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    Simplicity Equals Length Retention and Hair Health

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    Natural hair care is something that is very complex, especially for someone just beginning their natural hair journey. When I first became natural two years ago, I was overly excited about trying different products. I grabbed as many moisturizers, shampoos, and gels I could buy! I know that we all get very excited about our journey and want to see exactly which products work best for us. Unfortunately, the many products that we use over time can potentially stunt hair growth. I’ve learned that simplicity works wonders for your hair. After one year, of course, I had hair growth despite me using tons of products. Although my hair grew, I knew that there could have been better growth overall. So I decided to change my hair care routine to a more minimalist one. I used one conditioner, one oil, and one shampoo. Knowing my staple products I always used and stuck to them. The same three products for the next year of my journey. The results were amazing! I was able to retain much more length than before. I am going to give you my tips on how I retain length and keep healthy hair, simply. Read more

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    Wash n’ Go on 4B/4C Hair

    Wash n’ Go! We see the style, we love the curls and we want our hair in the same exact style but often times we consider is this style for my hair type? My first wash n’ go was done by my friend. It was a Saturday evening I washed my hair made a trip to her house. She started to work the products into my freshly washed hair by separating section by section and going through with a Denman brush.

    After the products were applied to my hair I diffused for about 2 hours until my hair was dried enough from the roots. The turnout was amazing and I slayed that wash n’ go, everyone loved it.

    Second Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my second time doing a wash n’ go I was hesitant to try on my own, so I purchase III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo from the beauty store and I used it along with the Eco-Styler Gel. Upon reaching home I washed my hair and watched a few tutorials on how to achieve a wash n’ go just to ensure that I get the job done right. I used every step mentioned in the YouTube videos but my attempt was terrible after my hair became dry. While my hair was wet the curls were popping but as it became dry my hair became flat and soft to the touch.

    My Wash n’ Go Routine

    • Freshly washed hair drench with water
    • Curling cream completely coating each strand of hair
    • With a strong holding gel
    • Denman brush to define curls or finger shingling/coiling method
    • Diffuse or air dry

    Third Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my third attempt of doing a wash n’ go I used the Eco Styler Gel along with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream and raked the product through my hair with a bit of finger coiling. My curls were super defined but after drying I find that my hair was filled with residues sitting on the top of my hair.
     
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    Conclusion

    Through all my wash n’ go attempts I will try again until I get it right. Finding the perfect wash n’ go routine is not always easy. For some, it will take multiple attempts, even though the steps are very simple. Not all products work well together, so this can be a disadvantage of achieving the perfect wash n’ go hairstyle. I also find that wash n’ go on my hair type leads to breakage.

    What products do you use for your wash n’ go hairstyle? Please leave your comments below.

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    5 Ways to Combat Hair Wash Day

    When it comes on to hair wash day it can be considered as being time-consuming. As it takes ample time to detangle and cleanse the natural hair from product buildup, flakes and more that accumulates on the hair shaft and scalp. Other times we become this lazy natural and just wanna get past wash day. Here are some methods listed below that can combat wash day:

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    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer Review

    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

    What is Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer?

    A light, alcohol-free, conditioning hydrating gel. Stops frizz, adds moisture, defines, shapes and seals in any size or texture of curl. Dries soft and adds shine with no flaking.

    Directions

    Apply after Clean-N-Curly shampoo. Use on wet hair to set in curls. Use on dry hair to revitalize curls. Avoid combing/fingering through hair for at least 10-15 minutes to help seal in curls and prevent frizz. Also holds hair in place for ponytails, pinups, twist outs etc.

    Review

    I was amazed by what this product did to some naturalistas hair on YouTube, so I was very anxious to purchase it to try on my own hair. After hours of searching online for the best site to buy this product from I finally found the product for sale on Amazon. Then I made my purchase. Not too surprisingly the product arrives and the bottle was a little bit messy (poor packaging), the product inside was fine though. It had a wonderful overpowering fragrance.

    I used the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer directly as stated on the bottle but to my surprise, the end results were clearly not what I expected. I placed the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer on single strands of my twist out to lock in the curls but it either made the curls messy or didn’t lock it in. Worse it made my hair really flaky, every strand that I had placed the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer had a bunch of white balled flakes.

    Conclusion

    I really wanted to like this product but with the amount of flake/residue it left behind doesn’t make me want to purchase it again. Also, I didn’t use it with any other product just on freshly washed hair. Eventually, I ended up having to wear my hair in a bun that day.

    Most definitely I didn’t want to wash my hair again since I didn’t have ample time. I was trying to dust the flaky residue from my hair. It fell all over my skin and I didn’t want my skin to be irritated. I don’t normally do wash n’ go, so I only tried it on dry hair maybe it will make a difference if my hair was wet.  Curl Sealer 

    The Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer is a clear substance. It can be used to shape and seal in curls for natural hair. It can be used on twist out, ponytails and various other natural hairstyles. The product has a very pleasant scent and it is packed in a 6fl. oz container.

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