Wash Day Routine Secrets!

  • Published on May 11, 2018
  • My Wash Day Routine Secrets!
    In this video I walk you through my FULL wash day routine. Tips for Volume, Definition, Diffusing & Product Application just to name a few.
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Comments • 311

  • rayneofstars22
    rayneofstars22 10 days ago

    I have been struggling pretty bad with attempting to master a curly hair routine. Your channel has helped so much! I just followed this step by step (my hair is closer to 2c so not as curly as yours), but this has truly worked wonders. Thank you for sharing your valuable insight! You kept me from reaching for my Brazilian keratin treatment and a straightener! I’m still very new to my CG journey, but I hope my curls will only get better from here. You are awesome! :)

  • Sophia Wilson
    Sophia Wilson 20 days ago

    i have curly hair and i am just now figuring out how to care for it. i was given a hair routine by my hair dresser along with my own personal research but i’m still not getting the curls i want yet. after watching this i realized some of the mistakes i had been making! especially the raking...😬 thank you sm for this video!

  • dri2sea09
    dri2sea09 22 days ago

    beautiful curly hair results!

    MOTHER SPIDERS Month ago

    You apply products when it's 50% dry?

  • Emelie EB Masso
    Emelie EB Masso Month ago

    Omg thank you so much you look amazing and you're funny! haha thank you :)

  • Jessica Binder
    Jessica Binder 2 months ago

    Love love love this...and your curls!! Thank you so much! But seriously....no hairspray?! At all?? To set it even? How is that even possible? Mind blown!!

  • Valeria Dombiak-Woelfel

    are your coupons expired? tried to buy using your code and it said it expired dec 28, 2018. help!

  • Elizabeth Brower
    Elizabeth Brower 2 months ago

    Too much product

  • prunellap2
    prunellap2 2 months ago

    You will absolutely give yourself a herniated disc in your lower back if you continue to flip like this in the shower....especially in the morning when our backs are not meant to be doing this. Please take care of your back. A herniation can come without warning and when it happens it will take months or years for you to be able to do your hair curly like this. If you must flip, keep your ab muscles tight and gently go side to side. DO NOT flip forward.

  • CandeeNova
    CandeeNova 3 months ago

    How long does this entire excess take you? From the time you get out of the shower until your hair is ready.

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S 3 months ago

    How often do you wash your hair? Also, my curly hair dresser told me to diffuse on low with high heat when my hair is soaking wet. Do you find there are better results how you showed in your video?

  • Funtube The Karate Gamer

    I want to try this my next wash day. I use cantu curling cream and la looks gel. How much shold I use to style my hair. I think I'm using to much product. My hair does not fluff up. My curls are nice and soft and they look good. But the top is always flat and frizzy. Any tips you have for me.

  • Samantha Deal
    Samantha Deal 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for this video! I did this and I’ve never had better hair!

  • Lfakir Oumaima
    Lfakir Oumaima 3 months ago

    I love your chanel... Keep smiling ❤️

  • Rebecca Mattingly
    Rebecca Mattingly 3 months ago +29

    I would like to see a non-wash day routine! How many days do you go without washing? How do you keep your hair from looking oily? What do you do in the morning to refresh your curls and contain frizz from sleeping?

    • Ya No
      Ya No 10 days ago


    • tiffany wolfe
      tiffany wolfe Month ago


    • Krista Wheale
      Krista Wheale Month ago

      I would love to see this too? How often do you do this? What do you do on other days?

  • Jolijn
    Jolijn 3 months ago +1

    Maybe you mentioned it but how Many times a week you have a wash day?

  • Teresa Veeneman
    Teresa Veeneman 3 months ago

    How often do you wash your hair?

  • T Fox
    T Fox 3 months ago

    great video- thanks

  • christina s
    christina s 3 months ago +34

    To everyone complaining about water waste. I literally stand there for 5 minutes letting water fall on me. Showers are a great stress relievers! We need to pick our battles people!

  • arelisvictor
    arelisvictor 3 months ago

    aaall that water wasted :'(

  • Jessie Borrell
    Jessie Borrell 3 months ago +1

    I know this is an old video now, but thank you for the great tip about fixing any curls that didn't quite dry right. If I plop too long, then my curls end up bent like that and a bit wonky and I wasn't sure how to fix it! Same with the under layers that look straighter, I have that same problem and i thought it was just my hair but i'm curious to see if I dry it upright if it'll help. I'm still new to CGM. The healthy hair that's coming in and responding well to CGM is a bit similar to yours. I'm hoping after some TLC and a good haircut it'll bounce up haha I have ringlety pieces towards the roots and in some places throughout where I dont have bleach but then from midshaft to ends its more of a wave from the bleach damage. Definitely is a process!

