How often do you wavies cowash/low poo?

Since wavies have different hair to 3c's and 4c's I thought it'd be interesting to see people's routines with washing ..

Just want to know:

Your Hair type:
Do you Co wash?.. How often:
Do you Low 'poo? How often :
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)?

Thanks..
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
I'm 2b/c. I never cowash. I low poo every other day and SLS shampoo once a week or so. I use whatever products I like because I'm not really CG anymore.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


I don't co wash any more; I was able to when my layers were shorter and I had more volume and my hair was drier, but not any more. Now I low-poo every time, which is 2 to 3x a week. Don't use cones, love oils.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
I also low poo every time I wash (2 or 3 times a week or so). Co-washing made my hair limp and gross. I don't add any extra oils, but there are some in my conditioners sometimes. I don't mind water soluble cones.
Mod CG
Normal 2b, my hair loves protein right now!

LowPoo/NoPoo: Renpure (green or red), BB, Deva NoPoo
RO: OneC, Y2Cu
Leave In: Y2Cu, CG Beauticulrs
Style: CIAB, Garnier pure clean gel, AIF, SS CEJ, CCCL
PT: Ion Effective Care or IAGirls' PT
I gave up on co-washing after an honest few months of attempting it. Limp hair was all that it gave me. I then switched to low-poo and a rinse out with much better results. I've stayed away from cones (have used some PEG water-soluable cones though). No sulfates
2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
Leave in
: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all
I no poo (CJ Daily Fix) about once every 2-3wks, low poo every other shower and water wash the other days. I have a itchy, flaky scalp and I think cowashing wasn't helping! I use a sulfate shampoo every few months.

Every now and then I use a hair butter but no straight oils yet.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I, like many of the others, cannot cowash. I lowpoo (no sulfates, no cones of any kind) every other day. I have to have clean hair or my hair is flat.
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
Your Hair type:
2c/3a - All my info is in my sig!

Do you Co wash?.. How often:
Do you Low 'poo? How often :
I do both - more low-pooing, tho. I co-wash if I don't feel my hair needs low-pooing that day, and/or if my hair feels dry. I used to go on a sort of pattern where I'd do a type wash every other day, and every other wash being co-wash or low-poo. But I found I need to low-poo more often than that. I use Organix when I need a little more cleansing, and SM the rest of the time, because it's what I'd call a "very low-poo".

Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)?
I only use water soluble cones. I do use oils! But I have to be careful with the amounts so that I don't weigh my hair down, etc.

HTH!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

Last edited by Jas76; 11-17-2011 at 11:08 AM.
I find this very interesting .. almost every post no one Co washes.. I personally can't either surprisingly my hair is thick and coarse .. I pretty much have to low poo every wash.. I don't use cones but I do use oils and lots of them, my hair loves them ..

I have also been thinking about trying organix shampoo but don't really know how bad it is having a water soluble cone, will it just wash away when you rinse out? Or will it just coat the hair til your next wash??

I'm still very interested so please keep posting.
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
Your Hair type: 2c/3a
Do you Co wash?.. yes... modified
How often? Every other day or whenever I need to wet my hair
Do you Low 'poo? yes
How often : approx every other week with an SLS or sulfate free shampoo
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? I use oils mildly (olive oil/coconut oil mix), I use cones only if I decide to straighten my hair (usually once a month).

I love the CO method to a point. My hair likes the moisture but can look really greasy and too weighed down if Im not careful. I end up doing some kind of SLS or sulfate free wash every other week, I'm still trying to work out a routine.. going curly/wurly on a regular basis still feels new to me. I use to where my hair straight the majority of the time back in the spring
Curl type: 2c/3a F/M ii (2b F underneath - 3a M on top), normal elasticity, low porosity,
Modified CG since July 2011,
Conditioners: Tresumme Naturals for RO and L'Oreal Eversleek for LI
Styler: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Mousse: HETMS, HESMU or Pantene Curl defining mousse
Oils: 50/50 Coconut Oil and EVOO (amazing combo!!)
My Hair Album - Naturally Curly and Straightened

Last edited by wxgirlcurl; 11-17-2011 at 02:30 PM.
Your Hair type: definitely 2 - I'm not sure about the rest (basically, a big S-curve all over my head; wavy enough not to be straight, but not wavy enough to be curly!

Do you Co wash?.. Yes, pretty much all the time - I find if I use a lot of water I get a nice low lather, and my scalp is less greasy and itchy with Co wash. So, usually every morning - if I just rinse with water my hair gets heavy and greasy.

Do you Low 'poo? Occasionally. Usually if I'm going to dry my hair straight I'll do a very light shampoo; my bangs seem to get limp if I straighten them after a Co wash (but that was over the summer so I may try again now that it's cold and dry out where I am). Or, if I want to use a different styling product with silicones, I'll low-poo after.

Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? I don't use silicones now - before I started trying to make my hair curl I did, they don't bother me or anything, I'm just going on the theory that they'll build up and get gunky if I only Co wash. I think I do occasionally use some water-soluble ones. I don't use oils regularly because I think they'd weigh my hair down and look greasy, but I'll occasionally deep-condition with coconut oil.

