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Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2020 Challenge

faithVA

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I bought 3 UFD gels @30% off. That is a good deal for me. That gives me 3 bottles for the price of 1/2. I decided to skip the Innersense because it was only 20% off. I think I have a 20% off coupon so I can buy that whenever. I will also save the Trepadora purchase until it gets warm and I see how my hair acts. I didn't even go out enough this summer to worry about whether my hair frizzes or not :lol:
 

toaster

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I bought 3 UFD gels @30% off. That is a good deal for me. That gives me 3 bottles for the price of 1/2. I decided to skip the Innersense because it was only 20% off. I think I have a 20% off coupon so I can buy that whenever. I will also save the Trepadora purchase until it gets warm and I see how my hair acts. I didn't even go out enough this summer to worry about whether my hair frizzes or not :lol:
Nice haul and savings!

I started doing wash and go’s in September and I don’t leave our apartment so I have no idea how the elements will impact my hair.

We will be spending 2/3 weeks in South Carolina this January, so that will be a test.

How is your haircut growing in?
 

Shadow_Lace

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Finally went back to my Pre-Wash Routine (I think I'm going to aim for doing these less often than every single wash day, just haven't decided upon the frequency).

Products used:
As I Am JBCO Water
Eden Bodyworks Hibiscus Honey Hair Tonic
Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil Rosemary Mint
The Mane Choice Exotic Cool-Aid Sweet Papaya & Pineapple Infinite Conditioner

Only to wind-up with 6 braids of removed shedding/matting & detangled hair.
Covered with a plastic conditioning cap.


I washed my hair with Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea.
For my protein treatment, the Emergencia Keratin Repair Formula Deep Intense Hair Treatment.
Next, I used Briogeo Kiwi + Avocado Mega Moisture Superfood Mask as my d/c.

Upon gently rinsing my roots/scalp, and going section by section...

Unraveled each braid, under running water, and lightly detangled my hair.

(On soaking wet hair) I sprayed Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In, followed by smoothing the Alikay Naturals Dulce Hydrating Curl Lotion, & then re-sectioned my hair.

(On damp hair) I raked, then smoothed Xtreme Clear gel onto my hair.
I'm currently air-drying my hair for a wash n go.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

Melanated Queen
Styled my hair this past Saturday with Coco Black Naturals Curling Custard. ITs the best styler for a washngo I have had for elongation and hold. Better than even KCCC and Wet line combo. HOWEVER , the glycerin it in has/had my hair like rock formation. This is better suited for me during the warmer months. I might try it out with QB products to see if it helps. I refreshed it last night and it helped. Soon as the water hit my hair my curls boinged back and the hair softened up. Once I hit that brick NJ air though my hair is back to firm.

Company is based in Ghana, there is a supplier in NY that I purchased from. The price point isn't the best . Along the lines of Miss Jessies.


 

toaster

Well-Known Member
Styled my hair this past Saturday with Coco Black Naturals Curling Custard. ITs the best styler for a washngo I have had for elongation and hold. Better than even KCCC and Wet line combo. HOWEVER , the glycerin it in has/had my hair like rock formation. This is better suited for me during the warmer months. I might try it out with QB products to see if it helps. I refreshed it last night and it helped. Soon as the water hit my hair my curls boinged back and the hair softened up. Once I hit that brick NJ air though my hair is back to firm.

Company is based in Ghana, there is a supplier in NY that I purchased from. The price point isn't the best . Along the lines of Miss Jessies.


Omg she’s lovely! I’ll have to subscribe.

Hair looked wonderful, but crunchy.

When you used it did the color get on your clothes/towels?

I’m intrigued!
 

Shadow_Lace

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Skipped my Pre-Wash Routine.

I used TMC Exotic Cool-Aid Sweet Papaya & Pineapple Infinite Conditioner as my co-wash & detangling agent.
Split my hair into 2 sections.
Brushed the c/o into my hair, sectioned my hair into 3.
Brushed through each smaller section, then braided the detangled hair.
Repeated on the other side.

I cleansed my hair with Not Your Mother's Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Shampoo.
Alikay Naturals Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask as my anti-shedding/strengthening d/c.

Gently rinsed my roots/scalp. Section by section...
Unraveled each braid, gently detangled under running water, and then re-sectioned my hair.

(On damp hair) I raked then smoothed JAZZ UP MY CURLZ Grapeseed Buttercream, then put the 3 sections into one braid.

(On re-wet hair) I raked then smoothed the JUMC Grapeseed Buttercream onto each section.
I'm currently air-drying my hair.


Whelp, I'm back to a creme only wash n go.
Honestly it's due to the climate: temperature & dew points, and more importantly that I didn't feel like using any gel.:look:
 

toaster

Well-Known Member
I'll admit, she lost me at shingling. I can't. Lol.
LOL! Her results were nice but in the video she did with her boyfriend she said the product flakes all the time. That’s where she lost me.

But her results were really pretty and I bet it does work really well.

I’m on a mission to use my kinky curly products mostly for the first 3 months of the year (and this month too) and then reevaluate.
 

LavenderMint

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My only hair related BF/CM purchase was a buff. Ive been suffering from FOMO since but I’m ultimately glad I didn’t spend more.

I just came out of my 2wk old flat twists & I was sorely tempted to keep the twist-out because it was truly cute :gorgeous: but my scalp was crying (and my ends were dryyyyyy).

I used the CD Black Vanilla shampoo after soaking & rinsing my hair, no prepoo product. The longer I wet it, the more shed hairs came out. There weren’t any snags and as my curls reformed, I was still able to run my fingers through, root to tip. The shampoo seemed to change that but not by a lot.
I deep conditioned with Crece Pelo for about 20 minutes, detangled & rinsed.
I tried using the UFD in bigger sections, with frequent misting & squishing it in... I still probably use more than I should.
Since I’m trying to use up my stash, I tried the Aussie Instant Freeze gel as a topper. Squeezed into my hands, emulsified, and applied on top of UFD in each section with praying hands... so far, I like the results so we’ll see how it turns out. I know it’s probably not an “approved” gel but I bought it and I’m not going to waste my money.
I’ll post a pic some point over the weekend
 
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