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Wash N Go in a Type 4 World

Hey Curl Friends,

For those of us who have a busy day, maybe you have classes, meetings back to back or even have the days where every hour is allotted for. Where does the time go? More importantly, what time do we have to dedicate to our hair in the grand scheme of things? That’s what the wash n go was designed for. Perfect for the busiest of bodies, the wash and go is literally what it says it is- a style designed for you to wash your hair, and go, leave the house with your hair done. There’s a trick to this style, pals, don’t underestimate. For every hair type there is a method that works best, and for my naturals in the type 4 realm, maybe you’ve given up on the wash n go. Maybe your hair shrinks, it doesn’t like low manipulation styles or your hair just “doesn’t look right.”  I tried something new and tested out the wash n go for myself. With the help of DevaCurl, I was able to make some shake.

I’ve added the video of my whole wash n go process with my hair onto my channel, and the video will be just below.

The DevaCurl brand has three classifications of products available for different hair textures and curl patterns: Wavy, Curly, and Super Curly. Because my hair is very thick and has tight coils, I opted for using the Super Curly kit for my hair. The Livin’ Large Super Curly Edition Bonus Kit comes with three products, the 32 fl. oz. No-poo Decadance Cleanser, the 32 fl. oz. One Condition Decadence Conditioner, and a free full-size Ultra Defining Gel (12 fl. oz.) The kit runs for $88 USD, a little pricey, but it is worth every penny.

Overall Thoughts: The scent is very clean, the DevaCurl line is one that I feel would work really well with a hair care line of similar caliber (no paraben, sulfates, or silicones) but that has a true scent. The one product that I did notice that had a scent was the SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, and its scent was very subtle. In reference to how I felt while using it, the products, I did like that it gave me a ton of slip, which was great for detangling and there was never a moment where I felt like the product was weighing my hair down.

The Process: In the video, you’ll see me keep my hair in those four braids and this is to combat tangling at every stage of washing my hair. I love doing this, because not only does wash day go by so much faster, but I don’t have to constantly detangle my hair or spend an eternity doing so afterward. The Camille Rose Lavender Detangling Spritzer ($11.99 USD) was a plus in the process and just for good measure – plus it smells amazing! I also use a blow dryer to stretch my hair — that is the only purpose of the blowdryer, and on a cool setting that’s all it was doing. This way, my hair is elongated and I’m not damaging it with heat. After all of the product was applied I followed with the Femme Noir Flower Bomb Hair Growth Oil ($21 USD) to seal and shine. Many have asked me how my hair ended up in the shape that it did– I actually had a pin in my air as it was drying in order to manipulate the final look, so that helped a bunch, plus that’s my comfortable part.

Cons: My hair did feel a bit dry after the gel dried on my hair, and maybe that means that gel is not my thing, and because I liked the hold that it gave my hair I think I’ll try it again to be completely sure. This method did not leave my hair at it’s softest state, but it did last a long time and looked great! Again, it was my first time and where there is a will there is a way!

All in all, I really like the results! My hair lasted for 4 days which is not too bad for my first go at it! The products I used are a little on the pricey side but I promise it is so worth it! Deva Curl even has travel sizes if you want to just sample. If you guys want me to do a wash and go with drug store / more affordable hair care brands, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below!

Sending good energy for your next wash n go,

xoxo,

Subi

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