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Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

Now fully natural!

One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil


"Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
My staple. End of story. Lol

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Originally Posted by PearlsForCurls


what did you use? Sorry I want you to add on to this story lol
My staple. End of story. Lol

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Originally Posted by PearlsForCurls
Your hair looks gorgeous.
2B always with potential of white man's fro

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what did you use? Sorry I want you to add on to this story lol[/QUOTE]

Oh it's no problem! I detangle in sections with Tresemme Naturals and then put them into twists and in a cap overnight. By morning I take out the twists in the shower and rinse about 50% of the conditioner out. I then add Trader Joes Tea Tree tingle and massage that through my hair as a whole. I gently pat it dry with a T-shirt and then I'm on with my day!

My wash go lasts about a week, and then I repeat the process above. I normally just spritz when a mixture of jojoba oil and water in the mornings on my non wash go days! HTH!
Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

Now fully natural!

One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil


"Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
Your hair looks gorgeous. [/QUOTE]


Thanks so much!!
Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

Now fully natural!

One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil


"Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
Pearlsforcurls I wish my wash & gos would last that long. After day 4 my hair looks matted.
Pearlsforcurls I wish my wash & gos would last that long. After day 4 my hair looks matted.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
Girl, and the ssk's are enough to drive one insane. Haha totally feel your pain. But the last day or so of it is puff city. Lol
Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

Now fully natural!

One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil


"Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
I do wash n go's its the only way my hair comes out with any definition, However, my shrinkage is a beast!! My hair is past shoulder/collar bone when stretched, but with a wash n go it not to my ear lobes lol . I love BIG hair but I can't for the life of me do a good twist/braid out that last anymore then a few hours no matter what I use (even Eco Styler and As I Am...)
I do wash n goes twice a day once in the morning and before I ghe at night, hasn't failed me yet

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what did you use? Sorry I want you to add on to this story lol
Originally Posted by PearlsForCurls
Oh it's no problem! I detangle in sections with Tresemme Naturals and then put them into twists and in a cap overnight. By morning I take out the twists in the shower and rinse about 50% of the conditioner out. I then add Trader Joes Tea Tree tingle and massage that through my hair as a whole. I gently pat it dry with a T-shirt and then I'm on with my day!

My wash go lasts about a week, and then I repeat the process above. I normally just spritz when a mixture of jojoba oil and water in the mornings on my non wash go days! HTH![/QUOTE]



This is awesome thank you for sharing
I do wash n go's its the only way my hair comes out with any definition, However, my shrinkage is a beast!! My hair is past shoulder/collar bone when stretched, but with a wash n go it not to my ear lobes lol . I love BIG hair but I can't for the life of me do a good twist/braid out that last anymore then a few hours no matter what I use (even Eco Styler and As I Am...)
Originally Posted by seronda.wayn


Hahaha shrinkage is a beast..yes I know the feeling. ..Hmm..do you use a leave in and some oil to seal in the moisture
I do wash n goes twice a day once in the morning and before I ghe at night, hasn't failed me yet

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Originally Posted by lisanaturally


Wow that is alot of washing...Does your hair get dry at all? Thank you for sharing
Nope, it is actually quite moisturized, I apply avj and grapeseed oil in the morning after cowashing with vo5, then in the evening after I cowash I add jbco and evoo then baggie leaves my hair very moisturized.
I do wash n goes twice a day once in the morning and before I ghe at night, hasn't failed me yet

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Originally Posted by lisanaturally


Wow that is alot of washing...Does your hair get dry at all? Thank you for sharing
Originally Posted by slimssocoily


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Nope, it is actually quite moisturized, I apply avj and grapeseed oil in the morning after cowashing with vo5, then in the evening after I cowash I add jbco and evoo then baggie leaves my hair very moisturized.
I do wash n goes twice a day once in the morning and before I ghe at night, hasn't failed me yet

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Originally Posted by lisanaturally


Wow that is alot of washing...Does your hair get dry at all? Thank you for sharing
Originally Posted by slimssocoily


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Originally Posted by lisanaturally


Very interesting I might have to try this sometime thank you for sharing
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I do wash n go's its the only way my hair comes out with any definition, However, my shrinkage is a beast!! My hair is past shoulder/collar bone when stretched, but with a wash n go it not to my ear lobes lol . I love BIG hair but I can't for the life of me do a good twist/braid out that last anymore then a few hours no matter what I use (even Eco Styler and As I Am...)
Originally Posted by seronda.wayn


