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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

faithVA

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Yes! When I started doing wash n go's back as I kept going along I noticed how much better my hair got and my wash n go's. I do think patience is needed, especially depending on the state that your hair is in when starting. My favorite combo is UFD and Trepadora. If I didn't care about the price, I would just stop there at the Trepadora gels lol.
I want to try the Trepadora next year. Can't wait.
 

faithVA

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One thing I like about wearing a wng is I don't have to color my hair as often because you can't see my roots in this tightly coiled mass :yay: But my hairline was turning quite gray so I finally colored today. I don't know why I make it so hard. :lol: I've been wearing my hair straight back with The Doux for a week so I didn't have to rinse before I got started. I applied the color and used the shampoo and conditioner which came with the kit. My hair felt coarser than usual but will see over the next week if there is a difference. Went a little heavier with the gel, added water and then more gel. I made sure I smoothed it in. After I got out the shower, I added 3 pumps of ICH. I really smoothed that in. After about 2 hours, I diffused on cool high. Then I let it air dry a bit. Then a few minutes ago, I diffused again on medium high.

Excluding the color, I think this is going to be my routine for the remainder of the year. I think this regimen gives me defined curls that last 5 without drying out.

I wish my camera took better pictures indoors but they suck with the lighting.
 

GettingKinky

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I wouldn’t be surprised if the digital salon comes back. They’ve been pretty quiet on social media. I don’t think they got quite the response they were looking for.

With COVID and all its adjustments, they seemed overwhelmed. When (if) things go back to normal they might reopen.

They have been pretty quiet in social media. I think they need the digital salon to keep their finger on the pulse of the consumer. I’m thinking after Aeleise’s new baby gets a little older they may bring it back.
 

toaster

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Thank you for reaching out to me. I felt if you believed in it enough to IM me it was worth looking into. I only did 1 month, which is all I needed. It was worth the investment.
Same! One month taught me a lot! The rest will come with continuing the practices.

I’m excited for your next trim!!
 

KaciaLN12

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These aren’t the best photos, but on the left is 3 days after my haircut and on the right is today. 1 month and 5 days between them.

On the left my stylist used uncle funky’s and Sebastian twisted foam. On the right I used mousse def.

I think it’s a mix of different styling products and maybe a little growth?

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Wow, your curl pattern looks like a bomb braidout! So pretty!
 

LavenderMint

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It took some time but I really like how my hair turned out last time. I took actual notes so I can remember what I did that seems to have made so much difference.
My time goal was 90minutes total, washing and styling.

After washing with Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture shampoo, I used DevaCurls Heaven in Hair, letting it marinate while I scrubbed down. My energy started flagging after making sure it was thoroughly rinsed out- DC products (most rinse-out products not just them, tbh) make my scalp itch especially badly if left in. I clipped my hair in three sections on each side, and separate those into halves for product application.

With UFD, I’m averaging between 4-6 pumps for each section. I couldn’t stand my body being wet anymore so I used one of those continuous mist spray bottles to get my hair back to dripping wet. Then after UFD I topped it with AG Cloud. By then, I was tired and ready to be done.

So after blow drying for as long as I could stand it & sitting in front of a fan, I only put bands on three sections at the front, popped on my bonnet and went to bed. Surprisingly, the back of my head dried completely, has firm, untouched coils & is the least sticky part of my hair. The parts I banded were still unpleasantly wet & sticky the next day. The front of my hair has a much softer hold but somehow also has definition and won’t keep a part.
Since then, I've just been popping my bonnet on at night and shaking my hair out after my morning shower.

I’m excited to wash again tomorrow and see how that shakes out. Pictures aren’t attaching even though they load.
 

toaster

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I ended up buying the dyson dryer/diffuser with my 20% off at Sephora.

We are going home for the holidays and possibly spending a few weeks there, and I was dreading air drying my wash and go in the winter. Hopefully this helps.
 

