I had always found the “wash and go” style to look pretty but I never understood the name given to the style because it took so long to accomplish. So there was no way for me to “wash and go” anywhere if I decided on doing this style. It had to be a whole day put aside just to get the style to set.
I had thought about trying the style for a while but seeing the large amounts of hair gel used in order to set the style was a huge deterrent for me. But when I saw how my curls were just so defined following my clay mask and wash I figured it was a good time to give it a try.
So on my freshly washed hair I used my conditioner water as my leave in, so that it could keep adding water in areas that may have dried during the process. I then followed with the Camille rose naturals almond jai twisting butter, sealed with the canefied naturals 5-point hair oil and used my trusted soft n’ silky gel to get my curls to clump. I then let the hair air dry.
Let me tell you…. my hair took a whole 24 hours in order to completely air dry 😮😩… that to me is a very long time to get a style to set. Surprisingly, though, it took me less than an hour to apply the products and that was a welcomed discovery since I had expected it to take longer based on videos I had seen.
But the end result after the 24 hour wait was beautiful and I loved it.
I actually really liked wearing the style and it lasted all week for work so that is a plus. I got so many positive comments all week and my son even kept telling me how beautiful the hair looks and that I should try to get his hair to look so curly 😂😂.
Not sure how long again I will keep it in my hair but it’s a style that can easily go for two weeks. Considering it already went for a week with absolutely no maintenance or effort I am sure it could last another week with some extra care added here or there. Or even trying different ways to style the wash and go in order to get it to stretch a bit longer and go another week. And suddenly wearing the style longer just got easier and more possible. And as a plus it takes away my usual hustle and time consumption of styling in the mornings. And as a plus plus, it helps with my “hand in hair syndrome” and gives my strands and scalp some much needed time to breathe. So another week it is.
All I am hoping for now is that the take down does not cause too much shedding and breakage of my strands. But I know the soft n’ silky gel usually keeps my hair moisturized so I am almost confident that it will be ok.
To see more on my first wash and go and how I accomplished it you can check the video on my channel.
Have any of you tried a wash and go on your natural hair ? What do you think about the style? Let us know in the comments section below.
Until Next Time Lovies