Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    I tried it once as a refresher on some frizzy sections of my hair. I sprayed them with water and then added the custard. It didn’t really fix the frizz. But I am going to try it again as a styler. I only need 3 days of hair since I wash every 3-4 days.
     
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    It was super foggy when I walked my dog this morning and now I have quite a bit of frizz. Plus I keep playing with my hair, so that’s not helping.
     
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    Diffusing has been a game changer for me. Day 1 has gone from my least favorite day to my favorite day.
    Why did I wait so long to try it again? I was so excited when I got it back in January, and then after a few tries it just sat collecting dust for 9 months.
     
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    This right here! When I start doing wash n gos again, I want to try diffusing to reduce time. What has diffusing changed for you in terms styling?
     
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    When I air dry my day 1 hair is flat and has a Jheri curl look because I couldn’t break the gel cast while it was air drying all day.
    Now that I diffuse I can scrunch my hair after a few hours so it’s full and doesn’t have that wet look anymore.
    I haven’t changed anything with how I apply my products. Once I’m done I blot my hair with a t-shirt and then diffuse for 10 minutes high speed low heat. After that my hair is at least 80% dry. At this point it doesn’t have that wet look so I’m happy.
     
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    Alrighty then! Random hot weather weekend! And a new fav combo!

    I clarified with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo, then I used Not Your Mother's Matcha Green Tea & Apple Blossom Masque as my detangler and d/c. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed on Cantu's TXTR Leave-In/Rinse-Out Hydrating Conditioner, followed by Wetline Xtreme Aloe/Green Gel onto each section. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    My devatowel arrived. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.
     
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    Has anyone tried devacurl wash day wonder? Is it any good?
     
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    I haven’t. I always detangle while I’m conditioning. I’ve started using the Felicia Leatherwood brush after my wide tooth comb and it goes pretty quickly.
     
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    I have. At the time, it made enough difference in my detangling that I bought the big pump bottle. So, it was good. However, since then, I’ve made a big change in my haircare and no longer feel the need to use it.
     
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    I was really lazy applying my products this morning. I really need my hair to last for 4 days, I may be in a pony/puff by Wednesday.
     
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    Happy Veterans Day!

    I tried some new (to me) Not Your Mother's products, + a new curl defining method

    I co-washed with NYM Curl Talk 3 n 1 Conditioner, used it as my detangler, and sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I dampened my hair with a t-shirt. I smoothed on NYM Curl Talk 3 n 1 conditioner, next I smoothed on NYM Curl Talk Defining Cream and finger twirled the clumped strands. I'm currently air-drying my hair.

    I just wanted to test this out, I've watched other type 3s do this.
    I decided to try it out.
    If this works, I may have another styling method.

    For reference: low density, medium porosity, medium (mostly) - fine, type 3
     
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    My hair seems really stringy today, not as clumpy as previous days. I’m not sure if it’s because I used a different/new conditioner for cowashing today or because I actually didn’t really cowash (when I got in the shower, I had deep conditioner in my hair from Sunday, and I just rinsed that out and added in TreSemme and that was it).

    Also I started out styling my hair with The Mane Choice’s Exotic Kool-Aid Gel, and it went on more watery than I expected considering its texture in the container, and it started foaming up during application. Probably will make sure my hair is dryer the next time I use it. Ended up using Wetline for the rest of my hair. Scrunched in water after all the gel was applied.
     
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    Did you use any leave in under the cool laid gello?
     
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    I had in TreSemme conditioner.
     
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    Hey ladies! Is it too late to join this challenge?? :lol:

    I have type 4b hair, but I'm thinking about doing a wng challenge because tbh I'm SICK and tired of twist-outs, and I feel like doing wng's would force me to wash my hair more frequently, keep it moisturized (because of the increased water), and would probably be LESS manipulation on my fragile, fine-textured type 4 hair honestly... :(

    Anyway.... I was just wondering if it was too late to join? I got my hair washed, conditioned, steamed, cut, and styled in a wash and go just last weekend, and I LOVE it! :grin: I'll be co-washing my hair tonight and will continue with a wng again until Saturday.

    My goal is to shampoo my hair at least once a week, and maybe co-wash in the middle of the week if I feel my hair needs it. :yep:

    I really think that the increase in washing/water will help my hair to grow and will minimize tangles.


    Have any of you ladies seen any results so far this year from doing this challenge?? :look:
     
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    Hi wng ladies...long time no chat!
    Still washing and going Lol!
    Playing with 1 product wng's and chopping hella hair off! Yall know how it goes when we get bored.
    I finally figured out how to use TMC's Cheers gel without product build up. I'm on Day 4 of a wng using it as a one and done! I might reset or I might just rock out til wash day.
     
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    @Crystalicequeen123
    Welcome! It’s never too late to join :drunk:
    That’s awesome that you have a stylist that can do a wash n go on your hair.
    I’m guessing that you hair will love the frequent washing/exposure to water.
     
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    My current wash n go situation, this wash n go was done on Saturday night, and was still wet when I went to sleep...
    I got photos taken from friends on Monday night, and it held up ok.... Image 2019-11-12 at 11.37 PM.jpg

    Same combo, my holy grail combo I guess, Kccc then brush with Denman and chase with Wetline xtreme gel. Dassit
     
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    It's really pretty.
     