LavenderMint

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I am sitting here STILL in my towel, peeved and uncomfortably dry, from this afternoons botched wash session. I realized that the water wasn’t going down the drain as I was smoothing in the shampoo. I switched to the kitchen sink but my skin is so uncomfortable. I finished my hair in the sink & pretty much did what I did before with UFD, my continuous spray bottle and AG Cloud. I’m still waiting for it to dry and for the drain clearing treatment to work. :cry3: I’m so done with this wash day.
 

GettingKinky

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I ended up buying the dyson dryer/diffuser with my 20% off at Sephora.

We are going home for the holidays and possibly spending a few weeks there, and I was dreading air drying my wash and go in the winter. Hopefully this helps.
Enjoy it!!
I’m jealous that you get to see family for the holidays. My parents are too worried about corona to have anyone visit. ☹️
 

toaster

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Enjoy it!!
I’m jealous that you get to see family for the holidays. My parents are too worried about corona to have anyone visit. ☹️
My parents are worried too! My husband’s parents and my parents live about 30 minutes from each other. We’ll stay with my husband’s family and meet up with my parents in their backyard.

I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, so that’s our plan.

Im going to try the dyson on my wash this weekend!! Super excited and trying to remember what I learned from Aishia’s diffuser video.
 

toaster

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I’m binging Embrace Natural Beauty’s YouTube videos. Her hair seems very similar to mine.

She got a trim with a new stylist on Instagram live today. She trusts the stylist now and next time she’ll get a shape! Seems like she wants to keep her overall length but wants face framing layers.
 

LavenderMint

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@LavenderMint
I’m sorry about your drain clog. That really sucks.
Thank you. My hubs thinks it’s actually not a clog but that the mechanism is broken that moves the thing to hold or release the water.

My hair looks... not great. It’s as if my mindset came right through and is showing through my hair. But it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got enough headbands to last me until next wash day and if it’s really unbearable, I’ll wash again w/o doing a wng.
If nothing else, I have learned that it’s easy to just wash and try again.
 

toaster

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This morning’s mid-week wash was full of surprises.

I used up my innersense hydrating conditioner. I really loved it, but I might like the briogeo curl charisma conditioner more. Either way, I’ll use up the briogeo before deciding what to repurchase. I think if I’m going to have two conditioners open, I’d rather one be a deep conditioner than two instant conditioners.

I also was looking at my inner peace cream while washing and decided to use it as a topper instead of my mousse. It smells delicious and has a lot of slip. Not sure how defined my hair will be or how long it will last.

Also the second ingredient is Shea butter. I know the A’s use it in their salon, but I just got used to not using products with Shea butter that high in the ingredient list.

We’ll see. I think we’re still in the can’t post pictures phase of the forum, so I can’t post my final results.
 

GettingKinky

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This morning’s mid-week wash was full of surprises.

I used up my innersense hydrating conditioner. I really loved it, but I might like the briogeo curl charisma conditioner more. Either way, I’ll use up the briogeo before deciding what to repurchase. I think if I’m going to have two conditioners open, I’d rather one be a deep conditioner than two instant conditioners.

I also was looking at my inner peace cream while washing and decided to use it as a topper instead of my mousse. It smells delicious and has a lot of slip. Not sure how defined my hair will be or how long it will last.

Also the second ingredient is Shea butter. I know the A’s use it in their salon, but I just got used to not using products with Shea butter that high in the ingredient list.

We’ll see. I think we’re still in the can’t post pictures phase of the forum, so I can’t post my final results.
I recently finished my Innersense hydrating conditioner and I’m getting ready to try their color radiance conditioner. People rave about that one. I can’t wait to see what all the hype is about.
 

GettingKinky

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Inner peace wash and go is just okay. Not super defined, but soft and still pretty. Probably won’t use again.

Next on my experiment list is kinky curly knot today and curling custard.

I’ve been wanting to try these products since like 2008.

Will do a wash and go and practice diffusing this weekend.
Did you use the inner peace by itself?

I used kinky curly as my staple for a long time, but I prefer ICH. I think maybe I was using to much of the KC custard. But now I have no plans to buy it again.
 

toaster

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Did you use the inner peace by itself?

