My Regimen

Here are a few pictures detailing the success I’ve had with My [Af]Rotation technique! Check out the other styling pages in this section for how I did it!

2nd Day Hair using Design Essentials Naturals Curl Stretching Cream

 

Day 5 Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream

 

Just after combing through using a cocktail of Jessicurl Too Shea and Confident Coils

 

The above picture after drying beneath a hooded dryer

 

 

32 Comments

  1. i’m reading your blog (and 10 others) from beginning to end!
    thanks so much for the great advice and product list.
    i co-washed my hair for the first time today and finger combed! no pain and i didnt lose half my hair :)

  2. I’m so glad to have found your blog, I like your writing style and love your content! I found you by visiting @savvybrownblog and I’ll be sure to subscribe in my Reader so I can keep up with you. I’m natural for the second time in my life and I’m so encouraged by blogs like yours so keep up the great work!

  3. Your blog is really great! I came across it a few weeks ago after seeing some of your posts on naturallycurly…I’m looking forward to catching up on your old posts. I’m also going to try your method for a wash and go. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  5. I’m so glad my friend hipped me to this blog! I just tried this method with products that i currently have and it worked like a dream! I finally have the curls that I want with minimum shrinkage…too excited and juiced. Cant wait for the meeting in October…I will be there with a head full of beautiful curls!

    xoxo

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  7. Looks like you have the same ringlets/coils as I do :-) It took me a while (literally years) to figure how to get my WnG to last for a week without having to re-cowash and start over every morning. My WnG routine is very similar to yours but it takes a little less time. While in the shower I co-wash and rinse, apply gobs of conditioner and oils (usually almond, jojoba, olive mixture) and detangle in sections with my trusty pal Denman (D83 paddle brush) and then baggie over night. In the morning I rinse the deep conditioner and oils out and apply a leave-in by finger combing it through my hair and then shake shake shake! Perfect moisturized spiral coils spring up all over the place! At night I tie a silk scarf pirate style covering all of my hair. In the morning it’s smashed to my head so to get the coils popping again I mix a little almond and jojoba oil with a little leave-in conditioner with mostly water in a spray bottle and while I’m in the shower I spray my hair and then shake shake shake it again!

  8. OMG I love your HaiR….I just did my first official wash and go and yesterday and I got sooo many compliments on it. I will be doing more wash and goes from now on. It was so easy to do and hopefully it’s going to be very easy to maintain. I found you by the side bar thingy (lol) on facebook and I clicked on your picture and was like this looks like the diva I took a picture of at the Curly Girls Rock event on last week and sure enough it’s you. I’m glad I found you and had to chance to talk to you via messages on FB.

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  10. Do you moisturize at night before bed?? When I do my wash n gos by the end of the day my hair is very dry and dull looking. So I normally moisturize and put my hair in about 4 to 5 jumbo twists before putting on my satin bonnet.

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  12. Okay… so, I’ve been natural for 4 months now (transitioned for 19 months)… and just started wearing WnG’s in a puff this past month. I have LOTS of frizz…and heat damage in the front… HOW can i minimize the frizz? It seems to me when I plop/plunk, my hair gets MORE frizzy and by the time I put my products on, they don’t give me the results that I would like, like when my hair is wetter. I tried using gel and my denman (forgot the method name) to make them pop, but they bounced back up to my head; which, is not what I want… I want them to hang a little… stretched, my hair is almost arm pit length… curly, it looks about 3″ long. PLEASE HELP!

    • Well, sometimes frizz is just part of the deal with going natural and extreme summer heats and humidities. Othertimes its indicative of needing more moisture or a trim. I would try to focus less on the frizz and more on the overall health of your hair…you’re sure to see an improvement!!!

  13. This is great. Thanks. I’ve always been fearful of the wash ‘n’ go because the elements very quickly suck all moisture from my hair. The more I learn about the products that help to retain moisture, the more comfortable I become with certain styles.

    • So glad you’ve been inspired to try it!! I think you’ll like it! The key is to be consistent. Do it for one month!

  14. I love your hair and blog! I used your wash n go technique and it worked! However, when I refresh my curls during the week with water it takes forever to dry. I feel like I washed my hair again! Does your hair take a long time to dry too? What do you do when the weather is cold? Thanks.

    • you know— thanks for the note!! I need to update that part of the regimen because I dont use the spray refresh anymore! stay tuned!

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  16. I love your blog, Cassadie! I live in Stockton so I don’t get to the City very often. I am a member of Nappylove Sacramento. With enough advance notice, hopefully I can attend the next event you host in SF, and bring a few San Joaquin County naturals with me!

  17. What kind of comb did you use in this video? I have never seen this before…

  18. Hi

    Have you ever tried Aveda’s universal creme?

  19. http://www.amazon.co.uk/AVEDA-BRILLIANT-STYLING-CREME-150ml/dp/B0016JFHEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319701432&sr=8-1

    although on closer inspection, it has dimethicone. ah well. I was looking for your experience of something that’s available in old Great Britain.

  20. Just found your site….Wow, I’m not sure where to begin my story, suffice it to say I am transitioning. I have a long and arduous hair history just as many other black females across the country. I am a plastic surgery resident at USC in Southern California with a husband and 2 children. I have relaxed my hair since the beginning of time (as I am originally from the DC area) and after 2 kids and 20-year relaxations, my hair can no longer take it. It has thinned around the front and I’m sure I have much less follicles per square inch than I had 10 years ago. I have gone natural once before and was able to keep it going by frequent twist and moisturizers. I vaguely remember my hair being healthier then, however with the pressure of work and my limited time, relaxers became a crutch. My transition this time has been quite difficult but I appreciate the insight that I have found on this blog. My main difficulty with my hair has been the time it takes to prepare it for my daily interactions with my LA community. In addition, my daughter’s hair is remarkable to me. My husband is of mixed race so her hair came out very curly and VERY TIME CONSUMING. I have used MULTIPLE products followed by braiding or twisting while wet, but I haven’t found the perfect detangling combination.
    forofrI welcome any comments or advice. Looking forward to the 11/11 conference in SoCal.

    Just found your site….Wow, I’m not sure where to begin my story, suffice it to say I am transitioning. I have a long and arduous hair history just as many other black females across the country. I am a plastic surgery resident at USC in Southern California with a husband and 2 children. I have relaxed my hair since the beginning of time (as I am originally from the DC area) and after 2 kids and 20-year relaxations, my hair can no longer take it. It has thinned around the front and I’m sure I have much less follicles per square inch than I had 10 years ago. I have gone natural once before and was able to keep it going by frequent twist and moisturizers. I vaguely remember my hair being healthier then, however with the pressure of work and my limited time, relaxers became a crutch. My transition this time has been quite difficult but I appreciate the insight that I have found on this blog. My main difficulty with my hair has been the time it takes to prepare it for my daily interactions with my LA community. In addition, my daughter’s hair is remarkable to me. My husband is of mixed race so her hair came out very curly and VERY TIME CONSUMING. I have used MULTIPLE products followed by braiding or twisting while wet, but I haven’t found the perfect detangling combination.

    I welcome any comments or advice. Looking forward to the 11/11 conference in SoCal. Thank you for addressing this very serious and important issue via this site.

    • Hey Chandra—

      Thanks for reaching out!!! I’d love to speak with you about your hair challenges in person. Will your daughter be joining you for the event on 11/11 as well??

  21. Hi Cassidy,

    Couldn’t make the event but I appreciate your willingness to advise. I’m planning on starting my practice in the Oakland area in the next year or 2 so I’m sure I will reach out again. For now I’ll keep following your site and braiding my daughters hair :-) Thanks for the blog.

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