I am sure many of you are familiar with the sentiment that wash n go’s don’t work on nappy hair.
In most cases, the reason why wash n go’s end up being a total fail is because of dryness from the products that are used during the process. So for example, let’s say you decide to shampoo your hair and then smother it in Eco Styler Gel afterwards, it is almost guaranteed that you are going to have some sucky results.
Here is why…..
You Need to a Gentle Cleanser
Shampoos are designed to remove dirt oil and buildup from the hair. The problem is along with removing the things we want our hair to be rid of, it also robs us of the natural oils that keep our hair moisturized. On top of that most shampoos are designed for oily hair problems, whereas we have the complete opposite issue. To avoid dry hair after washes it is best to go with a gentle sulfate free shampoo formula. However, if you are aiming for a wash n go style I highly recommend that you go with co-washing or rinsing your hair with water only. It will help rid you of any buildup, while still allowing you to hold onto some of your natural oils so you don’t have to deal with thirsty hair later.
Non-Drying Styling Products that Make Your Coils Pop
The styling products you use also play a huge role in end result. Typically gels will most likely be too drying for kinky-coily hair types. Which is why you will want to go with a botantical gel like Kinky Curly Curling Custard or Shea Moisture Curling Souffle depending on your preference. Both will help to bring out your coils without being drying to your hair and it’s best use these products on damp hair (if your hair isn’t damp enough Kinky Curly Custard can get flaky).
Proof that wash n go’s can be achieved on 4b and 4c hair
If you haven’t heard about it yet, The Max Hydration Method has become popular among many naturals with kinky coily hair types for achieving wash n go hair. However after practicing method for myself, it is easy to see what’s really at the heart of this method is using products that are non-drying to our hair.
Me using the Max Hydration Method
Ms Dee Kay is a 4C Natural Who Uses the Max Hydration Method and Has Fabulous Results!