In the world of natural hair care, a common question arises: "How can I achieve a polished wash and go style that lasts for weeks?" At Urban Bella, we are committed to helping you achieve just that. In this new video and blog post, we will explore three key factors that play a significant role in achieving the look you desire and making it last. Let's dive in!
1. The Importance of Hydration and Moisture
When it comes to natural hair, hydration and moisture are the fundamental building blocks for achieving beautiful, well-defined curls. While many people tend to focus on styling products like gels and creams, the true foundation for curl definition and long-lasting styles begins with proper hydration and moisture maintenance during the cleansing and conditioning process.
At Urban Bella, we've tested this theory with our salon clients. Managing their weekly hair care routines, we discovered that focusing on increasing hydration through premium hair care treatments with steaming allowed customers to maintain the polished look of their styles between appointments. Over time, we observed significant improvements as we concentrated on treatments containing rice protein, silk amino acids, and panthenol. These ingredients work wonders by increasing the longevity of your natural hair's moisture and hydration, providing a smooth and polished look and feel. You can find these fantastic ingredients in our Organic Coconut Cream Repair Mask and Silk Hydrating Mist.
Ultimately, your hair's condition sets the tone for your entire natural hair experience. Your cleansing and conditioning routine plays a pivotal role in determining the results you'll achieve. If this foundation is lacking, your natural hair results will also be less than ideal.
2. Quality of Products and Ingredients Matter
It's crucial to understand that not all hair products are created equal. The quality of ingredients and the formulation of the product can significantly impact how long your style will last. Consider, for example, the water content in a product. A product with a higher water content may not be as effective at maintaining your style compared to a thicker, more concentrated alternative.
Furthermore, ingredients like oils play a crucial role in keeping your hairstyle intact. Take Babassu oil, for instance. It not only provides moisture but also contributes to a polished finish for your hair. Using high-quality products with top-notch ingredients can make all the difference in achieving a long-lasting wash and go look. In our earlier discussion, we mentioned how the addition of ingredients like Panthenol and Rice Protein can enhance your hair's condition. The same applies to its appearance. Silk Amino Acids and Rice Protein not only make your hair feel fantastic but also give it the shine and luster associated with a polished style. Using products containing these ingredients on wash day will give your curls more definition, pop, and shine.
3. Mastering Technique for Lasting Results
While technique is crucial for achieving a lasting wash and go style, it is often the most challenging aspect to get right and improve. The accompanying video showcases the Urban Bella approach to the Wash-and-Go Style. Here are three key areas that many naturals struggle with:
a. Not Applying Enough Styling Product: Underapplying styling products is a common mistake. Understanding how much product your hair needs is essential. In the video, you can see the example of the right product-to-section ratio. Keep in mind that hair with higher porosity, thickness, and length may require more product so adjust your amount of product use accordingly and don’t be shy!
b. Not Applying Products from Root-to-Tip...On Every Strand: To prevent puffiness and ensure even product distribution, it's essential to apply the product from the root to the tip of your hair. Using the Urban Bella Curl Defining comb and styling your hair in front of a mirror can help ensure that every strand receives complete coverage.
c. Not Enough (or Proper) Tension and Smoothing: Achieving the right amount of tension when applying products and smoothing your hair is vital for textured, natural Afro-textured hair. This technique helps create well-defined curls that last. Mastering these techniques can be a game-changer in the world of wash and go styles. The video demonstrates how to improve your technique to achieve an Urban Bella Wash and Go that lasts for two weeks or more.
Achieving a polished wash and go style that lasts for weeks is a realistic goal. By focusing on hydration, choosing high-quality products, and mastering the right techniques, you can enjoy long-lasting, beautifully defined curls. Urban Bella is here to guide you on your natural hair journey.
We encourage you to view the accompanying video, comment on your wash and go experiences, and reach out to us for any guidance you may need. Join our community and embark on the journey to hair that looks great and lasts effortlessly. Thank you for reading, and we look forward to hearing from you!