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Old 07-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Finally!

I finally had a really nice hair day. This was the first one since starting CG the first week of July.

Here's the funny part. It was with three day hair. That's just funny.

I've been using DermOrganic Foam and it's okay but was sticky. My hair stuck to my hands even if my hair was damp. I also had surface frizz.

So today I sprayed my hair with water to get it damp. Then I mixed Paul Mitchel Round Curl with the DermOrganic Foam in my hands. Then I slid my hands down my hair on all sides while upside down and scrunched.

I had a little frizz but not as much as before. It rained most of the day as well. My hair was pretty soft and the hold was good.

I guess the PM styler helped reduce the stickiness of the foam. Who knows but I liked the result.

This gives me hope because I've been struggling with greasy hair. Still trying to find a low-poo that works.

Anyway, I was just excited to have nice hair all day. Even my dh complimented me on my hair and he almost never does that.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Yay for you! It's taken me several months to find things that work, but I like my 2 and 3rd day hair better than the day I wash. Not all low poos are equal. And you may be OK co washing rather than low pooing. Sometimes thats better.

Even though I was afraid to not use at least a low poo (always had oily roots) I slowly accepted that my hair CAN handle co washing most of the time. My hair gets oily much more slowly when I co wash. I use a lighter condish like TN and have recently tried the VO5 Kiwi Lime squeeze, which is even lighter (and smells so good). I can't seem to add products back into my hair after its dried, so other than a little spray of water or something like Botanical Boost, I just fluff my hair and go.

I think it takes a few weeks for your scalp to adjust if you are changing from a sulfate based poo to low poo/co washing. FWIW, I really like the SM Yucca and Baobab shampoo. I can not stand the Deva low poo or the SM Coconut Hibiscus one. Both of these leave me feeling greasy.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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Delighted you had a good hair day.

Try more massage with your low poo, and wash upside down so you get to the roots, massage as you rinse too. A lot of us get into the habit of using too much sulphate shampoo and not enough effort, then when when switch to a gentler method our hair is not as clean. It can take some weeks for the scalp to stop overproducing sebum when you quit harsh shampoos. If it doesn't improve try a different product, it may be you didn't get the right one for your hair or skin.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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