In this blog, we are going to share with you the 6 reasons why your wash-n-go isn't working for you.
Now, there are different methods for doing a wash-n-go, and we have tried most of them. This method takes more time, but we get the most amount of good hair days and really great definition.
Most people usually like their hair to be super defined and stretched. In this post we are going to tell you how to achieve that look. It's also most suitable for hair types 3C, 4A, 4B & 4C.
If you're ready, here are the 6 reasons why your wash-n-go isn't working for ya.
Reason 1 why your wash-n-go isn’t working
You are not sectioning your hair.
We have seen some people put their hair into two sections, maybe 4. The problem with this is that there are going to be parts of your hair that might not get any product. Depending on your hair's density will determine how many sections you should have. And if you need to, create subsections. This wash-n-go tips will help you achieve the desired results.
Your hair isn't wet enough.
Curly hair is easiest to manipulate when it is wet. If your hair is low porosity, then you'll want your hair to be soaking wet. If it's high porosity, then you might work better on just damp hair. And medium porosity will be somewhere in between. You'll want to find the best product-to-water ratio that works best on your hair.
Reason 3 why your wash-n-go isn’t giving you any results
You are not detangling your hair.
This step should never be skipped. It removes any tangles from your hair, and since your hair is loose in a wash-n-go, you want to minimize tangles that can turn into single-strand-knots.
You should be layering your products section by section.
This is probably the most crucial part of your wash-n-go because this step is when you're clumping your curls. I've seen people apply their leave-in to their whole head first, then go back and apply the gel. NO. Think about it, you have created your curly clumps, and then you go back and disturb those clumps which then break them up.
So, you section your hair, apply your leave-in then follow with your styler. Smooth and clump your curls, then move on to the next section.
Dry your hair for better wash-n-go results
This wash-n-go tip is one of the most important rules that you must know. Now that you've worked all your products and saturated all of your hair, you need to dry it properly. If you're new here, welcome. We are not about that airdrying life. One, it's damaging, and 2 you should not disturb the curl while your hair is drying. So, if you are airdrying, then your hair is taking longer to dry and thus more opportunities to disturb the curl which will lead to frizz. Instead, use a diffuser or my favorite is a hooded hairdryer. My hair gets smoother with the hooded dryer and then I'll use my diffuser to spot dry my hair.
Tuck your hair at night
You're not putting your hair up at night. If you want to stretch your curls, I like to either braid my hair into 4 sections or pineapple it. If I want more volume then I'll place my hair into a bonnet. Either way, you want to keep your hair tucked away to reduce friction when you're sleeping.
Follow these tips, take your time, and practice. You might not get it right the first time, but as you get better at this technique, you'll notice your wash-n-goes will be more defined and last longer.