Fall/Winter Wash n go challenge

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    I didn't see any difference in my curls after combing. I just let the water run through my hair for 1-2 min after combing and my curls looked normal. I definitely got more shed hair with the comb than with my fingers.
     
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    I put my hair in twists and noticed I have some breakage at my crown. I'm wondering if it's from the Eco styler. I've always had some short pieces at the crown area, but it seems worse than normal. I had been saying I wanted to find a protein free gel to replace Eco styler, but I feel more motivated to stop using it now. I don't want to damage my hair.

    The breakage is not that bad, so I'm just going to switch to another gel and keep an eye on that area.
     
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    Did my first WnG of the season after having straight hair for 3 weeks. I clarified and then did a cassia gloss and DC. I used Giovanni direct leave-in and Ecostyler olive oil. Today is day 3 hair, pics are a little messy cause I fell asleep on the couch last night and didn't wear my bonnet. Going to refresh with water and Giovanni tonight where needed and will also try to break the crunch. What oil works well for you to break the cast?
     

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    I don't use gels with crunch. I'm not a fan of ecostyler. I usually use mane choice Crystal orchid gel, mielle organics pomegranate gel, kinky curly, or Camille Rose curl maker.
     
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    How many uses do you get out of Camille Rose and Kinky Curly? I haven't tried them yet bc I feel like they won't last more than a couple of washes.
     
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    Thanks so much. My bangs are to my chest thank God for shrinkage.
     
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    3 to 4. I get the big tub of kinky curly.
     
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    I posted this in another thread already, but I thought I would post here too, because doing wash and go's had really helped me get to know my hair better, and I've been natural for years.

    I did some twists and a twist out using my wash and go technique. I left my conditioner in and used my moisturizer on soaking wet hair. I didn't use anything for hold. My hair is so soft! I can't stop touching it. I'm on day 7 (now 8) and it still feels great.

    I don't think you guys understand how soft my hair is. My twist out is silky and bouncy like I could be in a Pantene commercial. Normally my hair feels dry and cottony. Not unhealthy, but definitely not silky. I thought that's just how my hair is, and I had accepted it as part of being natural.

    So far doing wash and go's had changed what I thought I knew about my texture as well as how it's supposed to feel when it's moisturized.
     
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    I did a wash and go with Mane Choice crystal orchid gel. Day 1 was fine. More volume than with Eco styler, but still looked fine. I got good definition and hold. My hair dried a little crunchy (which I don't mind). Day 2 I had lots of flakes. I will give it one more shot using less gel because I was very heavy handed with my application. I don't think this is going to be a staple though.
     
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    Warm weather is here and I am back to wash-n-gos. I tried the devacurl bleavin and super cream I loved how my hair comes out using these nice (defined and light) the problem is that it does not last more than one day. I have to totally re-wet my hair and reapply the next day soooo I'm sticking with The Mane Choice. With The Mane Choice I can get 3-4 days before I need to rewash and do the whole process again.
     
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    Yesterday morning, I rinsed off my old product and conditioned using CRN Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment. Then I massaged clay on my scalp and applied to hair on top of the DC.

    After rinsing, I sprayed diluted TMC Kids Detangler, smoothing into my strands. I focused putting melted Shea mix on the lower half of my strands, and then topped with CRN Curl Maker root to tip.

    I 'forgot' I was using the Curl Maker at full strength and was heavy-handed so my hair was still damp this morning and feels sticky. I also notice a few 'flakes' or rather, little globs of product that I hope will disappear if I just rewet and smooth my hair. I'll use it diluted next time. Day 2 hair.
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    Did another wng with Mane Choice. Used less this time to try to avoid flaking, and diffused instead of air drying. My hair is softer and not flaky, but also much less defined and more frizzy.

    I used my Denman brush to define the ends and that part turned out nice. I think on my next wash I will use the Denman all over if I have time.

    The next gel I'm trying is Bronner Bros. I hope I like it because so far all the cost effective gels have been a bust.

    ETA: A lot more shrinkage this time too
     
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    I am learning what products to use to achieve my perfect wash n go.

    Really it's a wash n shake.

    Today, I deep conditioned my hair over night with a Garnier honey mask and some morrocan oil,
    -shampood
    -conditioned
    ****when hair was still soaking wet, I applied my leave in conditioned (Garnier whole blends coconut oil leave in)
    -then I raked kinky curly curling custard all through my hair
    - I then layered a little eco styler on top, because I can get 8+ days from this.

    Now, I'm just waiting for it to fully dry....

    The pitures are (taken today)

    100% wet. Product just applied
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    50% wet, after having shaken my head to seperate curls.
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    50% wet side view
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    Last pic was taken on (last) Wednesday, that wash n go was 14 days old.
    ( I was sick with the flu and couldn't wash)
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    Dyed my hair on Saturday then styled with mane choice crystal orchid gel and 3 in 1 conditioner. This is my hair today. 5F055DCF-3D4E-447D-8DF9-19F2B4FBA2A4.jpeg 85225101-FD56-4DE2-A243-EAC8CCC3CFDC.jpeg BFB68BFF-B9A1-4C9C-A8D7-397D6A564FAA.jpeg
     
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    Co-washed with TJ Nourish Spa. Styled with As I Am leave in and twist defining cream, and Wetline Xtreme gel. Used my Denman brush for definition. Plopped overnight with a t-shirt. It's frizzy, but I was expecting that. It's good enough to wear to work. I'll probably wear it out until it gets too raggedy, then bun until next week. I got crazy shrinkage from using the Denman but I'm ok with that too. I like that I can change the length of my hair on a whim. My hair still isn't completely dry, so I'm not sure yet how crunchy it will be. So far it feels soft.