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    For me, attempting wash n go’s has allowed me to evaluate my hair’s health from a performance standpoint rather than a length standpoint. Like what the heck is my hair doing or not doing and why is that the case?

    Right now, I know that scrunching works for my hair because it’s low elasticity and won’t define easily on its own. In the past I’ve been wary of scrunching for fear of tangles and undesired volume. Realizing that it’s low elasticity has me about to embark on a protein journey to improve that. If I weren’t constantly seeking curl definition than I probably wouldn’t have put two and two together.
     
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    You had to be in by 1/1/19 at 11:59pm EST.

    Kidding. Lol.

    I've learned more about how my hair behaves, how to get a well defined wng, and what product combos I like and don't like. That has helped me buy less styling products.
     
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    Thank you!! :grin:

    Yes, it's great to be able to go to a salon to get a wng done (never had one done professionally before) and they specialize in natural hair, and finding that out here in SoCal is like finding a needle in a haystack lol. :lachen: So I was happy to find them. The only thing though is that they are VERY pricey, so I will only go to them when I need a hair trim or something specific done to my hair. But so far I like them. :yep:

    I think my hair will love the constant exposure to water also. ;) I honestly think that our hair types need MORE water....not less.



    Wow! You and your hair are both beautiful! That's an awesome wng. What products did you use? From shampoo to styling....
     
  24. Crystalicequeen123

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    Hahaha....funny lol :lol:

    That's great that you're learning more about what your hair likes and doesn't like. I feel like because wngs are so simple (meaning....you don't have to worry about "styling" in other words), you probably end up seeing what your hair likes and doesn't like a lot easier.

    Does anyone else find that ppl give you more compliments on your wng than on twistouts/braidouts?? Idk if it's just because I got a hair cut or what, but I got TONS of compliments on my hair (even from strangers) the next day after I got my hair cut and styled in a wng at the salon last weekend. Soo many compliments! Most of them were from ppl of other races too. Even a type 3 haired woman (who most would consider to have "good hair") came up to me and said: "I just LOVE your hair...I wish my hair did that... It's so beautiful." Tbh I was shocked lol. :lol:


    That's awesome! :grin: I'm so glad you've been learning more about your hair also.

    Has anyone actually experienced hair GROWTH and RETENTION though with wngs? Like, have you seen a difference in how much hair you grow/retain with this method?

    I would think that wngs would be less manipulation on the hair than twist outs and stuff, but I could be wrong... :look:
     
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    Hi @Crystalicequeen123 you're most definitely welcome to join the challenge! It's never too late!

    I think I have experienced growth and retention this year. I've been doing wngs, and then putting my wng up in a bun whenever it becomes too frizzy. And that's the only styling I've done. I started with my longest layers at APL stretched and I think that they are now at BSL stretched. Doing wngs allows me to never comb my hair so that's been a major factor in retention.
    My strands are so fragile with minimal elasticity, so combing results in too much breakage for me. I've been finger detangling exclusively in 2019. The other major factor in retention for me has been frequent enough washing (once every 2-7 days) which means that my hair doesn't get the chance to tangle up before it's wash day again. This makes finger detangling so easy and reduces breakage.

    I hope that you'll enjoy every minute of your wng journey!
     
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    You have the loveliest wash and gos! So much moisture, volume, and definition, and your color is popping!
     
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    That's awesome! You've grown quite a bit of hair!

    My hair is fine too, so I have to be pretty gentle with mine as well... But I don't think I could resort to only finger-combing though. :look: I just feel like my hair gets really tangled if I don't comb it at least a little in the shower with conditioner.

    I just bought this finger-comb that my stylist used on my hair. She and the other stylists in the salon SWORE by it, so I decided to buy it from Amazon. They like it sooo much more than the Denman.

    Here's the link: https://store.oliviagarden.com/products/fingerbrush-ionic-bristles?variant=1235533103110
    I bought mine on Amazon and I opted for the Medium one. I can't wait to try it tonight. :grin:

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    Thank you!!
     
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    I LOVE it. You look amazing
     
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    Thank you!!!
    I am basically doing the same thing every week to 10 days...

    I either do a Plex treatment (olaplex) or I deep condition overnight....sometimes for 2 days, -the deep conditioner that I'm using now is Shea Moisture babasu (i think that's what it's called)
    and then I shampoo, condition and style.

    For styling, this time, I styled wet, it was still dripping, I left a little of my conditioner in while washing, then I took the Kinky Curly Custard, and ran it through a section of my hair, took the denman, brushed it through, then layered on the wetline Xtreme gel.
    That's it. The denman separates my curls.

    For stubborn curls in front, I might curl sections around my finger to get the look I want. I put a little extra gel on the smaller sections and shingle, but I only do that to the fuzzier pieces.

    That's it. I air dry, so it takes my hair a good 15 hours plus to dry.

    I have a diffuser, which I may start using more into the winter.

    Thanks @Alma Petra
    I appreciate it!
     

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