Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Alma Petra, Dec 13, 2018.
Thank you! I appreciate it!
Well, whatever you're doing girl.... It's working! My curls are smaller/tighter than yours (seriously, they are like pen spring curls), but I wish mine were a little larger in diameter like yours lol. :LOL: It would be a little easier. I feel like my hair gets tangled up so easily.
I did my first wash-n-go for this challenge last night!
I LOVE my results!!!
Here are the products that I used...
I LOVE this stuff!! It was my first time using it and it gave me SOOO much SLIP!! OMG.... It was very slippy, but it also made my hair feel CLEAN. I actually prefer this to their coconut cowash. Their coconut cowash is OKAY. It's not awful, but I just noticed that it would make my hair feel filmy. This stuff made my hair feel CLEAN and moisturized. My curls were juicy!
Used for my deep conditioning/steaming treatment. It felt great going in (very thick), but after the steaming treatment, it was almost like all of the conditioner evaporated or dripped off my hair lol. Not much slip afterwards.
And for the wash-n-go...
Ladies....let me tell you.... That As I Am Leave-in with the curling Jelly made my type 4 hair SO defined!! I made sure to keep my hair SOAKING WET (the secret to a great wash-n-go ), and I smoothed the product in. I WISH the jelly came in a squeeze bottle though, because it fell off my shower ledge and half of it spilled out. I had to try to salvage half of it before the rest went down the drain smh! That stuff is TOO expensive to be losing down the drain. Idk why they make these products in jars. Who likes to scoop from a jar anyway? I know I don't. Not when I'm in the shower smh...
Anyway, after, I sat under the dryer for 20 min to dry a little before I went to bed.
Ladies let me tell you.... My hair today is SO defined and still feels SOFT, moisturized, and is actually kind of movable! I'm SO happy. I'm LOVING it! I don't even need to try any other products. I think these will be my staple wng products from now on. I'll see how my hair feels when I do an actual shampoo (not just a co-wash) and then wng. I'll also see how my hair looks after 3 days lol. But so far I'm loving it.
My hair is DEFINED, shiny, and SOFT. So far it's not "flaking" either. Dare I say? I did a better wash and go on myself than the expensive salon that I went to last week lol. For half the price.
My hair is a hot frizzy mess today.
I'm trying to use up products that work but aren't necessarily my faves. This was Devacurl super stretch as a styler and I stretched out my roots, which I don't normally do. It looks a little more Sideshow Bob-ish than normal, but I may try this again with different products.
November 14, 2019 by OhTall1 posted Nov 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM
Haha your joy is infectious! Congratulations on achieving your first wng in the challenge with great success!
I'm a fan of the Growash as well. Even though I haven't used it for quite some time now (the last time I had build up, I used CRN caramel cowash which is a harsher cleanser. I think I was irritated by the silicones lol) but I used to love Growash because it is gentler than most, yet it gets the job done.
Despite less definition than usual, your shape is lovely. How do you maintain your cut?
Cowashed today with Nubian Heritage Olive Oil conditioner. I need a million bottles of this stuff. Applied raw shea and safflower oil after. My curls looked pretty nice. I plan on pulling it into a puff once dry though.
I've just styled with:
-TMC Do it Fro the Culture Leave-in
-TMC Do it Fro the Culture Gel
I have a suspicion that these TMC products build up on my hair and make it sticky and tangle-prone. But the other suspect in this is the TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. I haven't used the mask today so I guess tomorrow I'll find out which of the two has been causing me issues.
My hair is in two bantu knots now under cover. Tomorrow morning I'll sit under the dryer to fully dry my hair before work.
Sometimes I wonder if we're a little harder on ourselves than others? Because your hair looks perfectly fine (and nicely defined) to me. #shrug
Thank you! Yes, I'm so happy. I think I've found a routine. I'll see how it goes. I just know that I started to get sick and tired of twist outs. Maybe for the first few years they were fascinating, but by year 9 (I've been 9 years natural) I just got sick and tired of twisting my hair every single time I would do wash day. It just got to be time-consuming. Not that wng doesn't take time either, but I just feel better knowing that I don't have to "set" my style over night in order for my hair to look like something ykwim?
Idk... Does anyone get tired of doing wngs on this challenge? Or has it just become a regular part of your routine so much that you can do it fast now?
And yea the Growash cleanser is def on my "holy grail product" list.
Honestly, I get it cut back every four months. Last night after I did my hair, I wrapped the sides and even though it was dry when I did this, it kept the tapered shape.
@OhTall1 your hair doesn’t look like a frizzy mess to me. It looks really nice with a great shape.
