Wash n’ go’s are pretty simple — you just have to find the products that work best on YOUR hair. That’s the not so simple part.
After months of trying random curl creams, leave-in conditioners and soufflés, I stumbled upon two products that keep my hair moisturized and defined throughout the day! Yay!
First things first. This is not an ad. I got hooked on Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream through a friend who for a short time SWORE BY IT! It’s thick enough to coat an entire strand but doesn’t leave my hair feeling sticky and within seconds my curls always start to pop! Plus, it smells amazing. It’s a mix of shea butter and sage. Love!
Ecostyler Gel is a key part of my wash n go routine as well. It just holds the curl so well! And the Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil version doesn’t seem to dry my hair out!
Speaking of dry hair…I mentioned on Instagram that my hair responded really well to Aloe Vera gel as a moisturizer. I don’t typically make that part of my hair routine BUT it definitely worked! Thanks, Pinterest! I’m pretty sure the dryness came from switching products (I ran out of Taliah Waajid and swapped it for Cantu curl cream) and my hair wasn’t feeling it AT ALL.
So, here’s my morning routine!
3-4 hair clips or ponytail holders
Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream
Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil EcoStyler Gel
1. Wash and condition or rinse hair. Whether it’s wash day or not, I dip my head under the shower head every morning. Get some of nature’s nectar on your curls! Wash n’ go’s only work on SOAKING WET HAIR. Typically, I wring out my hair with my hands instead of a towel. You’ll just lose moisture that way.
2. Part and section hair. In sections, you can likely tackle your curls in 20 minutes or less. In one gigantic glob? There’s no telling! Four to five sections will do. Use clips or ponytail holders.
3. Wet hair and detangle. Using your water bottle wet a section of hair until it begins to drip. Using a Denman brush (I found mine at Sally’s), comb through a small portion of hair. Start from the tip and work your way up. You’ll see the curls begin to form pretty quickly! Continue until entire section is detangled.
4. Apply curl cream. I take finger-full amounts and spread it though each section. I’m generous with this product. If the strands start to feel heavy or weighed down, not to worry! Your curls will be juicy once they dry! Also, make sure you get product on the root as well as the tip of your hair!
5. Apply gel. Same instructions as the curl cream.
Note: I apply more water and product on my driest sections of hair. Don’t be afraid to add more moisture! If your hair seems dull (in color) or like the curls aren’t forming, try more water then product!
Repeat this process throughout all sections and let air dry. You can also use a diffuser (with cold air) to speed up the process. My hair typically dries (completely) 2-3 hours after I rinse and style. Just enough time to get on-air!
Let me know how this wash n’ go works for you! Any questions? Leave a comment below!