A Wash & Go in FOUR Simple Steps with Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream
By Wes (of HoneyBrownSugar.com)
I recently posted this pic on Instagram and many people asked if this was a twist out. It isn’t – It’s my version of a simple wash & go. I usually use Let’s Jam Custard Cream Gel to achieve my wash & gos but for the curls above I used Cantu’s Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream (from the August Curlbox).
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1: Start with freshly washed and conditioned strands (keep a spray bottle handy in case your hair dries quickly; you’ll want to keep it wet).
Step 2: Section hair (I go from ear to ear), starting at the bottom. For each section, apply about a fingertip full of the Curling Cream. Be sure to coat the hair through to the ends (trust me, a little goes a long way). Next, apply the Eco-Styler Olive Oil Gel over the Curling Cream (once again, a little goes a long way). Twirl the ends of your hair around your finger (this helps create and maintain curl shape).
Step 3: After you’ve completed each section, allow your hair to dry (either naturally or underneath a tabletop or bonnet dryer). I personally like to dry my hair under a bonnet dryer – it gives me more precise results.
Step 4: Once your hair is dry, you might have to separate the curls that may have clumped. Separating the clumps promotes volume (a LOT of it!) and definition.
This wash & go lasted me about 3 days (I don’t usually get more than 4 days out of a W&G). My hair did stay moisturized but the curls ended up shrinking (the gel helped elongate the curls). I think if the Curling Cream was used alone, my curls would have shrunken even more simply because this is a lightweight cream.
Have you tried the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream? What are your thoughts?