I need routine advice!

Hi there! My hair is driving me crazy. It's wavy, prone to a frizz/undefined fluffy waves. I'm open to changing my routine, products, anything.

1. Should I shampoo or not? I'm not really "curly" so I don't know if the totally CG method is for me. I've been shampooing once a week for a few months now, but with 2-3 different shampoos. Different shampoos don't really seem to change my hair much, probably because I only use them once a week.

2. If I do continue to shampoo once a week, how often should I CO wash? I wet my hair almost every day in the shower, so when I'm not shampooing/CO washing should I just comb through conditioner and rinse or what?

3. How about deep conditioning? I've been thinking of using olive oil or something mixed with conditioner once every 2 weeks or so. How does that work?

4. How long should a wavy plop? I have a microfiber turban I like to use. Should I apply my leave in conditioner before or after plopping? What about mousse/gel?

5. With wavy hair, will layers be more likely to decrease or increase wave? I was thinking about getting some layers in hopes of getting the back to be a little wavier, but I don't want it to have the opposite effect.


thanks for any advice
If you are a wavy you can shampoo but need to coat your ends with conditioner before shampooing. Use very little shampoo or dilute it and apply to your scalp only.

You can also WO or CO on the days in between. My hair doesnt like WO so I use conditioner everytime.

Apply the oil or half oil and half conditoner and leave in on your hair for as long as you want to. You can also buy a deep conditoner to use

I apply all my products to soaking wet hair before I plop and if I plop I only do it for around 15 mins, but you will have to just try this for yourself to see what gives you the best results. My hair is just past shoulder length and if I plop for longer my curls get funky.

As for the layers I hate them in my hair but its fine and thin and the bottom layer looks really thin. I cant wait for mine to grow out and Im slowly trimming to get it all one length. It looks better with every trim, but this is another one you will have to figure out for yourself. I think if you can afford it getting it cut by a stylist trained for curly hair would help. I havent been able to find one in my area but you might be luckier
Hi there! My hair is driving me crazy. It's wavy, prone to a frizz/undefined fluffy waves. I'm open to changing my routine, products, anything.

1. Should I shampoo or not? I'm not really "curly" so I don't know if the totally CG method is for me. I've been shampooing once a week for a few months now, but with 2-3 different shampoos. Different shampoos don't really seem to change my hair much, probably because I only use them once a week.

2. If I do continue to shampoo once a week, how often should I CO wash? I wet my hair almost every day in the shower, so when I'm not shampooing/CO washing should I just comb through conditioner and rinse or what?

3. How about deep conditioning? I've been thinking of using olive oil or something mixed with conditioner once every 2 weeks or so. How does that work?

4. How long should a wavy plop? I have a microfiber turban I like to use. Should I apply my leave in conditioner before or after plopping? What about mousse/gel?

5. With wavy hair, will layers be more likely to decrease or increase wave? I was thinking about getting some layers in hopes of getting the back to be a little wavier, but I don't want it to have the opposite effect.


thanks for any advice
Originally Posted by AnotherSunnyDay
Let's see if I can help you out....

1. Everyone's wavy hair is a little different. Mine does best with lowpoo washes twice a week. If I wash more than that I use organic.

2. CO washing is great to do between washes, but I tend to get a build up from too much conditioner. If your hair feels like it needs it, then go ahead, but watch for limpness. That is my first sign of build up.

3. I can not say enough about jojaba oil. It is much lighter than EVOO and more forgiving if you over oil (which I think we ALL do that first time!). Make sure you do this on WET hair. Just flip your head over and scrunch it in.

4. I'm no help here. Plopping doesn't work for me at all. Again put your gel or mousse into wet hair.

5. I like a few layers to keep from getting pyramid head. I have thick 2C waves though so that is a concern at anything about the shoulders. I have found that my optimal waves are just below the shoulders. I am almost to my bra strap now so the wave pattern is getting pulled out. You will just have to see what works best for you. Maybe try some light layers first and see what you think?

Good luck!
HeatherDawn
2C/3A
1. I shampoo but I think it's a personal thing. I do not do it every day.

2. I have to wet my hair daily because I prefer working with wet hair. When I am not shampooing/Co washing that's what I do. But I use just a tiny bit of conditioner.

3. I have been really lax about this When I did it often I deep conditioned once a week. I do color my hair and use hot rollers so that's the reason. I think you'll just have to experiment here. I need to get back on the ball with this one.

4. I have never been able to get the plopping thing going.

5. I found that I have waves with layers and almost one length. The difference is the volume. The more one length the heavier and flatter my hair is. With layers I have more volume and bounce. My hair is still wavy/curly both ways.

hth
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