Thin-fine haired ladies, cowashing too much?

I love co-washing and frankly I am addicted to it
I feel the need to co-wash every single day
and my hair feels weird when I don't
when I co-wash I try to use all natural products
and I use a Jilbre shower comb to detangle
I normally do not get alot of hair coming out of my jilbre comb

however im starting to think that co-wash just might be too much for my fine hair
it might seem odd, but I really would like my hair to thicken up
I remember the days when I was little when I would only wash my hair every 2 weeks
and my hair was thick and it did fine just like that

But I am not really good style with styles
and I do not know how to style my hair in between washes
since my daily routine is just a wash n go or a bun
and the day after I need to re-wash to refreshen it

idk what the purpose of this post was anymore, I think im just getting frustrated
and I just want my hair thick again


I have a few questions for the thin/fine haired ladies


1. How often do you wash your hair
2. What do you use to wash your hair
3. Was your hair always thin/fine [especially in the crown area!]
4. If you do not co-wash, how do you style in between [I personally can not perfect braid or twist outs]
5. Do you get frustrated with your thin/fine hair like I do
6. Any tips to thicken it up!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by wavesofmotion; 07-04-2008 at 04:10 PM.
1. How often do you wash your hair
2. What do you use to wash your hair
3. Was your hair always thin/fine [especially in the crown area!]
4. If you do not co-wash, how do you style in between [I personally can not perfect braid or twist outs]
5. Do you get frustrated with your thin/fine hair like I do
6. Any tips to thicken it up!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by wavesofmotion
1. whenever. the longest i can go is two days without wetting my hair, but i try not to wash my hair everyday because it simply doesnt need it. and i dont have the time for that.
2. i make sure that i shampoo once a week with a non sulfate shampoo. right now im using kiss my face miss treated shampoo. for co washing i use giovanni 50/50 conditioner.
3. yes. my hair is thin and fine so its a double whammy. my mom and my sister both have thin/fine hair too but they have relaxers so you can tell way more with them.
4. for 2nd day hair i will eaither throw on a headband to make a puff or gently brush my dry hair and make a super big pony puff. there are some days few and far between when i dont have to do anything to my 2nd day hair and just wear it out as usual.
5. i love the fact that my hair is thin/fine only because if it were thicker id shoot myself. its alot of work for me to do my hair now so i cant imagine what i would do if it were thick.
6. nope!

good luck!
Great topic:

When you co-wash more frequently hair can seem thinner because it's wet more. When I wear 2nd-4 day hair dry, it seems thicker and has more volume. Trick is to keep it hydrated.

have a few questions for the thin/fine haired ladies

1. How often do you wash your hair
every 2-4 days
2. What do you use to wash your hair
Various conditioners and once a week, Chagrin Valley soap bars - love them and will never use shampoo again!
3. Was your hair always thin/fine [especially in the crown area!] - Yes; not so much in the crown but at the hairline and front, extremely fragile
4. If you do not co-wash, how do you style in between [I personally can not perfect braid or twist outs]. I refresh 2nd day hair with Devacurl Set it free to attract moisture in the air and wear it out. 3rd day scarf headband or a bun. At night I pony puff with ends tucked under and sleep on a silk pillowcase.

5. Do you get frustrated with your thin/fine hair like I do - yes; it's fragile and needs TLC and it's hard for me to retain length.

6. Any tips to thicken it up!!!!!!!!!! Protect it at night, especially the ends; wear a bun to give it a rest from down and out styles. When you wash, do an oil rinse after washing (rinse the oil out); make sure to leave a lot of conditioner in or add it back, use a butter product or a little castor oil on the ends. Smooth the hair in small sections to detangle and clump. When fine hair is clumped with itself, the ends are more protected.
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1. How often do you wash your hair
If you mean with shampoo, maybe 2-3x's a month or as needed.

With conditioner, probably 2-3x's a week.


2. What do you use to wash your hair

The evil Mane and Tail shampoo (but that's cuz I use silicone conditioners so I need it).

3. Was your hair always thin/fine [especially in the crown area!]

I think so.. not as thin as near my temples though.

4. If you do not co-wash, how do you style in between [I personally can not perfect braid or twist outs]

Right now I'm in the bun challenge. My hair is fine, thin, AND dry, so I usually have to add at least a little bit of conditioner to my hair every day, sometimes more than once a day to keep the moisture levels up.

5. Do you get frustrated with your thin/fine hair like I do

More because I haven't gotten length yet.. so I guess yeah sometimes. Also I'm prone to splits so that kind of irritates me.

6. Any tips to thicken it up!!!!!!!!!!

Henna? I think though that the hair you have is the hair you have.. if you weren't born with thick hair there's not a whole lot you can do to thicken it except to restructurize it to make it stronger.
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