The Anthony Dickey Method, The Key To A Perfect Wash And Go

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Is there any such thing as a perfect wash and Go? Maybe. I’m not sure if I have mentioned it before, but I am addicted to healthy hair care, and I get especially get excited about new techniques that pop up here and there.

I’m always looking for the next big thing that is coming up in the healthy hair world, no matter if it is: relaxed , natural, or in between hair. It’s always exciting to see how much our view on healthy hair care has evolved. So with that said, the other day as I was reading articles and blogs online and watching YouTube, I stumbled across a method called the “Anthony Dickey Method”.

I can just hear y’all now , “Okay, what the heck is an Anthony Dickey method and who the hell heck is Anthony Dickey? Well, to dive into this post, I’m going to start with the latter the who.

Anthony Dickey is a very popular and successful hair stylist from the Hair Rules Salon. If some of you guys do not know what Hair Rules is, Hair Rules was one of the first hair care lines to cater to naturally kinky, curly, and wavy hair. Hair Rules also has a hair care salon which is located in New York City.

Anthony has been in the hair care business with a primary focus on curly hair for 20+ years, and has transformed the kinks and curls of celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Andre 3000, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Ari Parker.

What is the Anthony Dickey Method


The method is best broken up under three headings:

1. Cleansing- In the video below, Anthony Dickey starts off by applying a cleansing cream. He takes a liberal amount and applies it to HuffingtonPost blogger Julee’s hair, while detangling and “massaging” out the shed hairs.

2. Conditioning- Anthony then takes the conditioner and again applies a liberal amount to her hair. In this step, he emphasizes the importance of applying liberal amounts of whichever conditioner product that you choose to use.

He also makes a point of how he does not use a comb – and does not recommend using a comb – because it disturbs the curl pattern. We know that finger detangling is a gentle way to detangle our curls and kinks, and it cuts down on the breakage that we can experience with other tools, so that is definitely great advice.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Nyota Ferguson

Had two cuts by Dickey. He is amazing! I highly recommend him and Hair Rules products.

Kenya Suiter

This is the best instructional I have seen yet!

Shanice Sahel

Tbh this man has just confirmed everything I thought about this. MOISTURE! I knew I wasn’t crazy.

Shanice Sahel

Detangle with the cleanse! Works wonders

Rece
Rece

I’m definitely going to try this out. It looks so simple. Anything that will help to show my definition. Thanks!

Siphokazi Luyanda Kayana

This is awesome. I wonder if it would work on 4c hair.

Pattie Armstead

He did an awesome job on her hair. What a big difference!

Rogina Rentz

I love how he said products is only 20-30% and how it’s the technique that you need to do hair. Too many people are looking for that one miracle product.

Jameka Jones

Yes, it will work on 4c hair, just know that it defines your natural curl pattern. So your wash and go will have much more shrinkage that someone with a loser pattern, but you will see curls.

Jennifer Jackson

This is so simple but yet so effective. This video makes me want to wash my hair lol lol transitioning and maintaining can be so overwhelming but Anthony made it easy and enjoyable

melissa washington
melissa washington

The first time I heard of this I said whats the big deal of doing this in the shower than out of the shower. It really does make a huge difference though

Cynthia Tucker-James

Awesome Instructor!!!

Laya Miller

Too bad he’s not out here in Cali!! I will have to try this on wash day.

Rece
Rece

I tried this method…my curls were defined but my hair is sooooo thick I realized I’m still not comfortable wearing my hair out so big. Plus the front and back of my hair’s curl pattern is totally different – so the back of my hair was beautiful but the front I ended up putting in flat twist. Also, by the end of the day – the back of my hair is so tangled. I think in order for me to wear it all out – I need a really good cut in the front.

Daphinia Koningferander
Daphinia Koningferander

This really works I do this almost everyday and my hair is growing I love his method!

toneida
toneida

So I tried it this morning and wow!!!!! Love it. This is my second wash and go. The first one I had to wash it out because nothing happened. Loving this!!!! Thank you guys for a great post.
Oh I used As I AM Coconut Cowash then Oyin handmade Hair dew as my leave in and then oyin Handmade as my styler. The photo shows the leave in and styler in while still wet. My hair is currently about 70% dry.

toneida
toneida

There is the photo.

Dayna Palmer

I use this method for my wash and gos and I LOVE it. I’m so happy I found out about it. I have 4B/4C hair and at the beginning of summer I decided to follow a wash and go-only regimen. This is because I love how my hair looks in wash and gos, and I reallyyy love getting my hair wet. With twist outs, I struggle to go for a full week without wetting my hair, and after a few days of my twist out, it loses the style, anyways. So I’ve found wash and gos to be a quick, beautiful alternative! This method has helped me cut my styling time and product use tremendously by styling my hair in the shower.

Dom
Dom

Stumbled pon a youtube video of him doing the wash & go on a girl with 4c hair. I have high porosity 4c hair and have been natural for most of my life but I usually keep my hair cut very very short. I remember trying to achieve a wash n go style in the past when growing out my hair and it never came out nice – just an ugly, shrunken crunchy afro. After watching a lot of youtubers do DIY wash n go tutorials and salon visits, his was the first that I saw that applied a lot of product on soaking wet hair in the same way he applied the conditioner. I had really never seen a video of anyone with 4c hair doing that. Most people usually got down washing their hair, maybe towel dried it a little then raked the product through their hair. So last night I tried the wash n go method the way Anthony outlines in his video and it really did work. The idea of locking in the “wet curl pattern” compared to a partial dry curl pattern is definitely real. I dried it under my portable drier because I didn’t want to risk the gel not setting properly by air drying (didn’t want to go to school & work with an ugly, crunchy fro). My hair has never looked this good by just washing and putting in some gel. And it’s maintained a cute curl all day. I did have to stretch my hair a little to get that stiffness out but that’s ok. I’m going to see how many days this one wash and go can last. Just when I was getting so annoyed about what to do with my hair and tempted to cut it all off again I finally have a new styling success. Now I won’t have to only wear twist outs and fros..