Hahaha shrinkage is a beast..yes I know the feeling. ..Hmm..do you use a leave in and some oil to seal in the moisture
Originally Posted by slimssocoily
Yes I use a leave in, the best I have found for me is a .99 cent bottle of Suave conditioner. I co-wash and detangle in the shower then pat my hair with a t-shirt and add the Suave until I get the definition I want then I add As I Am Jelly to give me hold. I don't use a oil however, it weighs my hair down .... for other styles yes, wash and go no.
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I do wash n go's its the only way my hair comes out with any definition, However, my shrinkage is a beast!! My hair is past shoulder/collar bone when stretched, but with a wash n go it not to my ear lobes lol . I love BIG hair but I can't for the life of me do a good twist/braid out that last anymore then a few hours no matter what I use (even Eco Styler and As I Am...)
Originally Posted by seronda.wayn


Hahaha shrinkage is a beast..yes I know the feeling. ..Hmm..do you use a leave in and some oil to seal in the moisture
Originally Posted by slimssocoily
Yes I use a leave in, the best I have found for me is a .99 cent bottle of Suave conditioner. I co-wash and detangle in the shower then pat my hair with a t-shirt and add the Suave until I get the definition I want then I add As I Am Jelly to give me hold. I don't use a oil however, it weighs my hair down .... for other styles yes, wash and go no.
Originally Posted by seronda.wayn


Do you try braiding or twisting at night like letting your hair dry some then wrap it up and take it down in the a.m.! Hmm..very interesting I usually don't wear twists outs unless I am letting my hair breathe for a few days until I wash it out but I leave my hair in twists for a week. Do you try twisting or braiding and leaving it in for a while then taking it down? Does a light oil weigh your hair down? For wash and go's shrinkage is REAL there is nothing we can do about that!! see if you can try adding a small band and stretch it to get some length then shake it out!
Wash-n-go is what you make it. Same with any other hairstyle. If you think it's a complicated or a confusing thing, it will be. Simple as that. A major factor to a successful WnG or "wash & wear hair" (I prefer that term) is control. Washing and going isn't the part that causes issues for most people, it's the level of control they are not having when they style. Also, maintenance--going to bed, sleeping w/it all willy nilly without some control causes tangles and matting.

I wear my hair down/out 98% of the time. I have no issues with tangles. But I maintain quite a bit of control in order to do this. I retain length and have very few ssk's. I noticed that the ssk's were directly related to how much product I was using (less product=more ssk's) so I don't hold back on amounts of leave-in, and I use enough gel but not too much so hair can move freely.

1. As soon as I wet my hair down thoroughly in the shower to rinse it, I put my hair into 2 sections with clips. I smooth in my conditioner of choice, and then those 2 sections turn to 4 and let the conditioner soak in. When I am ready to finger detangle I maintain those same sections and detangle and smooth thoroughly. Sometimes I make 2 more sections in the back, 6 total, but no more than that due to time. Keep the sections to prep for the next step.

2. I use gel for hold, apply it starting with the same sections (I do start making smaller sections here as I go because I smooth the gel in my hair). I have timed myself doing this quite a few times and it's takes around 20-25 min because I'm not raking, I am only smoothing. Once gelled, I leave it alone to air dry completely. I do not shake my hair or flip it over. Those 2 things cause tangles.

3. Most of the time (only after it's 100% dry) I'll use the blow dryer w/concentrator nozzle and lightly stretch roots and fluff. This is for volume and to break the crunch from the gel. Sections again. Done just this once and I'm good until I am ready to re-style. (When I don't stretch, I just smooth my hair down the length w/hands instead to get rid of crunch). Then I leave it alone. No touching or fussing with it.

4. At bedtime, I gather my hair into a LOW ponytail and tie my silk scarf on. This allows me to maintain control and continue to prevent tangles. Hair lasts as long as I want it to. In the morning I take tie and scarf off and let the shower steam refresh.

Repeat #4 every night until I am ready to re-soak my hair. Add oil/butter or cream as needed (normally at bedtime), focusing on the ends.
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Wash-n-go is what you make it. Same with any other hairstyle. If you think it's a complicated or a confusing thing, it will be. Simple as that. A major factor to a successful WnG or "wash & wear hair" (I prefer that term) is control. Washing and going isn't the part that causes issues for most people, it's the level of control they are not having when they style. Also, maintenance--going to bed, sleeping w/it all willy nilly without some control causes tangles and matting.

