09-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I started using a light conditioner to wash my scalp. Now I use DevaCurl No Poo (basically it is a light conditioner lol). Either way, I use a much smaller amount than I would shampoo. Scrub very well with fingertips. Rinse very well. I did not have luck with store brands (Suave, vo5, etc) and would have to clarify once every couple of weeks due to build up - to do that I used BS/ACV but you can use a sulfate free shampoo. (Some people do not need to do this and use store brands without a problem.) I no longer have to do this with the DCNP. I only wash with the DCNP every 4-5 days typically and in between I am water only (WO).
On the length I still apply a thicker conditioner. Co-wash or no-poo, I still use conditioner on my length. A co-wash conditioner should typically be lighter than a length conditioner.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)
Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.