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    Simplicity Equals Length Retention and Hair Health

    Natural hair care is something that is very complex, especially for someone just beginning their natural hair journey. When I first became natural two years ago, I was overly excited about trying different products. I grabbed as many moisturizers, shampoos, and gels I could buy! I know that we all get very excited about our journey and want to see exactly which products work best for us. Unfortunately, the many products that we use over time can potentially stunt hair growth. I’ve learned that simplicity works wonders for your hair. After one year, of course I had hair growth despite me using tons of products. Although my hair grew, I knew that there could have been better growth overall. So I decided to change my hair care routine to a more minimalist one. I used one conditioner, one oil, and one shampoo. Knowing my staple products I always used and stuck to them. The same three products for the next year of my journey. The results were amazing! I was able to retain much more length than before. I am going to give you my tips on how I retain length and keep healthy hair, simply.

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    On this new simplistic journey, you will need to choose the best shampoo for your scalp and hair. Women with natural hair have to choose wisely when making a decision on a shampoo. I suggest choosing a shampoo with natural ingredients and no sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are very drying and stripping to our curls. Sulfate shampoos will leave your hair feeling like dry hay ready to set on fire. Natural ingredients are also a must because they will give you the best results for softness and health as well. Some of the best natural ingredients you should look for in a shampoo are coconut oil. Coconut oil aids in preventing hair damage, and also it helps to keep moisture locked into your hair follicles.
    Holy grail deep conditioner, your go to for conditioning. Deep conditioning your natural hair often, will keep your hair soft. The softness makes your hair less likely to break off. I like to deep condition my hair once a week, but you can do it every two weeks also. Once again, natural ingredients are your friend when choosing the best deep conditioner. Just like you choose the healthy options to eat, choose the most healthy options for your hair. Preferably choose a conditioner with a slight protein treatment also. I prefer to use the ORS Hair Mayo Deep Conditioner.
    Moisturizers are your best friend. You will need to have a good moisturizer to help reduce the amount of breakage you have. Dry hair is the top reason for breakage, that is why moisturizers play an important role in your routine. The best moisturizer will be one that is moisturizing. It’s that simple.
    Last but not least, you need to seal in your moisture with a great oil. A common misconception women have is that oil helps to moisturize your hair. This is very false, oils only seal in the moisture you already have. When choosing an oil for your hair why not add in an extra benefit of growth. There are many oils that help to seal in moisture and aid in growth as well. One of my top favorite oils that I attribute to my growth, is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Jbco is very anti-fungal and keeps your scalp clean which is an important factor in hair growth.
    So what have you learned naturalistas? Choose the best shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and oil. You do not need a thousand different products for your hair. The simpler the routine, the better your hair’s health will be.

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    About the Author:
    Maya ScribblesHey! My name is Maya Washington and I am a 21 year old Senior in college. I have always been somewhat of an introvert when it came to talking to people or in front of a group. But I have always found it easy to express myself on paper. I used to have so many emotions and ideas cramped in my mind I would feel overwhelmed. Writing helped me release my ideas and form them into poems. Poetry has always been my passion! Maya likes to read and write poetry at any given moment. I knew I wanted to be a writer for my career, and people would always assure me that I was talented. I just had to believe it! Maya blogs at

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    Wash n’ Go on 4B/4C Hair

    Wash n’ Go! We see the style, we love the curls and we want our hair in the same exact style but often times we consider is this style for my hair type? My first wash n’ go was done by my friend. It was a Saturday evening I washed my hair made a trip to her house. She started to work the products into my freshly washed hair by separating section by section and going through with a Denman brush.

    After the products were applied to my hair I diffused for about 2 hours until my hair was dried enough from the roots. The turnout was amazing and I slayed that wash n’ go, everyone loved it.

    Second Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my second time doing a wash n’ go I was hesitant to try on my own, so I purchase III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo from the beauty store and I used it along with the Eco-Styler Gel. Upon reaching home I washed my hair and watched a few tutorials on how to achieve a wash n’ go just to ensure that I get the job done right. I used every step mentioned in the YouTube videos but my attempt was terrible after my hair became dry. While my hair was wet the curls were popping but as it became dry my hair became flat and soft to the touch.

    My Wash n’ Go Routine

    • Freshly washed hair drench with water
    • Curling cream completely coating each strand of hair
    • With a strong holding gel
    • Denman brush to define curls or finger shingling/coiling method
    • Diffuse or air dry

    Third Wash n’ Go Attempt

    On my third attempt of doing a wash n’ go I used the Eco Styler Gel along with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream and raked the product through my hair with a bit of finger coiling. My curls were super defined but after drying I find that my hair was filled with residues sitting on the top of my hair.
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    Through all my wash n’ go attempts I will try again until I get it right. Finding the perfect wash n’ go routine is not always easy. For some, it will take multiple attempts, even though the steps are very simple. Not all products work well together, so this can be a disadvantage of achieving the perfect wash n’ go hairstyle. I also find that wash n’ go on my hair type leads to breakage.

    What products do you use for your wash n’ go hairstyle? Please leave your comments below.

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    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer Review

    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

    Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

    What is Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer?

    A light, alcohol-free, conditioning hydrating gel. Stops frizz, adds moisture, defines, shapes and seals in any size or texture of curl. Dries soft and adds shine with no flaking.


    Apply after Clean-N-Curly shampoo. Use on wet hair to set in curls. Use on dry hair to revitalize curls. Avoid combing/fingering through hair for at least 10-15 minutes to help seal in curls and prevent frizz. Also holds hair in place for ponytails, pinups, twist outs etc.


    I was amazed by what this product did to some naturalistas hair on YouTube, so I was very anxious to purchase it to try on my own hair. After hours of searching online for the best site to buy this product from I finally found the product for sale on Amazon. Then I made my purchase. Not too surprisingly the product arrives and the bottle was a little bit messy (poor packaging), the product inside was fine though. It had a wonderful overpowering fragrance.

    I used the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer directly as stated on the bottle but to my surprise, the end results were clearly not what I expected. I placed the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer on single strands of my twist out to lock in the curls but it either made the curls messy or didn’t lock it in. Worse it made my hair really flaky, every strand that I had placed the Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer had a bunch of white balled flakes.


    I really wanted to like this product but with the amount of flake/residue it left behind doesn’t make me want to purchase it again. Also, I didn’t use it with any other product just on freshly washed hair. Eventually, I ended up having to wear my hair in a bun that day.

    Most definitely I didn’t want to wash my hair again since I didn’t have ample time. I was trying to dust the flaky residue from my hair. It fell all over my skin and I didn’t want my skin to be irritated. I don’t normally do wash n’ go, so I only tried it on dry hair maybe it will make a difference if my hair was wet.  Curl Sealer 

    The Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer is a clear substance. It can be used to shape and seal in curls for natural hair. It can be used on twist out, ponytails and various other natural hairstyles. The product has a very pleasant scent and it is packed in a 6fl. oz container.