When I was transitioning, the thing I was most excited about was being able to do wash n goes with my natural hair. I thought it would just be the easiest thing in the world to have a cute style in minutes - just wet my hair, slap some conditioner on it and walk out the door looking flyy! Well that is not the case as most of you probably know from experience. It takes practice and patience to perfect the WnG.
My personal hardship with them is not getting definition because my curls just love conditioner so I don't need the lengthy process of shingling gel or a styling cream into my hair. But I do struggle immensely with my hair feeling dry and stiff when I let it air dry! If my hair doesn't try in twists or braids it just doesn't feel its best. Something about setting my hair is what makes it feel smooth and sleek. Needless to say WnGs are not in heavy rotation with me, even though I live in the Sunshine State because they lead to tangles and dry hair. No bueno : (
However, I did end up co-washing the previous braidout I showed you and wearing it to a FUN-raiser at the Corvette Diner for my youth group at church. Here's what it looked like:
Then a few days later I was in an experimental mode and I wanted to try shingling the brown Eco Styler gel into my hair when it was damp/almost dry
I'm still playing catch-up with my hair updates so there will be more pics and info coming soon!