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Shaking Things Up

By January 27th, 20219 Comments

Shake of, and one of our Naturally Glam Hair Idols, has changed her wash-n-go routine and would like to pass on a few pearls of wisdom.

Shake: So I’ve been doing wash and go’s a lot lately. I’m staying with a very simple routine and have gotten very very nice results. I came home for the weekend to see my fam and I realized that I left my aloe gel and was mortified! I proceeded to do my wash and go anyway b/c I didn’t want to bun and was curious to see how my hair would hold up with out the gel….anyways it went as follows:

-co-wash: suave humecant. detangle with wide tooth comb
-smooth: herbal essence hydralicious rehydrating condish and my denman-like brush in about 6 sections
-reinforcement/moisture: shea butter on each section. (normally I’d put on the aloe gel after this step and then put on my turbie twist but since I was out I had to skip the gel)
-tied up with turbie twist. finished showering and got out and finished after shower type stuff (elapsed time with turbie twist on about 15 min)
-hold (this was completely to feed my psychological need to put something else on my hair since I didn’t have my gel. not sure if it was actually necessary): herbal essence hello hydration in about 6 sections
-seal: coconut oil in about 6 sections
-tied up with a satin scarf and slept sweetly. I awoke to find beautimus locks drenched in goodness and love. lol. for real, I have some really juicy, shiny, DEFINED, clumpy curls today!

The moral of the story is next time you run out of that thing you THINK is vital to your routine skip it one time and see if you can do without before you spend money and time to go out and restock it…you’ll end up saving money and simplifying your routine just a bit more!

For more of Shake, check out her Fotki.

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  • Megan says:

    so off topic, but love the outfit in pic #2

  • Maria says:

    Shake I love your pictures, you always look like you’re having a great time LOL your hair is beautiful

  • shake says:

    hey peeps! thanks so much for all of the lovely words!!! color is from henna- not damaging at all! it’s GOOD for you rhair.l my hair was a very light brown/blondish color before i henna’d tho so that may have an effect on the outcome of the color.

    happy that i helped someone!!

  • Franki says:

    Interesting. I’ve never slept on a wash-n-go; I just co-wash and…go.

  • Binti's Mom says:

    How did you color your hair? Did you find it more dry and/or damaged? How long has it been colored? It’s very pretty, btw.

  • BMR says:

    I love Shake’s hair. Always so pretty. And may have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  • KeetaRay says:

    LOVE the hair!! I’m going to try her technique, too :)

  • Anonymous says:

    Ahh! I love Shake..she’s the best and so is her hair :o)

  • Claudia says:

    Oh, so it’s a wash-‘n-go if you don’t set it with twists or whatever?

    Good to know, I do wash-‘n-go’s, apparently.

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