Lately, my wash n go’s have been the bees knees. As some of my kinky-coily curlfriends may know, mastering the wash n go takes time. I use to be so concerned with shrinkage, but healthy hair and curl definition are the name of the game these days. I’m using more clean products that are sulfate free and paraben free and my kinks and coils just love me for it. Below, I’m sharing a few of my wash n go tips to help you achieve a great wash n go with just two products.
SO FRESH SO CLEAN
Always start on freshly washed and conditioned hair. I find my best wash n go’s start off with a squeaky clean scalp and hair. For extra shine and to combat the dryness from the shampoo, add a thin layer of avocado oil to moisturize and smooth your strands out.
A good foundation is key. I find my wash go’s are full and voluminous when I’ve deep conditioned and taken that extra step to achieve maximum moisture levels. My wash n gos also last longer when I’ve deep conditioned. Don’t have time to deep condition, use a creamy leave in condish instead, beware though, make sure your styling products blend well with the conditioner so you’re not left with product residue on your hair that often looks white or flaky.
SOAK IT UP
Light hold gels and creamy styling custards work best for my wash n gos. Couple these types of products with soaking wet hair and my kinks and coils just pop. I often apply my styling products in the shower, that way, my hair gets the moisture from the water and the steam during styling time. The two products I’ve been coupling together to create my bomb wash n gos are by Botanical Bliss.
Caribbean Moisturizing Hair Lotion and the Lemon Meringue Curl Defining Custard. Shop these products and other BB products at: http://www.botanicalblissshop.com
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Mixing all the products together can leave a little white film on my strands so after styling I usually towel blot the affected areas being careful not to disrupt the curl pattern and create unwanted frizz. You can opt to use a microfiber towel or t-shirt too. I find the t-shirt does a great job of soaking up moisture without causing frizz the best.
My hair is extremely dense so I use two different styling tools to get my fro dry. I first sit under the hair dryer for a bout 20 minutes to get the top part of my hair dry and diffuse the inner and back parts of my hair with my trusty dusty hair diffuser. Of course, if you have less dense hair you won’t have to take these extra measures to get it dry, but for me, this is the only way I can make out the door in a reasonable amount of time.
Hope this tips help you achieve your best wash n go this spring and summer. Loving my results? Well, use code DEIDRA10 to receive 10% off your Botanical Bliss purchase.
Till next time.