20 January 2013

Revisiting the Wash 'n' Go

After 2 months of constantly keeping my hair in two strand twists, I decided to give my hair a break and try a signature CG style wash 'n' go with gel this weekend. Here's what I did:

  • Pre-detangled/pre-pooed with coconut oil on dry hair. I used my fingers to remove some of the shed hairs from my twists. It left my hair feeling soft and moisturised.
  •  Tried to DC with the samples of the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque I received from Glam Natural Life. Alas, its fragrance was much too strong. My scalp turned red, started itching, swelling, and aching. *sniffles*
  • Cleansed scalp and hair with Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo.
  • Conditioned and finger detangled with TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
  • Plopped for 10 minutes.
  • Applied nickel sized amount of the Curls Curl Creme Brule to each section; sealed with safflower oil.
  • Applied Xcess Sport Hold Styling Gel to each section.
I'm happy to note that the finger detangling went MUCH better than it usually does! I went through each section like I do with the Denman - start at the ends, and move knots down. I got rid of much of my shed hair, plus I could easily comb through my hair from roots to ends after I finished a section. And the bonus? I wasn't in the shower for nearly 2.5 hours. Anywho, here's some shots I took of my hair in various states yesterday and today:

The back/right side of my wet head a few minutes after I finished applying all my products.

The back

Left side

Right side

After diffusing for a good 10-15 minutes and several hours of air drying, the back of my head/left side looked pretty good, methinks.

Left side


This looks ridiculous, I know. But I can't yet pineapple, and didn't have a satin scarf. So I just flipped my hair upside down, bobby pinned different sections, and went to sleep. Here's the back view.

The front

This AM's results from pinning my hair up overnight. The back, of course...

Left side

The front. It was worth looking like a 
fool to get these results. 
Please excuse my eyeballs, btdubs. Lol.

I'm loving my results so far! Oh, and here are my "empties" (products that I've finished) for the last 2 weeks! :-D

Darcy's Botanicals Vanilla Delight Daily Leave in Conditioner
TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Condtioner
Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Conditioner
Spa Haus Salon Conditioner

What "oldie" styles have you revisited lately?


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, chica :-) And thanks for reading and commenting; it's greatly appreciated :-D

  2. I recently switched back to the two strand twists. I was doing braids and plaits mostly the last few months. Since my hair has grown a little more then I can do the twists without worrying about the shrinkage.

    1. Interesting - so different styles worked best at different lengths? Hmm. I'll definitely note that. I'm finding it funny that I feel as though I have less shrinkage doing WnGs than twists; my hair looks like it hangs longer for some reason. Smh. The wonders of our hair...