What is a wash and go?
Achieving a wash and go is most naturals dream hairstyle. Wouldn’t life be easier if all we had to do was to wash our hair and then just GO! Yes, indeed! Although the name describes it as is, a wash and go is not that simple. Technique as well as product consideration and combination is very important because it can make or break your wash and go.
Here is what I suggest:
My number one tip for achieving the best wash and go is to make sure your hair is healthy. When I say healthy I mean no breakage, no split ends, no dry hair. It might seem obvious but it is also CRUCIAL.
Make sure to wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoos. It won’t strip your hair off its natural oil which will make your curls softer.
After washing and conditioning your hair, use a microfiber towel to dry your hair. It will avoid making your hair frizzy. (tip: For better definition, I make sure to have my hair 75% dry.This way, my curls are more defined)
Work in small sections and make sure to work products into hair.
Make sure to use curl defining products such as gels, mousse custards.
Top up with a sealing oils such as grapeseed oil or castor oil.
The most important step is to shake your head to release the curls
Let it air dry or use a diffuser set on cool air.
TGIN Twist And Define Cream - Although this product can be used for twist-outs, it is great for wash and gos. It provides long-lasting curl definition. As well as, it does not contain parabens, sulphates, petrolatum, lanolin, and artificial colours. In addition, the product has not been tested on any animals. This ensures that the product is safe for our natural hair.
Eco Styler Gel – This is many naturals holy grail because it gives a super definition, and long-lasting hold. A lot of naturals say that it allows your hair to be very crunchy to the touch. However, if it is paired with a water-based moisturized or creamy butter the results will be even more amazing. Your curls will be moisturized, as well as define for days.
What other products have you used?