Questions for 2c/3a curlies

Im still learning how to take care of my hair and I have so many questions! (I may have asked some of these before, but I can't remember. Sorry if Im being repetitive!)

How often do you wash?
Do you prefer cowashing or do you use a low poo every time?
How often do you use a deep conditioner? Which product (or recipe) do you use?


Last edited by Betsymg; 08-21-2014 at 08:21 AM.
2 - 3 times a week for me, and I low-poo every time

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: FiN Raspberry and Cranberry, or FiN Chocolate
D/C: For now it's Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity, or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
I cowash with Curl Junkie Daily fix twice a week and I low poo about once every two weeks, when my roots start to look a little gunky.

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2C-3A / Medium Texture / Normal Porosity (High on heat-damaged ends) / Normal Elasticity

CG since 7/21/14:
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix or V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
RO: CJ Argan & Olive Oil
DT: CJ Repair Me!
Stylers: KCCC
PT: Science-y Hair Blog's gelatin treatment - my hair can't get enough protein.

Open to new suggestions!
I co-wash two or three times a week with a light conditioner, and a heavier conditioner on my ends. I use a low poo about once a month, and do a dt after that - just one of my usual conditioners mixed with aloe and honey. I leave that on for about an hour, then rinse it out. It did take me quite a while to get the hang of co-washing, so it's worth experimenting with again if you've tried it before and didn't like your results. I need a low poo less often because I have a very dry scalp, so if you need to use one more frequently that's totally fine too.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, bsl curly, WL wet
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
LI: Giovanni Direct, Desert Essence curl cream
Stylers: kccc, HE smu, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan or evoo
I co wash every other day give or take, really depends on my week's activities. I only low-poo when I feel I need i which is once 1-2 weeks, sometimes I can go way less than that if its not sports season and or winter.
For deep treatment I like Aussie Moist or Mixed chicks if I'm lazy, but I have had better success with DIY stuff like coconut oil on over night.
Co-Wash Sauve Naturals Coconut conditioner
Low-poo Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle (Added EVOO)
RO Conditioner Tresemme naturals Condtioner
Leave in My RO/EVOO/Distilled water in a spray bottle
Moisturizers Shea Moisture hair milk
Oils Jojoba/Coconut
Cream Styler Shea moisture Smoothie

High Porosity, Collar bone length, Very Fine
I'm still working things out, I've only found out about this forum about a month ago and have started trying to rescue my hair since! At the moment I've increased my washes to once every 2/3 days, I use a little of SLS free shampoo, tried cowashing and it doesn't work for me. Then a 'heavy' conditioner, rinse off, bit of lighter conditioner and curl friendly gel.

I've not ventured into deep conditioners or treatments yet so watching this thread!

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