Inspired by Kat’s 4C Wash-n-Go posts, I decided to do the Wash and Go Tag. I love this style. It is a quick and easy style for me to do in the summer months and more recently, while on vacation since I was in the pool pretty much everyday.
1. What are your holy grail stylers for your wash n gos?
Eco Styler gel has been the best styler for my wash and go’s. I’ve previously used Let’s Jam Custard and Aloe Vera gel, but always go back to Eco.
2. What is your holy grail moisturizer under your styler?
Paul Mitchell: The Conditioner. I was lucky enough to get the 32 oz BOGO Free at Target and I’m on to the second bottle now.
3. Do you rake, smooth, shingle, etc. or do you apply your styling product in sections?
I do a combo of raking and smoothing in sections. I rake the product through my hair, but smooth down my roots and apply pins to lay my hair down.
4. How long does your wash n gos typically last?
I only wear it out for one day. After day one, everything goes up in a puff for the rest of the week.
5. How do you preserve your wash n go?
Wearing my hair in a pineapple at night. If I see it getting frizzy, I apply water or spritz it with a water and conditioner mix to refresh my curls.
6. Do you get tangles or single strand knots when you do wash n gos?
I don’t get many tangles, but I get single strand knots if I do it consistently.
7. Does your climate effect how or when you wear wash n gos?
Not at all! In the summer or winter, I have never had any issues with my wash and go.
8. What do you use to seal in the moisture and does this help with decreasing crunch?
I really don’t care about the “crunch”. If I’m sealing, I usually use coconut oil.
9. Do you style your wash and gos on damp or wet hair?
Damp hair. For a wash and go or ANY style, it is always on damp hair
10. What advice would you give a new natural about wearing their wash and go?
The more you practice, the better you’ll get and the easier it is. I’m still working on my “perfect” method, but I haven’t had any bad results.
Do you wear your natural hair in a wash-n-go? Feel free to continue the tag and leave your post below.