Social Media Names: Twitter.com/washandgohair,
Hair Type: Multi-texture:
Mix of kinky, curly, and coily
How long have you been natural?:
My last relaxer was in the fall of 1999. I big chopped in the
spring of 2000.
Why did you go natural?:
honestly don't remember what made me decide to go natural, but when I did, I
fell in love with my hair.
A short regimen you can share:
I strictly wash and go. I cleanse once per week and co-wash
2-3 times a week. I use LOADS of conditioner to finger detangle. After I rinse
out the conditioner I rake and smooth a leave-in conditioner and gel through 5
sections. I usually allow my hair to air dry.
What are some of your favorite products?:
Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curling Custard.
I've switched up my cleansers and conditioners, but those 2 products are my
What are some of your favorite styles?:
I keep it fairly simple. I usually wear
my wash and go out, but sometimes I'll push my hair into an afro puff or pin it
up into an asymmetrical updo.
What is your most favorite and least thing about being
Most favorite: Shrinkage.
Least favorite: Shrinkage. Because my hair is fine and somewhat on the thin side, being
natural makes my hair appear to be thicker than it really is. For this reason,
I embrace shrinkage. But when I want stretched hair, shrinkage sometimes wins,
especially in extreme humidity.
What is one piece of advice that all women should
have(pertaining to confidence)?:
all have something special about us. Own it, and work it.
What natural hair bloggers/vloggers inspire you?:
My favorite vloggers are Rachael CPR and
AketaFitGirl. As someone who primarily wears wash and gos I like to follow
people with similar regimens and see what tweaks they make and products they
Do you have any advice on going natural?:
Start with learning to master the wash and
go, then move on to learning the next style. When you get overwhelmed, remember
that the key to healthy natural hair is hydration. Water and conditioner are
your friends. Those 2 things are really all you need for fabulous natural hair.
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