I wear my hair down/out 98% of the time. I have no issues with tangles. But I maintain quite a bit of control in order to do this. I retain length and have very few ssk's. I noticed that the ssk's were directly related to how much product I was using (less product=more ssk's) so I don't hold back on amounts of leave-in, and I use enough gel but not too much so hair can move freely.

1. As soon as I wet my hair down thoroughly in the shower to rinse it, I put my hair into 2 sections with clips. I smooth in my conditioner of choice, and then those 2 sections turn to 4 and let the conditioner soak in. When I am ready to finger detangle I maintain those same sections and detangle and smooth thoroughly. Sometimes I make 2 more sections in the back, 6 total, but no more than that due to time. Keep the sections to prep for the next step.

2. I use gel for hold, apply it starting with the same sections (I do start making smaller sections here as I go because I smooth the gel in my hair). I have timed myself doing this quite a few times and it's takes around 20-25 min because I'm not raking, I am only smoothing. Once gelled, I leave it alone to air dry completely. I do not shake my hair or flip it over. Those 2 things cause tangles.

3. Most of the time (only after it's 100% dry) I'll use the blow dryer w/concentrator nozzle and lightly stretch roots and fluff. This is for volume and to break the crunch from the gel. Sections again. Done just this once and I'm good until I am ready to re-style. (When I don't stretch, I just smooth my hair down the length w/hands instead to get rid of crunch). Then I leave it alone. No touching or fussing with it.

4. At bedtime, I gather my hair into a LOW ponytail and tie my silk scarf on. This allows me to maintain control and continue to prevent tangles. Hair lasts as long as I want it to. In the morning I take tie and scarf off and let the shower steam refresh.

Repeat #4 every night until I am ready to re-soak my hair. Add oil/butter or cream as needed (normally at bedtime), focusing on the ends.
Originally Posted by artemis513


I hear you saying that you wear your hair out and many people say protective styling is the only thing that helps you retain length and in my opinion it depends on your hair and what your hair likes..
I appreciate your input I never use gel except for the front..I will put it in but wash it out if that makes sense it kinda curls but the back has its natural coily pattern.. I will have to try this thanks for sharing
I only wash and go. I have found that raking my leave-in product through in small sections (about 10) cuts down tangles and moisturising with jojoba oil cuts down on the SSKs. I then smooth on my gel. I also found that using jojoba oil didn't give me as many spots as olive oil did.
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I hear you saying that you wear your hair out and many people say protective styling is the only thing that helps you retain length and in my opinion it depends on your hair and what your hair likes..
I appreciate your input I never use gel except for the front..I will put it in but wash it out if that makes sense it kinda curls but the back has its natural coily pattern.. I will have to try this thanks for sharing
Originally Posted by slimssocoily
Yes of course everyone's hair is different, but that is because everyone's perspective about hair and how they want their hair to look and feel is different. Wearing my hair out works for me because I don't touch it when it's out. Protective styles work if you have trouble maintaining moisture in your hair and ends, but I don't have that problem (low porosity + my wash schedule). If I wore protective styles I would always be fussing with it.

So yeah my point is just that it doesn't really matter how you do your hair as long as you aren't over working it and leaving it alone and keeping it moisturized/well conditioned. But if you (general "you") think a style isn't going to work for you, then it won't, really because you think that it won't. Your hair might do well, but you might not like how it looks, etc. Sometimes people have expectations that their hair's supposed to look a certain way and they don't just accept what they have. You know that kind of thing...

I get what you are saying about the gel. Gel does not enhance curls, I know a lot of people think that about tighter curls. It's the moisture level that brings out/enhances whatever curl you have, so I use a ton of that [conditioner] to keep the moisture optimal over the days. The small amount of gel is just for hold, nothing else. So I use it just for that purpose. If the style holds, then I don't have to mess with it as much and it won't lose moisture. Productive laziness, or "benign neglect" basically.

Edit: And that doesn't mean that I don't take care of my hair it just means I do the basics and my hair's integrity is maintained so I'm not constantly doing damage control, which imo is what protective styling perpetuates. I do treatments on a consistent basis as needed and I trim regularly. I built a routine and I stick with it, I don't just let my hair go all willy nilly. Side note: I'm from the school of thought that a wash n go should be the first style someone going natural should learn and master. If you can't accept what your hair is gonna do on it's own then you always feel like you have to "do something" to it in order for it to look right. That's too much work and no fun, imo.
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