  • Amelia Miscione
    Amelia Miscione 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for this! I was wondering why my curls were so stringy... no more raking! it made such a difference already.

  • Mackenzie Hall
    Mackenzie Hall 4 months ago

    what other leave in conditioners do you recommend? and do you use one every wash day?

  • Liz Love
    Liz Love 4 months ago

    You have truly inspired me to care more for my curls. Went out and bought a few products today. I hope it turns out well.

  • MaryCR
    MaryCR 4 months ago

    Hello Janelle, loved your tips especially about the clips to prop up the curls while drying, you are th efirst one ot have exactly my hair type! What are the products you are using called? Didn't catch the name. Btw, IGNORE the haters, they're all just jealous. Thank you. I subbed.

  • Maeve Duke
    Maeve Duke 4 months ago

    How often do you do this routine? I am learning so much from your videos !! thank you so much

    THEFIGHTERBOY 123 4 months ago

    The name the products??

  • Yelizaveta Utkina
    Yelizaveta Utkina 5 months ago +43

    Does no one get ocd about product getting left on their backs or skin?

    • Heather Milton
      Heather Milton Month ago

      I use styling products after I get out of the shower. I just put on an old t-shirt so I can't feel the wetness or product on my back. That feeling drives me nuts!!

    • emily_brandy
      emily_brandy 2 months ago

      👏🏼 same here 💯I have pretty sensitive skin plus don’t like the feeling of it either, almost makes me feel itchy

    • ameliamclaren
      ameliamclaren 3 months ago

      Haha - I did at first, but with Curly Girl the ingredients are natural and healthy. Any that is left on my skin just wipes off with my towel. No biggie 😊

    • M C
      M C 3 months ago +3

      Omg thank you for this comment I really thought I was the only one who hates not having my whole body rinsed of products after showering

    • Mishaal Kabir
      Mishaal Kabir 3 months ago

      I thought I was the only one 😭

  • Jess Vaughn
    Jess Vaughn 5 months ago +1

    I’ve just started fully embracing the CGM and I’m finding your videos super helpful! Thank you so much for sharing♥️

  • Val Bova
    Val Bova 5 months ago

    I'm so glad I watched this. I have fine hair that I think is low porosity (I just watched your porosity video minutes ago) but it gets oily so easily. I've tried using more conditioner but it seemed to make the oily scalp issue worse. I just started using the smallest amount of conditioner. I could not believe how much conditioner you just put into your hair. My hair must be really dry if I'm not using much conditioner, right? What should I do if my hair is fine and I get oily quickly? :( Thank you for all your help! I'm struggling trying to figure out my mane.

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  4 months ago

      Conditioner is seriously the worst thing that can happen to a scalp lol. I am glad you were able to assess it and get it figured out! Don't worry about how much I use. If a little bit is working for you stick with that. Part of the reason i use more product is because i have hard water and it builds up on hair making it harder for me to work product in.

  • Vera
    Vera 5 months ago

    Hey Janelle, where is the "tutorial on volume" link at 12:15? Thanks!

  • Fatimah Farag
    Fatimah Farag 5 months ago

    Your hair is lovely! Think we have similar type of hair but I’ve never used leave in conditioners - I try and avoid too many products as it ends up feeling really product-ey. Think I’ll try now though - can you give us a list of your favourite leave in conditioners? Also on a separate note - how often do you deep condition? Thank you! X

  • Malak Tarabiya
    Malak Tarabiya 5 months ago

    I have about the same hair and my results make me happy but if I wanna do my hair curly more than one day, I have to rewash it because every morning the curls are crushed, do you have a way I could sleep with my hair without ruining the curls

  • Oceane 077
    Oceane 077 5 months ago +1

    I really enjoyed your video it is so helpful ! But I feel like if I put as much conditioner on my scalp it will be super greasy and I will have to re-wash my hair once it’s dry... I dont know how to manage curls and oily scalp 😫

  • Connie Sky
    Connie Sky 5 months ago

    Great video! Love your smile and tight curls! Very good job! I have been straightening my hair for years, and want to set my natural curls free - without the frizz "HALO"!

  • Amel Nadjem
    Amel Nadjem 5 months ago

    hi could you give me the names of the 3 products you used please thanks

  • Aya Ahmad Abdelkafy
    Aya Ahmad Abdelkafy 5 months ago

    very helpful video from a very beautiful girl 😘

  • s8d8h8
    s8d8h8 5 months ago

    Your hair is the closest to mine that I've seen on RU-clip! Thank you for the tutorial. My hair isn't as curly on top as yours is... did that come with time or is there anything you've done to help the top of your head curl better?

