Natural Hair

4A Hair Wash-n-Go

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.

Here are the ways I’ve worn my wash-n-go’s since being natural.

Do you wear your natural hair in a wash-n-go? Feel free to continue the tag and leave your post below.

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  • Reply
    Mlle Parker
    November 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I love wash-n-go in the summer.
    Too bad, I can’t do it in the winter, it get so cold in Quebec.

    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      If I wasn’t protective styling, I would definitely be wearing one now. Lol it is my favorite go-to style.

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    Ashley Joy
    November 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    These are some great tips!
    And EVERYONE is talking about Coconut Oil. As soon as I take my weave out, I’m going to buy some of that for my hair!

    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      It has been a staple of mine since I transitioned. Definitely worth the buy.

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    November 5, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I have yet to try a wash n go… maybe I’ll try it soon on a wash day & see how I like it.

    • Reply
      November 6, 2014 at 12:02 am

      You may like it. All you gotta do is try. Lol

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    Christina J
    November 14, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I wish I could wash n go 🙁 I’m still searching and learning to do that style. Can you do this style during the colder months?

    • Reply
      November 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

      I have done a wash-n-go in the wintertime before. I don’t have a hair dryer, but some people use a diffuser to dry their hair or sit under a hooded dryer.

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