Happy Sunday! I pray that all is well with you and your family! There is a lot going on in the world today. However, we must do all we can to stay safe, prayerful and connected with each other during this time. There are various ways to stay connected with your girls virtually until we can all go outside again!
I connected with the girls over the weekend for the Don’t Rush Challenge! This was sooooo much fun! I got to play dress up and have a glass of wine. Check out our Girls Night In Edition of the challenge!
When it comes to achieving a wash and go style, I do not believe that it is one size fit all! There are various types of natural hair and no one has the same curl pattern or texture. However, I do believe that the key to achieving the prefect wash and go is using the right product(s) that work best with defining and moisturizing your curls.
A wash and go can be achieved at home and in the salon. Don’t let the name fool you! 🙂 It sounds super fast and easy, but there are steps that you should follow to ensure that your curls looked defined and moisturized. This is best done by using the LOC (Liquid Oil Cream) Method. This method has been my holy grail to achieve a bomb wash and go!
1. Wet hair
This can be done by washing your hair with a high quality shampoo or wetting your dry hair with a spray bottle.
2. Part your hair in 4 sections
Parting your hair in sections is a life saver! This makes detangling easy and allows you to make sure that the moisture from the water and products are evenly distributed throughout your hair.
3. Begin the LOC Method one section at a time.
Apply Liquid (water) with a spray bottle
Apply Oil of your choice to seal in the moisture
Apply Cream product to close the hair cuticle which prevents moisture loss
4. Let your hair air dry
The LOC Method has been scientifically proven to be one of the best ways to moisturize natural hair when using the right products in the right order!!
Tip: If you experience shrinkage once your hair is dry, you can stretch your hair using the banding method.
On April 17, 2016, I decided to do the big chop! I didn’t have any specific reason for doing it other than I wanted a change. I also convinced myself that having natural hair would be easy and boy was I wrong! This journey over the last 3 years has not been easy. I learned early on that you definitely have to have patience and everybody journey is different! Three years later, I still don’t know all the ends and outs about texture, porosity, etc… I only know what works for me and I pretty much stick to that!
In honor of my Three Year Naturalversary, here are 3 fun facts about how my journey began.
Fun Fact #1
I did the big chop myself!
Fun Fact #2
I had the biggest “What the hell did I just do?” moment after I cut my hair!
Fun Fact #3
My boys (Jordan & Justin) were the first people I asked if they liked my hair. I made up in my mind that if they liked it, I would stick with it!
Needless to say, they liked it and here I am 3 years later!