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Old 04-23-2008, 08:27 AM
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Default Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

Hello Ladies - I'm trying to develop my summer dos now so I can be prepared (oh, in case you didn't know...I'm a planner...can't do nothing unless I've planned it ).

I've read a few posts and stalked a few fotiki (sp?) and they all say "apply Fantasia IC and scrunch...scrunch". Is it really that simple?

Also, just in case it aint...can someone breakdown the secret steps to the perfect wash n' go that will produce pretty waves (like Queen_Ts )?

Thank you for your help
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:39 AM
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I want to know too...I have never done a wash-n-go before.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

My wash and gos are pretty simple. I cowash, apply some leave in conditioner, then some moisturizer, seal with a little coconut oil and I'm finished. I don't use any gel in my hair.

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

I use plain old conditioner - usually HE because it smells so good. I've been doing this for years. I've never used gel before. Lately though as my texture as changed, i guess as i've gotten older , the hair won't hold the scruch like it use too. I think i'll try the gel.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

Yeah, it can be for me but it won't define all of my curls. I have to go back with my knockoff Denman brush to define some of them. I suggest using your fave conditioner diluted as a base before applying the IC gel otherwise it'll get crunchy and too stiff.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

The secret to great wash-n-gos are to shake your head side-to-side in the shower after you rinsed the conditioner out and/or combed the conditioner with your deman brush. Add a leave-in if you rinsed the conditioner out, preferrably the Garnier Frutise curl leave-in is great for the summer. Then add IC gel or spray John Frida Dream curls. Smooth your edges and you are good to go!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

I find that my wash-n-gos turn out best when i dont finger comb thru my curls during the co-wash process...neither do i comb thru my hair when i am applying product...

I co-wash, apply leave-in in 4 sections, apply gel in 4 sections(right now im loving Herbal Essences Body Envy), then seal....i scrunch a little but not too much becuase I dont want to contribute to frizz
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

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The secret to great wash-n-gos are to shake your head side-to-side in the shower after you rinsed the conditioner out and/or combed the conditioner with your deman brush. Add a leave-in if you rinsed the conditioner out, preferrably the Garnier Frutise curl leave-in is great for the summer. Then add IC gel or spray John Frida Dream curls. Smooth your edges and you are good to go!
I'm going to try this in the morning. I don't scrunch product into my hair, and I don't use gel on my WnG's. I apply my conditioner and run thru it w/my Denman,flip my hair upside down and shake a bit (so wait, I guess I already shake side-to-side ) to pump back up the volume then go on about my business.
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

i know i'm just contributing to PJism... but it's trial and error.

scrunching never did a daggone thing for my relaxed/texlaxed hair. shaking and non-manipulation after applying products did. i didn't discover plopping until i went natural so i don't know if that would've helped... i do know that it promotes definition in my natural hair though. co-signing on gel layered over a leave-in... plain gel might make your hair too "crunchy" and a leave-in on its own might not define your hair enough as it dries.

maybe you could experiment on a Saturday if you're not going anywhere? that's what i always do, that way if i dont' like the results i can always re-wash my hair... sad but true...
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

Well...kind of...I cowash then comb through more conditioner to leave in then finger comb ic fantasia through it then I'm out
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

My wash-in-gos are only cute when its in a pony,

I comb my hair prior to washing so that theres no tangles. Then I wet my hair and apply conditioner especially at the ends.. I let the conditioner sit for a while then rinse (sloppy rinse). I then wring my hair out with my hands lightly. Afterwards, I add oil and aloe vera gel for hold in the front. I brush my hair unto a pony and go.
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

IC gel never worked for me.

My hair starts to curl up when I get wet. I co wash first. Then I just try to encourage the curl and limit the frizz. I scrunch in product (usually Garnier leave in, Sunsilk Anti Poof, and moisturizer) while hair is damp. I try not to mess with it while it dries. This step is the hardest for me.
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Well...kind of...I cowash then comb through more conditioner to leave in then finger comb ic fantasia through it then I'm out
I stole umm I mean borrowed that technique from you after stalking umm I mean visiting your fotki
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i know i'm just contributing to PJism... but it's trial and error.

scrunching never did a daggone thing for my relaxed/texlaxed hair. shaking and non-manipulation after applying products did. i didn't discover plopping until i went natural so i don't know if that would've helped... i do know that it promotes definition in my natural hair though. co-signing on gel layered over a leave-in... plain gel might make your hair too "crunchy" and a leave-in on its own might not define your hair enough as it dries.

maybe you could experiment on a Saturday if you're not going anywhere? that's what i always do, that way if i dont' like the results i can always re-wash my hair... sad but true...
LL, what's plopping?

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Hello Ladies - I'm trying to develop my summer dos now so I can be prepared (oh, in case you didn't know...I'm a planner...can't do nothing unless I've planned it ).

I've read a few posts and stalked a few fotiki (sp?) and they all say "apply Fantasia IC and scrunch...scrunch". Is it really that simple?

Also, just in case it aint...can someone breakdown the secret steps to the perfect wash n' go that will produce pretty waves (like Queen_Ts )?

Thank you for your help
I was like, "Damn, why does that quote sound soooo familiar???"

But yeah, that's all I do--as a bone straight, relaxed head.

I don't comb it out while in the shower. As soon as I get out of the shower, I'll apply a little Lacio and follow with IC.

1. Scoop a sizable amount of gel out and smooth the front (for the waves).

2. Flip your hair over, and repeat Step 1.

3. Hang head to the right & apply gel by scrunching, then do the same on the left side.

4. Try to get the middle with gel, and scrunch.

When you're head is upright again, just let the hair fall naturally (helps create the waves in the front, don't try to style it yet!! Just let it airdry .

As it dries, continue to scrunch periodically.

I usually pin mine up after a good 2.5 to 3 hrs of airdrying.

It was really all trial and error for me in the beginning. Putting too much gel can make hair look stringy.

Now as a disclaimer, this is what works for my hair type, ok . Please don't try this on hair you've been stretching for 16 wks either, cuz just like me, you'll look like a damn fuzz ball.

Now go forth and scrunch!!!!!!!!!!!

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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

I don't use gel.

After co-washing, I add more conditioner, finger-comb a little bit, throw on a headband and go.
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

I don't have anything to add about methods right now (mostly because all my notes are in my LHCF journal, which is currently MIA ) but I do believe experimentation is the key. I suggest trying out whatever method(s) you choose over a weekend or when you don't have anywhere to go so you can see how it turns out.

Oh, and I don't towel dry my hair, only squeeeeeze to avoid frizz (avoiding frizz is another key for me). Hope that helps.
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Default Re: Wash n' Go: Is it really as simply as IC and Scrunching?

Ask and you shall receive..

Thanks so much ladies for all your responses...they ALL help.

I hope to create the perfect WnG by eo May.

Rollersets are so pretty, but sooo getting on my nerve as it relates to time consumption between the sectioning...wrapping each roller w/paper..keeping each sub-section wet..this weekend it took me a little over 2 hours just in the roller setting process alone..yikes!!

So, I need something else, besides twists, that I can wear for my half a day on Sunday.

Thanks, again
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I'm going to try this in the morning. I don't scrunch product into my hair, and I don't use gel on my WnG's. I apply my conditioner and run thru it w/my Denman,flip my hair upside down and shake a bit (so wait, I guess I already shake side-to-side ) to pump back up the volume then go on about my business.
What does the Denman do for the scrunch? How do you do this? I usually just use my hands?
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