Why twist-out when you can wash and go?

Eleanor J'adore - Why Twist-Out when you can Wash and Go?

After I posted this picture on my Facebook page yesterday, I was asked by one of my followers why is it that when I’m able to achieve a “good wash and go”, do I still do twist-outs on my hair. My immediate response was that constantly doing wash and gos causes more knotting and that I love the different look that a twist-out gives me.

After contemplating the question a bit further, I started wondering whether a notion does exist that says that if you can achieve a good wash & go, there’s not much point in doing twist-outs. And I suppose depending on your specific curl pattern the twist-out would typically be a more stretched out style as opposed to your own tighter curls and kinks.

Firstly, I’m thinking, what is a good wash & go? Does it mean your curls pop more? What about if you don’t have a naturally defined curl pattern? I happen to think that you can still achieve a good wash and go without having popping curls, but rather your natural hair looking its personal best whether it curls or not.

Eleanor J'adore - Why Twist-Out when you can Wash and Go?

More and more I’m seeing kinky-haired women without necessarily having an identifiable curl pattern do wash & gos. Simply look at BlackBeautyKween who has started rocking wash & gos like its nobody’s business. Or NaturalMe4C who does beautiful wash and gos on her kinky hair.

It’s all about mastering your own hair. And in my case, it took me a while to figure out how to my master my wash and go, which I published over here. It’s definitely a matter of playing around with different products to see which ones give you the best results, as well as experimenting with the technique  you use in applying said products.

Even though I love wearing wash and gos it’s just not practical for me to wear my hair this way everyday. Like I said before, the hair is more prone to tangling,  which does lead to more single strand knots. My reason for wearing twist-out styles also comes back to it simply looking beautiful. I love how a different curl pattern can change up my entire look. And isn’t that part of why we love wearing our hair natural, for the versatility of it?

I’d love to hear your opinion on this, so let me know in the comments section below.

Love your hair,

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5 thoughts on “Why twist-out when you can wash and go?

  1. Great post dear, personally, I cannot do wash and goes to save my life, my fault, cause hair needs to be dried completely but I air dry which takes forever so they just shrink into quite a nice Lil mess!!!! Hahahaha, but you go girl!!!!!!! Whichever works for you, you do it and keep rocking your beautiful tresses!!!
    Smiles!!!!!

  2. I stay away from wash and go’s – too much shrinkage and knots. I like my hair to stay in a stretched state – this way I get less tangles, so less breakage and I can retain my length 🙂 Lovely pics.

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