Thread: Returning to CG
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by lauraloo View Post
Hi Firefox!

Thanks for your reply. I've read some of your other posts and you seem very knowledgeable about the chemistry behind all this!

I wash my hair once a week for convenience reasons mostly, as my hair usually looks acceptable for that amount of time. I always thought that washing too frequently would dry my hair out, and lately I've been dreading my hair wash days due to the amount of hair I've been losing each time...

What methods would you recommend for delivering the
hydrolysed protein/coconut oil/ceramides/panthenol? Look for a product with the above ingredients? Conditioner, spray, styling product? Rinse it out or scrunch it in?

My doctor is aware of my hair issues and has checked me periodically for thyroid problems. I have started taking a multi-vitamin just to be sure, and may start taking a biotin supplement as well. I definitely get my 10,000 steps a day-- I'm a physical therapist and am on my feet and active all day at work.
The protein and coconut oil you can do as overnight deep treatments, Coconut can be applied to dry hair as a prewash if you want to limit the washing/ wetting. I tend to scrunch and smooth that in because it's not the slippiest oil when it begins to set, certainly not to be combed or you risk pulling hair out. Someone was saying recently they'd purchased a rubber bristle kitchen brush which I thought was a clever idea.

Panthenol and ceramides are best in a leave in product if possible be that spray or conditioner. You can also of course use hydrolysed protein or coconut oil within leave ins but you may find the oil too heavy.

Washing too frequently is not healthy for hair but neither is not washing frequently enough - you will be missing opportunities to deep treat, condition, keep your scalp clean and detangle. Twice a week should be fine, it doesn't need to be daily or anything.

Possible products
Best Hair Loss Treatments | Hair Growth Treatment | Treatment For Hair Growth
Products - Komaza Care
Hair loss - Komaza Care
Sea Kelp Ferment/ Bioferment/Extract -300 grams, 10.58 oz. (for scalp, can add actives if you are into DIY)

Are you eating oily fish regularly?
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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