MoKnowsHair always gives us the best tips and tricks for revealing our absolute best hair, no matter what texture, type, or budget. She recently showed us in her video, “The $20 Wash-N-Go Regimen” that it is possible to have a short, inexpensive–but super effective–wash day in a season where we want as much time to go have fun rather than doing hair chores on our only day off.

Total time spent

1 hour, 15 minutes

Products used

  • Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner, $2.99 each, are meant to protect your curls with plant extracts and essential oils of lemongrass, orange, rosemary, willow bark, and chamomile. Available at Trader Joe’s.
  • Lottabody Love Me 5-n-1 Miracle Styling Crème, $4.95, is a moisturizing leave-in conditioner that uses coconut, argan, macadamia, and shea oils to nourish and smooth out frizzy curls and coils. It is also safe on color-treated or relaxed hair. Available at Walmart.
  • Lottabody Shape Me Custard Gelèe, $3.63, is somewhere between a light hold gel and a curl defining custard. It also uses coconut and shea oils for ultimate moisture and frizz control to your curly hair. Available at Walmart.
  • Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk, $4.79, provides tons of definition and smooth, shiny hair with avocado, olive, macadamia, coconut and shea oils. It is creamy and lightweight–great for styling wash-and-gos. Available at Sally Beauty Supply.

Tools used



1. Shampoo twice followed by a conditioning with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa. Mo uses vinyl gloves to have the full ability to grab strands without excessive pull-out during detangling.

2. Section off detangled areas and clip up.

3. Cover hair with a plastic cap followed by thermal heat cap for about 20 minutes .

4. Rinse with lukewarm water and style with LottaBody’s lightweight styling creme followed by the gelee.

5. Use a Denman to encourage curl clumping.

6. Diffuse with Ion dryer on high heat to stretch the curl. Over the days, the strands will swell and allow for a voluminous wash-and-go.

7. Sleep with a satin scarf every night to preserve your wash-and-go throughout the week.

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