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  • - Hi, I'm Logan Browning,

  • and this is "How I Do My Wash and Style."

  • (calm electronic music)

  • I have no idea what hair type I have,

  • I have kind of a mixture of curls.

  • I have looser curls, kinkier curls,

  • it really depends on what part of the map

  • of my head you're on, and so because of that,

  • how I style my hair is really important, you know,

  • like the middle, the crown of my hair

  • is a bit coarser so I have to pay a lot of attention there

  • and then around the nape of my neck and my hairline

  • is much looser of a curl.

  • But if I had to guess, no I'm not gonna guess,

  • I really don't know.

  • All right, so I just got out of the shower,

  • my hair's still wet.

  • Before I got in the shower, by the way,

  • hair was big, massive, very tangled, which I love,

  • but one thing that I've started to do

  • is use DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder.

  • Now this is not a cleanser, this is not a conditioner,

  • this is a detangler, and I'm the kind of girl

  • who used to just wet my hair, lather it in conditioner,

  • figure it out along the way, getting the tangles out,

  • but I noticed a lot of shedding,

  • and I kind of wanted to work on that.

  • So you wet your hair, and section it off,

  • put this in, finger detangle, I promise it's a lot easier,

  • less time consuming than you think,

  • and then I use a lot of different shampoos and conditioners,

  • but today, I used this Saphira Divine Shampoo.

  • As long as it doesn't have a sulfate, I'll use it.

  • So I used this to cleanse, and that's when you wash

  • everything out, that's when you wash out,

  • or when I wash out the cleanser and the precleanse.

  • The next thing I do is kind of an extra step.

  • I don't always do it, you don't always have to do it.

  • I love Olaplex, I will take some of this conditioner,

  • run it through my hair, let it sit

  • for a very short period of time,

  • and rinse it, but the reason I don't let this one

  • sit in for too long is because I, oh my gosh,

  • this is how much I use this, I need to go get some more,

  • it's almost gone.

  • That's sad.

  • This is DevaCurl's Melt Into Moisture,

  • and it's a matcha butter conditioning mask.

  • You're really supposed to leave this in

  • as like a once every blue moon treatment,

  • but I use it as my conditioner, and I think it's fine.

  • So I leave that in for a bit,

  • I, when I'm feeling lazy, I will use

  • Tracee Ellis Ross's incredible Pattern detangling brush.

  • I love this so much because it has a hook,

  • well, a hole for a hook, and I can hang it in my shower

  • I also use her clip, which I'm going to take down now,

  • so we can get started.

  • All right, so this is my hair freshly washed,

  • freshly conditioned.

  • My routine's changed a little bit.

  • So I cut my hair, oh my god, when did I cut my hair?

  • 2019, maybe, question mark, question mark, question mark?

  • And since then, it's obviously grown a lot,

  • and I've had to adjust my routine because of that.

  • And yeah, let's get started while my hair is still wet.

  • So let me just tell you what I use upfront.

  • Number one most important product, water.

  • Gotta have water. My hair is gonna get dry as we go on,

  • it's already starting to do that,

  • so I keep water on deck, and I actually like

  • the travel-size bottles 'cause they're just easier

  • to maneuver, and this mist,

  • get into it.

  • Products wise, outside of the most important one,

  • I use (chuckles) y'all, okay, drag me if you want.

  • I still use DevaCurl.

  • I know the whole internet was like,

  • "DevaCurl, you shouldn't use it anymore, blah blah blah."

  • I still use it, I love it.

  • You gotta use what works for you.

  • My hair is fine and it's been fine,

  • and yeah, I love DevaCurl, this is what I use.

  • So when it comes to my styling,

  • I like to try to use all of the same line of products.

  • I feel like products are meant to work together,

  • this is one thing that the Curl Doctor, Shai taught me.

  • A couple of things, make sure that your product,

  • the first ingredient is water.

  • You gotta be checking your ingredients.

  • You do it to the foods you eat,

  • do it to the stuff you put in your hair and on your face,

  • and on your body.

  • So first ingredient always has to be water,

  • and make sure it doesn't have any Shea butter,

  • any sulfates, mineral oils,

  • you don't want that stuff, it's coating your hair.

  • I'm gonna start with Supercream,

  • the Leave In, Archangel Gel.

  • This is my magic potion, you'll see how I use them.

  • So, first thing's first, you'll see

  • that the top of my hair is already starting to dry,

  • so the one thing that I changed in my hair routine

  • is instead of starting from back to top,

  • you can see like the back of my hair

  • is still pretty soaking, I start from the top to the back.

  • I'm just gonna pin this out of the way for one sec

  • so I can get everything else okay.

  • I'll use my handy-dandy Pattern clip again,

  • and then you have this really cute style

  • and you're ready for prom, okay.

  • So the top of my hair, like I said, is getting dry,

  • so that's when this water's gonna come into play,

  • because you want to start with water

  • before you put your products on,

  • and I'm saying you, but I really mean me, this is what I do.

  • So I just start going in and wetting my hair

  • and the point that I am gonna know

  • that it's wet enough is when I can

  • run my fingers through it,

  • because I've detangled in the shower,

  • so once this is all wet again,

  • it's gonna look shinier, and I'll be able

  • to run my fingers through it just like this, okay.

