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4 Easy Wash and Go on 4C Natural Hair

Jumping right in here are my methods of an Easy Wash and Go on 4C Natural Hair. Wash and go for 4C Natural hair has been elusive or even mythical to some women. The issue is all in the technique, knowledge of your hair, then products that are used. What is common and a must is that for a wash and go on type hair you have to use some form of holding agent. This holding agent will act as the product to freeze your curls into place. This is pretty easy to do when you have short hair. It takes less product and less time to dry, however, on medium to long hair you may have to use a half a tub of gel depending on how defined you want to go.

The point is, Wash and Go on 4c Hair is very possible

What You Need:

  1. Gel (Eco Styler or your preferred brand)
  2. Wide Teeth Comb and/or Pick
  3. Hair Spritzer (or spray bottle with water)
  4. Blow Dryer

For a list of Essential Tools that you will need for your Natural Hair Journey click here

Wash and Go on 4C Hair Method 1

  1. You HAVE TO START IN THE SHOWER WITH CLEAN HAIR, at least until you have mastered the technique
  2. Ensure you condition your hair, the conditioner will start to awaken your curls, let them look more defined
  3. While in the shower and the water is running apply gel in sections, starting from the back
  4. With each gel application to hair, shingle and shake the section to form curls
  5. When hair is fully gelled, use your spritzer to add oil and moisture
  6. Now for the shake, bend over at the waist and shake excess water and product from your hair, shake from side to side, up and down. This will allow your curls to clump
  7. Use Blow dryer on cool to dry faster and set curls
  8. Use your hair pic to form your now curly wash and go for your type 4 hair.

Wash and Go Type 4 Hair Method 2

  1. After washing your hair add a thick creamy leave in conditioner
  2. Use a spray bottle with water to saturate your hair with water
  3. Apply Gel gell to hair in very small sections
  4. With each gel application to hair, shingle and shake the section to form curls
  5. When hair is fully gelled, use your spritzer to add oil and moisture
  6. Now for the shake, bend over at the waist and shake excess water and product from your hair, shake from side to side, up and down. This will allow your curls to clump
  7. Use Blow dryer on cool to dry faster and set curls
  8. Use your hair pic to form your now curly wash and go for your type 4 hair.

Tips: Spritz hair with water or conditioner solution. Some popular conditioners do not mix well with the Eco-Styler Gel, as such be careful you may have an issue with white residue.

 

Wash and Go Tapered Hair Method 3

Do the any of the two methods above until you get to the short sections Your hair will be limp so give it some time to partially dry, if you have time you can wait it out, if not use your blow dryer on low. You don’t need it fully dried. Then use your wide teeth comb or hair pick to lift and form hair.

As for the shorter sections,  in the flat palm of your hands smear a little bit of gel and massage into the short sections of your hair in a circular motion. Use a light hand. You are essentially forming small cute curls with the palm of your hand.

Put on your makeup and you’re ready for the road.

Tips: After your hair is mildly saturated, section hair in small portions and apply the gel. Start at the front and work your way towards the back. With a tapered haircut, you shouldn’t have much work to do at the back.

Conclusion

Yaassss you did it a wash and go on Type 4 or 4c Hair Texture. I have always maintained that your natural hair journey is just that a journey. It will come with its ups and its downs. With any style you attempt on your hair you are bound to have varying results each time. Today your wash and go will be the bomb and two weeks later you look like a bird made home in your roots. The aim is to accept the hair you have, yes I know it takes time and effort but starts by focusing on techniques and methods and not on products or hair type.

Knowledge of your porosity is key to ensuring you are using the tight products so first of head over to the link provided and go see about the porosity confusing mess and how to Moisturise Low Porosity hair if that’s your struggle, it sure is mine.

Navigate your way to the side of the page and click on newly natural and you will find that you have all the information you need there to have a more successful and stress-free, no pun intended natural hair experience. You also may be wondering why do you have so much to offer? click on the about section and read about my enthusiasm for natural hair and how I started my journey.

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