  • co0okies 14
    co0okies 14 5 months ago

    Your hair like chocolate

  • Claudia Ramirez
    Claudia Ramirez 5 months ago

    I literally have spent the last week watching your videos, taking notes, and purchasing key products for my hair. I’m determined to get my curls back as the top are completely gone but the bottom are still super curly. Thank you for taking the time to provide so much detail!!

  • Ana K.
    Ana K. 5 months ago

    Amazing! Also, I feel like showing this video to everyone who tells curly people "omg! you're sooo lucky! you don't even need to do anything to style them!"

  • Jayda Wood
    Jayda Wood 6 months ago +1

    I wish these products were available in Canada!

  • Iris C
    Iris C 6 months ago

    What is your curl type?

  • Andreina Zerega
    Andreina Zerega 6 months ago

    Lovely video but was too distracted by the fact that you leave the water running throught the whole process!! Girlllll.... we need to save water as much as we can

  • Christina Waltmon
    Christina Waltmon 6 months ago

    What deep conditioner do you use?

  • renae b
    renae b 6 months ago

    Wow, your hair looks sooooo good!

  • Marie Devlin
    Marie Devlin 6 months ago

    How often do you wash your hair

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    Diane Tindle 6 months ago


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    Jason Brubacher 6 months ago


  • curly.essdeen
    curly.essdeen 6 months ago

    Love this @jannelleoshaughnessy

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    Cora Lesure 6 months ago

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    👍 I Love It ❤.

  • Joelle Jones
    Joelle Jones 6 months ago +1

    @jonesypickle this is so helpful!! Thanks for being our curly Queen!

  • Shannon TheMindsetMama
    Shannon TheMindsetMama 6 months ago

    Love all yours videos! So helpful! @bridgecityboutique on IG

  • Jay Beez
    Jay Beez 6 months ago

    IG @chokolatekissez

  • Alyssa Morgan
    Alyssa Morgan 6 months ago

    This is so helpful!

  • LadyGrace
    LadyGrace 6 months ago

    Fabulous Tutorial.. Thank you.

  • Miss Behave's class
    Miss Behave's class 6 months ago

    I really love your videos and your style, you are such a cool person, but it really brakes my heart that the water is running all the time, even when you are applying products and don't need it. We Europeans learn to save water from day one, so please don't be mad at me, but it is for our planet. I know you are a very mindful person, in the products you use and maybe you can think about me the next time when the water is just running without needed. Thank you😊❤️

  • Tiffany Crespo
    Tiffany Crespo 6 months ago

    I have naturally wavy/ curly hair and I am struggling with my hair becoming very knotty underneath. I am trying to figure out the best way to brush it out. For a while, I was using a comb in the shower but was noticing I was losing A LOT of hair so stopped that. Any recommendations?

    • Christina Colongne
      Christina Colongne 5 months ago

      Tiffany Crespo: Also remember, brushing your hair dry will cause breakage. Always detangle your hair when it’s wet. The Melt into Moisture mask I mentioned can also be used in place of your conditioner in sections (in the shower after your cleansing/shampooing). If your hair is low porosity, I suggest rinsing before with hot water to open the hair cuticle, let the mask set for at least 5-10 mins as a “conditioner” you can leave it in longer if desired. Rinse with hot water. This will allow your cuticles to “let go” of what it doesn’t need to allow room for your hair to absorb your styling products later. I’ve experienced more definition and shrinkage by doing this. If your hair is high porosity, maybe try a cool rinse? I’m low porosity, 3A.

    • Christina Colongne
      Christina Colongne 5 months ago

      Tiffany Crespo: you are most welcome ❤️

    • Tiffany Crespo
      Tiffany Crespo 5 months ago +1

      Christina Colongne thank you !!

    • Christina Colongne
      Christina Colongne 5 months ago

      Tiffany Crespo : I have low porosity 3A curly with some waves that also recently can bounce to a 3B all curls. I would do a pre-poo oil treatment or mask. You can easily de tangle your curls with an organic extra virgin coconut oil or the Deva curl Melt into Moisture hair mask will melt your tangles away. I hope this helps.

  • D S
    D S 6 months ago

    How long does it take for your hair to dry 50%?

  • Manasa Rao
    Manasa Rao 6 months ago

    My hair looks similar to yours when wet.. how does it gets the volume when dry.. Pls help

  • uknoimcute69
    uknoimcute69 6 months ago

    Love your channel!!! So much information! Thank you for sharing. I entered your giveaway my IG handle is Anjucey_curls

  • Danixa Vanegas
    Danixa Vanegas 6 months ago

    So helpful! Thanks ❤️ Ig handle: @pocahonix

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  • Pascale Charpentier
    Pascale Charpentier 6 months ago

    Hi Janelle! So i find that my curls are way to ´´piecy’´, so I will definitly try to stop raking, and also apply less product! But when I don’t rake and apply less product, I have so much more frizz :( any recommendation?

