We recently posted this photo of Amber’s wash and go on our Facebook wall and received so many positive comments, we wanted to share how she got the look in an article. Lucky for all of us, Amber posted her selfie in our photos section, StyleNook, and gave each of the steps and products she used.

Amber’s wash & go routine


Amber co-washes with Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, she says “it’s very moisturizing with amazing slip without the pesky silicone that coats the hair shaft and averts necessary moisture!” Then she detangles using a Ouidad Wide Tooth Comb.


Then she rinses with cold water & applies a leave-in conditioner. SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie acts as both her moisturizer and her styler. She says “I’m always trying new styling products, but I tend to stick with the Shea Moisture line.”


The last step is to seal with Shea Moisture Curling Gel Soufflé for hold, and coconut oil for shine and added moisture.

We suspect that one of the reasons this photo was so popular on our Facebook was to do with Amber’s length. Long hair is a result of a healthy scalp and hair, which leads to length retention. If you’re looking to grow longer, healthier hair, this is Amber’s advice:

“take the time to explore what options are best for YOUR hair to keep it healthy! The easiest way to do that is DROP THE HEAT TOOLS! Your hair will thank you! It’s hard to do, but you’ve really got to allow your hair to breathe and get moisturized. Constantly using heat tools deprives your hair of much needed moisture! But, this doesn’t mean you can’t use them at all, just not as often…A healthy diet, plenty of water and exercise is the best thing you can do for yourself!” For a full interview on Amber’s regimen and her natural hair journey, click here.

If you’d like to find more long hair inspiration, check out the long hair category on StyleNook for more curly selfies. Or share your own fabulous selfie!


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