Wash And Go, To Grow And To Dazzle 2019 Challenge

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  1. GettingKinky

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    Next time instead of diffusing on low heat/high speed. I’m going to try med speed/med heat.

    I think less speed will give me less frizz and I don’t think med hear will be that much heat for my hair.
     
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    I've been using high heat lately :look:
     
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    Ok, I actually remembered to try this method again!

    I cleansed my scalp and hair with Cantu's TXTR ACV + Tea Tree Soothing Shampoo (it has a noozle, and can be used on both scalp and hair). I used Love, Beauty & Planet's Murumuru Butter & Rose 2 Min Magic Mask as my d/c and detangler. This has better slip than the conditioner for this line. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed on Cantu's TXTR Leave-In, followed by Wetline Xtreme Aloe/Green gel, finger/hand twirled each section and gently scrunched the ends. Finally, I used Eco Style Super Protein for any extra frizz. I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I made 2 mistakes with my 1st attempt:

    I separated my curls too much!
    It was pretty much matted at the roots by day 2, and the tangles!

    I didn't use a strong enough hold.
    The NYM's Curl Talk Defining Cream worked better as soft-medium product for my usual wash n go.
    I needed the hold of a gel on par with Wetline Xtreme or Eco Style.


    This time while smoothing on the gel, I payed closer attention to how my hair naturally separates.
    I used those as a guideline, for the size of the twirls.
     
  4. CurlyWhoCrux

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    I do not like the Exotic Cool Laid Gel-lo. It just makes my hair feel dry and it isn't tacky enough to clump my curls.

    I tried the Curl Cocktail from Jane Carter's Curls to Go line today and this product is strange. My hair is soft, but during application it just seems like it's gonna leave a lot of residue. And I'm not a super fan of the smell.

    I've started incorporating more protein into my cowashing and deep conditioning routines (it's going great btw!), so I'm hoping that when my hair has more definition and elasticity, and doesn't need as much help with defining, I can use creams for styling because I love how soft they make my hair feel compared to gels.
     
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    Are your results better?
     
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    Not necessarily better but my hair is set and dried faster
     
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    what speed do you use with the high heat?
     
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    I love when my hair has movement. If I can achieve it consistently I will be a happy camper.
     
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    I want my hair to be more blunt and less rounded, but I’m not sure I want to cut off that much hair.
     
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    Low speed. Which imo is more like medium. My dryer only has low and high.
     
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    I bought a Dyson dryer on sale I hope it cuts down on drying time
     
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    Where did you find a sale? How much was it? I really want one, but only if it shortens my dry time.
     
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    Did the bomb was and go yesterday. I hope it lasts all week.

    Does anyone think The Mane Choice changed the ingredients in the original line? i actually think it was a good changed but I feel like if they did change the ingredients or ratios they didn't let anyone know. Anyway, the benefits of the changes are that my hair isn't crunchy from using the gel and it no longer flakes if you get heavy handed. That's a win-win for me!
     
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    I was lazy today. Instead of applying my leave-in in 5 sections and the KCCC in 15 sections I only used 2 sections. It looked ok when I got out of the shower, but I have no idea how it will look when it dries, so I just pulled my hair back into a low pony/puff.
     
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    Wash today and applied my shea mix in 4 sections with gloves on. Definition (obviously not as much as with gel) and softness plus huge hair on day one.
     
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    I want to see if the leave-ins I use, determines how long the Eco hold will last.

    I clarified with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo. I used TreSemme Botanique (Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera) Nourish & Replenish conditioner as my r/o and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    On soaking wet hair I smoothed on Miss Jessie's Honey Curls as my leave-in, followed by a bit of Miss Jessie's Curls onto each section. I used Eco Style Super Protein on the frizzier areas.

    For my sealant and overall finisher, I scrunched Garnier Fructis Sleek N Shine Serum in and smoothed it over the majority of my hair. I'm currently air-drying my hair. I may diffuse, haven't decided yet.
     
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    @Shadow_Lace how do you keep track of everything you try? Do you have a journal?
     
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    Last wash day I was super lazy because I knew I was going to let my hair air dry in a low pony/puff. I used less product than usual and now my hair has so much movement and fullness. The only problem is that my roots are so stretched out and undefined. If not for that I would would wear my hair down like this. The movement is incredible.
     
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    I used to keep an actual journal, years ago, but I lost it!:cry3:

    So I was winging it for a while... Did more research, but I was really all over the place.
    Just Bouncing from 1 thing to another. A mess!
    I didn't even bother trying to keep up with that.

    I finally decided to stop lurking and join this forum.
    At least, here I would be able to keep more (or less) on track. The notifications definitely have been a big help!

    Otherwise... I would just forget, and be lost again, lol.
     
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    Ok, well I definitely need to use the Garnier Serum before the Eco Style gel. I payed more attention and noticed, that the serum was lessening the hold of the gel. It worked well on the Honey Curls, though.
     
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    Dyson official ebay account had a sale
    It does what it says imo. Very satisfied
     
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    I’ve been putting a lot more focus/effort into my wash step, and my hair has been thanking me for it.

    I’m starting to think this is the most critical part of wash day.
     
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    I washed with TreSemme Luxurious Moisture Shampoo, next I used Aussie Smooth 3 Min Mask as my d/c and detangler.
    I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I skipped a leave-in. I smoothed Miss Jessie's Multicultural Curls Styling Lotion (onto wet hair) on each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.


    I'm trying to use more cremes/lotions/etc.. (instead of gels), while we still have some cooler weather.
     
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    I washed with Cantu's TXTR ACV + Tea Tree Soothing Shampoo. Next, I used Cantu's TXTR Leave-In/Rinse-Out Hydrating Conditioner as my r/o and detangler. I sectioned my hair into 6s.

    I smoothed the rest of Garnier Fructis 3 n 1 Avocado Mask onto 4 sections of my hair & the Papaya Mask on the last 2. Followed by Wetline Clear & Aloe/Green onto each section.
    I'm currently air-drying my hair.
     
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    I’ve been wearing my hair in a low pony puff all week. I washed for a second time this week this morning. But I didn’t feel like putting a lot of effort into product application.
     

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