I used kinky curly as my staple for a long time, but I prefer ICH. I think maybe I was using to much of the KC custard. But now I have no plans to buy it again.
No ma’am! I used it over uncle funky’s. I’ve pretty much decided everything is a topper and curly magic is my leave in.

I’m going to try knot today and custard this weekend, but already I don’t like that custard doesn’t come in a pump. Jar products are so hard to apply in the shower.
 

Shadow_Lace

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Finally back, really waited too long do my hair... but also I was trying to give my scalp enough time to properly heal.

Pre-Wash Routine more or less like the previous but with a new oil for my scalp treatment.
I used the Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil Rosemary Mint for my scalp treatment.
Detangling agent was TMC Exotic Cool-Aid Sweet Papaya & Pineapple Infinite Conditioner.

I clarified with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo.
Next, I used Honey's Handmade Sea Moss & Bamboo Mask as my strengthening d/c.

Section by section...

Lightly rinsed the roots/scalp, unraveled the braid to detangle & remove matting/shedding.
Rinsed the section, then put it into a Bantu Knot.

(On more wet-than-damp hair) I smoothed OGX Pracaxi Oil Combing Cream, then re-sectioned my hair.

(On re-dampened hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear gel onto each section.
I'm currently air-drying my hair.




Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil Rosemary Mint.
I love this scent out to the 2 oils I've used for my scalp treatments!

The other one was just too overwhelming.
I noticed this to be an issue across the board, with covering the odor of the Black Castor Oil.

Sometime ago, I purchased the Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil Lavender Hibiscus for my Mom.
I never actually bothered to check the scent of that one until recently... oops.

Do:
Avoid the Lavender scent of any Black Castor Oil, if you're sensitive to scents.


Now, the Kreyol Essence HBCO Rosemary Mint has more of an herbal-Earthy scent.
But it wasn't overpowering, & actually smelled nice with TMC Conditioner on my hair.


As for the Honey's Handmade...

This is the 1st time I've used a mask from her brand.

It's the mini 1 oz. Sea Moss & Bamboo Mask.

I consider it a strengthening mask because Bamboo was the 3rd ingredient.
So the strengthening properties of the Bamboo were definitely in there!
Also, my hair felt a tad coated; not to worry, this regularly happens with hardcore strengthening masks/dcs.

More runny than I expected for a mask.
Still creamy, but really messy!

Slip was great!
Well for the tiny bit I did use to detangle & remove shedding/matting from my hair.

Scent?
In the tub, like any ol' lotion.
However, outside of it, and on my hair...
Floral (possibly a very light Jasmine), not really distinctive of a clean/fresh scent.
Very mild scent, didn't linger upon rinsing.
 

toaster

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I love following curl artists on Instagram for the hair pics and occasional tips.

I’m unfollowing those that have turned their focus to “partnering with a curl artist” and stopped posting videos and tips.

I completely agree with their advice, but I’ve already made a partnership so I’m not gaining anything from this up and down my timeline.
 

faithVA

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Had my stylist visit. We are still working on shaping as it grows out. It is such an enjoyable experience. I'm glad I found her. I go back in March. I'm horrible at pics but hope this gives an idea. It looks better IRL.
 

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faithVA

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:2inlove::2inlove::2inlove::2inlove::2inlove: @faithVA

Your shape is really nice and your hair looks sooooo healthy and happy and moisturized and soft!
Thank You @toaster . I was hoping to keep more length. But as I watched her cut hair away what she was doing made sense. I could see the shape coming through as she cut. She set we are setting the shape now so when it is longer we won't need to cut but just trim the ends.

My hair is definitely healthier. I can see the improvement since March. Looking forward to seeing where she is in then because that will be one year.
 

GettingKinky

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I love following curl artists on Instagram for the hair pics and occasional tips.

I’m unfollowing those that have turned their focus to “partnering with a curl artist” and stopped posting videos and tips.

I completely agree with their advice, but I’ve already made a partnership so I’m not gaining anything from this up and down my timeline.

who are your favorites?
 
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