Kala dishes her day-to-day curly routine and product lineup for 6 days.
How often do you wash your hair? How do you make a wash n go last a week?
I frequently get these types of questions in the comment section of my videos as well as in person. If you're a BUSY curly girl like me it's not ideal to spend hours multiple times a week to maintain a hairstyle. On average I wash n go once every five to seven days. The process takes about 1-2 hours depending on if it's time to deep condition and a little more if I diffuse instead of air dry. Take a look at my process from start to finish!
This is my hair on Day 1. It's taken me awhile to find products that love my hair for a week-long wash n go, so don't be discouraged by the trial and error process! Here are the products and techniques that work for me and my Type 3C curls.
I usually co-wash with a silicone-free conditioner like Tresemme Naturals or V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner. After rinsing I finger detangle with the same silicone-free conditioner and rinse very slightly.
I add my leave-ins straight out of the shower to my four sections of hair. Right now I'm loving Qhemet Biologics Alma & Olive Heavy Cream or Original Moxie's Lux Locks. My hair likes a creamy leave-in that helps define my curls as well as moisturize. I apply my styler next (I like Olive-Oil Eco-Styler, but any alcohol-free gel or styler will do) and smooth it out section by section. I seal with jojoba oil or coconut oil next and move on to the next section until I'm done!
Diffuse vs Air Dry:
I diffuse on high force with medium heat for about 5-10 minutes (if I can). If possible I air dry my hair until completely dry. I've noticed my curls are less frizzy and even slightly more defined and shiny when I air dry. But some wash days it's just not possible. When it's cold outside I diffuse until my hair is 80% if I must go outside. In this Day 1 picture my hair was diffused for only 5 minutes and air dried the rest of the way. My curls were poppin'!