Britney Dearest: How I Improved My Wash 'n' Go in Less Than 25 Minutes! {& My Daughter's Hair}

/ Monday, January 26, 2015

How I Improved My Wash 'n' Go in Less Than 25 Minutes! {& My Daughter's Hair}

I have a little heat damage, but it's not breaking off or horribly split. I'll get trims every 3 months or so until it's gone. Then I'll trim every 5 months. I'm holding on to this length hunny!

Hi Ladies! :-)

Okay, so early last month one of my close friends came to church with her curls popped to perfection. Of course I had to find out what in the world brand of products she was using, the step-by-step process, all the details! I forgot what she said she used but I remember her saying she had watched a video on YouTube where a guy advised naturals to add styling products in the shower, or while hair is soaked.

Over a month later, I tried it and OMGoodness! I didn't even use gel (dislike it with a passion!) and my hair looks and feels so good. It's moisturized, it's shiny (I might have added too much oil), it's voluminous! And I'm speaking on my second day hair, it's currently up in a pineapple style. I haven't added anything to it since yesterday morning and it still looks and feels great :-)

The Process:
  • Friday, I washed out my flat-ironed hair using Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo & Conditioner. After my curls were back in full effect I braided my hair using Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk, SMRSB Extra-Moisture Detangler, and SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Souffle. Saturday, I wore a twist out. 
  • By Sunday morning my braidout was a big frizz and I didn't like it so at the last minute I decided to 1. soak/drench my hair under the bathtub faucet 2. I finger detangled, then 3. I added my products while my hair was still dripping wet.
*Do not comb or detangle your hair after you add the products. 
*I gently wrung my hair dry with my hands only right after I soaked it with water. I let the blow dryer and air do the rest of the drying. Do not towel dry your hair. It may ruin the curls and cause more frizz than you want :-) My hair is very thick and naturally frizzy and I can't really avoid the frizz no matter what I do!

My hair, Sunday evening:

My Daughter's Hair

After my little "mock photoshoot" I had aaaalll of this hair to wash and style before bed time.... I wash her hair by parting it into 4 sections and washing one section at a time. If I wash it all at once her scalp wouldn't get cleansed well.

We went from this:

To this:

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  1. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try this.

  2. Your hair looks great, Britney! And so does your daughter's!

  3. I feel ya on all that hair! My little one has that much hair too which is probably why I keep mine so short...LOL! I wonder if the video was of the guy from Hair Rules. I do the same and I ALWAYS have my coils poppin' with my WNGs. I use Hair Rules kinky curling cream after I put in my leave-in, argan oil and then shake my head like crazy (after I re-wet it again in the shower). Basically the only hairstyle I've mastered...LOL.


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