With fall (and soon winter--eek!) months closing in, my wash and go's require a little tweaking! Gone are the days of light conditioners and minimal oil. Now, I'm ready for thick creams, emollient rich oils and flexible hold gels to pull off a long-standing style that will last for a week! This post will take you step-by-step through my wash and go process.
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A traditional wash and go calls for: a gel, a creme and an oil. In the scrolling images below, I've listed the items I used to achieve this style! (Click the picture Carousel to see all items used.)
Weirdly this is a commonly skipped step. Wash your damn hair! Working with clean hair creates the perfect canvas for a popping wash and go! If your hair is dirty/soiled, your hair will be weighed down and less receptive to the shingling method. Also, starting this on dirty hair may lead to build up issues come day two. Not. Cute.
If shingling your hair is new to you, I'm here to bless your whole life. Firstly, because I'm your friend--secondly, because I don't want you looking like a frickin' monster movie. So serious. It is by far THE ONLY way to get your true curl pattern locked into your wash and go style.
Can shingling be time consuming? Yes. But for a style that can last upwards of a week--it's worth it! Apply each product on wet hair: your creme, gel and oil.
Detangle with your brush and begin the application process by taking small sections of hair and rolling it around your finger as seen in the picture above.
This is an optional method if you don't have the time to air dry or if you're in a time crunch. Diffusing the hair allows your hair to dry without disturbing the curls which can cause frizz.
Be sure to diffuse at different angles. If you have thick hair like me, just drying from the crown of your head won't work. Try flipping your hair from each side to get access to the hair under the hair. as seen below.
Note: If you have a long commute to work and opt for a wash and go, you can skip diffusing altogether and pop on the heater in the car to dry your hair that way. You're very welcome. I just want you to be great, sis.
The end result is crazy defined curls, coils and kinks that aren't dry and get better as the days progress!
If by chance my super informative blog post wasn't enough for ya, I've produced this exact style in video format for your viewing pleasure! Check it out below and don't forget to subscribe to Eugenia Says on YouTube HERE.
What are your go-to products for wash and go styling? Give me the goods! Let me know in the comment section!