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Wash ‘n’ go. A Love-hate Relationship

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa


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I like wash n go’s. I really do. But, there’s always pay back time and every time I do a wash n go, I know I will pay dearly. I know there are some people who manage to do wash n go’s all the way and have not mentioned having any problems. Somehow, I do it at a cost. The knots, single strand knots, aka SSK’s. These guys are a menace you know? But I’m sure that’s not going to stop me from wearing my hair in a wash n go from time to time though. I need them in my life. They complete the versatility that natural hair has to offer.

I shared my pics on Instagram and some friends wanted to know what I did on my wash n go this time. I did not record the process but I’m going to try and let you through the process. I hope you will be able to follow.

How I did my wash n go.

  • I deep conditioned then co-washed my hair with a conditioner that has great slip. It’s no name right now because it’s one of my formulations that I am working on.
  • Wrapped my hair in a Moisture T’Towel to get rid of excess water.
  • Then I went on to apply a leave-in conditioner. I used Ultimate organics Olive oil leave in conditioner which also has amazing slip.
  • I went on to apply as much ecostyler gel as possible on my hair in sections, starting at the roots and smoothing it towards the ends. Then I would run my fingers through the section to separate the hair where the curls clump naturally.
  • I started at the back of my head working towards the front. And then let my hair air dry.

Night routine with a wash n go.

  • On the first night, My hair was barely dry so I tied a scarf round my edges to make sure they stay intact and hit the pillow. I have a satin pillowcase by the way so I can afford not to wrap my head from time to time especially in times like these. I kept my wash n go for 6 days which is wow according to my standards.
  • On the other 4 nights, lightly spritzed my hair to make it softer and more malleable and put up my hair into 5 ponytails.
  • Sometimes I would band these ponytails for some extra stretch but mostly I was not bothered. I then wrapped my hair in a scarf or slapped on a satin bonnet.

Morning Routine with a wash n go

  • Mornings were easy. I simply removed my ponytail holders, fluffed my curls and out I went.

I enjoyed the ride this time and although I had to deal with SKK’s afterwards, Somehow, my hair stayed detangled mostly so it did not interfere with my finger detangling challenge. And the more I do wash n go’s the more I become better at it. My first wash n go was pitiful. Hopefully, I will be able to come up with a way  of enjoying wash n go’s without having to deal with SKK’s. Or maybe you know how, please share. Otherwise that’s all from me. Love, peace, blessings.

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Lebogang 22 February 2016 - 06:10

I love the results.

Ruth Mafupa 22 February 2016 - 12:58

Thanks Lebogang

Mosidi 22 February 2016 - 14:14

it looks really nice. how do u keep the ecostyler from flaking though? I use the gel on my edges when i have a weave installed and I have to was my edges after two days coz the whole area starts flaking

Ruth Mafupa 22 February 2016 - 15:14

I minimize the products I use before the gel. In this case, I only used a leave-in conditioner before the gel. My daily spray as well did not have much except water and oils.

Charmaine 25 February 2016 - 00:04

Absolutely love your hair

Ruth Mafupa 25 February 2016 - 09:59

Oh wow. Thanks

sarah 2 March 2016 - 11:32

your wash and go looks lovely.

anthea 3 March 2016 - 14:29

I just Love, Love! the Results. I have to try but i dont think ill succeed

Ruth Mafupa 4 March 2016 - 09:20

Thanks dear. Do give it a try dear. You will improve the more you do it.

Ruth Mafupa 4 March 2016 - 09:20

Thanks dear. Do give it a try dear. You will improve the more you do it.

Meka-Owethu 18 April 2016 - 13:11

Oh glorious hair, I love it. It looks amazing… #hairenvy

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