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Old 03-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
 
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Smile Lovely lady 2's, low poo, nopoo, cowash? HELP please

Right now I cowash. Should i add lowpoo or nopoo? How often?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
 
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It all depends on how your hair feels. If your hair starts to feel heavy or gunky, then add a low-poo. If you're happy with co-washing, then feel free to stick to that. There are no hard and fast rules for frequency of various cleansing methods- that really comes down to personal preference.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
 
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I'm a 2, but my hair is fine, so I lo-poo. No-poo left my hair flat and gunky-feeling.

I agree with Corrina: do what works for you.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
 
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Most wavies low poo, more often than 3s or 4s. Drives me crazy when people say curl pattern doesn't matter at all, it does need to be taken into consideration with the whole picture. I low poo every 4 days.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
 
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Do both! I have 2C/3A hair that is baby fine and low porosity. I wash with a "low-poo" style shampoo bar 2-3 times per week. The rest of the time, I co-wash. I let my hair be my guide, and whenever it starts looking lank (it is easily overmoisturized) I wash it the next morning. Lately that's happened more often - I used to wash about once a week. I'm doing a PT (protein treatment) this weekend to remedy the overmoisturized situation.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
 
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I "wash" my hair twice a week. In the winter, I low poo once a week and cowash once a week. In the summer, I low poo each time.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
 
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I low poo 2-3 xs a week. I rarely co-wash.

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