Cold Weather Wash & Go Routine

I want to show you how I get soft and moisturized curls during the colder seasons! I explain and demonstrate exactly what I do to my hair, from cleansing and conditioning my hair in the shower, to how I avoid leaving the house with wet hair without using heat! Enjoy!


The Perfect 4a/4b Wash and Go Method!

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Top Tips for Winterizing Your Wash and Go

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by Jonna of

It’s November and that means cooler weather for most of us. While Summer is still trying to peek her head in with the occasional 80 degree day here and there, for the most part we are cruising in the 60’s in Virginia where I live. Depending on where you are on the map, it may be cooler. And cold weather will be here sooner than I’d like. While most naturalistas are mapping out their protective styles for the next few months, you might be like me and still plan to rock a wash and go every now and then. It is still possible to wear your curls this season without your hair suffering. Here are a few tips to keep your wash and go style crisp, and not crispy.


How to Refresh Your Wash and Go!

by Brirose of

I refresh my wash n’ go’s every 3 or 4 days in between my actual wash days. Refreshing wash n’ go’s takes less time (less than co-washing) and less manipulation. In my opinion it also adds back the moisture lost from leaving your hair out. The biggest plus is that refreshing your curls is super low maintenance. This technique can be done at night and dried in the morning. With these three simple steps you can refresh your curls in no time.


Top Coil Defining Techniques for Type 4 Natural Hair

Zara writes:

Hi CN Community,

I just wanted to share this video with you! It's a quick demo of how I achieve flawlessly defined coils on my type 4 hair. Again, this method works well for all hair types but is particularly helpful for defining even the tightest of coils. Enjoy!


2 of the Best Wash and Go Routines for the Summer

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by Sabrina Perkins of

For many naturals, the wash and go is hard to achieve but more often than not it is because you are not giving way to variations on creating one. No one method is ideal for everyone but the style is absolutely achievable for everyone!

Want to learn two popular wash and go styles that will treat your hair well and last you for days? We did too, which is why we went on a hunt for the best routines we could find. These ladies have been in the natural hair game for a while now, and we are going to be featuring their go to wash and go styles that could be used all summer long.


How To: Wash and Go Short Natural Hair/ TWA

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Ciera writes:

I'm writing to share my natural hair wash and go tutorial.  I believe the CN fam will find it useful because I show how I create the illusion of tapered hair in the back. This prevents my wash n go from looking like a mullet since I'm in the weird middle phase of growing my hair out and my hair is even all around.  Enjoy! 

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8 Ways to Style Your Old Wash & Go!

Bianca Alexa writes:

All too often I find myself stuck with an old wash and go, and not enough time to pamper my hair with the love and detangling session it needs. So to help tackle those off days, I created a quick tutorial of 8 simple hairstyles you can do with an old wash and go by just using bobby pins! Quick, easy & fabulous.  Enjoy!


The Best Winter Wash and Go Regimen

Tina Munzu writes:

In this video, I'm sharing my winter wash and go routine because let's face it, no one likes to step into the cold with wet hair right? All it takes is a little diffusing to get you ready and out the door.  Check out my regimen below!

Top 5 Wash and Go Tutorials for Type 4b/4c Natural Hair

by Jonna of

Many people are under the impression that only the type 3 curly girls can do wash n go styles and achieve great definition. LIES. ALL LIES. Just because your type 4 curls are tiny little coils that zig zag, you can still get super defined results from your wash n go. If you’re not sure what your hair type is, check out the Know Your Hair Type page. If you fall in the 4b/4c category, here are five wash n go tutorials that garnered super defined results. Each one featured different products and different hair lengths. This just goes to show that it’s not just about the product, but the technique.

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Wash and Go's On Type 4b/4c Hair-- Are They Worth It?

by Ariane of

Many are under the impression that wash n go’s aren’t even achievable on 4b or 4c hair, but using the right technique it is entirely possible. The question is however, are most naturals willing to do what it takes to achieve these results?

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Wash and Go on 4c Hair- The Secret!

