Ok so I made mention of possibly changing my staple summer hairdo and it’s official, wash and gos are a no go for me. Why, you ask?
I have had a significant amount of growth since last summer and the wash n go creates way too many tangles for my hair. The infamous fairy knots are already in abundance in my coils but more so with wash and gos. I end up losing so much hair and my detangling sessions are quadrupled.
|Wash and Go 2009|
What will I do instead? No freakin clue! A wash and go for me is just that…I wash it and I go! No sectioning or adding a lot of product, no scrunching and plopping or diffusing. I throw some conditioner in and keep it moving. I’ve shared before that twist outs aren’t really for me either. Click here to see one of my twist outs. I did like it at the time but looking back, I am not crazy about the way it hangs.
They end up looking and behaving just like a wash and go for me so really there’s no point. I spend too much time twisting only to achieve the exact result. My fave style of all time is the braid out with the bun running a close second. However, the braid out smothers my neck and shoulders with hair, which is ok during the cooler months but I just can’t deal with that when it’s 98 degrees out. A bun is cool; it solves most of my issues.
· Protects the ends
· Tucks hair away for safekeeping – no blowing in the wind!
· My face, neck and ears are free from hair – much cooler!
Only thing is I don’t want to pull my hair back the entire summer. I am looking for a long term solution. I have been wanting some afro twists for awhile but I’m a little hesitant. Will it look right on me? Who will do it? If I do it, when the heck will I have time to do it? Can I leave them in for at least 4 weeks? I tend to get bored after a few days. So the only thing I know for sure right now is – no more wash and gos. Bottom line - it is more trouble than it’s worth so I am hereby retiring this look. Thank you so much of the years of care free styling but it’s time to say bye boo.
What style have you retired?