If you’re not familiar with Naptural85, she is a YouTube maven who vlogs about her natural hair journey among other things. I’ve been following her journey since she had a TWA (teeny weeny afro) and picked up lots of tips along the way.
A wash and go basically means washing your hair, applying the LOC method, shaking it out and then moving about the rest of your day. It’s supposed to be fuss free but it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are a variety of techniques involved and there will be some trial and error until you figure out what combination of products work best on your hair.
You can apply the wash and go techniques on most hair types from 2C – 4C with remarkable success. While it’s not exactly a protective style, if done correctly and you keep your curls moisturised, it can go a long way in helping you retain length.
I love this video because she styles a lovely wash and go using the banding method. Usually when I do the banding method, it’s to stretch my hair while it dries so styling later on is easier. This video incorporates the styling while banding.
She uses DevaCurl products and the oil from the new Madam CJ Walker line by Sephora. I also picked up a great new way to make elastic hair ties for banding. I’ve tried a variety of things over the years that didn’t work as well as I would have liked. Check out the DIY Ribbon Elastic Hair Ties HERE.