Get Kerry Washington's Goddess Hair 

with As I Am Rice Water

For this year’s Critics Choice Awards, Takisha wanted to complement Kerry’s off the shoulder Armani Privé dress with a bouncy and fun hairstyle that brought out her natural beauty. “Once I saw the dress I knew I wanted to pull it back, but I still wanted to see her hair. So we chose a sleek, pulled back look with lots of volume coming down the back. She looked like a goddess.” says Takisha.

Takisha used As I Am Rice Water to prep the hair before styling. 

Rice Water “Kerry is a naturalista. She loves wearing her hair natural and is all about protecting her hair and keeping it healthy. I loved using the Rice Water because it didn’t leave a heaviness or residue, but still kept the hair moisturized and left it easy to detangle. Kerry loves a leave-in treatment, so the Rice Water was key. I sprayed that all through her hair and used a detangling comb. The texture and shine was so beautiful afterward, and her hair looked amazing.” says Takisha.

Prep How-To

Wash hair thoroughly with Rice Water Micellar Shampoo and follow up by conditioning with Rice Water Conditioner for a clean, fresh,

and hydrated base to work with.

Spray hair down with the Rice Water to

pack in some extra moisture and strength.

Style How-To

To start creating the look, add in some hair extensions for fullness.

Blend natural hair with the extensions using the GELESSENCE Moisturizing Gel and pull the hair back into a low ponytail.

Slick back the front of the hair with the same gel to lock it in and make the volume and texture of the ponytail pop.

Finish by applying RituOil to the ponytail to smooth any unwanted frizz and flyaways and to add a healthy shine.