Fall/Winter Wash n go challenge

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  1. YvetteWithJoy

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    Still up, air drying this wash and go and packing for a trip.

    The wng is turning out very pretty. I used Jane Carter Solutions Curls To Go! Untangle Me Weightless Leave-in as my leave-in detangler, and I applied SM 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Styling Gel.

    I don't know how long this wng will last, because for me this gel's hold is medium (I prefer super hard hold gel so I can get days and days out of my wng without frizz).

    I may not be able to get a photo of it once dry, but if I do I'll post.
     
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    ITA. Wetline gives great 1st day hair.
     
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    Here's a photo. I like it a lot.

    https://blossomingfitnatural.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/img_20180629_110931.jpg
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Tried Kinky Curly again with the Denman brush. I mainly used the Denman bc my roots felt tangled after washing and I didn't want my hair to get matted.

    My hair turned out ok. Frizzy in some spots, but better than the first time I used it. Overall, it's a decent wash and go, but not worth $18/bottle. It gave me similar results to Wetline and the Mane Choice (minus the flakes).

    I haven't been playing around with my leave in and moisturizer like I have with my gel. I pretty much settled on the TJ Nourish Spa conditioner and Curls Blueberry hair milk combo. I've heard that Kinky Curly works best with Knot Today but idk if I'm ever going to try it.
     
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  7. Sharpened

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    I have resigned to the fact that I can no longer have my hair out without gel. :(
     
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    I actually did this this weekend as well... i haven't had good results with the denman brush in the past, but I was in a hurry to do my hair this time, and while soaking wet, I brushed my hair and then applied KCCC.

    Then i shook my head to get the curls to form.
    I got a very decent wash n go which i am still rocking.
    It is fuzzy in some small areas that I can see, but i don't think it takes away from the look.

    I'll be trying this again to see if i can perfect my denman method
     
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    So I have been doing wash n go’s this week on my short hair....some products did work others fail. Today I only cowashed and then put in Silcon Mix as my leave in and my curls were popping and my wash n go looked much better. I had been putting styling products over the silcon mix all of the others days , such as Curls Unleashed, As I Am etc and it turned out so so
     
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    OK, the Hydra Curlformer Gel has a learning curve. Too much, and it flakes; too little and it does nothing. It will flake after day three on my hair (I do not use any conditioner, so YRMV). Getting the right amount for each section takes practice because of how stiff this gel is--the smaller the sections the better. It does provide some elongation if you use it with a blow dryer (I used a regular, old handheld, no diffuser) on day one.

    I am using The Mane Choice Biotin Gel today. The last time I used this (two months ago) it flaked out on me after two days. I love the scent, though. This is the only gel I will let touch my scalp somewhat.
     
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    Hydra Curlformer Gel fail--for some reason the back came out overclumpy.
    Wet:
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    Dry:
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    @Sharpened it looks great! I would love my hair to clump like this.
     
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    Did a wng wth Eden's natural curl defining cream. The label says it has medium hold, but it felt like no hold to me. It's more like a heavy cream moisturizer. My hair doesn't look bad. I pulled it back into a ponytail after it dried, and I don't have too much shrinkage, but I won't leave it out for too long bc I'm afraid it will tangle without gel. I'll probably just wet it in the shower and go back through it with some gel.

    I would use this product for twists or braids but not for a wash and go.
     
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  14. Sharpened

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    OK, supercoilies can get some movement from a wash and go without banding. You need two things: length and frequent head shaking. The tighter the coils, the more length needed. A good gel and a blow dryer (or hooded one) also helps. The movement I have is only on the ends, barely any on the scalp. Maybe I should make a gif of my current hair do...
     
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  15. FoxxyLocs

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    I re-wet my hair and added a little leave in + Wetline gel. Turned out nice. I think on my next wash I'll try leave in + Eden's natural curl defining cream + gel. This is the closet I've gotten to my Eco styler results.
     
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    I tried the styling cream/gel combo that I mentioned a few days ago. Turned out nice. Now I want to try all the styling creams. :perplexed:
     
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    Hi, Ladies. Remember me? lol

    Yeah, it's been a while since I came to this forum/website. :blush2:

    I've been going through a storm with my health, but still manage try to keep up with my hair (I am blessed). Anyways, I hope you do not mind me sharing my latest Wash & Go.

    There's some difference between my Wash & GOs. Sorry I didn't know how to take a snapshot for the back of my head (nobody's around to do it for me).

    From this... UPDATED PAST IMAGES BECAUSE THE OTHERS WERE HUGE..Sorry.

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    Now, this...

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    @NatrulyMe you have great skin! What do you use on it?
     
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    I don't use anything but water. Sometimes, I will use ACV to cleanse my face. Thanks. :)
     
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    @NatrulyMe Ooo, you got long! So pretty! I wish I could rock a center part.
     
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    I just re-remembered today that straight castor oil (or heavy mixtures featuring castor oil) behave like gel on my hair. How did I forget this?
     
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    I am not complaining, but this hair of mine gets so tangled easily. Ouch!:cry3:Anyways, I have to keep my hair twisted, braided and or banded (for Wash & Gos) at night before bedtime (or it's is hell the next day). My hair is coarse. smdh. Yes, Castor oil is my best friend along with Shea butter. When I apply, it makes my hair feels so soft and curls flourishes. :yep:

    Thank you. :heart:
     
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    I believe castor oil prevents or reduces the number of split ends. I still need to try my shea butter before it dries out or something.
     
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    Have any of you ladies re-do your Wash & Go after a few days during the Summer? My hair looked like a fuzz ball earlier, so I gave myself a fresh do.
    It is still wet, but will air dry quick.

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    I do @NatrulyMe mainly to remove sheds via oil rinsing. Do you shake to remove excess water?
     
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    Yes. Also, I am starting to try the praying hands method instead of raking (since it has grown).
     
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    Final verdict on Hydra Curlformer Gel: mostly a plus. The dings I have against it are ease of use, dripping off strands, some flaking after 2-3 days and build-up (the last one should not be a problem for those using shampoo).

    The plus side: it does not contain copolymers (which give me gel rocks), it does elongate tight curl patterns, works well with a blow dryer, style lasts for days, mild gel cast (that never bothered me much). DH said he wanted to play with it, but was afraid of messing it up--a first.
     
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    Here's my wng from last week, I forgot to post. Trying to make the Mane Choice 24k gel work and it keeps flaking on me. This was my second wash, after flat ironing my hair for the first time in a long time. While it was straight, I trimmed approx. 3 inches or so of split ends and wore it for 4 weeks. 2018-07-22_00.44.29.jpg
     
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    Hey have you tried the mane choice tropical moringa line. I've been using the braid glaze for my wash n goes lately and I love it.
     
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