Natural Hair Gallery: The Wash-n-Go Remixed

Natural Hair Gallery: The Wash-n-Go Remixed

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 14, 2011

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Give your wash-n-go a boost by adding superb definition to your curls.

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“I love this because it is virtually weightless,” says Danielle. “It works best for for wavy or loosely curled hair types.” ($14, available at Amazon.com)

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By adding volume at the roots, your wash-n-go will look fuller and give your curl va-voom!

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“This cream prevents curls from shrinking as it dries,” says Danielle. “It enhances your natural curl without adding any buildup.” ($33, available at Rickysnyc.com)

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For an on-the-go look that’s still sleek and refined, try turning your wash-n-go curls into a pretty, curly topknot.

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“These elastic bands are great for pulling curly hair back into a bun or puff. They also double as headbands and are gentle on your edges,” says Danielle. ($5, available at Walmart.com)

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This show-stopping look is a chic option for giving your wash-n-go new life.

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“I will add this on top of color treated hair to give it extra shine,” says Danielle. ($12 each, available at Amazon.com)

9 of 28 Danielle Russ, Suite Beverly Salon

What’s better than a head full of lush, well-defined curls? By adding layers to naturally curly hair and using a volumizing mousse, it’s easy take your hair to new heights.

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“Apply this on wet hair, sit under the dryer or use a hand dryer with a diffuser for 10 minutes, and simply tousle the hair with your fingers when you’re done” says Danielle. ($25, available at Amazon.com)

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Feeling ultra bold? Grab the clippers and transform your wash-n-go into an edgy half-shaven style.

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“For this look, the Foaming Pomade helps to smooth, soften, and condition both the long and short sides of the style,” says Danielle. ($11, available at Amazon.com)

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Give your do a boost with a bow!

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“I love accessories because they add flare and are so inexpensive,” says Danielle. “I get the best finds at Forever 21.” ($2, available at Forever21.com)

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Don’t be afraid to go cropped. A super short do is easy to maintain and brings out the natural features of your face.

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“Even short hair needs to be moisturized properly,” says Danielle. “And a satin pillowcase is a must!” ($22, available at Target.com)

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Highlights add dimension to natural curls and give the illusion of fuller hair.

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“Natural hair needs a very gentle color and The Color reacts very well to my clients’ delicate curls,” says Danielle. ($11, available at Amazon.com)

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Even if you rock a TWA, try setting your curls in a different direction. This naturalista’s curls come forward in the front for a mini bang with major style!

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“For a gentle hold and shiny, healthy-looking curls, this spray is a must-have,” says Danielle. ($10, available at Target.com)

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Create a snazzy fro-hawk by adding flat twists or cornrows on the sides of your wash-and-go.

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“This defining cream gel is perfect for cornrows or flat twists because it is moisturizing and doesn’t flake like typical hair gels,” says Danielle. ($19, available at Rickysnyc.com)

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A center part is a quick way to give your curls new life. Don’t worry about your part being perfect. Use your fingers to separate your hair for a more natural look.

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“Whatever style you rock, moisture is the key to controlling flyaways and preventing split ends,” says Danielle. “This cream restores moisture to help your curls hold up longer.” ($10, available at Target.com)

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Sectioning kinky hair into coils helps define the curl pattern and lasts frizz-free for up to a week.

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“This is one of my favorite products to control frizz,” says Danielle. “It also adds moisture and shine.” ($13, Walgreens.com)

27 of 28 Danielle Russ, Suite Beverly Salon

If you’ve got a few hairpins in your drawer, break them out and create a free-flowing updo. You can pin up all of your hair, or like this naturalista shows, a small pinned-up section in the front is cute too!

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“This is a great two-for-one gel,” says Danielle. “You can use it on wet hair to define your curls and also on your edges for a sleeker updo.” ($17, Target.com)

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