Every time I scroll down my Instagram feed I see beautiful naturalistas showing off the most perfect curly hair and I think how wonderful is it. But for every one of these posts there are a whole host of followers in the comments complaining about bad hair days and bemoaning the fact that their hair is not turning out like that. As I go about my day almost everyday I’m asked multiple times whether in person or online : “How did you get your hair like that?”; Followed by “how can I get mine to look like that?” After directing them to my blog or Youtube channel I usually ask a few questions to see what they are doing wrong and offer some specific solutions. And while everybody’s hair is different and no set of rules apply to everyone I have noticed many commonalities among persons who complain that their hair just doesn’t turn out right or is dry, frizzy, undefined etc. I have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons your wash and go is not coming out right and not to worry I will be offering some advice on how to fix these problems. So if your wash and go keep turning out wrong keep reading:
In my last post I shared a quick method of doing my wash and go. Since I did the video tutorial I have been getting questions about the white residue as well as whether my hair is crunchy after it dries.
Consequently I went ahead and recorded a video showing my hair when it’s dry as well as how I get rid of any crunch. Have a watch:
If you have been looking for a quicker way to do your wash and go but still get defined beautiful long-lasting curls then keep on reading! My signature wash and go that gives me the most defined curls on the planet is time-consuming to say the least. Using that technique, it takes me roughly 1 hour to do my hair. That is a big chunk of time especially if you are a mother like me or hell just an adult who has a million things to do.
Some weeks ago I was going out for a family day out but my hair wasn’t looking very hot so I decided to wash and restyle it the morning of the day I was going out so I needed to come up with a way to do my wash and go the quickest way possible.
My hair has been fully natural now for about two and a half months. Since I did the big chop I have been doing moisture based deep conditions once a week. I do not have a benchmark against which to judge whether my hair is doing great or not. However, what I know is that my curls are not clumping the way I would want them to without product in my hair. See exhibit A below- very frizzy.
Based on this observation and a little research I have decided to incorporate a protein deep conditioner into my routine. I know there are other things like Clay and Henna that might be able to remedy this issue but I need to do some more research before I start reaching for those Ayurvedic products. Plus I have prior experience using protein while on my relaxed hair journey so I inherently felt comfortable giving protein a try before anything else.
In picking a protein treatment I decided to forego my all time favourite ORS Hair Mayonnaise to go with something I always wanted to try but never did: the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment.