I have been pretty lazy with my hair lately so on the 4th I did a quick up-do/protective style and ran out the house. Because of all the pins I definitely had to take my hair down that night but I was too lazy to even put on my satin bonnet; so in turn I woke up with a hot “dry” mess of a head. Looking for a quick and easy wash and go on YouTube I really couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for so I incorporated a few different methods that I saw from the many videos I watched. I was looking for something that required minimal time in the shower fooling around with my hair. So here are the steps I followed and a few pics of my process to go with each step.
Supplies: Water Bottle, Paddle Brush (or your choice of tool to de-tangle hair), Conditioner of choice & Oil of choice (mines is coconut oil).
- Section off hair into 5 sections (2-back, 2-crown and 1-front); more sections can be added if desired. I use bigger sections in the back because my hair has better curl definition there.
- Working one section at a time, spray each section with water, add generous amount of conditioner, de-tangle then twist.
- While in the shower wet your hair (do not remove twist) and squeeze excess conditioner off of each twist.
- Once out the shower remove excess water from twist and let air dry while dressing. I use a tea towel / old cotton t-shirt.
- Add generous amount of oil to your hands and rub it over each twist before you unravel each one. Repeat until all or unraveled.
- Use fingers / a pick to gentle stretch roots of hair (ONLY SLIGHTLY PICK ROOTS ONLY). This is to reduce shrinkage and add some volume and to get rid of any visible parts in the hair.
- Part hair as desired / or don’t part hair.
- Fluff as desired but try not to touch your hair too much to prevent frizz.
- Let air dry and you are done.
My hair was probably 80% dry by the time I dressed and left the house. I don’t like to use a lot of product on my hair because it weighs it down and it won’t be as soft as I like. The oil alone works for me to add shine and moisture but you can always use your staple products that work best in your hair. As for me less is more.
Below are a few ladies that I follow on YouTube that inspired my Quick Wash n Go this morning. I think I will use this going forward. Also to save even more time in the morning you can do Steps 1 and 2 the night before and put on a scarf or bonnet and then rinse in the A.M., this process works great as well.
Check out the “wash-n-go method for these fabulous ladies for additional inspiration:
MsAriella89 , Naptural85 , MahoganyCurls , mscheeks823 & brittanync
This is a short list of some of my favs to watch but as you are probably aware you can search “wash n go” on YouTube and find tons of great videos and tips. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions.