Type 4 “Wash n Go” Maintenance


As I previously discussed here (check the link for written discussion along with video), for Black women with hair described as kinky, coily, nappy or Type 4 (pick an adjective – any adjective!), the Wash n Go can be a bit controversial.


For one thing there’s the fact that for this type of hair – it’s more of a “Wash n Go…and Comb Out Later.” Otherwise you can end up with a matted head of hair that is tangled and difficult to comb out.  Which of course means…you end up losing or otherwise damaging hair.


However, for those who love a big Afro (um…people like me) – the Wash n Go can be an awesome way to achieve that big, poofy hair look.


Regardless of your take on this style, if you choose to Wash n Go with kinky hair, then you need to know how to care for it properly. Remember, as my stylist always says, “Health + Hair = Beauty.” You have to incorporate healthy practices in order for your hair to maintain its beauty.


In the videos below I describe how I use this formula to properly maintain my hair in a Wash n Go (aka Wash n Afro) style. The first video describes my nighttime routine (and yes, it is a routine…no cheating!). In the second video I show the “after” images and discuss how to get the big hair look that is such an awesome part of having this type of hair.


Type 4 Wash n Go (“Afro”) Maintenance Part 1 (The Night Before)


Type 4 Wash n Go (“Afro”) Maintenance Part 2 (The Day After)

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  1. Bibi says:

    Wow! Fellow attorney! Awesome site and awesome message! Will stay tuned!

  2. Markita says:

    Terrific and very helpful video Lurie! I wondered whether I was the only one spending 30 minutes to prep my hair for bedtime. This is a wonderful resource even for those of us who have been natural for a long time. Thank you!

    • Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. says:

      *Que Michael Jackson music* “You are not alone!” So glad this was helpful Markita! Hair prep is just a fact of life for girls with our type of hair. I’m going to do my best to help women see that as a benefit and not a detriment! When I first went natural I had the same questions – so I’m glad this was informative! 🙂

  3. Selina says:


    Found this post really, really helpful – your videos are lovely to watch – can’t wait to check out more as and when I need them.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. says:

      Thank you! Glad the information was helpful! 🙂

  4. Marcia Martin says:

    Thank you so much for this video. Very informative considering I just started wearing my hair in a Afro yesterday and didn’t know what to do last night so I put my bonnet on it and went to sleep…. Lol I absolutely love being natural and my fro is the best thing that could’ve happened to me.

  5. Caitlyn says:

    Thank you so much for putting up these videos. I’m in the process of going natural now (for the moment I have a baby fro. My hair is growing at a snailllllls pace! Lol) but I am so excited for the day I get to your big fantastic fro! Keep posting cause I’ll keep watching 🙂

    • Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. says:

      Thanks Caitlyn – glad you like the videos! Hang in there and enjoy every moment of your short ‘fro!

  6. Jasmine says:

    Hi. Thank you so much for the videos. So sorry if you maybe answered this,but, by wash and go and comb out later you mean your nighttime combing out routine? How do you achieve the Afro the day your washing and make sure it is soft? Sorry for asking too many questions, but thanks again for the video.

    • Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. says:

      Hey there! Yes, the “comb out later” is my night time routine for this style. The Afro is easiest on the day my hair is washed. The challenges is the next few days that I want to wear that style. If you watch part 2 of the video I go into more detail about proper care and maintenance. Hope this helps – and thanks for watching!

  7. NubianPrize says:

    Great video ! I wore a huge afro in the late 60s-1981, then went to curly perms til 2009. Back natural again since 2009. Trying to grow my huge ‘fro back again. Back in the day we didn’t have many products, but I did braid my afro up every night using several products : BLUE Alberto VO5 which made my jet black hair SHINE !, Afro sheen, Sta Sof Fro, S Curl, Pink Oil Moisturizer & a few others.

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