After about 1 year of wash n going 2x a week, I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. But there are days when I’m a bit lazy with my product application.
So it's cool yet humid today...
I clarified with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, next I used Love Beauty & Planet's Murumuru Butter & Rose conditioner as my detangler and r/o. I sectioned my hair into 6s.
I let my hair air-dry, then used paper towels to fully dampen my hair.
I smoothed on Not Your Mother's Curl Talk 3 n 1 conditioner, followed by NYM Curl Talk Defining Cream unto each section.
For extra protection from the humidity, I smoothed Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Serum on top as a sealant and finisher.
I'm currently air-drying my hair.
As for the finger twirling, I'm going to try it again with easier to use products. The NYM Curl Talk Defining Cream has a learning curve, that I just can't quite get the hang of yet.
My order of The Doux mousse arrived. As soon as my hair gets frizzy I’m going to try and use it to refresh my hair. I have high hopes
My stylist shampoo’d my hair after she colored it yesterday and my hair is so light and fluffy now. It never feels this light when I wash it myself. Maybe I should get a shampoo brush. @waff were you the one who mentioned a shampoo brush?
Yes they are a must for me! The one I have vibrates too which feels so relaxing during shampoo. I purchased it years ago and it is still going strong.
I have very flaky problematic scalp, and this brush has truly made a huge difference in the health of my scalp, I cannot shampoo without it now.
Oh I have a scalp massager as well! Mine isn't the same brand, and it doesn't vibrate, but it feels very nice on the scalp. Helps to get the blood circulating, which helps improve hair health and encourage growth.
I usually use mine when I'm out of the shower and doing my oil scalp massages section by section before twisting, but I think I might give it a try in the shower
Today instead of t-shirt/Deva towel drying before diffusing, I diffuser my hair while it was soaking wet. I still only diffused for 10 minutes so it’s not as dry as usually. But I’m hoping it will last more days before getting frizzy.
now I just have to decide how I want to sleep tonight - buff or pineapple + satin bonnet.
How am I just finding out today that kinky curly knot today comes in a 32 oz size????
ETA but the shipping cost is outrageous ($15). I guess I will stick to the 8oz bottles.
My last two washes I used KCCC + the custard and been very happy with the hold and longevity. I think I'm done looking for stylers. The briogeo co-wash and don't despair dc feel like winners but will use again before giving it praises. I'm getting a twisted bun this Saturday to give myself a hair break because I'll be busy the next few weeks.
My current wash n go has amazing movement and I don’t know what I did to get this result. Is it because
- I did a protein DC last wash
- I wasn’t stingy with the KCKT
- I diffused from soaking wet hair
- the weather is getting colder
I swear the secrets to go a consistent WNG elude me.
Do you dilute your custard or do you use it straight from the jar? I dilute mine and it makes it easy to spread and my hair doesn’t get overly crunchy, but it would be more convenient to use it straight from the jar.
Straight from the jar. I don't get too much crunchy. Maybe because my hair is super wet when I apply it and the kccc is underneath
I use the Knot Today as well. Maybe I was just too heavy handed with the custard in the past.
But at this point I don’t need anymore variables so until I can get a consistent result I’m going to keep diluting the custard.
Whew the weather is topsy-turvey over here!
I washed with HE Blue Ginger + Micellar Water Shampoo, then I used NYM's Match Green Tea & Apple Blossom as my d/c and detangler. I sectioned into 6s.
I smoothed on Cantu's TXTR Leave-In, followed by Xtreme Wetline Aloe/Green Gel onto each sections. For the more stubborn frizzy areas I use a little of the Eco Style Super Protein. I'm currently air-drying my hair.
I'm glad I started experimenting with Eco on top of Wetline gel. Now if only I could find the black/protein Wetline. I want to do a comparison between them.
What does the Eco on top of wetline do for you?
love the color, shape and texture of your wash n go! It looks fabulous!!
My curls are flat. I can tell it's time to get my hair reshaped because my curls are never flat. It may also be because there is zero humidity today. Humidity gives my curls life. I am happy that I moved but I am heart broken that I need a new stylist . I need a cut and color like right now.
I use it on my most stubborn areas to keep the curl definition strong and to tame the frizz. For most of my hair that's what Wetline does well. But I noticed recently a few of these areas are more resistant to Wetline alone.
I started the experiment with Eco Style Olive Oil because I know it doesn't flake on me, while still having a strong hold.
I’m wearing my hair out to work on day 4. This is a first for me. It still has definition and movement, but it’s kind of limp and meh.