Summer is always my favourite season! It’s a time for beachy waves and natural highlights, hair wild in the wind. Summer is the perfect season for a wash-and-go routine for your hair. What is a wash-and-go? This is essentially a method of styling your hair without using any heat or manipulation. So, you wash it and add your styling products while your hair is still wet and then allow your hair to air dry. It’s simple, easy, and completely customizable, depending on your hair type and texture. Like a lot of hair routines, the right products are the key to success! In this post, we’re going to talk about all the steps for a summer wash-and-go and the perfect products to go with it.
Step 1 – Wash Your Hair
You’ll want to start your wash-and-go routine with clean hair, using a sulfate-free shampoo. Keep in mind that the summer sun can cause damage to your hair so try using a shampoo that is specific to hydrating or damage-repair. On non-wash days, you can skip this and simply move on to the next step.
Amika Hydro Rush Shampoo – Uses hyaluronic acid and squalane for extra hydration and long-lasting moisture
Amika Kure Bond Repair Shampoo – A gentle shampoo to repair damage and prevent future breakage
Step 2 – Condition Your Hair, Detangle and Rinse
This is arguably the most important step in your wash-and-go routine. Opt for a hydrating or even a deep conditioner and use it generously. For minimal breakage, gently detangle your hair while it’s still full of conditioner and then fully rinse.
Amika Hydro Rush Conditioner – Intense moisture results in hair that is 3x more hydrated
Amika Kure Bond Repair Conditioner – Targets the bonds in your hair that break with daily wear and tear
Step 3 – Layer on Your Styling Products
Consider using a leave-in conditioner before layering on your regular styling products while you’re still in the shower. These are your oils, mousses, gels, etc. The products used will vary depending on your preferences and the perfect routine looks different for everyone. The water in your hair will help you distribute your products. Try squeezing any excess water after (not before) applying your styling products.
Amika Hydro Rush Leave-in Conditioner – A hydrating leave-in conditioner to provide long-lasting moisture while detangling
Amika Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse – Provides volume and lift without weighing down hair
R+Co Motorcycle Gel – Combines the support & control of a gel with the flexibility & shine of a wax
Amika Curl Corps Enhancing Gel – For curly hair, enhances curls and bounce without adding crunch
Step 4 – Let It Dry and Leave It Alone
This step is exactly what it sounds like. Allow your hair to air dry and leave it alone! This means no touching, squeezing, or tousling until your hair is dry. Now go out and enjoy those summer days!
Remember, these are just a few possible products you can use for a summer wash-and-go but the possibilities are endless and will vary depending on your hair. If you’re still a little unsure, don’t hesitate to ask your stylist to walk you through the process or make recommendations as to what specific products will work for your hair.
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