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Old 02-02-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
 
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Question cowash help

It seems that when I cowash it makes my hair look more greasy than if I don't do anything to it. I'm wondering if maybe cowashing just isn't for me. Does anybody have any suggestions?
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My hair loves FSG and aloe.
Burt's Bees low poo and conditioner.
Cowashing is not for me.

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
 
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What product are you cowashing with?
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
 
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What product are you cowashing with?
I've tried both pantene and suave naturals. The pantene is better than suave, but still not so great.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
 
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Cowashing isn't for a lot of people. I found it to be an unnecessary step, so I skip it. On days that I don't shampoo (sls free shampoo), I condition my hair, give my head a good nubby scrub, comb the conditioner through, rinse it, and that's it. I don't do a separate cowash and condition.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
 
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Cowashing isn't for a lot of people. I found it to be an unnecessary step, so I skip it. On days that I don't shampoo (sls free shampoo), I condition my hair, give my head a good nubby scrub, comb the conditioner through, rinse it, and that's it. I don't do a separate cowash and condition.
That sounds like something I'd like to try.

I've also heard about brown sugar scrubs. What do you guys think of that?
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:56 PM   #6
 
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I've also heard about brown sugar scrubs. What do you guys think of that?
My opinion on scrubs is not a commonly held one, but here is my 2 cents. If you are exfoliating your scalp, you will also be abrading your hair at the roots. The damage to the roots will be there until you cut it off. Personally, I'd rather low poo then scrub. But that is just my opinion.

Cowashing isn't for everyone. I'm not an expert, but I give a +1 to gecko's advice.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:37 AM   #7
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What product are you cowashing with?
I've tried both pantene and suave naturals. The pantene is better than suave, but still not so great.

I had the same issue with greasy hair/scalp. What i started with was cowash one day the low poo the next. After a few weeks i now can poo only 2x a week and my hair isn't greasy at all.

I didn't think pantene was CG friendly, that may be the start of your problem.

for me it did take a few weeks for my scalp to get used to it. Now i use the TJ's Tea tree poo and condish. no sulfates or cones YOu might want to try a condish with some peppermint in it until your scalp adjusts, for me peppermint gave it that "clean" feeling...JMO

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