Let me tell you! I have been experiencing my best Wash N’ Go’s this year! I remember watching so many YouTubers share how they achieved their bomb Wash N’ Go styles over the years, but simply never tried to achieve my own routine. When I would do my Wash N’ Go’s back in the day, I never rocked them long enough to reap the benefits. Also, if you’ve been in the Natural Hair Community for even a lil while, you’ve also experienced the countless individuals that tell you NOT to rock a Wash N’ Go! I believed those individuals for years and thought wearing my hair out would cause breakage, damage my hair health, and would hurt my hair growth. LIES PEOPLE….ALL LIES…Well for me. I decided to rock more Wash N’ Go’s this year because its so simple and I grew tired of so much tension on my hair with some of my protective style choices. I also said to myself, “You cut your hair those years ago so you could see your curls, and you never wear your hair curly!” I started my Wash N’ Go routine and my hair has been thriving and growing like crazy! I want to share with y’all my top 5 products for Wash N’ Go’s, in the order of maximum hold ability. I’ve noticed, stronger hold, longer wear. I’ve worn a Wash N’ Go for 2 weeks straight before! Life Saver!
*Please note whenever I say wet hair it does not mean soaking wet.*
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1. Maximum Hold- Wetline Xtreme Professional Styling Gel
This gel will give you that wet look. It really holds whatever style you want your hair in. I achieved the 2 week Wash N’ Go with this one! You will have the hard hold on the first day or 2, but as the week progresses the curls get softer and bouncier, remaining shape! Also, the container it comes in is huge, so it will last a long time! I suggest applying on damp to dry hair for best results.
2. Medium Hold- Dippity~Do Girls With Curls Gelée
This gel is so cool to me. Day 1 you will have some hold after applying, but as the day goes, it is able to keep hold without feeling hard! This product is from way back in the day and still known to get great results. I have even seen people use it on a roller set! Wild! I suggest applying on wet to damp hair.
3. Light Hold- Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator
This discovery was mind blowing when I first tried it. Something about that Aloe Vera Juice inside works miracles on the hair! I love that it comes in a pump which makes applying just the right amount easy. I have used this on wet, damp, and dry hair and have seen it work great with all.
4. Soft Hold- Carol's Daughter Coco Créme Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter
This stuff right here! I had never seen a cream give such a great Wash N’ Go. A little of this product goes a long way, and smells great. Carol’s Daughter products have always treated my hair right. I love that this cream works well on my hair and my boys hair. Its one of those products that plays well with all curl types. So far I’ve only used the product on wet hair.
5. Feather Hold- Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream
I first discovered Curls products years ago back when I lived in NC. Their products always smell so good, and do just what they say they will do! I use this when I want my curls to be moisturized, and popping without any hardness of hold. Curls keep shape and are always soft to the touch. I suggest using on wet to damp hair.
Well, there you have it. My current Wash N’ Go Faves! Be sure to let me know you’ve tried one and tag me in a pic of your beautiful poppin curls!
When I have some more free time I will make videos on how I apply products, and keep my Wash N’ Go’s looking fresh and frizz free! Be on the lookout!
When you decide to homeschool your children you will soon discover the need for finding great materials that are budget friendly! When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children we first bought curriculums. Which worked wonders for us……in the beginning. We soon found ourselves buying more and more extra materials that did not come in our curriculum packages, or the need to supplement the set curriculum with more modern fun materials.
Last year we decided to use our backgrounds, knowledge, and state requirements to create our own curriculum. Now, listen, that is not going to work for many families, and I still have my top 2 curriculums that I recommend to people all the time. (Abeka, My Father’s World)
When we decided to create the curriculum for our boys, we searched for budget friendly online materials that would aide us in our lesson planning and activities. I was creating my boys’ vocabulary worksheets yesterday and decided I just had to share with you all my go-to websites I use weekly for our homeschool. Below you'll find my Top 3 websites. After you check them out, let me know which one you’ve found to be most helpful. Happy Homeschooling!
This website has it all! Lesson plans, worksheets, and even online games for your child/children. I love that the site is so user friendly and has so many worksheets already created for you to choose from. You can simply put in the subject and your child’s grade and there pops up 100s of worksheets to choose from. You can also use the search bar to search for a specific lesson. I really enjoy their Worksheet Generator. You can create crosswords, word searches, and word scrambles, just by typing in the words, and the generator will do the rest! My kids love the online games on the site as well. Many things are offered for free, or you can choose to get a premium account, which you know if I have it, it is a good price! Ha! Mama don’t pay high prices for anything!
I have used Canva for many years. It is an excellent website for anyone needing to make graphics for various projects. Recently, Canva has provided a wider variety of lesson plan and worksheet templates. I use Canva the most, to create fun colorful worksheets and graphics for our boys. The options are pretty much limitless and if you’re concerned you don’t have a background in graphic design, no worries, there is plenty of help and prompts provided on the site to walk you through!
TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS
I found this site through a YouTube Mom who is a teacher and homeschooler. I am so glad I learned about this site. It is full of worksheets, activities, crafts, digital, and print items for students of all ages. The best part is, the materials are created by teachers! Just think, you get to find awesome school materials, and support other teachers in the process. The prices are also so low and affordable. My favorite purchase from the site was, Pokemon Multiplication Flash Cards!
One of the many reasons we decided to homeschool our children, was the ability to teach them not only the Word of God along with their school lessons, but to teach them about their history. I can recall so many times growing up a teacher would teach us about a few Black Men and Women in history during February, and then the rest of the time we would be tested on the other American Leaders, and World History Leaders. There would be so much emphasis on the other leaders, it was as if they were telling us: You have to know about these people, the Black History is just extra information.
Many people do not realize Black History is American History, and World History. Black Inventors, Leaders, Scientists, Doctors, Musicians, Artists, Authors, and simply Black People, have helped shape innumerable nations and cultures. I appreciate the teachers I had growing up who would challenge the class to learn about Black World Changers that weren’t the same 4 included in their curriculum to teach. You know how every Black History month, people try to get with it, but can only name 4 Black History Leaders, and can tell you the same watered down version of the story! LOL… I am so grateful for the teachers that told us we were more than slaves and our history began far before slavery in America. I am grateful for the teacher that stood up for me when a student tried to claim Black People did not serve a significant role in American history.
Growing up, I always loved history and learning about culture. My favorite way to learn is by hearing stories told by people who lived during the time period. I’ve heard from men and women who were the 1st Black in different career positions. I’ve heard the stories from men and women who remember what it was like to be the 1st Black in a neighborhood or school. I recall listening to my Uncle every year speak the, “I Have a Dream” speech, at a center in front of a crowd, that would always cause the grown ups to tear up. I even remember being a little girl getting to sit at the feet of Rosa Parks, and hearing her tell her story, from her point of view.
I now realize my review has turned into a full on story time!
That trip down memory lane leads me to tell you all about these two great books that will help you open the door to teaching your children about their history. No matter your skin color, all children benefit from learning Black History, because much of all our lives, is a direct benefit from an invention, idea, or influence of a Black person.
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today, by Patrice McLaurin, takes kids on a journey through their day, showing how items we use and see everyday were invented by a Black man or woman.
Little Legends, Exceptional Men in Black History, by Vashti Harrison, does a great job telling children about Black men who helped change our ways, or ways of thinking! Harrison also has a book in the series on Bold Black Women.
Both books are so well illustrated and keep your child’s attention, which has helped my children remember our great history!
Be sure to come back and comment after you’ve purchased, and share about these great books with your friends, family, and followers! Also feel free to read these books all year long 😏