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Chop Update: My Nighttime Routine

11:24 AM

I was soooo uncomfortable with that twist-out. Still sorting out why. So naturally (haha), I'm back to the wash and go. Front pinned back to stretch it, will show the results when fully dry. I was in a super rush this morning, and didn't have time for multiple products, leave-ins, sealing, and whatnot. As hard as it may be to believe, this product junkie only has one thing in her hair: @tginatural Twist and Define Cream. #naturalhair #naturalhairproducts #productjunkiesunite #thestruggleislreal #betrayedmytwistout #maybenextdecember

When I first got my Deva Cut, I thought all things would stay the same. In fact, that very night I just threw a little tgin Butter Cream on my hair, scarf pineappled, and went on my merry little way to dreamland. The next morning, I woke up (a little shocked) with a serious case of mushroom-top hair. Meaning, the hair at the front and center of my hair is more tightly wavy (because it definitely ain't no curl), and shrinks up into a mini mushroom while the rest of my hair just hangs. I knew about this phenomena during my transition, which is why many of my wash and go styles started off looking like this while they dried:

Front and center of my hair has a tighter curl pattern than the rest of my hair, especially the back. To avoid a mullet mushroom look, I twist/tuck/bobbypin that hair in two sections, so it stretches as it dries. That way, it will frame my face better later on. When you have multiple textures of hair, you gotta learn to work with what you got!!! #naturalhair #transitioner #curls #naturalhaircare #washngo

Because I don't want to spend half of my day rocking a style I didn't intend to for the sake of my hair setting and drying, I figured I needed to do something. While I still do the above pin back situation as my hair is drying (as evidenced by the first photo in this post), I had to think about the days ahead. Wash and go's require refreshing and moisture, both of which would revert me back to mini mushroom-dom. Rather than refresh my hair in the morning, I decided to refresh at night, and rock the modified pineapple below:

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After I went through my hair thoroughly with my Q-Redew and Soultanicals Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious, and did a throwback to my banding days. Using 6 scrunchies, I gathered my hair into two medium-large sections, parted slightly off center (because this is how I wear my hair most days...okay, like, every day). I banded those two sections with 3 scrunchies each, about 2 inches apart (give or take). They are loose enough to not tug at the ends, but secure enough to stretch. They are new scrunchies, so that was only about 2 or 3 loops around. I left the sides and back of my hair down, because they don't shrink nearly as much, and I proceeded to scarf pineapple as usual. The bottom two pictures in the grid show how my hair looked when I woke up this morning, and I'm sure they highlight the reason why I also sleep on a satin pillowcase every night. So, how did night banding work out for me?
 
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Pretty darn well, if I must say so myself. My hair is moisturized, full of body, stretched, full, and just all around awesome. I'm having a great day 2 hair day. FYI, for this wash and go I used tgin Twist and Define Cream only. It wasn't until I got home at night that I was able to hit it with the Q-Redew and lock in some light moisture with Soultanicals Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious.
 
I love easy quick fixes!



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