Liv writes:

My name is Denise, however on Youtube and on the online community I am referred to as Liv.  I am writing because I have reached a milestone in my natural hair journey and wanted to share it with the world! I have been natural for 4 years and have yet to successfully achieve a Wash and Go on my 4B/4C hair. They never seemed to work for me due to extreme shrinkage, frizz and lack of definition. However, I finally created a technique that combats all of those factors!  I want to share with the natural hair community that it is possible to successfully achieve a wash and go on 4B/4C Hair!

How to Get DEFINED Curls That Last- The Complete Guide!

by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness

Curl definition. It’s what many naturals want to achieve; yet it seems to elusive and unreal. Is it even possible? To have ultra-defined curls?

My natural hair journey began with the quest for the perfect gel and I spent countless hours researching information and experimenting with methods and techniques that work on my hair to get the best curl definition.

I investigated, researched, tried and err’d and now share what I discovered with you. Just keep this in mind: my hair type and texture is different from yours so you may be able to get away with using slightly different types of products, and modifying your technique somewhat while still getting great curl definition. However if you understand the principles you can tweak whatever you need to to get the perfect curl.

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Get the Most Defined Wash and Go, Ever!


When it comes to getting great curl definition that lasts, there are two important factors to consider: your product selection and application technique.

Even though I'm a product junkie with no rehab stint in sight, even I can admit that technique is more important. You can have the best curl defining products at your fingertips, but if you're not utilizing and applying them properly, you'll blame the product for the outcome of your style.

There are several methods for applying curl definers to hair, raking, smoothing, praying hands, and more. But there is one method that has been delivering the best results -- defined curls from root to tip that are plump, juicy, de-frizzed, and far from stringy ramen noodle style.
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Curly Only While Wet? Type 4 Wash and Go Tips!

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Achieving a wash and go on Type 4 hair can be challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing. It is even more challenging if you are trying to use the same products and technique as someone who does not share your curl pattern. The first thing to note is whether your hair actually has curl definition. Anyone can do a wash and go, but not everyone can create natural curl definition. Curl definers can only enhance what you already have. If your hair is curly while wet but frizzy when dry, then this can eliminate your problems.

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My Big Curly Hair Routine- Wash and Go Greatness!

Eleanor is a "Cape Townian living in Tokyo" and wants to share her natural hair wash and go routine with the CurlyNikki community. 

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Coil Defining Techniques For Type 4a Hair

 by Amanda

Three years ago, I never thought that I would have become a wash and go natural, and now I know that was because of my poor technique and the length of my hair. Wash and go's are nothing short of amazing. They are by far the lowest manipulation style that works for me. There is no need to set anything at night and I never wake up with matted hair in the morning. This is as lazy as it gets, and I love it! Now, I do want to preface my tips by saying that if your hair does not naturally have definition, which can be observed while the hair is wet, then there is nothing for a curl-defining product to capture. If you are still yearning to be a wash and go natural, here the steps I use to achieve my defined wash and go.

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How to Maintain Your Wash and Go Throughout the Week

 by Kanisha Parks of

Not only is this style fairly easy to execute (depending on your routine) but it showcases the beauty of your natural curl pattern and can be modified into other styles as well. When wearing wash and go’s as an easy style for busy routines and active lifestyles, it can be helpful to know how to keep this style up for 5-7 days until wash day comes around again. Here are some tips to help guide you:

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A Wash & Go That Keeps Going and Going and Going...

HappycurlHappyGirl writes:

In this video, I show how I do my wash n' go's! I usually can get about 5 days of wear with my routine and it works for ME! I switch up my leave ins but I usually will always style with Eco Styler Gel! Hope you enjoy!

Products used:

-Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Shampoo
- Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in
- Argan Oil Strengthen and Shine Leave-in
- Aussie's Hair Insurance Heat Protectant

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A Wash and Go Routine for Type 4 Natural Hair

 by Amanda

If you do not follow Natalie Live from The Tiny Closet then you need to. Her lifestyle blog showcases her unique style from her limited wardrobe that is only comprised of pieces she loves and creates. I follow Natalie not because of her style, but because I love her stories and I love her hair. Did I mention that I love her hair? Like myself, Natalie is a no-fuss, wash and go natural. She would rather savor pastries with her husband, share wine with friends, or run to a barre class than spend hours on her hair. I am not saying you cannot do all of those things and wear a twist out, but well…you get my point.

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