Q1: How long do your wash n gos last before you shampoo or co-wash?
A1: It really depends on what I am using and what my intentions are. I’m not a person who tries to stretch their hair for as long as possible so they don’t have to deal with their hair all week. I live in a fairly warm climate, so I don’t need to worry about walking outside with wet hair in the freezing cold, even in winter. Also, wash n Gos take me probably around 10-15 minutes to do, so it’s not a lot a effort and time. Plus, I enjoy conditioning my hair and getting it wet in the shower….and…I have reviews to do, lol, and a lot of people don’t like it if I review something while that product is not in my hair so they can see first hand how it turned out. But, if I’m using conditioner only or a very light product without much hold (like the Mixed Chicks Kids LI I just reviewed), at the most I get a couple of days out of it, or I can add one more day by putting my hair up in a ponytail puff. If I’m using something heavier and with more hold, like KCCC or Eco Styler, I can probably get up to five days without conditioning/cleansing my hair again. Here’s my night/refreshing routine – doing this I don’t need to wet my hair everyday.
Q2: I am using a leave in that has 2 cones (dimethicone and cxclomethicone). Can I add moisture on top of a cone? Will moisture(oyin hair dew) actually penetrate to the hair?
A2: Yes, you can use moisture on top of a silicone. Silicones do not put a vice grip on our hair like I’m sure some people picture when they think of their hair being coated. The moisture/water able to penetrate the hair will be less on top of a cone due to their coating properties, but they certainly do not block all moisture from the hair. If that were the case, silicones would be the key to keeping hair from getting frizzy in humid weather, and we all know that doesn’t totally work. Remember, there are many ingredients that we use that basically coat the hair, like the natural oils that do not penetrate such as sunflower and jojoba oil, it’s not just silicones and mineral oil/petroleum.