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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

toaster

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Kinky curly works very well. But for some reason my hair always was a bit stringy when I used it. You are tempting me to try it again, but I have so much ICH, UFD, MD and IP that I don’t need to buy any more products.
It’s a bit stringy on me as well! But not much more than any other gel.

Ive been thinking a lot about the idea that our hair lives in space and is 3D and I think a combination of my hair texture and length and cut means I don’t get much volume. Even when my technique was worse and my hair was less defined, it never really stuck out. So I guess stringy is kind of what my hair will be like.
 

LavenderMint

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Whew! Had quite a bit to catch up on! @faithVA & @toaster & @OhTall1 you all look awesome! @faithVA I think you’ve perfectly summed up how I feel about my hair as well: how I wear it is a little different from how it was styled but I can definitely appreciate it for what it will be. I’m finding that there’s also so much difference in degree of shrinkage depending on what products I use. Another realization for me this past wash day is that my ends stay feeing sticky because they tend to form an O even if the length of my hair is an S, creating a gel bubble. Besides that, the other thing that effects my definition is using the Denman brush. I love it for detangling and helping to remove shed hairs but my hair refuses to clump well afterwards, tangles more & looks very frizzy.

I go back to the salon tomorrow but not for a wng; I’m resting that for a week or two. I’ll probably pick up the InnerSense hair bath, maybe ICH while I’m there & another bottle of UFD. I was going through my closet a while back and realized I have a few “drugstore” gels and foams to try but I’m side-eyeing them now. That moco de gorila, two different kinds... I’m not sure I should even try that as a topper :lachen: I also have Aussie gel & Dove curls mousse in there.:look:
I will try to upload photos from the last wash and go.
Edit: Nevermind, I must have been REALLY mad because there is not a single picture of my hair from that set :lachen:
 
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GettingKinky

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It’s a bit stringy on me as well! But not much more than any other gel.

Ive been thinking a lot about the idea that our hair lives in space and is 3D and I think a combination of my hair texture and length and cut means I don’t get much volume. Even when my technique was worse and my hair was less defined, it never really stuck out. So I guess stringy is kind of what my hair will be like.
If you want 3D hair I’m sure Mona would be happy to give it to you.
 

Britt

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I'm thinking about what I should buy for Black Friday. I love having such a simple regimen now. I need very few products. So of course getting a few bottles of UFD and maybe 2 bottles of ICH. But I was thinking about getting 1 bottle of Trepadora. I realized I have no idea what it is for.

Why are you ladies using it? Why 3 layers versus just 2? Or if you are just using 2 layers with the Trepadora, why Trepadora versus ICH?

Excuse my spelling if it is wrong.

For me, Trepadora gives a longer longevity and is a bit more predictable than ICH. Whenever I've used ICH I have to redo in about 2-3 days. When I started doing wash n go's I was exclusively using UFD and Trepadora and this took my through the entire summer with no issues. ICH has been more of a hit or miss. But that's my hair... It seems a lot like the ICH. I just appreciate knowing exactly what to expect with the Trepadora.
 

faithVA

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For me, Trepadora gives a longer longevity and is a bit more predictable than ICH. Whenever I've used ICH I have to redo in about 2-3 days. When I started doing wash n go's I was exclusively using UFD and Trepadora and this took my through the entire summer with no issues. ICH has been more of a hit or miss. But that's my hair... It seems a lot like the ICH. I just appreciate knowing exactly what to expect with the Trepadora.
Thank you for that explanation. I definitely want to try it.
 

GettingKinky

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@GettingKinky How did your inner peace wash and go turn out?

I’m still loving kinky curly. Diffused my hair dry for about 25 minutes. Still damp, so I will probably diffuse again for 20 minutes later.

the inner peace worked pretty well. I didn’t use enough water and ICH so I have a lot of shrinkage, but I like the hold that inner peace provides. I’m going to use it again next week.
 

toaster

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Getting my second curly cut in three weeks. Hoping for an APL wash and go by end of next year. Not sure that’s totally possible with how much shrinkage I have.

This is the back of my head on day 2 with kinky curly.
 

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GettingKinky

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Getting my second curly cut in three weeks. Hoping for an APL wash and go by end of next year. Not sure that’s totally possible with how much shrinkage I have.

This is the back of my head on day 2 with kinky curly.
I’m jealous that your hair reaches past your shoulders. I don’t think mine will ever do that. It barely reaches my shoulder when it’s soaking wet.

And I’m jealous that you have Mona/Steven to do your cuts/styling.
 

Shadow_Lace

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So yeah I totally skipped my tried n' true, Pre-Wash Routine... I'm still wondering if that was a good choice...


I used Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash to detangle my hair.
Sectioned it off into 6 sections.

Section by section...
I lightly rinsed my hair, unravelled the braid, then detangled and fully rinsed my hair.

(On soaking wet hair) I smoothed Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse, then re-sectioned my hair.

(On damp hair) I smoothed Pattern Beauty Strong Hold Gel onto each section I'm currently air-drying my hair.



Now that I have actually used the co-wash as per it's directions...

The slip is present, but it seems to rapidly dissipate upon contact with my hair.
Majority of my shed hair was easily removed by hand.
But I chose to use my Phillips Flexi-Brush for the worst tangled areas.
I was trying to give my hands & fingers a break (those longer detangling sessions, were getting to me).

It was just ok, while using the brush.
Got the job done, but I won't repurchase.

I've had other detangling conditioners & co-wash products produce better results.


I still love the DE Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse as a leave-in!
Slip is great!
The scent is fruity and pleasant.
However, it's not a stand-alone styling product like the TGIN Rosewater Curl Defining Mousse.
There's just not enough hold from the DE Mousse.


