Wash and Gos?

Sorry if this sounds ignorant, but I'd like someone to clarify something for me. I don't get this whole thing about "wash and go". When someone describes how they do a wash and go, it just sounds like a typical hair routine; washing, conditioning, and styling. What makes a wash and go different? How is it defined?
Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
LA Looks Sport Gel
Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night


  • Jpop825Jpop825 Posts: 169Registered Users
    I've always wondered the same thing. Maybe it's taking less time styling?
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    There are certain methods that take some time to do, such as diffusing, super soaking, plopping, twisting, etc. I think a wash and go is literally just washing your hair, putting in stylers, and going about your day.
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • Oats22Oats22 Posts: 48Registered Users
    A wash and go for me would be washing my hair, conditioning, and allowing to air dry, maybe adding gel

    For me, these things would not be "wash and go":
    • Wash and then blow dry
    • Wash and then blow dry and flat iron
    • Wash and then put my hair in a bunch of twists/bantu knots/rollers/flexi rods/etc to take out later and have different definition in my hair
    • Wash and then "Protective Style"
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  • l.deonl.deon Posts: 235Registered Users
    Yes, like other curlies have described, a wash and go is just a simple routine for curly hair. I only do wash and go's because nothing else works for me. I cowash my hair, add products, and go.
    3B Mod CG
    Medium texture/ Normal to low porosity / High density

    Current Routine:

    Shampoo- GTTT, GVP Paul Mitchell Tea tree Shampoo or ACV/ Baking soda (once a week)
    Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
    Leave in- Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave- in, Elucence
    Gel- BRHG

    Holy grail combo Feb 2013: ISO Bouncy Creme with BRHG on top! :blob3:
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    ^^Yep, agreed, it's just styling and wearing the hair "curly". I think "wash & wear" is more accurate, but the clothing associations makes it sound weird lol
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
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