THE WASH ‘N’ GO: MY GO-TO SUMMER STYLE

I’ve been rocking Wash’N’Gos for the past 4-6 weeks and I am lovin’ it!

When I first heard of this style, I literally thought the setting process was just EASY: “washing” and “going”.

But realistically and honestly, this style takes a little more than that when it comes to setting it, about a little over an hour (for me) or depending on how much hair you have.

What I love about this style is that it accentuates the definition and curl pattern of your hair.

You’re able to see the variety of patterns throughout your mane: TIGHT, LOOSE, WAVY and even STRAIGHT.

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For example, I know that the back of my hair has super tight curls.

As I move to the center and crown of my hair, my curls are a bit looser and that’s probably due to the fact that parts of my hair in that area are highlighted.

Yes, highlighting/coloring did affect my curl pattern.

I like to take my time when I am setting my Wash’N’Go to ensure that it’s poppin’.

I don’t rush through the process and I wouldn’t advise you to do so either.

I recently used Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker (click to read my product review) to set this style and it was amazing. Not only did I get great definition but my hair was left feeling soft, looking full with NO FRIZZ.

However, I just could not deal with the flaking on my clothes.

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Then, I discovered Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Styling Gel (click to read my product review).

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OMG, AMAZING! You must also purchase their Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner!

This gel also gives me great curl definition and a lasting Wash ‘N’ Go with NO FRIZZ.

I could actually push it to a little over a week, NO JOKE!

I’ll show you.

Come on and go through this week with me.

Let’s start with Day 1, where I wore it down.

Oh, let me share this tip:

When setting your Wash ‘N’ Go, especially if you’re using a gel-based product, set your look the way you would want to wear it down. If you want a part, trace it and set the product on your hair in the way you would want it to lay.

I hope this makes sense.

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Wash ‘N’ Go ~ Day 1

On the night of Day 1, I did the Banding Method (click to view a short clip of what this method looks like) to stretch out my hair a little.

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Wash ‘N’ Go ~ Day 2

You can notice that my hair is more stretched and still had a little bit of crunch from the gel but I am not complaining because my hair looked great!

Let’s move on to Day 3.

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Wash ‘N’ Go ~ Day 3

I wore it up in a puff, which is also one of my favorite looks!

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Wash ‘N’ Go ~ Day 5

Still looking great, even on day 5, right?

If you are looking for a low manipulation style this summer, Wash ‘N’ Gos are definitely a great option in my opinion.

The only maintenance I do on week nights and in the A.M. is:

  1. I apply Shea Moisture’s Strengthen, Grow and Restore Smooth Edge Treatment and a little bit of water on my edges. I slick them down with a lot of Eco Styler Gel every morning so I restore moisture with water and strengthen them with the treatment.
  2. In the morning, I apply a nickel-size amount of The Mane Choice’s Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Oil throughout my curls for shine.

I hope you found this post helpful and are inspired to try a Wash ‘N’ Go on your mane.

Trust me, you won’t regret it.

For a detailed tutorial on how I set my Wash ‘N’ Go, click HERE.

And of course, I am only a click away if you need any assistance.

 

 

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