How to do a Wash and Go on Short Natural Hair

How to do a wash and go on short natural hair

How to do a wash and go on short natural hair.

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I’ve worn my hair natural now for the last 9 years! While I’ve had some really beautiful braid-out styles, my hair has always looked best in a wash and go style and it’s been really easy for me to style and maintain. As many of you know, I cut my hair last November so I wanted to share how to do a wash and go on short natural hair. I always get DMs about what products I use as well so I wanted to share that with you too.

Tutorial Video

The easiest way for me to share how to do a wash and go on short natural hair was to create a video tutorial. You can view it here! Remember to always start with soaking wet hair.

This style usually lasts for five to seven days and I refresh it every other day. I preserve it by sleeping on a satin pillowcase. I’ve found that it’s better to refresh my curls using the same product I styled it with and fluffing it with an afro pick like this one. You can also use a satin scarf or bonnet at night, it’s your choice but the satin pillowcase like this one works best for me.

Products I currently use to do my wash and go:


As I am Coconut Cowash

Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Shampoo


Eden BodyWorks Deep Conditioner

Mielle Organics Deep Conditioner

Leave-In Conditioner

Kinky Curly Knot Today

Styling Gels:


Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Cantu Edge Control Gel

Camille Rose Natural Curl Maker

Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protector


Denman brush

Hair Dryer with Diffuser

Wide-tooth comb

I hope this post is helpful and let me know if you have any questions about natural hair care or styling. As my hair grows back, I will be happy to take all of you along for the journey.

Adanna Dill
Adanna Dill

Born and raised on the gorgeous island of Grenada. Adanna’s sunny and creative spirit shines through her unique storytelling and photography. Adanna takes the mystery out of parenting in New York City by sharing her secrets to raising kids in the concrete jungle. Her readers come back often for her unique DIYs, parenting tips, style, delicious recipes and life hacks.

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