    I feel like my fast wng looks like I spent more time on it than the ones I actually do spend time on.
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    Did my first wash and go after 3 weeks with straightened hair.

    It looked alright on day 1. I tried a technique the salon uses (foam under gel), but didn't use their exact products.

    I raked and shingled in:
    1. Liquid: water
    2. Leave-in: TMC Ancient Egyptian Leave-in Lotion
    3. Foam: Nairobi Foam (like the salon)
    4. Gel: Design Essentials Honey Custard (like the salon)
    Day 1 results were pretty and soft. The roots were undefined, probably from being straight so long, but I could get away with the undefined roots for that first day.

    Here's a pic:
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    I'm trying so hard to get wash day down to 3 hours.

    I think the only way I can accomplish that is if I do like my salon and do wash day like this:
    1. wash
    2. steam in conditioner (20 minutes)
    3. detangle conditioner-laden, steamed hair
    4. style
    I'm scurred to wash before detangling, though. Seems like a RECIPE for a tangles-and-knots disaster. (I've tried it a few times but feel better detangling first.)

    Anyone have success with this--washing undetangled hair and THEN detangling?
     
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    I always wash first. Shampoo/cleanse, then DC, then detangle in the shower while rinsing out my conditioner. If I'm co-washing I just load my hair up with conditioner and finger detangle in the shower.

    When I DC the whole process takes about 2 hours including the hour I let my DC sit in my hair. If I'm co-washing, the whole wash and go process takes 30 minutes including detangling and applying my products.
     
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    This week I tried refreshing my wng by wetting it in the shower. Usually I just co-wash again and start over. It worked pretty well and allowed me to extend the style for a few more days, which is good for my low manipulation challenge. This is day 8. I plan to put it in a pony or a loose bun until I wash again on Thursday.
     
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    See, here is my issue.

    I want the results in the first video, but 90% of the time I get the results in the second video.

    Same head, same product, different look.

    I can't believe I can't yet replicate my favorite wng results. I'm going to keep trying. Sooner or later I'm going to stumble upon precisely what I did to achieve results I loved. :up:



     
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    :wiggle:

    Thanks, FoxxyLocs.

    I did it!!!

    2.5 hours. :yep:
    1. Sectioned old flexirod set into 6ths using the Luv Naturals -recommended Ouchless Goody Updo barrettes
    2. Shampooed twice with TMC Ancient Egyptian shampoo
    3. Detangled in shower with Denman D4 brush using Jane Carter Solutions Untangle Me Weightless Leave-in (rinsed it out to remove shed hair)
    4. At sink applied SM Manuka Honey Leave-in to soaking wet hair (hair felt and smelled divine) [praying hands and shingling]
    5. Applied Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel [praying hands and shingling]
    6. Used Denman to brush through just my ends
    7. KEY: Positioned/shaped hair with the bulkiness going toward the back, away from face
    8. Air drying
    In my notes about my best wash and go ever, I used the SM leave-in under the BB gel, air dried, then tension blow dried for elongation the next morning.

    I'll see how it goes tomorrow!
     
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    Gave the Bronner Bros gel another shot yesterday and it was a fail. My hair dried extra crispy, but with lots of frizz. It looks a mess. Will definitely need to redo it today.
     
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    Oh, no!

    I just did my first BB gel wng in awhile. Applied SM Manuka Honey Leave-in beneath it. Hair looks gorgeous!
     
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    My new wng products FINALLY arrived. :clapping:

    I really hope they work. I'm not really a cowasher type, nor a RO conditioner type. However, I'm very hopeful about the Cre'gel product, and I want to replicate the brand creator's complete process. Maybe cowashing and RO conditioner will make a difference!

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    I bit the bullet and bought some kinky curly curling custard and the curls blueberry gel. I tried the kinky curly first. I got good definition in the back, but the front dried really frizzy. I'm going to give it another try because I shampooed my hair beforehand and I know that makes my hair extra frizzy and harder to define. I'll try again after a co-wash.
     
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    I tried the Hydra Curlformer Gel ($28-30 for 8 oz) on the 22nd and got three days of unmushed hair after sleeping on it with a silk bonnet. It rinsed out clean, no gel rocks. I will try this one again soon. First day hair is my favorite still:
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    I reeeeeaaaaalllllly want to try the new SM coconut line gel. But it might be more for Type 3 than Type 4 hair.

    I think I'm gonna get it. If I can get styling down to just one product, that would be awesome (faster, cheaper). The reviews have me thinking "maybe, just maybe." I've felt this way so many times, though.

    *trying to talk myself down*
     
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    I like the new formula Wetline Xtreme gel for my work wash and gos. I don't work in an office setting, so my hair doesn't have to be perfect. I get good day 1 hair, but then it gets frizzy. I usually put it in a ponytail after day 2 or 3. Right now I'm on day 6. So far this is the only gel that I've been able to stretch for this long. I wish I had gotten a chance to try the old formula.
     
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    How did I miss this post yesterday?

    I love it! Your hair is long.
     
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