Back On My Wash and Go Flow + Tresemme Naturals Revisit

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This week for no apparent reason at all - I was suddenly in the mood to do a wash and go. Its been a while since I've done a wash and go - about a month to be exact. And in that time, I've been all about twists, twist-outs and other forms of stretched hair styling. While I've had no complaints with the latter, for a self-proclaimed wash and go girl a month is like a lifetime without wetting your hair on a regular basis while in the shower. It also doesn't help that the weather is beginning to warm up, which is usually my cue to let my curls, kinks and coils just do what they do naturally. I've also been looking into Lorraine Massey's "Curly Girl Method" or CG method as it is sometimes called (translation: I've been watching a million youtube videos on the subject, LOL) and I'm considering incorporating at least a modified version of this method into my routine. Based on the products I use and my current wash routine I probably already do my own modified version of the CG method. But I figured that since I was about to get back on the wash and go train for a while I would at least do proper due diligence on the method and get thoroughly informed before officially incorporating any part of it into my regimen.

Along with my urge to do a wash and go, I also had the urge to revisit the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner that once held a prominent spot on my staple products list. At the end of last year, I decided to remove the Tresemme Naturals conditioner from my staple products list because I simply wasn't using it that much compared to some of my other staples conditioners (at that time, I mainly used it as a co-wash/rinse out condish). I had no issues with it, I just found that I was reaching for other conditioners more and so I never bothered to repurchase it when I ran out. But now that I'm exploring the CG method, I figured I would revisit the Tresemme Naturals conditioner since it is cheap (a whopping $4.99), easy to find on the ground (got it at my local grocery store), it's CG approved/friendly, and most importantly - my hair once really liked it.

Below are a few pics of my most recent wash and go this week using mostly conditioner to style my hair. While in the shower, I sectioned my hair into 6 sections and first washed each section with my Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner - finger-detangling each section in the process. I then followed with smoothing on a glob of the Tresemme Naturals conditioner mixed with a tiny amount of aloe vera gel on each section. After I applied the Tresemme/AV gel combination on all the sections I ran my entire head under the stream of water for like a second or two just to ensure that the conditioner was fully distributed throughout my hair. Then I just shook my hair out in the shower and this is what I got! In the pics below, my hair is completely wet, and only has the conditioner/AV gel mix in it. I'll be sure to post pics in this or a separate post when my hair is dry to compare the difference.

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  1. The shine on your wng is phenomenal!

  2. When I mixed avg and that condish the mixture was clumpy and left white chunks in my hair. Did that happen to you? I try to use avg but it doesn't seem to work well with other products. I was hoping that since we use the same brand of avg that you could offer me some guidance :) thanks!

    1. Hey Anonymous! I didn't get any white chunks this time, but then again I really didn't use that much AVG - it was really mostly the Tresemme condish in my hair for this WNG. So I'm not sure if I would get white chunks if I used more of the AVG. Also, I'm not sure if it made a difference that I ran my hair under water for a few seconds after applying the condish/avg to my hair to help the mix fully distribute throughout my hair (my hair is medium/low porosity so most products will just sit on top of my hair if I don't make sure it's distributed properly). I haven't really had too much issue with AVG in general when layered over conditioners, but I have heard of the white chunks happening to other naturals who so its definitely not uncommon. Hope this helps :)

    2. Thanks for your expertise! I appreciate your response. Im typically a "closet" hair blog reader and never leave comments.

    3. LOL! no worries, glad I could help in some way by sharing my experience. I'm totally a "closet" hair blog reader too most of the time! Shhhhh....don't tell anyone :)


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