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How to Achieve the Best Wash and Go on Kinky Hair

Wash and Go on Kinky hair
This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Jane Carter Solution. All opinions are my own.

As a lazy natural, I love styles that can be done in 45 minutes or less. It’s summertime in NYC and with a combination of the warm weather and longer days, it’s the perfect time to wear a wash and go. Naturals with Type 4 hair think wash and go styles are for looser textures, but that’s not true. The technique is everything when you practice enough. If you’re in need of some tips for achieving a bomb wash and go on your kinky hair, read on.

wash and go on kinky hair

Make Sure Your Hair is WET

After washing or co-washing, make sure your hair stays WET. Throw the “style on damp hair” theory out the window. If your hair gets dry easily, keep a spray bottle handy to re-wet each hair section as you go along.

Detangle

Besides keeping it moisturized, detangling is important when styling natural hair. Detangling ensures your hair is free of shed hair that causes knots, tangles, and matting. Use a Denman brush or your fingers to distribute the product through your hair and clump your curls.

Layer it Up

As you start the process to add products to your hair, use the L.O.C. or L.C.O. method to layer them on. With this wash and go, I used Jane Carter Solution’s Curls to Go Untangle Me Weightless Leave-In and layered the Coiling All Curls Elongating Gel. The combination of these products added both moisture and definition to my hair. If you’re unsure of the ratio of leave-in to gel to use, test a small amount in a bowl to see what won’t cause a white gel cast. You can also use the Curl Cocktail Conditioning Styling Cream for added moisture before applying the gel.

Check out my video sharing the process from beginning to end

 

 

Use Products designed for Kinky Hair

From reviews past, you know Type 4 Naturals keeps is real with what works on kinky textures. Jane Carter Curls to Go LineTo help relieve the “staple product” search, Jane Carter’s Curls to Go line is made for Coily and Kinky textures. The products contain ingredients like mango butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera which tames frizz and adds moisture and shine to natural hair.

Keep Your Curls in Place

After styling, use a satin scarf, bonnet or pillow case to keep your curls in place. The next day, use the Mist Me Over Curl Hydrator to refresh your curls and seal with the Shine On Curl Elixir.

 

Have you used the Curls to Go Line for a wash and go style?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Olivia
    August 19, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Your hair is beautiful! I love your curls! I miss my natural loose hair but not all the products! I have sisterlocks which means minimal hair products! Thanks for sharing!

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    Mimi Green
    August 19, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I only rock a wash and go on my clipper cuts, I never knew how to make it “cute” with a longer length. This totally looks doable. I appreciate 4 c videos.

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    Tracey Crockett
    August 21, 2017 at 12:17 am

    These are great tips and I’ve tried them all in my 7 years of being natural. My hair has so many textures that a wash ‘n go never worked for me no matter what products I use and how meticulous I am with the process. However, I can get a decent WNG if when I’m water only washing and using nothing but gel! THe natural sebum is magic on my curls then and my hair doesn’t look like ‘WHAT THE HAMMOND BROWN JENNINGS” is going on lol.

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    Valerie R.
    August 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I still haven’t mastered the wash-n-go, but this was super helpful. I will definitely be trying the layering method for added definition.

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