but I want to use up the other styling products I bought.
 

Shadow_Lace

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Still fine tuning my pre-wash routine.
Using the same products as last time.
I decided to kinda cheat and just go right into 3 sections for the side of my hair that I was detangling at the time.
As I was sectioning off my hair, I put the remaining hair into a Bantu Knot.
Upon finishing a section I twisted (once) or braided it, then put the detangled section into a smaller Bantu Knot.
Repeated the steps on the other side.
Covered my sectioned off detangled hair with a plastic conditioning cap.

I cleansed my hair with Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Shampoo.
Next, I used Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask as my light protein treatment.

(On soaking wet hair) I smoothed on OGX Pracaxi Oil Combing Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
(On damp hair, more wet by lukewarm water on low porosity area) I smoothed The CurlDaze Glossy Shine Gel (with Kukui Oil) onto each section.
I'm currently air-drying my hair,



I know I was supposed to be sticking to creme/cream styling products...
But I missed my curl definition!
I know bad me!
I still have a lot of work to do in the self-discipline arena!


So to re-cap:

Honey's Handmade Pumpkin Spice & Toffee Curl Nog Custard....
Very moisturizing!
Non-existent to light hold... I guess...
I could get similar results from just using oil as a sealant on freshly washed hair, so...
The label did have it as a leave-in conditioner.

I will say after 2 days, w/out refreshing in between, it flakes.
User error because I was heavy-handed using the HH Curl Custard.
Definitely a light-hand use product!



On wards!

The CurlDaze Glossy Shine Gel (with Kukui Oil)

Passed the slightly wet mix test.

2nd time using it.

I like it better with a moisturizing leave-in underneath it.

The 1st time, I was tripping!
No leave-in, on not even throughly detangled, more dry than damp hair, too?!
Idek why y'all...:(


I will say she did that!
I think I've found my new Black-Owned replacement for the cheaper strong/firm hold gels (Eco-Style & Xtreme gel).

No:
Protein,
Aloe Vera,
Coconut Oil!
Shea Butter

Does contain Glycerin as the 2nd ingredient.

However it does contain anti-humidity ingredients as well.

If you have hair that easily retains moisture, maybe then you can skip a leave-in conditioner.
Otherwise, I wouldn't suggest it.

I didn't purchase her Leave-In or Styling Creme because of the Coconut Oil. :confused:
You know my skin is still Anti-Coconut Oil (at least in it's purest form). :rolleyes:


Consistency is of a slightly, loose version of the Xtreme clear gel.
Scent is fruity... but I can't quite place it at this time.
It's pleasant, without being overpowering, as I can still smell my leave-in, too.

I do remember the extremely strong hold from the 1st application.
I will come back later with more info on the hold of the gel w/ a leave-in.
 

GettingKinky

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I did this yesterday, using the DE mousse and I'm surprised how well my hair turned out this morning. I think using KCNT as my leave in helped a lot. I've tried this in the past and it wasn't as defined as I like.
you used the KCKT under the mousse? I only used mousse. Maybe next time I’ll add the KCKT because my hair feels dry/crunchy on day 2-3 with just mousse.
 

oneastrocurlie

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you used the KCKT under the mousse? I only used mousse. Maybe next time I’ll add the KCKT because my hair feels dry/crunchy on day 2-3 with just mousse.
Yes and no? I always apply my leave in to soaking wet hair and then add a trickle more water to help it spread . I just decided to use KCKT as my leave in this wash.

I say yes because I technically always have something under my styler. And I say no because I didn't use the KCKT as a styler, it was just my leave in. Hope that makes an ounce of sense lol.

I think the KCKT being so moisturizing for me it works nice under a not as moisturizing mousse.
 

toaster

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Do you wash and condition in the shower? which conditioner do you use?
I usually will let the conditioner sit on my head while I do things and then rinse out.
Yep I wash and condition in the shower. I leave the conditioner in while I wash my body before rinsing and styling.

I usually use Innersense hydrating hair bath or Briogeo curl conditioner.
 

GettingKinky

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Yes and no? I always apply my leave in to soaking wet hair and then add a trickle more water to help it spread . I just decided to use KCKT as my leave in this wash.

I say yes because I technically always have something under my styler. And I say no because I didn't use the KCKT as a styler, it was just my leave in. Hope that makes an ounce of sense lol.

I think the KCKT being so moisturizing for me it works nice under a not as moisturizing mousse.
that makes perfect sense :)
I really like KCKT next time I try foam only I’ll use KCKT first. I also apply it when my hair is soaking wet, but I use a generous amount.
 

faithVA

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I'm so lazy with my hair. I don't foresee being over this laziness until the spring :ohwell: I'm doing CCS once a week and I'm doing all kinds of craziness to stretch my hair until the next cleanse. Since I'm not leaving the house it usually looks crazy. But now I just leave the house looking crazy and don't care a whole bunch. My SO doesn't even say anything to me because I think he is probably overwhelmed by the craziness :lol:

I clarified and then cleansed with the Elucence Brand. I conditioned. Then used UFD in the shower and later added 3 pumps of ICH. I let it air dry as long as I could. I think my hair last longer when I air dry as much as possible. But since I knew it wouldn't dry by bedtime, I diffused on the cool setting on high.

