A “perfect” wash and go is relative. What that means is that you define perfection for yourself depending on your hair type and your taste.
For instance I prefer my wash and go to be somewhat defined but big! Others may prefer their hair to be super defined, very neat and a bit tamed.
I guess what I am saying is, to be quite honest we cannot tell you what your perfect wash and go is, we can only tell you that at the end of it your hair should look and feel soft, moisturized and satisfactory to you.
With that said, what can I teach you with this post? Like I mentioned the perfect wash and go means that your hair feels moisturized and healthy at the end of the process, so this is where the basics of hair care become really important.
Here are the steps you need to take for a wash and go:
1. Clarify If Necessary
Shampoo is not the devil believe it or not, sometimes we need a good shampoo to get rid of all the gunk we put on our hair throughout the week or if you tend to wait 2 weeks to a month then clarifying might just be in order.
To clarify your hair you can simply use a shampoo that has sulfates in it or you can use a moisture based shampoo without sulfates and clarify with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, either way you will need to have clean hair and a clean scalp
2. Condition And Oil Rinse (optional)
Conditioning is where the moisture happens, so don’t be afraid to load your hair up with a great moisture based conditioner and if you have a little bit of time try doing a 20 – 30 minute deep condition using heat.
Your conditioner needs to have moisture based ingredients, the first one being water and it should also have great slip so that you can detangle easily at this point.
We mention oil rinses because they are a great way to seal in your moisture while you are still in the shower, they aren’t necessary for a great wash and go but they really do help you to retain moisture well.
After you are finished with conditioning, rinse your hair with one final rinse, pat dry with your micro fiber towel or t-shirt and add your leave in conditioner in preparation for styling.
Don’t forget to test your products to see if your leave in conditioner works well with your styling product/gel to avoid flakes.
Originally posted 2014-01-07 15:00:18.