Easy Wash Day Routine: How to Do a Wash & Go on Type 4 Natural Hair

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40 Minutes

Hey beautiful ladies! Today, I’m going to show you my wash and go for type 4 natural hair! This beautiful wet look keeps my hair feeling moisturized and fabulous. Keep reading to discover my secrets on the best wash and go products for type 4 hair.

Tools and materials:

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
  • Heating cap or shower cap
  • Clips
  • Intensive conditioning treatment
  • Hydrating cream
  • Repairing leave-in conditioner
Rinsing products out of hair

1. Rinse and comb

Before we commence, it’s best to rinse your hair and eliminate any by-products such as gel. It’s really best to start on a clean canvas. 

Detangling hair with a wide-tooth comb

Then, detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb. 

Massaging shampoo into the hair and scalp

2. Shampoo your hair

I use a shampoo with an argan oil base, which adds moisture and shine to my dry hair. Give your scalp a good rub when shampooing to get all the products out. 

Cleaning the scalp with a wide-tooth comb

I also use this handheld wide-tooth comb and rub it on my scalp for that extra clean. 

Rinsing hair after shampooing

Rinse your hair afterward. 

Using a DIY deep conditioner

3. Condition your hair

My hair is pretty dry and really needs a good conditioner. So, here I’m using my very own DIY deep conditioner that contains amazing, natural ingredients.

Applying the deep conditioner to hair

Apply the conditioner throughout your hair. It also smells so good!

Wearing a shower cap to lock in conditioner

Then place a shower cap on your head and wait for 20 minutes to let the moisture seep into the hair shaft. 

Tip: A heating cap would be a better option for this step, but mine broke.

Washing hair for the second time

4. Wash your hair again

Give your hair a good wash. I usually wash more thoroughly the second time, as my DIY deep conditioner contains ingredients such as avocado chunks. So, I want to make sure it's properly washed out of my hair!

Sectioning hair into four

5. Section your hair

So, one of the key elements for a good wash and go natural hair routine is to section your hair. This ensures that the product is distributed evenly throughout your hair and soaks well. I sectioned my hair into 4 pieces.

Applying an argan oil conditioning treatment

6. Add products

Now it’s time to add all the products for that lovely wash-and-go look. I’m starting with an argan oil intensive conditioning treatment. Not only does it moisturize my hair, but it also prevents hair breakage.

Work section by section and add a good amount of product as you go along. 

Running hair through fingers to apply product

Be sure to run your fingers through your hair while applying the product. 

Applying a Moroccan oil hydrating style cream

Next, I apply a Moroccan oil hydrating style cream. It is more on the expensive side, but it works wonders. You can also skip this step if you don’t have it.

I add a little product for this step; you really don’t need to smother your hair with this product. 

Applying a leave-in conditioner

The third product I use for my type 4 natural hair routine is this lovely hydrate and repair leave-in conditioner. It helps restore moisture on extremely dry and brittle hair (like mine). This product smells so good, too. It’s one of my favorite smelling products by far!

Braiding hair to lock in the products

7. Braid your hair

Once you’ve applied all the products, go ahead and braid your hair. Like this, the product will actually seep in.

Wash and go routine for type 4 hair

Then, move on to the rest of your sections, repeating all the steps as shown above. This is what my hair looks like when I’m done adding products to each section.

It’s best to let the product sit in for a while; even overnight would be ideal. 

Type 4 natural hair routine

Next, undo your braids and comb your hair, also adding some volume to the top. 

Wash and go type 4 natural hair

Wash and go on type 4 natural hair

Here’s the finished result! I love this look: it’s fresh and makes my hair look well-nourished! I hope you enjoyed my wash and go for natural hair routine. I swear by it, and the results come out perfect every time! Good luck!

Suggested materials:
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
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