Now to me that sounds like a new Taylor Swift song or a way to cook chicken! But alas, its just the latest wash n go method I am trying! And boy do I love it so far!
You may know that for the past two years my hair has been in locs, and a little over a month ago I decided I missed my curls and combed out all but 2 of my lovely locs! I loved watching my locs transform and grow but ultimately they were not the size I would have wanted, ( I did not know very much about how they would mature when I locked my hair) and combing them out has been great!
So ever since I have been searching for wash n go methods that give me defined curls, I really got used to the shake and go styling that locs allowed and I am working to remember but styling natural hair is like! The latest wash n go method I came across was the rake and shake method! I found many many posts detailing how to and results on type 2 and type 3A and 3B hair. Now lets be real I have the hardest time with hair types, mostly because I feel like my hair can be multiple types and you know really why do we need all these labels!
But annnnyyway, I typically say that my hair is mostly 3C type curls and I really wanted to know if this method would work for me. I was able to find one video that showed someone with some more culr to their hair successfully completing this method.
That video is here:
And I thought well whats the worst that can happen I have a terrible wash and go and do a twist out on dry hair, (one of my favorite styles right now) So I gave it a shot!
I used just water and Cantu Shea butter Curl activator that you can buy for 6 bucks on amazon, here !
I made sure that my hair was still wet when doing this method if it was starting to dry out at all I re-sprayed with a spray bottle.
Then it was as simple as the following steps:
- Split my hair into 6 small sections.
- Took one small section down.
- Put some curl activator on my hands.
- I then simply ran my fingers through my hair 2-3 times.
- The last time I made sure to smooth my hair between my fingers and hold onto the ends and not let it drop.
- Then I simply made like T. Swift and Shook it out! Before letting it fall!
Now I will be honest the first day I felt like my hair looked a little stiff and had lost some of the volume that I love! But by day 2 I was in love! I am on day 4 now and still loving it! The amount of compliments I have gotten is crazy and people asking, ” did you do something different to your hair?”
I pineapple my hair at night to stretch and maintain the curls but other than that I just spray with a little bit of Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk in the morning for moisture and shake and go, just the style I was looking for!
I have no pictures from day 1- but here are a few from day 4! One texture shot and one regular! What do you think? How would you “label” my hair?
Have you tried this method on type 3 or 4 hair? What were your results?