Tips to Achieve the Best Wash and Go!

I’ve noticed that the best wash and go routines deliver defined natural textures and are shiny moisturized curls!

Learning how to prep my hair properly came with time. I want to share a few tips along the way to save some of you newly naturalistas and transitioners some time on the learning curve!

Here are two routines that have given me the best wash and go’s by far!

The Routines

Routine 1
*Cowash your hair with a great conditioning creamy cleanser.
*Finger detangle only in the shower which will clump curls and allow you to lay and maneuver your hair in the fashion that you want.
*Use an old tshirt or microfiber towel to soak up the excess water.
*Apply a light and super slippery leave in on damp or wet hair depending on your styler and apply it section by section. (6 sections is best for me)!
*Apply an awesome gel formulated with oils over the leave in by smoothing the product onto sections with the palms of your hands and pads of you fingers.
*Air dry your hair or diffuse it on a low heat or cool setting!

Winning Product Combo – Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner, Shea Moisture African Black Soap (as leave in), Miss Jessie’s Coily Custard

Routine 2

*Cleanse your hair with a sulfate free shampoo.
*Use a cheap conditioner to finger detangle and clump your curls.
*Use a heavy and creamy deep conditioner with protein in it. If it’s super slippery use it to finger detangle.
*Use an old tshirt or microfiber towel to soak up the excess water.
*Apply a light and super slippery leave in on damp or wet hair depending on your styler and apply it section by section. (6 sections is best for me)!
*Apply a light oil over the leave in (I.e. Coconut oil) .
*Apply an awesome gel formulated with oils over the leave in by smoothing the product onto sections with the palms of your hands .
*Air dry your hair or diffuse it on a low heat or cool setting!

Winning Product Combo – Original Moxie Get Clean No Foam Poo, Original Moxie Intense Quench Deep Conditioner, Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk OR Original Moxie Leave In, Original Moxie Twist Mist (oil), Krystal Eco Styler Gel

More Tips:
*Oil Rinsing or Pre Pooing with coconut oil or a treatment will provide awesome shine to your curls!
*Prep your wash and go in the morning so it can dry throughout the day.
*Do this on a Sunday morning when you have time to pay attention to your curls so your not rushing!
*Humidity, season and climate play a big role in how your wash and go will turn out so check the weather and pay attention to the level of humectants (I.e. Glycerine) in the product! Naturallycurly.com makes an awesome phone app for your curls.
*If you overuse a gel and you end up with crunchy hair or a gel cast then just grab a dab of oil and spread on your palms and finger tips and scrunch the sections and you will notice the cast will be gone.

Tutorials
Here are a few to get you started but you can always check YouTube for some new techniques or find chicks with your similar hair texture! please subscribe to the channel, like, and comment on the videos!

Pics

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Ginny
Embrace the Natural You

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