Almost every natural haired woman is looking for the perfect hair products to help achieve every natural hairstyle under the sun. And summer is the time when most naturalistas are looking to experiment with an ideal wash and go hair routine. ICYMI, a "wash and go" is basically when a naturalista uses a combination of hair products to enhance her natural curl pattern.
As a natural haired gal, I know the struggle of finding the best wash and go hair products for my specific curl pattern when trying to perfect my coils. Should you apply a gel to hold your curls? Should you only use a leave-in conditioner or curl cream? Maybe you should use a leave-in conditioner and gel for the perfect wash and go you've ever had? There are just so many questions with so many feasible answers.
The simple truth is that every hair product and curl pattern are not created equal. From hair gels to curl creams, there are so many options for every curl type, which makes the process of finding the greatest hair wash and go product even more difficult. But here are seven hair products that will have your coils and curls popping when you are rocking a wash and go this summer.
1. Oyin Handmade
Oyin Handmade Shine and Define Styling Serum, $17, Amazon
OK, this just might be the best styling serum for my hair. This styling serum adds the perfect lightweight moisture and shine to my curls. The product is great for natural haired ladies who do not like "perfect" curls. But your hair will be perfectly imperfect with this bomb serum. Trust me!
2. Kinky Curly
Kinky Curly Curling Custard, $16, Amazon
This curling custard is that one hair product that the majority of naturalistas raved about when I first decided to rock my natural hair. And now that I have used the product, I see why it is all hyped up. This curling custard is a great gel for the kinkier, more coily hair patterns. Your wash and go will be shiny and defined with this gel. Kinky Curly really worked its magic with this baby!
Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly, $18, Amazon
CURLS really was not playing any games when it released this jelly earlier this year. The product definitely controls your curls with its main ingredient: blueberry extract. It is said to reduce hair breakage and to promote growth and shine while eliminating frizz. I can honestly say my wash and go is not frizzy when I use this jelly. Plus, did I mention that it smells yummy? You will certainly want some dessert after applying this to your curls.
4. Jane Carter Solution
Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream, $13, Amazon
This curl cream will work on almost every natural curl pattern. It is known to add moisture to your hair while enhancing your curl pattern. Packed with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter, this curl cream gives great, lightweight hold while providing your coils and curls with a nice punch of moisture. This curl cream is a one-stop shop, which makes it a true winner in my book.
5. Mixed Chicks
Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditoner, $18, Amazon
This leave-in conditioner is another example of a "one stop shop" in terms of a fantastic hair product for your wash and go. I must say, this product is not the best for my naturalistas with a kinkier hair texture, but it is great for finer, less coiled haired gals. This leave-in is like a hair moisturizer with a lightweight hair gel mixed into it, and it can be used alone with your wash and go routine, which is great for us lazy girls — especially me. This is a no judgement zone, guys.
6. Camille Rose Naturals
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, $21, Amazon
Curl maker is the perfect name for this natural hair product. While it is kinda impossible for a product to "create" curls, this gel certainly makes your natural curl pattern look its best no matter what. Filled with pomegranate seed oil and marshmallow and agave leaf extract, this gel with have your wash and go shining bright like a diamond without sunlight. Everyone will ask about your hair routine when you use the curl maker.
7. Shea Moisture
Shea Moisture Curling Gel Soufflé, $11, Amazon
Shea Moisture is one of the most affordable natural hair brand out there right now. Out of all of the brand's hair products, its curling gel soufflé is the best product for your wash and go. This gel contains agave nectar and flax seed oil that ensure that your kinky, curly hair is not frizzy no matter what the temperature is.
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