Styling Adventures: First Wash N Go + Two Years Natural

Hello everyone!

Happy New Year!

On Christmas eve, my hair turned two. I'd previously been thinking of how to celebrate this landmark but laziness got the better part of me. I wanted to visit a (natural hair) salon for the first time in two years but then I realised I didn't have any occasion for a fancy hairstyle. So, I dropped it in the end.

Eventually, I settled for a wash and go which I had never tried before. I figured I could wear it through Christmas before installing a protective style. After watching a few videos, I was armed and ready to proceed. (Wash n Gos requires only conditioner, leave-in and gel btw).

The result was perfect! The photo doesn't even do justice to it. My 4a curls were flourishing! I know there's a (mis)conception that wash n gos don't work for some particular hair types. I guess that was reason I stayed away all that time.

Next, I had to figure out a way to maintain it. As usual, I visited some blogs and got a few tips. At night, I pineappled it under my satin bonnet. After about two days, I got bored - I hate leaving my hair out - and twisted my hair. I'm looking forward to trying it again.

About two months ago, I did a length check and I loved the results.

It meant that I've been able to retain length even though my front hair is rather stagnant. Best believe, I'm giving my nape hair all the TLC it needs.

One of the major lessons I've learnt in the past year is on having realistic expectations. Now that I'm more knowledgeable about my hair, I'm careful not to expect too much or compare myself with others. Before hailing someone's hair as 'goals', I'm thinking about the similarities between hair textures and whatnot and whether or not it is actually goals or I'm just deceiving myself.

This new year, I'm focusing more on protective styling and I can't wait to explore.

Have you tried any new styles recently?

Love, coils and curls.


  1. Never done a wash n go. Mainly cos I know I'll get tired of it after one day.

  2. Your hair colour is really gorgeous. Henna or box dye?

  3. I would love to try a wash and 4c hair would just shrink, too bad...your curls look lovely btw

  4. 2016 the year of hair retention! I have just been wiggin it. Congrats!!!

  5. Your wash and go turned out nyc. I'm focusing on protective styles this year too. Won't leave my hair out for too long. Currently on marley twists.

  6. Your hair looks beautiful. Love your realistic year plan.
    Am just going to go with having a healthy head of hair.

  7. Wow, Ebun. You have come a long way.

  8. I need to try a wash and go. Your curls are popping!

    Berry Dakara Blog

    1. You need to. I couldn't get over it for a while.

  9. Your hair looks so good! I've never done a wash & go in terms of conditioner and gel to define curls. Just wash & fluff & literally go. I'm reluctant to try but maybe one day.

  10. Congratulations on your 2 year mark. I am a super lazy natural I don't know how to try out new things


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