After applying product to your hair, leave it alone. Constantly touching it while it’s air drying will cause frizz. Know how long it takes to air dry your hair.
At this time, you can also place bobby pins* or clips into your hair to stretch the roots. Since I know my hair has a lot of shrinkage, I normally try to pin down the front ahead of time so that my bangs will fall right over my eyes.
Blow dry with cool air
I actually learned this tip while I was getting my hair done by a great hairstylist in the city, since I’m usually against using any heat tools on my hair. After letting your hair air dry maybe 75%, flip your hair over and use a blow dryer* on the cool setting. This helps seal the hair and is a secret for a bouncy wash n go.
Once your hair is dry, use an afro pick to gently lift your roots for more volume. When using the pick, make sure not to comb all the way through. That would disrupt the curls and cause more frizz. Afterwards, just fluff and style until your hair is in the shape you want it.
This may seem like a long and drawn out process just to achieve a simple wash n go, but not really. A wash n go can last for days if it’s done correctly, only getting bigger and better each day.
There are a few ways to maintain your wash n go overnight. I’m personally very lazy, so I just sleep on a satin pillowcase*.
If your hair is longer, you can put it into a pineapple (loose ponytail in front of your head), or tie it up in a satin scarf. Find the way that works for you. I know that I loved wash n gos more after the first time I got to third day hair!
What are your favorite tips for a voluminous wash n go?
Originally posted 2015-07-27 15:00:36.