Thanks..[/QUOTE]
Your Hair type: mostly 2c, coarse, medium porosity
Do you Co wash? yes
How often: daily
Do you Low 'poo? rarely, I full out shampoo
How often : like once a month? whenever I'm feeling the need. it's rare.
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? water soluble cones, and I was using coconut oil but I haven't felt like I needed it in a while.

I am starting to think I'm a little bit unusual that cowashing exclusively works so well for me, but my hair is rather thick and coarse, and naturally quite dry (it would take about three-four days without washing to even start to look greasy), so the waves don't go limp.
scientist, cat owner, hobby photographer
2b-c, medium porosity, medium texture, protein-indifferent
former straightening junkie; CG since August 2011
conditioners: V05 Kiwi Lime, Garnier pure clean, Renpure Keratin
products: FSG, LALSG, AIF, BRHG, Tresemme hair spray
styling tools: microfiber towel for plopping, diffuser
Do you Co wash? How often:

Yes, 3-4 times a week.

Do you Low 'poo? How often?:

I no poo every other day or every two days. Cowashing doesn't really clean my hair. I just do it because a) No Poo is expensive so I'd rather use less of it compared to my cheap Tresemme condish, and b) my hair tends to be dry, especially in winter. I'm thinking of giving up the No Poo and going for something cheaper though.

Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)?

I use coconut oil once a month or so. I just coat my hair, put it up in a shower cap, wrap a towel over it to keep it a bit warm, and keep it on overnight. The only time I use a sulfate shampoo is to wash out the excess oil. I just mix a pea sized amount with my No Poo. No cones.

I will say that my waves are lazy because I use so much conditioner and don't use any kind of 'poo (I even scrunch some back in after rinsing), but I'd rather have weak, healthy waves than stronger, thirsty waves.
Your Hair type: 2c/3a, fine texture
Do you Co wash?.. How often: Yes. Every other day, sometimes everyday, and sometimes every other 2 days.
Do you Low 'poo? How often : Yes. About once a week
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? I use oils on my scalp because I have a dry scalp that flakes and itches so I have to moisturize it. I use shea butter, sometimes jojoba oil, and once a week I heat up lots of different oils and leave it on my scalp for like an hour then wash it out.


2c/3a; low porosity; fine texture
Shampoo: Aussie Moisturizing Shampoo; Giovanni TTT Shampoo, Renpure Organics Shampoo (red bottle), Bragg ACV
Conditioner: AO Honey Suckle Rose, Renpure Organics Conditioner (red bottle)
Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
D.T: CJ Curl Rehab
L.I: CJ BC; KCKT; Alba Botanica Fragrance Free
Styler: KCCC; L.A Looks Sports; Alba Botanica Fragrance Free Strong Hold Gel
Pomade: Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade
P.T: CJ Curl Fix
Scalp Moisturizer: Shea Butter


I'm modified....I will low poo most wash days but this winter my hair is needing more CO washes for moisture. I go by what my hair needs that day. I only wash about 3 times a week though. Usually one of those will be a CO Wash and the other 2 will be a low poo. About once a month or two I'll clarify with a sulfate wash.

Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Ingredients Maven
Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil
Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
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Is it necessary to sls wash even if you use a low poo at every wash?? I would have thought most modified CGs would have used more silicones since they use a shampoo to get rid of them.. I tried it but still left my hair dried out..
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
No, it's not, depending on your hair. It is for me once in awhile due to my hard water. It's the residue from the minerals that cause the buildup in my case that I'm removing. Some modified wavy/curlies do use more cones, but I don't usually. Occasionally, but not on a daily basis.

Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Ingredients Maven
Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil
Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
I don't use any cones unless they are water soluble, but I still low poo half the time. (I'm sure I'll co-wash a little more in the winter.). It helps with all sod of build up, but also a lot of wavies/loose curlies find their hair needs more cleansing than tighter curls do.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I don't co-wash - my hair just turns limp from it. My hair is super baby fine but really abundant...too much conditioner to make it "soft" also makes it lose much of its curly/waviness and also makes it really fly away for some reason. I have been doing a spritz/deep conditioner for 30 minutes then shampoo right on top of the conditioner 2-3 times a week with no washing/co-washing in between. I use a regular rinse out afterwards, something light like Deva Curl One condition or KCKT, then a little more KCKT for a leave in. It seems to be working to keep my hair from damage during the winter here in Colorado, still being decently wavy/curly - maybe not as much volume but that's ok
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
My hair is 2-something. Still kind of trying to figure out which letter... I have a complicated routine it's sounding like. I co-wash my hair 2 days in a round and the third day I low poo. My hair is pretty oily so I can't really go a day without washing it somehow. I occasionally use non-soluble silicones, so I SLS wash every two weeks or so. I also use a product with oil on it on the ends of my hair as they are a little bit damaged from my last year in college when I flat ironed my hair a bit too much. I'm pretty amazed by how much shinier and healthy the hair near the root than on the ends!
Wave Pattern: 2A
Hair Properties: Normal/Low Porosity, Medium Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
Co-wash: Suave Naturals, Cure Care
Low-poo: Renpure Brazilian Keratin
Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals
Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel

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