How many of you wash, co-wash, or rinse your hair DAILY?

Hello,

I am transitioning, I'm about six months post relaxer and I think my natural texture is either a blend of 3b/3c, or somewhere between 3b/3c.


I was wondering how many of you 3c ladies wash or rinse your hair daily? My hair seems to tangle less, lose less hair, and behave better when I start fresh.

Even when I used to style my hair with the flat and curling iron (back when relaxers actually got it straight) I always felt like I looked best when I was starting fresh.

Basically what I have been doing is daily/almost daily rinses with Knot Today. I haven't really been using hair products cause I just wanna let my hair breathe and grow. I also just purchased Curl Junkie shampoo, and I think I like it.

For example, last night I rinsed my hair in the shower, and let it dry in a low ponytail. This morning I re-wet it to refresh it and style. Tonight I was tired, so tomorrow I will shower in the morning and rinse it. Though I prefer to shower at night.

Anyone with me? Or is this uncommon for 3c's?
Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
Last Relaxer September 2010

Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell!
Anyone with me? Or is this uncommon for 3c's?
Originally Posted by lesliegonnacurl
Well again, this is another one of those "personal preference" things. Some folks (like me) start over daily - sometimes even twice daily! Others can get their wngs to last for more than a day. It's really up to you and your hair and what it will or won't do. My hair is in a twa right now, but even when it is longer, I rinse/wng 99.9% of the time.
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For me it's a must to cowash or rinse daily. I don't feel like im taking care of my hair if I don't. Plus, my scalp is used to the daily moisture so if I dont wet my hair everyday I get an itchy scalp.
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I don't everyday, but every time I want to style it in something other than a ponytail I have to, or its just a tangled mess.

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I cowash daily. I never get second day hair
I prefer to get my hair wet daily. Sometimes I may not use conditioner, just water. Now, if I'm just going to be at home doing nothing, I might not wet my hair.
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



Great to see so many replies

Unfortunately I could never just use water because my hair would be a tangled mess

When I'm around the house doing nothing, I could let my hair go for what would add up to days (2nd day hair for work, then doing nothing all weekend) then by Monday morning when it was time to get it ready for work it was a tangled nightmare in the shower. I'm trying to be a little more diligent now.

I wonder if things will be different a long time from now when I have an entire head of natural hair, but for now I guess I'll be doing this.

I clean fresh hair, but I spend at least ten minutes in my shower just on my hair, which I hate, so in that sense 2nd day hair would be nice!

Nice to meet all you 3c girls
Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
Last Relaxer September 2010

Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell!
I also like to start over daily. Recently I've been trying to stretch and get 2nd and even 3rd day hair, but I just don't like it lol

And nice to meet you
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i wet my hair every night, i have to if not ill get super frizzy hair
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I have to wash (no sulfate)/co-wash everyday unless I'm just staying around the house. If I HAVE to go for 2nd or 3rd day hair, it goes into a puff.
Last relaxer: March 2009
BC: July 16, 2009
Hair Type(s): Primarily 3c, 3a/3b nape area, 4a crown

Fav Products (right now):
Co-Wash - Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Condish
Rinse Out - HE Hello Hydration
Leave-In - Nexxus Humectress Condish, Cantu Shea Butter Condish Cream
Sealing Oil - CD Hair Elixir
Styling - CD Hair Milk
DC - Queen Helene's Cholesterol Condish, EVOO



I rinse everyday unless I'm going to be a hermit. I rinse, brush, and when I'm out I put on some conditioner and a gel.
Washing + detangling usually takes me somewhere around 1 hour and 15 minutes. I do not have that kind of time everyday. Plus my hair takes almost a day to dry anyways. I wash twice a week. Do you 3c's who wash everyday not take very long to detangle? Or do you wash without detangling?
I co-wash my hair every single day with silicone free conditioner even in the cold winter months with no problems with length retention. In fact, I believe it's a key factor in my length retention..the fact that I am regularly moisturizing my hair. I only shampoo 1-2x per week with a sulfate free shampoo.

I don't use any sort of huge combo of stylers either. My regular routine is I co-wash, apply natural oil, cold water rinse..let air dry. Once in a while I use a gel sparingly. My hair just responds very well to frequent co-washing like nothing else. It's thrived with this tried and true simple method.
I actually never co-washed my hair before..I do wash my hair once a week though. I need to give co-washing a try one day.
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"Poo": SheaMoisture Moisture Retention Shampoo
CoWash: Tresemme Naturals Advocado & Aloe Vera Conditioner
Condish: Tresemme Naturals Advocado & Aloe Vera Conditioner
Leae-In: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
Style: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie with a dab of Eco Styler Gel
Washing + detangling usually takes me somewhere around 1 hour and 15 minutes. I do not have that kind of time everyday. Plus my hair takes almost a day to dry anyways. I wash twice a week. Do you 3c's who wash everyday not take very long to detangle? Or do you wash without detangling?
Originally Posted by poe
To the bolded, yes. It only takes a few seconds.. my hair is only 3 inches long right now. I'm going to let it grow out a bit more, but even when it's longer it only takes a few minutes to comb through. I can't imagine combing my hair taking a full hour..
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
To the bolded, yes. It only takes a few seconds.. my hair is only 3 inches long right now. I'm going to let it grow out a bit more, but even when it's longer it only takes a few minutes to comb through. I can't imagine combing my hair taking a full hour..
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
It doesn't usually take a full hour unless it is especially tangled. I have very thick fairly long hair, BSL when wet. And I can't imagine only taking a few seconds to brush my hair... so to each their own.
Do you 3c's who wash everyday not take very long to detangle? Or do you wash without detangling?
Originally Posted by poe
Doesn't take me long to detangle and I only detangle on shampoo days 1-2x per week. Takes around 15 minutes if I'm really taking my time and doing small sections while not in the shower. In the shower I say it takes me 5-8 minutes because I let the water help me out a lot.

I do co-wash without detangling but NEVER shampoo without detangling. My hair is currently BSL, thick, and pretty dense. I think what my saving grace is that I keep my hair organized at night so it's not super tangled in the first place and I slap tons of conditioner on soaking wet hair before I start to detangle.

If it took me an hour or more to detangle..I would try to hang in there but I know it would annoy me and I'm not so sure I would wear my hair curly all the time like I do.
10 or so minutes of my shower is dedicated to my hair, and I even feel that that's too much!
Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
Last Relaxer September 2010

Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell!
When My hair was longer it took me about 10-15 minutes in the shower to detangle. Outside the shower it took about 1 hour. Now that I only have about 2 inches of hair it takes me about 1 minute to detangle.
"How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you." Proverbs 1:22-23
AND PROUD!
BC: 2/16/08
Second BC: 12/22/10
Goal Length: MBL Curly

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I dont think its uncommon at all. I rewet or cowash my hair everyday. its short right now but even it when was long i did that. it always looked its best that way. it stays moisturized that way too. if i dont it feels dry. when i was transitioning i didnt always wet it though. my techniques were a bit dif though, i did braid outs all the time. so i didnt rewet it all the time.
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