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Wash and Go Styling Tips

by Claire Aviles on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

With this summer’s hot and humid weather, naturalistas everywhere are seeking simple styles that keep them cool and their coils looking healthy.

Here are some tips from Design Essentials Master Educators Deshonica Kerrie and Francesca Adams. They will help anyone achieve the right conditions for cool, funky wash and go styling.

Wash and Go Shampooing Basics

Always detangle from ends to root before shampooing to release the coils and make the shampoo process easier.

Detangle with either Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner or Hydrate Leave-In Hydrating Conditioner before shampooing.

If you experience knotting at the ends of the hair when trying to detangle, use a cream-based conditioner and use your fingers to loosen the knots before shampooing.

Remove hair build-up without stripping the hair by shampooing with Design Essentials Organic Cleanse Deep Conditioning Shampoo, followed by the sulfate-free Design Essentials Natural Curl Cleanser Shampoo.

Wash and Go Conditioning Basics
One of the challenges with wash and go hair is quickly styling before seeing frizz or shrinkage. Here are some tips to ensure adequate moisture and ample time to style.

Use a hydrating leave-in conditioner, such as Design Essentials Natural Moisturizing Conditioner, for achieving more volume along with a daily moisturizing agent, such as Design Essentials Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion, for achieving more definition as a base before using a curl enhancing product such as Design Essentials.

With these tips you can achieve a fabulous wash and go style that clients will step out of the salon raving about!

Celebrity über-stylist Danilo Helps Mere Mortals Care for Curls

by Michelle Breyer on Monday, January 31st, 2011


Danilo working with a NaturallyCurly community member

Pantene celebrity stylist Danilo has a passion for curls. He loves them in all their forms—from loose waves to tight kinks.

Danilo is very excited about the options provided by Pantene’s new Curly Hair Series, designed especially for waves, curls and kinks. From cleansing to styling to deep conditioning, the products in this line work together to give you repaired, moisturized, frizz-free curls every time. The collection provides a wide range of products to keep curls looking their best.

During a recent video shoot in New York, Danilo provided some tips to keep ringlets looking their best. The ideal style to achieve is the wash-and-wear look that works with your natural texture.

Diffuse your curls
A diffuser is a curly girl’s best friend because it doesn’t have the rapid air movement of a blow dryer that could disrupt the curl pattern. For more volume, flip your hair upside down and diffuse.

Moisture, moisture, moisture
Curly hair has an inherent need for moisture—moisture excites the curl! The Deep Moisturizing Treatment has been a huge hit with curly girls. For maximum results, Danilo suggests working the conditioner into the hair, and then combing it through after it sets for five minutes.

Manage that frizz
To reduce frizz, use a detangler and/or crème throughout the hair, like Light Conditioning Detangler and Anti-Frizz Straightening Crème. You can also fight frizz with a curl enhancing spray or mousse, like Curl Enhancing Spray Gel and Curl Defining Mousse.

Protect your hair from heat damage
Any type of iron works for curly hair, but be sure to protect hair from the heat by using a heat protection spray such as Heat Protection & Shine Spray.

Enhance your curls
If you have some curls that aren’t as tight as others, try finger-curling them. You can also enhance them by using a curling iron.


NaturallyCurly was on site to help with the filming of 4 Pantene videos at the Mark Garrison Salon in New York City. We got four great models - our own curly community members! - with an incredible spectrum of hair. Both stylists - Tippy Shorter and Danilo - were amazing. Danilo is one of the hottest stylists right now. He does Katy Perry and Lady Gaga’s hair as well as such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson. He’s very down to earth, and very knowledgeable about curls. He was so good on camera, and really threw in a lot of great tips.

Check out this video from Tippy Shorter using Pantene’s Curly Hair Series products:

More about celebrity stylist Danilo
In-demand stylist Danilo, longtime consultant to Gwen Stefani, has worked with A-list superstars including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, Debbie Harry, The Dixie Chicks and Shirley Manson. His body of work includes styling for numerous music videos and America’s Top Model, hosted by Tyra Banks. Danilo has also styled such high-profile events as the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards and the Super Bowl Half Time Show featuring Shania Twain. A man of many passions, Danilo is involved in multiple charities benefiting AIDS and cancer research.

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