The 30 day hair detox continues. If you haven’t already check out week 1 and week 2.


On week 3, I decided to do a wash and go. Here are a few notes from the experience.


On this wash day, I used the Saru organics curling custard. I have never used a curling custard to style my hair before.

This particular one is rich in botanical gels such as aloe vera and flaxseed along with other humectants. It went on the hair lightly but did not define or elongate my coils. However, it was very hydrating.

Using a mousse

I went over the custard with the Saru Organics mousse. Surprisingly, this was the star when it came to defining my hair.

This product combination gave me the SOFTEST wash and go I have ever had. My hair was not that defined but I loved it.

Drying my hair

I used a diffuser to get my hair about 75% dry. This took around 20 minutes to do. I can see how convenient this would be when you’re in a hurry.

Wash and go mastery

I am yet to master a wash and go. I know that there are several techniques and product combinations depending on the results you want to achieve.

According to the 30 day detox, the first product the “base gel/product” and the one added over it the “topper gel/product.

From this experience and the tutorials I have watched, this is what I have found:

  • Custard + mousse = soft voluminous hair with less definition
  • Gel with strong hold + mousse= soft voluminous hair with adequate definition
  • Gel with strong hold + gel/custard with less hold= soft hair with amazing definition
  • Shingling (separating individual coils) gives more definition than raking (applying product and finger detangling through larger sections)
  • Soaking wet hair gives more definition than using a spray bottle outside the shower

Do you like wash and gos? Drop your tips and favorite product combinations down below.

Always remember that your hair is your crown and your body is a temple; embrace it, love it and take care of it.”

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