The way I make my Wash & Go's last are by following these steps. This may not work for everyone but it works for me!!!
Day 1 - style as usual - products: Eco Styler: Olive Oil Gel - NO leave-in conditioner....
Step 1: I use 6 Ouchless Goody hair ties & gently make 6 sections of hair as if doing a Pineapple - a Mini-Pineapple!! Then I wear my bonnet & go to bed!
Step 2: In the morning - I remove my bonnet, then proceed to spray my hair lightly with water from a spray bottle or while showering - let the water mist my hair to loosen it back up!
Step 3: I remove the hair ties - *if needed* lightly spray my hair (untied) shake, plop & go!!!
Days 1 - 5: Repeat steps 1 - 3!
I do use leave in when styling my hair normally but for this process - I don't because it's too heavy & slows down the drying time. At times, I apply oil as a leave-in but don't find it to be necessary (for this process) all the time.
Hope that helps!
Until Next Time,