I took a picture, but my hair looks the same as it did in July. Nothing new to see. It's growing but it is starting to pack down. My stylist said I have a lot of hair and now with it growing in, I think I see what she means. My hair just looks like a mass of coils on top of each other.

Once my hair grows out I think I see a 2 strand twist in my future :lol:
 

toaster

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I'm so lazy with my hair. I don't foresee being over this laziness until the spring :ohwell: I'm doing CCS once a week and I'm doing all kinds of craziness to stretch my hair until the next cleanse. Since I'm not leaving the house it usually looks crazy. But now I just leave the house looking crazy and don't care a whole bunch. My SO doesn't even say anything to me because I think he is probably overwhelmed by the craziness :lol:

I clarified and then cleansed with the Elucence Brand. I conditioned. Then used UFD in the shower and later added 3 pumps of ICH. I let it air dry as long as I could. I think my hair last longer when I air dry as much as possible. But since I knew it wouldn't dry by bedtime, I diffused on the cool setting on high.

I took a picture, but my hair looks the same as it did in July. Nothing new to see. It's growing but it is starting to pack down. My stylist said I have a lot of hair and now with it growing in, I think I see what she means. My hair just looks like a mass of coils on top of each other.

Once my hair grows out I think I see a 2 strand twist in my future :lol:
Ooh your hair sounds lovely! A mass of coils is something a lot of people would love!

I also look crazy all the time and my husband just shrugs. My buff (or as he says, my hair sock) is on pretty much 24/7 because I don’t leave the house and can’t figure out why I should have my hair out.

The most involved my hair routine has ever been was when I roller set my hair weekly. That took forever! But once it was done, I didn’t have to touch my hair for a week.

Doing CCS and sitting under the hair dryer feels similar to me. It takes me a little over an hour in the shower, one hour under the dryer, and do nothing to my hair for 3-4 days before I do it again.
 

faithVA

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Ooh your hair sounds lovely! A mass of coils is something a lot of people would love!

I also look crazy all the time and my husband just shrugs. My buff (or as he says, my hair sock) is on pretty much 24/7 because I don’t leave the house and can’t figure out why I should have my hair out.

The most involved my hair routine has ever been was when I roller set my hair weekly. That took forever! But once it was done, I didn’t have to touch my hair for a week.

Doing CCS and sitting under the hair dryer feels similar to me. It takes me a little over an hour in the shower, one hour under the dryer, and do nothing to my hair for 3-4 days before I do it again.
You know how long I've been on here. When I started I was OK doing my hair all weekend. Then I was doing my hair in 4 or 5 hours. Now spending more than 30 minutes seems unbearable :lol: And that is in a 7 day period. I would have never thought this day would come. :lol:
 

toaster

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You know how long I've been on here. When I started I was OK doing my hair all weekend. Then I was doing my hair in 4 or 5 hours. Now spending more than 30 minutes seems unbearable :lol: And that is in a 7 day period. I would have never thought this day would come. :lol:
It’s a game changer for sure! Maybe in a few months I’ll be more inclined to spend more time on my hair, but not now.
 

toaster

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Results of yesterday’s wash and go. I used quiet calm curl control as a leave in and mousse def on top. I’m excited to see how this holds up.

It looks really similar to my uncle funky’s daughter and mousse def results. I always thought it was the gel giving me the hold and definition, but maybe it’s the mousse?

The real test will probably be humidity and weather conditions. I barely go outside now so I have no idea how my hair reacts to the weather.

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Shadow_Lace

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Why do I do this to myself?!
I'm legit playing myself every single time!
I tried to go a long (for me) time without doing anything to my hair.
Granted I also wasn't feeling well, but that's beside the point!
I even managed to keep my Satin Bonnet from CurlDaze on for the majority of this period.
Go me!
'cause I wasn't protecting my hair before falling asleep for the longest.

Anywho...

This matting at my roots was the reality check!

Majority same-ish Pre-Wash routine, used the Herbal Essences Smooth Rose Hips conditioner as my detangling, slip agent.

With my hair still sectioned off...
I used Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea, as my shedding reduction scalp treatment and overall cleanser.
Next up, the Emergencia Keratin Repair Formula Deep Intense Hair Treatment as my heavy-duty protein treatment.

Section by section, I unraveled the braids or twists to remove any sheds/matting/tangles, prior to the leave-in.
(On soaking wet hair) I smoothed OGX Pracaxi Oil Combing Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.
(On damp-to-wet hair) I smoothed Urban Hydration Honey Laid & Slayed Pro Gel, onto each section.
I'm currently air-drying my hair.

Whew! Despite how (entirely too long) this all took.
I literally finished before noon!
Heh, I thought it around 2-3pm, before I checked the time.
 
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