  • (calm music)

  • We're in a good place.

  • So now we're gonna go into even more sections.

  • I'm gonna split this in half,

  • I don't really part my hair with a comb or anything,

  • I just kind of pull it apart because you know,

  • curly hair just needs to do it thing,

  • you don't want to force it.

  • So step one, water, step two, Supercream,

  • and I used enough to get it on my hands,

  • I focus this on the ends.

  • The Supercream is just adding moisture back into my hair,

  • kinda like a leave-in conditioner I guess.

  • Next step, I take the leave in.

  • My hands are just gonna get more wet,

  • more messy, there's gonna be more hair on them

  • by the end of this, just wait and see,

  • you don't wipe it off, you just use it and keep going.

  • So the same amount of the leave in.

  • I just comb that through my hair.

  • And the top of my hair is a little bit more

  • of a problem area, I'm sorry hair,

  • I don't mean that, you're not a problem.

  • But it requires a little bit more product,

  • so this is again, the leave in,

  • just putting a bit more of that in my hair.

  • We want juicy, juicy curls.

  • And I'm telling you, the only reason

  • I can run my fingers through my hair

  • is because I detangled in the shower.

  • When it comes to curly hair, you have to go step by step.

  • Every step is important, and if you skip one

  • in your routine, you'll see it later, so.

  • And the other thing I learned about my curly hair

  • is that, you know, wash and go is a myth.

  • That's why I called this my wash and style,

  • because you can't just wash your hair,

  • throw some products in it, and then leave the house

  • and you're ready, you gotta take time and put effort

  • into your hair in order for it to look like you want.

  • So the last step is this DevaCurl Archangel.

  • And internet, I hope you know how much I love you,

  • I'm letting you see me very crazy looking right now,

  • so you know it's real.

  • Do the same thing, but the final step

  • is taking my Denman Brush and just going through

  • to get all the curls nice and separated.

  • So my cut has grown out,

  • I used to have a bang and now I kind of don't.

  • So, I just work with it, you'll see as I go.

  • But the next thing I do is I'm gonna take

  • these sections, I'm gonna loosely, well,

  • I think I need to do a little bit of finger coiling

  • in the front just to make sure these curls are popping.

  • So I'll just take a piece, you see?

  • Run my fingers around them.

  • I used to do this a lot more when I had a proper bang,

  • and I wanted the front of my hair to be nice and defined.

  • But now I just kinda do it loosely, see?

  • I just take a couple of them.

  • (calm music)

  • I have hair all in my mouth, okay.

  • So I don't want to disturb these curls too much,

  • and I know I'm moving really fast for you guys

  • 'cause I want you to see everything,

  • but this is what I do.

  • And I pin that up.

  • All right, now we're gonna move to the next section.

  • As I continue down the rest of my hair,

  • it's the same process.

  • It's so funny doing my hair, myself,

  • like I miss the days when my mom did it,

  • like I used to have to sit down on the ground

  • between my mom's legs and she brushed my hair,

  • braided my hair, sometimes dad too, shout out to dad.

  • Oh my gosh, I remember (chuckles) it's funny,

  • I cut my hair as an adult because as a kid,

  • (sighs) talk about the influence of the media.

  • So, as a kid, I remembered like when "Clueless" came out

  • and Cher and Dionne, they were lit,

  • and I remember Cher's hair was,

  • she had this kind of, she kinda had a blunt cut,

  • like it was a thing in the 90s, like girls would have

  • these blunt haircuts, I've seen them come back,

  • and I wanted it too, I wanted a blunt haircut too!

  • And instead of telling my mom, of course I'm just

  • gonna do it myself, so I remember I got the scissors

  • and I went in the bathroom,

  • and I took all my hair, I had long hair,

  • took all my hair to one side,

  • and I got the scissors,

  • and I cut straight across,

  • and then I threw my hair back and I turned around,

  • and it looked crazy!

  • My hair looked like the stock market,

  • it was nuts.

  • That was before I think like ninth grade formal,

  • and so my mom took me to get my hair done

  • and she had to cut so much off.

  • My hair was like shoulder length, whoo!

  • Moral of the story, don't cut your own hair.

  • You wanna know what I didn't learn?

  • That lesson, because when my hair,

  • when I was transitioning my hair from it being

  • like mostly straight to curly, what did I do?

  • I cut it myself and I had a mullet

  • and Shai, the Curl Doctor, had to fix it.

  • (calm music)

  • I have the most incredible celebrity hairstylist,

  • Naivasha Johnson, and she has given me

  • some awesome looks.

  • She gets me, we trust each other, we play,

  • you know, she cares about the integrity of my hair.

  • I did a late-night talk show,

  • and she gave me what she calls like a bobby pin haircut,

  • where she took bobby pins,

  • and pin my hair so it looked like I had a high-top fade.

  • That thing was crazy, my curly hair.

  • I also really love my NAACP look,

  • from the last time I went, I wore this

  • like incredible, very like Evanescence black, big dress.

  • She did my hair up and I loved it so much.

  • (calm music)

  • This whole process is also gonna be really misleading

  • when you find out that this is all just the prep.

  • Like when I show you how much time I really put into this,

  • you're gonna be like, "You deserve for your fro

  • "to look that good, girl."

  • And I want that for you too.