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Dear CurlySuzy: I just did the big chop about three weeks ago. One of the main reasons I went natural is because I sweat a lot in my hair. When I am finished working out, my hair is literally dripping. I couldn’t possibly have a relaxer and work out as much as I want to. Now that I am working out about 4-5 days a week, I am not sure how much I should co-wash my hair. I am not sure how to get second-day hair so I co-wash pretty much every day. I feel like my hair doesn’t look good if I don’t co-wash, reapply leave-in and then styler. I am currently using Kinky-Curly Curling Custard but I have a lot of other products that I am going to try. I just need to know if I am doing too much co-washing and is it ok to do it every day.

Dear Alicia: I know a lot of curlies who co-wash every day. That is just fine. Be sure you are using a conditioner that is water soluble so you don't have a lot of build up. That would be my only caution. If you want a list of good silicone free/water soluble conditioners, I am happy to suggest some below.

One more thought is, are you cleansing at least once a week? You might do that if you think you need to. Otherwise you are doing everything else right, I think.


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I forgot to mention, I still foil my hair. I know some people go completely natural but I want my hair a certain color. I HAVE shampooed after color (which is okay once you're through your 90-120 day phase). This is because your hair now has it's natural oils again, so removing them once will not cause all of the oils to RUSH back after one wash. You can't strip away all of that hard work that easily :) ...so you can feel free to color. I HAVE also colored and only Co-washed it out. Just be sure to to a few really nice washes and rinses, Conditioners have gentle cleansing qualities so don't let people tell you that they won't work :) I know lots about the no-poo stuff so feel free to ask if you've got any questions. I did TONS of research when I first started...but I learned a lot, and love my hair :) ...that's a first!
Hi Everyone, I became a No-pooer last year this time Oct/Nov, and I did the hard core no poo for the first 3 months...to get through that greasy stage and to get rid of the silicones. My end goal once through that was to really become a co-washer (which I am now). I co-wash whenever I shower, and I use any of the VO 5's (they are like $1!)...but other silicone free conditioners are okay too. When I notice build up, instead of using a shampoo, I will use baking soda. It moves the oils without stripping the hair of them. If you pour a nice amount of conditioner in your palm, and then shake some baking soda into that, you can make a nice, soft paste that won't "scratch" your hair. Dab it in and work it in to all of the oilier areas, such as near the ear, or the hairline. It works great. Then rinse thoroughly, and then do a 2nd condition. (no baking soda) That 2nd condition will actually feel bubbly, because your head is so clean now :) I also keep Apple Cider Vinegar around as a rinse for after "clarifying" (baking soda) nights, but I've been bad about using it lately. (Just been conditioning). It is good for balancing the PH of your hair after after clarifying. In the year since doing no-poo/cowash, I can honestly say that my hair is SOOOO much softer, less flyaway, nice waves, and it blows out nicely without ANY product. I still have damage that's slowly being cut out, but I LOVE what no poo has done for my hair. Would NEVER go back. BTW, I'm a dark blonde with light blonde foils...long hair, lightly wavy. I Used to be frizzy, but now I'm soft and wavy. Even the final bit of damage that's left (thin, outer most layer in back) is softer and blends into the rest of my hair much more easily.
I co-wash my hair daily. What are some reasonably priced Poo's I can use?
Ding it! I didn't know I couldn't use silicone while on a no-poo regime. I've been using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (living proof), and also the styling creams for straitening and curling. But I was still using a silicone serum to manage fly aways. My hair has so much build up now that my scalp is itchy and dandruff. I also tried Ouidad products in a attempt to go naturally curly. But I had a permanent straightening (Yuko) done 2 years ago that's almost all out, so the edges are still pretty straight. I tried Wen also, and right after washing with it, it gave me the itches. The same happened with my mom.
I use a "cleansing condtioner" everyday... im so confused...Im new to this also...What steps should I be doing week to week when Im using "deva curl" cleansing conditoner , or "WEN" cleansing conditoner..?
I co-wash daily also and do a clensing wash once a week. The freedom of the wash and go is amazing and when I go in for trims every 8 weeks my stylist always says my hair is quite healthy.
Cleansing is actually using the sulfate free shampoo. The cowash is the conditioner you use to wash out your hair, just a different way of ding it.
I'm new to the CG method & was wondering -- what do you mean by "cleansing at least once a week"? Is co-washing not the same thing? I'm wondering if there's something I should be doing that I'm missing, lol. Thanks!

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