I know, I know, I know, yet another method of doing something for our natural hair, and we are practically drowning in acronyms already! Well this was all inspired by LHDC-TV on YouTube, she coined the phrase so don’t kill me!
LOG stands for Liquid Oil Gel, and its just a cute way of remembering how she is currently doing her wash and go’s, and quite frankly its kinda cool too!
We loved how dope her wash and go looked at the end of her process but most importantly, it looked so shiny and according to the video she is able to keep her hair moisturized throughout the week using the method.
The difference is that she added an extra step after her co wash but before applying gel. After her hair was detangled, she sealed each section with oil and twisted it up.
She then proceeded to spray the section with water before covering with a plastic cap and sitting under the dryer for 20 minutes then proceeding to apply the gel in sections. Basically it sounds like a cross between an oil rinse and a hot oil treatment on steroids!
In any case the oil/water/hooded dryer* combo seems to create an excellent seal keeping her hair hydrated as well as giving her final look that shiny finish. Inspired!
How many times have you done a wash and go only to have it dry out by day three and have to step in the shower to repeat the process? Most of us like the fullness of a wash and go but would like to at least have it last for five days, 7 if we are lucky.
There are many ways to keep your wash and go for more than the typical 3 days, we have a few suggestions in addition to the one provided in the video.
1. Deep condition and seal well – When you do a wash and go it is important to have a great foundation, so if you plan to wear one for the week, deep condition your hair with something moisture based, condition and seal your hair and then style it at the end.
2. Do not touch as it dries – When your hair is drying keep your hands in your pockets! Manipulation only leads to frizzies and actually disturbs the products that you have applied. Just allow your hair to dry and fluff itself naturally. First day hair is always less fun anyway!
3. Use a great refresher – On the days that you need a lil sumthin sumthin, have your spray ready, choose something that is very moisturizing but doesn’t drench your hair and disturbing your curls, aloe vera juice* for instance. If you deep conditioned well, there is no need to use a ton of product throughout the week
Check out her video:
The LOG method might just work for you, everything is always worth at least one try, so give it a shot.