Is my regimen ruining my curls?

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You have to listen to your hair and find out how "clean" you need to be . . Like cocoj I do it every week because I use a lot of products ie gel, conditioners, butters, oils ect. I also cowash about every two days. I dont use cones but since my hair is fine i still get buildup easily. I need all product out of my hair once a week for clean slate. I just gave my cousin a Shea Moisture shampoo from the hibiscus line because it wasnt getting my hair clean enough.
Originally Posted by adthomas
for a weekly cleanse, I use Shea Moisture Retention shampoo. Does that get all the gunk out? I do cowash everyday, but with a cone-free conditioner and I use cone-free products.
Originally Posted by Afrochika
Ive never used that shampoo but the good you can gage for yourself now that you know how your hair feels when the gunk is out. How often to clarify is different for everyone. I think some people do it like every couple of months.
Dang yall hating on Tresemme Naturals as a leave-in. I love that stuff for a leave-in!! Never dried my hair out..ever. It's still my favorite conditioner and I had super duper mega high porosity hair.

Long term silicone use is what my high porosity hair couldn't take..talk about straw hair! UGH!

Oh yeah and I could NEVER use coconut as a leave-in. I used it in protein treats to help the protein I had in my PT's bind to my hair. But coconut oil alone always made my hair feel like greasy hay!

Sealing with castor and olive oil mixed together was fabulous for me!
Originally Posted by *Marah*
Lol I guess im one of the haters cause Ive got a big bottle if TN I use to cowash but as a leave in it is a total dud.
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You have to listen to your hair and find out how "clean" you need to be . . Like cocoj I do it every week because I use a lot of products ie gel, conditioners, butters, oils ect. I also cowash about every two days. I dont use cones but since my hair is fine i still get buildup easily. I need all product out of my hair once a week for clean slate. I just gave my cousin a Shea Moisture shampoo from the hibiscus line because it wasnt getting my hair clean enough.
Originally Posted by adthomas
for a weekly cleanse, I use Shea Moisture Retention shampoo. Does that get all the gunk out? I do cowash everyday, but with a cone-free conditioner and I use cone-free products.
Originally Posted by Afrochika
No it won't get build up out. I use the mousture retention and its not a clarifying shampoo. Shea Moisture African black soap shampoo is clarifying according to the company. I think it's their only one.
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
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You have to listen to your hair and find out how "clean" you need to be . . Like cocoj I do it every week because I use a lot of products ie gel, conditioners, butters, oils ect. I also cowash about every two days. I dont use cones but since my hair is fine i still get buildup easily. I need all product out of my hair once a week for clean slate. I just gave my cousin a Shea Moisture shampoo from the hibiscus line because it wasnt getting my hair clean enough.
Originally Posted by adthomas
for a weekly cleanse, I use Shea Moisture Retention shampoo. Does that get all the gunk out? I do cowash everyday, but with a cone-free conditioner and I use cone-free products.
Originally Posted by Afrochika
If you are using the Mixed Chicks DC, you are not following a 'cone free regimen, and you could experience buildup. The Shea Moisture shampoo has no ingredients to remove it. See my previous post - there is a link to nc.com's list of silicones and what it takes to remove them.
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I recently had a similar issue. I realized that I was using a condish that had cones and my poos didn't have any sulfates or anything stron enough to remove the cones. This went on for a few months before I noticed. I bought some v05 shampoo and washed till it was squeaky, I followed with GVP conditioning balm, IMO this is an awesome RO/detangling condish, you should try it if you have a sally's in the area. After rinsing that I used KCKT and KCCC. Perfect hair ever since! I had kinda slacked on staying away from the cones but I am now convinced that they are a no go for me since I hate the way my hair feels when I use sulfate poos. I like the kinky curly come clean shampoo. It lathers nicely and is worth the money because you don't need to use too much if you're only washing the scalp.
3c/4a
WL (25") straightened
APL curly

Teri Laflesh's book "Curly Like Me" sits on my desk and everytime I get frustrated and an impulse tells me to shave my head, I look at it in hopes that one day my hair will graze the top of my butt.








You have to listen to your hair and find out how "clean" you need to be . . Like cocoj I do it every week because I use a lot of products ie gel, conditioners, butters, oils ect. I also cowash about every two days. I dont use cones but since my hair is fine i still get buildup easily. I need all product out of my hair once a week for clean slate. I just gave my cousin a Shea Moisture shampoo from the hibiscus line because it wasnt getting my hair clean enough.
Originally Posted by adthomas
for a weekly cleanse, I use Shea Moisture Retention shampoo. Does that get all the gunk out? I do cowash everyday, but with a cone-free conditioner and I use cone-free products.
Originally Posted by Afrochika
If you are using the Mixed Chicks DC, you are not following a 'cone free regimen, and you could experience buildup. The Shea Moisture shampoo has no ingredients to remove it. See my previous post - there is a link to nc.com's list of silicones and what it takes to remove them.
Originally Posted by sagehen
I don't use Mixed Chicks anymore. I stopped that a week ago. It just did NOT moisturize my hair at all. So I just made one myself: honey+shea butter+olive oil+ GF Triple Nutrition.
And for a weekly cleanse, do I have to use a shampoo with sulfates?
I clarify once a month by the way
Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
You dont need sulfates unless you are using cones. Try co washing and if your hair needs a little more cleansing go for a sulfate free poo. I'm so glad you are learning to tweek your routine to your hair's liking!

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3c/4a
WL (25") straightened
APL curly

Teri Laflesh's book "Curly Like Me" sits on my desk and everytime I get frustrated and an impulse tells me to shave my head, I look at it in hopes that one day my hair will graze the top of my butt.








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