Color me envious, because wash and go’s are just not the business for me! Yes, envy is one of the seven deadly sins but I am very much guilty of this when it comes to the hair world.
Seeing successful wash and go’s all over Youtube is part of what drove me to want to go natural. To think that my hair can do that, why not give it a try. Of course, this was at the beginning of my hair journey and I was unaware of the the different hair types; three years into the natural game thus far and I now know better.
What I think my hair will do
Who else is guilty of having hair fantasies, thinking their hair will look just like the picture? Having the high expectations are great. I mean I am all for being optimistic.
Seeing the different methods that other people use to get their perfect wash and go, I figure, heck yeah, that’ll work for me! All I need is some eco styler gel* (or another good curl definer) and the ability to separate my curls by shaking it off like Taylor Swift.
These ladies make it seem so easy! They figured out the right combination of products to get their curls to pop and reduce shrinkage, so they must know what they are talking about right?
Although I give my hair such high hopes for a wash and go to work, my hair seems to have other plans. As in “No mam’, I refuse to do what you want me to.” After about 30 minutes of separating and applying gel, you think my hair would want to comply to my terms, but oh no.
Being that I have many hair textures in my head, (4a in the back and 4b/4c everywhere else) you can only imagine the catastrophe that ensues after shrinkage takes over.
Now, I may have lost you with the truth about my kinks and coils, as this is not common to see many ladies with my texture rocking a wash and go, but I figured it was worth a try.
When my hair was shorter, I thought it worked pretty well. As my hair got longer it was a different story. Plus the drying time and tangles that result from this style are pretty ridiculous. My hair said no, and she meant it!