Fake it till you make it
Since, I am team no wash and go, I have to opt for other alternatives. I love the style, it just does not work on my hair! Thankfully, with the way the hair market has revolutionized hair weaves(affiliate link), I can manage to get the same look. The cost however, is to be determined by your budget.
I may be in the minority here when I say that: “I am willing to pay the price if I know it will save me time”. Rocking a wig(affiliate link) with the illusion of the wash and go cuts off the drying time and the product you have to use in order to achieve the look.
No more walking around with a wet head all day or cringing your teeth once shrinkage sets in. Another plus is low manipulation to your hair which equals help with length retention.
I guess the only thing you would have to worry about now is your wig looking so much like the real thing that you get “wig(affiliate link) checked” (when someone digs their hands into your hair to make sure it’s all you).
Opt for a twist out or braid out
Instead of doing wash and go’s which my hair clearly hates, my other alternative is to either do a twist out or a braid out.
Now even though these styles can be hard to perfect, once you find the right combination of products and right technique you will be set for life.
Not to mention you can minimize tangles with this method, being that your curls are being stretched out. Sounds like a win win to me! The less tangles I have in my hair the better, which ultimately leads to more length retention and time being saved during detangling sessions.
I have embraced that wash and go’s will not work for my hair. And to be quite honest, it is better this way and I love it! The fact that this style does not work for me is more of a blessing than a curse.
I am able to listen to what my hair really wants instead of forcing it to do something it does not want to do. How do wash and go’s work for you ladies? Have you mastered this style? Do they work for you or do you rep “Team No Wash And Go” as well? I would love to hear your thoughts.