I'm still using the same shingling method that most naturals use when applying gel for curl definition. I'll post a video below of one of my favorite Youtube vloggers, PhillyDiva19154, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with shingling. (Note: I use a different leave-in conditioner, etc but this is just for the technique of applying the gel.)
Now, I will prepare you that when you get up in the morning you'll have "helmet head" meaning your hair will be flat on the sides that you sleep on. This is how I refresh my style in the morning. I spritz my hair with my
moisturing mist. Then I take my shower and let the moisture from the steam loosen my hair. I shake it vigorously to loosen the curls. Then I pull out a few sections with my fingers and stretch with my pic. Another technique is demonstrated in the video below by another Youtuber that I follow. I don't band my hair at night like she does but from the 4:00 minute marker and beyond, my technique is very similar.
One of the things I love about doing this blog is that I am able to see my growth progression. Check out the pictures below for pictures from previous wash and go's. I'm definately on the grow!!! I'm loving this natural hair journey and all the lessons I'm learning along the way!
|March 2011 - Wash & Go with Smooth & Shine Curl Activator Gel|
|May 2011 - Wash n Go with Argan Oil Ecostyler Gel|
|July 2011 Argan Oil Ecostyler Gel Wash n Go - Day 2 Hair|