If you want to rock your beautiful, natural curl pattern, then doing a wash and go is the best option. Many in the natural hair community look at this style as a staple in their regimen since it’s simple to achieve.
Although it includes more than actually “washing and going”, there are important steps you should follow to ensure your wash and go’s are long-lasting, moisturized, and defined every time!
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to perfect your wash and go styles:
The most important step that can either make or break how your wash and go turns out is shampooing. If you have dirty hair and product build-up, then you can’t expect to achieve the results you desire.
Our Lemon & Rosemary Clarifying Shampoo is the best, gentle option to get your wash day started the right way. Using this will remove dirt, oil, and build-up so that your products will be able to absorb and penetrate more effectively.
It doesn’t contain any sulfates and you won’t have to worry about your curls feeling stripped afterwards! No matter what your hair type or texture is, this shampoo will make the perfect addition to your regimen if you plan on achieving the perfect wash and go.
A deep conditioner will restore moisture, melt tangles, and provide manageable hair throughout the remainder of your wash day. No matter what style you plan on doing, this step is a must-have in your regimen.
You can enhance the benefits of your deep conditioners by adding heat from a microwaveable cap, sitting under a dryer, or using a steamer. Heat opens up your cuticles and allows the product to penetrate your strands better. Trust me, your hair needs all of the moisture and nutrients it can get so your wash and go can turn out perfect!
If you need a boost of hydration and nourishment, our Rose Hydrating Conditioner has you covered. You can expect a ton of slip which will make detangling easier and leave your curls feeling super soft.
Apply Products to Wet Hair
Layering your products on soaking wet hair will help you achieve a moisturized, defined wash and go style. It’s also important to work in small sections to ensure all of your curls are coated and properly detangled.
The LOC method is great to follow to improve moisture retention and ensure you achieve the best results. Here’s a quick breakdown of each step and which products to use from our collection:
- Start off by using our moisture-rich Banana Leave-In Conditioner or Avocado Moisture Cream after saturating your hair with water. This will add softness, plenty of moisture, and it also smells delicious!
- Use our Okra Curl Defining Gel to clump your curls and achieve long-lasting definition.
Remember to take your time and make sure your products are distributed evenly throughout your hair. If you aren’t applying your product in the shower, then I recommend keeping a spray bottle nearby to keep your hair wet during the styling process.
Dry Your Hair Completely
After you finish styling, the drying process is important and will also determine how well your results turn out. You can air dry, sit under a hooded dryer, or use a diffuser depending on what works best for your curls.
You also want to avoid constantly touching your hair while it’s drying because it can cause unwanted frizz and shorten how long your wash and go lasts.
Once your hair dries, your curls should be poppin’ and moisturized! Make sure you maintain your wash and go by wearing a satin bonnet at night to protect your hair and refresh your hair as needed throughout the week.
Although it’ll take time and practice to perfect your wash and go styles, following these steps consistently in your regimen will ensure you’re on the right track. You’ll be able to enjoy perfectly defined results in no time!
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