Everything You Need To Know About Making The Wash And Go Your Signature Style

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Whether you have tight coils or loose curls or kinky waves all are a great recipe for a wash and go.

You just have to figure out what technique works best for you along with picking great products to help show off your curls, coils and kinks.

If you are experiencing inconsistencies with your wash and go that’s normal as only time and practice will help you there. It takes at least a month to achieve perfection as you get your hair accustomed to the process.

What are my favorite Wash and Go essentials?

Here is what you need:

1. Great co-wash or mild cleanser
2. Conditioner full of slip for detangling
3. Awesome (moisturizing & strengthening) Deep Conditioner
4. Leave In Conditioner
5. Sealant

And finally a


6. Styler

You can choose to use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair, I highly recommend starting with your fingers to eliminate preliminary knots and then comb your hair.

Wash and Go tips?

1. Leave your expectations at the door and keep your mind open to your results as things can always be improved with time and practice.

2. Detangling is a MUST and not only that but proper detangling. You want to make sure you aren’t damaging your hair during this process and your hair is being thoroughly detangled. I find that detangling is the main reason my hair is so clumped and my curls are super defined prepping for styling.  Lightly detangle when you are co-washing/shampooing your hair and make sure you get a clean scalp.

3. Keep your hair moisturized at all times Condition & Leave In Condition & Deep Condition your hair weekly

4. Keep up your protein treatments, hot oil treatments or any other pampering treatment(s) you like to give yourself

5. Apply your styling products on soaking wet hair. I don’t even use a t-shirt anymore. Our hair is most defined at its wettest state so if you apply product on wet hair it will set in that style.

6. Products – research, find and try products best designed for your texture of hair

7. Sleep with satin scarf/bonnet or pillow.

8. After you wash, style… leave your hair alone until it’s dried or completely. No hands in hair!

I hope these tips and our conversation helps you not only achieve your best Wash N Go but that you learn to enjoy the process as well.

Oh and another thing! Many naturals who love to sport the Wash N Go style complain about shrinkage… remember shrinkage means your hair is being properly moisturized and ultimately means your hair is healthy so just embrace it!

I know for many the popular Wash N Go style may not be your go to style and that is fine but I love giving naturals options. At the end of the day you may not like your end result of your signature Wash N Go but try not to get that confused with the thought that we all can’t achieve a Wash N Go style successfully. Do you love the Wash N Go style or hate it?

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About Ashley Adams


My name is Ashley Adams and I am 32 years young born and raised from Houston, Texas and I am a stay at home wife who was blessed to marry my best friend last year! I am a newbie blogger and was inspired to mix my love for creative writing and natural hair by blogging my natural hair journey, experiences, challenges, and just my personal thoughts about the unfamiliar natural hair world that I found myself in. This journey has not only opened my eyes to so many new things but has made me tackle head on many of my fears and wonders concerning natural hair in general. My goal is to empower, educate and allow my creative juices to spill over onto my blank pages and help as many naturals as possible reach their highest potential. Thank you so very much for allowing me to share my natural hair journey and take you along with me!

About Ashley Adams


My name is Ashley Adams and I am 32 years young born and raised from Houston, Texas and I am a stay at home wife who was blessed to marry my best friend last year! I am a newbie blogger and was inspired to mix my love for creative writing and natural hair by blogging my natural hair journey, experiences, challenges, and just my personal thoughts about the unfamiliar natural hair world that I found myself in. This journey has not only opened my eyes to so many new things but has made me tackle head on many of my fears and wonders concerning natural hair in general. My goal is to empower, educate and allow my creative juices to spill over onto my blank pages and help as many naturals as possible reach their highest potential. Thank you so very much for allowing me to share my natural hair journey and take you along with me!

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Really nice coils though.

Charles Zeno

Stop hyping the black women into thinking they all can do wash and go you must manipulate the curl with products and build moisture but you can’t have a high moisture content with natural hair the cuticles stay open releasing what you just put in during your deep conditioning