Mastering Wash Day: 3 Styles You Need to Know

Published July 30th, 2023 by Karen Hill

Wash day can be a daunting task for many individuals with natural hair. The process of washing, conditioning, and styling can often feel overwhelming and time-consuming. However, with the right styles in your arsenal, wash day can become an enjoyable and stress-free experience. In this article, we will explore three essential styles that you need to master for a successful wash day.


The first style is what I like to call the "default style." This is the go-to style that you can quickly and effortlessly achieve when you're short on time or simply can't be bothered with a complicated hairstyle. It can be as simple as a bun, ponytail, puff, tidy back, or side part. The beauty of the default style is that it allows you to look put together even when you're in a rush or have limited time. It's perfect for those days when you need to work out or shampoo your hair but still want to maintain a polished appearance.


The second style is what I refer to as the "working hairstyle." This is the style that you wear on a daily basis, the one that most people see you in. It's important to have a go-to look that you can rely on for your everyday activities. The working hairstyle should be easy to do and maintain, allowing you to wear it for a few days without requiring too much maintenance. It can be a twist-out, braid-out, or any other style that suits your hair type and personal preference. The key is to choose a style that complements your face shape and personal style, making you feel confident and comfortable throughout the day.


The third style is the "special occasion style." This is the style that you reserve for those times when you want to go all out and make a statement. It could be a wedding, concert, or any other event where you want to look your absolute best. The special occasion style requires more time and effort to achieve, but the end result is undoubtedly worth it. You can opt for a sleek updo, a voluminous curly fro, or any other style that aligns with your personal style and the occasion. The key is to choose a style that makes you feel glamorous and confident, allowing you to stand out from the crowd.


One common problem that many naturals face is that they only know how to style their hair for special occasions. While it's great to have a few show-stopping styles in your repertoire, it's equally important to learn simple and practical styles that you can wear more frequently. By mastering a default style and a working hairstyle, you'll be able to wash your hair more frequently and maintain its health and vitality.


In conclusion, mastering wash day is all about having the right styles in your arsenal. By mastering these three essential styles - the default style, the working hairstyle, and the special occasion style - you'll be able to have a stress-free wash day and maintain healthy hair. Remember to keep it simple, choose styles that complement your face shape and personal style, and most importantly, have fun experimenting with different looks. With the right styles and a positive mindset, wash day can become an enjoyable and empowering experience for every naturalista.


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