CURL POPPIN' WASH N GO'S
Have you learned how to maximize your wash n go's? To me, the best wash n go is easy to do, easy to maintain, keeps it's definition and luster. I just want to understand how to make it what it's supposed to be! I don't think coily hair was created to be dry. There's the "dry look", and then there's our hair in it's glory (healthy, hydrated, sebum shining, not split or broken, and definitely POPPIN')!
THE CHANGES I'VE MADE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN:
|"Clean" Ends on Coily Hair Produce Great Curl Definition|
First I had to assess my coils. I needed to know what it does without product.
1) Is it coily all the way through? Or does it have coils and undefined "frizzy" areas
2) Is it mostly dry? Or does it stay moisturized
3) Are my ends split/broken, are my ends healthy?
4) How often should I put moisture (water) on my hair?
5) Should I "rake" or "shingle" or "clump" my products through when defining?
|Popping Coils without Gel Takes Some Product Mixing|
Since I found out that my coils are constant through my whole head, I knew I could put my curl defining products on in the same way throughout my head.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEFINING COILS/CURLS:
1) If your hair seems to be dry most of the time, it would probably be best to try co-washing (washing with conditioner, not shampoo) before you plan to define your coils.
2) Make sure your ends are "clean" and trimmed. This will help reduce single strand knot problems.
3) Choose your curl defining products based on the "hold". Conditioner used as a definer will probably have less "crunch" than most gels.
4) If you use conditioner to define and it doesn't provide the hold you're looking for, try adding a light gel on top. I found that the Shea Moisture Curl Souffle gave me a good top coat for my conditioner wash-n-go. It's fun (and necessary) to experiment with products just to find the combination that works best for your coils. I try to think about what the product says it will do, and what it feels like it will do (check the viscosity, the slip, the oil content, etc).
5) Use a moisturizer or oil under your defining product (especially GEL).
|Wash N Go's on Coily Hair Have Been My Weekly Experiment|
1) I usually want my coils to be defined, not a lot of frizz (some is okay, makes it look more natural).
2) I also want some shine (the eco styler gel is good for shine and define). But I mostly use conditioner to define, so I add the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle for the Oil Content and shine.
3) If I want my edges slicked down, I will add some Eco Styler Gel only to the edges.
4) To get my length from my wash n go, I wait until it dries, then I will band it downward.
5) To wake up my coils, I will spritz it with water (or Aloe Vera Gel mixture) in the mornings.
I DREAM OF WAKING UP, SHOWERING, WETTING MY HAIR, GETTING DRESSED, AND GOING OUT THE DOOR!
I love to keep maintenance to a minimum.
Are you a low maintenance girl too?
It's not hard to keep things easy, I just have to pre-plan
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