As for Pattern Beauty Strong Hold Gel, this is my 1x using it.

Yeah, this isn't a strong hold, at all.
It's more like a medium hold, that can be built upon but why bother wasting it.

Consistency: very thick, clear gel.
Scent is light, smells like Chamomile flowers & a clean fresh scent.


I only have the sample size, but I was still using what felt like a very heavy-hand.
Only for it to produce lackluster results.

I was hoping for another Black-Owned strong/firm hold gel, like The CurlDaze Glossy Shine Gel.
I'm glad I didn't purchase the full size of this!

If there are any changes (or not) to the hold, I come back later with more on that.
 

faithVA

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Getting my second curly cut in three weeks. Hoping for an APL wash and go by end of next year. Not sure that’s totally possible with how much shrinkage I have.

This is the back of my head on day 2 with kinky curly.

It looks really good. You are very close to an APL wash and go now. I would say it is highly possible.
 

faithVA

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The A's and others are right about shampoo making a difference. I bought some shampoos and conditioners I ended up giving my SO because of reactions. He was using a cleansing conditioner and liking that because of the all in one. But eventually he ran out and switched over to the shampoo conditioner combination. He started telling me how soft his hair was even though he only selectively used the conditioner. Then he started mentioning it more and more. Before I gave him my products he didn't use conditioner. And now I think better shampoos and conditioners are his new thing.

So, I heard him say how soft it was and I smiled. But just now I kissed him on his head and I was like :shocked: Oh man your hair is soft.

I'm a little ticked though because I don't know that my hair is that soft. I'm feeling some kind of way (lol).
 

toaster

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The A's and others are right about shampoo making a difference. I bought some shampoos and conditioners I ended up giving my SO because of reactions. He was using a cleansing conditioner and liking that because of the all in one. But eventually he ran out and switched over to the shampoo conditioner combination. He started telling me how soft his hair was even though he only selectively used the conditioner. Then he started mentioning it more and more. Before I gave him my products he didn't use conditioner. And now I think better shampoos and conditioners are his new thing.

So, I heard him say how soft it was and I smiled. But just now I kissed him on his head and I was like :shocked: Oh man your hair is soft.

I'm a little ticked though because I don't know that my hair is that soft. I'm feeling some kind of way (lol).
This is so funny! I’m glad his hair is getting soft now that he uses shampoo lol.

Shampoo and more kinky curly products are the only things on my Black Friday list!
 

faithVA

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@faithVA That’s so cute that your SO is getting into his hair and liking the better products. My DH never gives his hair a second thought
My SO wouldn't have either. He was running out of stuff and asked me if I had something so he didn't have to buy anything. He wasn't convinced that it mattered. But the proof is in the pudding. You might have to sneak some better stuff in your DH's shower. :grin:
 

faithVA

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This is so funny! I’m glad his hair is getting soft now that he uses shampoo lol.

Shampoo and more kinky curly products are the only things on my Black Friday list!
I was just thinking about that. I'm thinking about 3 UFD, 2 ICHs and maybe 1 trepadora. That should last me until next November.
 

Shadow_Lace

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Ok I had to skip my Pre-Wash routine, because I was running on a very limited amount of time.
So I improvised a little bit.


First, just with warm running water, I gently removed any shed hair.
I split my hair into two sections.

Smoothed on Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash onto 1 section.
I went over that section with my Phillips Flexi-Brush, then separated my hair into 3 sections.
Detangled my hair with my brush, then braided the detangled hair.
Repeated on the other side, totaling into 6 braids.


While still sectioned off...

I clarified my hair with Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo.
The Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask as my light protein treatment.


Section by section...
I rinsed my roots, then unraveled the braid, & gently detangled it under running water.

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

(On damp hair) I smoothed Xtreme Clear gel onto each section.

After air-drying for about an hour, I lightly smoothed and patted the Giovanni Ultra Luxurious Hair Serum (Cherry Blossom + Rose Petals) onto my hair.

I'm currently air-drying my hair for a wash n go.



So the hold from the Pattern Beauty Strong Hold gel, basically turned into a light-medium hold.
I noticed when just lightly rinsing my hair, I had way more tangles than usual after day 1.

Definitely won't be repurchasing this gel.
Might just wind up using the rest of the sample: on my edges, to touch up frizzy areas, or something.
 

toaster

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Washed my hair and thought about what I like about the kinky curly products. They are very water soluble. A few minutes in the shower and my hair feels product free even prior to shampooing.

I also like how the combo defines each of my curls. It makes detangling afterwards so much easier. Applying a lot of knot today and adding water makes my fingers glide through my hair. Then the curling custard almost disappears in your hair when you add it on top. I end up with shiny, slightly crunchy hair that lasts for 4/5 days before I wash again.
 

GettingKinky

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Washed my hair and thought about what I like about the kinky curly products. They are very water soluble. A few minutes in the shower and my hair feels product free even prior to shampooing.

I also like how the combo defines each of my curls. It makes detangling afterwards so much easier. Applying a lot of knot today and adding water makes my fingers glide through my hair. Then the curling custard almost disappears in your hair when you add it on top. I end up with shiny, slightly crunchy hair that lasts for 4/5 days before I wash again.
I love knot today. I use a generous amount on my hair, it’s great for making my hair tangle free. My ends are old and damaged and need all the help they can get. But I like ICH more than the KC custard.
The As claim that the knot today builds up quickly. I use an AP shampoo every week and the kinky curly shampoo every 4 weeks or so and I don’t have any build up issues.
 
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