This time of year is always very harsh on my hair and skin due to the dry climate here in Colorado. I decided to start doing deep conditioning treatments twice a week for added moisture during the winter months. The wash n’ go style is perfect for this because I’m usually done with the style after two or three days. Plus, I’ve been reading and watching how other naturals noticed significant growth while wearing the wash n’ go because of the more frequent washing. I tend to believe that a clean healthy scalp is one contributing factor to this but also the introduction of moisture multiple times per week. Thing is, it’s winter in Colorado! Leaving the house with wet hair is not happenin’ right now.
Instead of waiting until the spring to rock my curly fro, I looked at a few videos by one of my favorite naturals, anaturalbeauty3. She’s been natural for 2 years and is currently residing in Cali. Her video on her night time routine illustrates how she puts her curly hair up at night to stretch it out. I sent her a message asking how she went about reviving the style in the morning. She replied back that she scrunches her hair with Shea Moistures’ Curl Enhancing Smoothie to wake up the curls. This was a light bulb moment! Once I realized that there wasn’t any need to leave the house with a dripping wet head I was on it.
The Curl Enhancing Smoothie product is not available locally so I decided to try my Palmers Coconut Oil Replinishing Hair Milk. I thought it would work because of it’s creamy, but wet texture. I know it plays well with Eco Styler Gel so it was worth a try.
After a few attempts, I was able to come up with a routine. The trick is to apply my usual products for my wash n’ go in the evening. Once it has air dried for a couple of hours, I use the diffuser to get my hair completely dry. This sets my curls before I wrap it up. Then, just like in the video, I pull my hair back and secure it with a hair tie. Any short strands can be pinned down. I then wrap it with a satin scarf and put on my satin bonnet. In the morning I just take my hair down, scrunch in some product and that’s it. I’m so glad to have found this method because it has resulted in hair that is soft, moisturized and easy to style.
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