Do you have an arsenal of styles that you kind of rotate throughout your natural hair journey? Most of us do but some of us prefer to just rock one type of style because that style gives us what we are looking for from our hair. For some its wearing the hair straight all the time, for others its a braid out, but for me it’s a wash and go.
I love wash and go’s and for now while my hair is medium length it works for me. Things might change in a few years but I can only speak for the present and right this minute I love me a good old fashioned wash and go no matter what season it is.
So you might wonder, what do you do when its cold? Well, I do a dry wash and go. A dry wash n go? I know you’re probably reading this like, “She has finally lost her mind”, but just bear with me.
Since winter is officially making her presence known, it might be too much of a risk to wash your hair and go straight outside without either applying heat or having a super cold head. This option works just fine for me, so if you are a wash and go kind of girl but at a loss as to what you should do in the cold, I can help, so here are three reasons why and how you should rock a dry wash n go this winter:
This style is going to be done on dry hair and it’ll take less than 20 minutes to complete. Simply separate a small section of hair and clip up the rest. Lightly spritz your hair with water or a leave in conditioning spray.
You don’t want to drench your hair, but you want it to be wet so that it’s easier to manipulate. You can actually skip the spray bottle step, but it helps prevent the dry, crunchy gel feeling that you would have if you only used a water based gel. Here’s what you have to do:
1. Grab your wide tooth comb* and detangle that small section of hair. This will remove any shed hair and will make your curls more defined. Make sure to detangle from ends to root and make sure that your roots are fully detangled so that the style looks neat when you’re finished.
2. Rub a small amount of styler between your fingers before applying it to the section of hair. Concentrate a small amount of gel on your roots so that they can lay down. Repeat this all over your head.
3. You can style your hair anyway you’d like afterwards. You can also take an afro pick to fluff out your roots once you’re done. It isn’t shown in the video, but you can take an oil of your choice and apply it to your hair after the gel to soften.