    • Jayda Wood
      Jayda Wood 6 months ago

      Same! If I don't rake my hair seems to be even more frizzy than normal!

  • Heather Olander
    Heather Olander 6 months ago

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  • Desiree Soares
    Desiree Soares 6 months ago

    You got me hooked on the cg method @desbez

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    Niji bhatia 6 months ago

    Love ur videos jann.congratulatiins for 30k

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    Dhivya Sahadevan 6 months ago

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    Speech 6 months ago

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    Shanon Rifenbery 6 months ago

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  • Espepg
    Espepg 6 months ago

    It was very helpful for my firsts wash days!! Thank you for all the info!!

  • Britton Lucas
    Britton Lucas 6 months ago

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    swimr2010 6 months ago

    @releepre @janelleoshaughnessy

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    Josee Nugent 6 months ago

    @curls.squared yay🙋🙋

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    Lucy Laura 6 months ago

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  • Simran Saini
    Simran Saini 6 months ago

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    i love these products 😍

  • Barrash Family
    Barrash Family 7 months ago

    do you do this every time you wash day!

  • Nikki Edwards
    Nikki Edwards 7 months ago

    Do you always use the foam and Ouidad gel? Have you tried LA Looks gel?

  • Tania Aquino
    Tania Aquino 7 months ago

    omg how do you keep your armpits so clear? you should give us some tips pls

  • * Michelle *
    * Michelle * 7 months ago

    It just takes to long

  • Rhonda Hundley
    Rhonda Hundley 7 months ago

    I copied your routine today and it worked so well! Thank you.

  • Carolina Rotondo
    Carolina Rotondo 7 months ago

    So just tried this and LOVE it... and I’m not even the same products (on their way..). You are my curly hair hero!

  • Carolina Rotondo
    Carolina Rotondo 7 months ago

    But how do you not have tangly hair??! Lol I have to comb through with conditioner

    MARTHA BOYCE 7 months ago

    Finally a curl guru! Finally someone who can speak my language! I've had a curl revelation! Lol. I went out and bought a bunch of products you recommend. Thank you!

  • Patricia Lewis
    Patricia Lewis 7 months ago

    That’s so cool! It looks great!

  • Insatiate Hope
    Insatiate Hope 7 months ago

    This was so helpful for newbies like me! 😄

  • Alexis
    Alexis 7 months ago


    • Alexis
      Alexis 7 months ago

      Also your hair is gorg lol great video

  • Rauha Vawda
    Rauha Vawda 7 months ago +1

    Doesn’t the combing in the ending cause frizz?

  • karissanoel
    karissanoel 7 months ago +2

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am SO glad I found you! Finally, a curly haired girl with hair similar to mine (but better). I followed these tips and have been doing a happy dance ever since!

  • Art Vandelay
    Art Vandelay 7 months ago

    Excellent video.

  • chlojoe100
    chlojoe100 8 months ago

    It seems like you used at least 10 products. Seems like over kill. Is all this really necessary?

  • Brittney Smith
    Brittney Smith 8 months ago

    Hi! I’m coming up on two months curly girl method. Trying to find a styling method that works for me. Lately I’ve been finger coiling but I find that that method usually always makes my hair feel product heavy (no matter how many different ways I try it). Unless I do what I did last wash day which was only use leave in and a small bit of mousse. And now my delicate curls aren’t holding between washes and I’m left with a frumpy mess of used to be curls. Anyway, I have similar hair to yours I believe. Low porosity, with small clumping 2c/3a strands. I want to try this method outlined, but I wonder if I should wait til I have “trained” my curls a bit more with finger coiling? What are your thoughts? Thanks for always being so helpful!

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  7 months ago

      I would give it a try! I personally get less definition the more I physically manipulate my hair. That might not be the case for you but its worth a try! Experimenting one wash won't slow your progress!

  • Yaimie López
    Yaimie López 8 months ago

    Hi, great info and great video. I have a question, (I'm not a native English speaker). When you're rinsing the conditioner...what are you saying? rinking? what does that mean?
    Thank you :)

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  7 months ago

      I mention that I do not "rake" my hair. Raking is to run your fingers through your hair the same way you would with a comb.

  • JenniK
    JenniK 8 months ago

    Your hair is so pretty 😍

  • Hailey Perez
    Hailey Perez 8 months ago

    Do you brush your hair? If so, when and how often and what type of brush?

    • Jannelle O'Shaughnessy
      Jannelle O'Shaughnessy  7 months ago +1

      I do on a random occasion just for fun but not in my normal routine. I detangle only in the shower using my fingers with conditioner in my hair!

  • Lynda Anthony
    Lynda Anthony 8 months ago

    So gorgeous - your hair is beautiful