Detox for hair

I think I have read everything on the TE detox since June/July. For you detox divas, please give me a hand on understanding a couple of things.

I have been using Flower Moon's DW for a couple of months now for washing. Is it okay to use this with an ACV rinse prior to my first wash? In some threads, the TE body wash and ACV was used and I would like to substitute if I can.

You all keep calling this stuff clay. Is the hair wash a thick clay consistency or is it a thinner liquid?

Is the hair wash used for the 1 hour masks or is there a separate product?

I am SO attracted to the idea of detoxing my hair and maybe the opportunity to simplify my routine I have ordered the LCL and the LG hair wash and would like to start the detox as soon as it arrives. Any clarification on these questions would be great.

Thanks!
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Hi there! I'm one of the three original Detox Divas from that crazy thread and I'd love to try and help if I can.

If you have been using the soap/shampoo bars or the DW for a couple of months you should be one step ahead as far as detoxing goes, provided you have avoided all the other no-no's that coat the hair, which is why one would want to detox in the first place. The main culprits are the polymers, plastics, waxes, fatty alcohols, etc. that coat and build up on the hair.

You should be fine to jump right in with the TE cleansers. I did use a very weak acv rinse after the wash and after doing a mask. The mask is simply using the cleanser, 1 to 3 Tbs., slathered onto wet hair, piled under a shower cap and letting it do its thing for 30 to 60 minutes. I did numerous masks in the first phase of the detox as it it supposed to kind of speed things along.

The TE hair washes are a clay-based cleanser, however it's not gritty at all. It comes out thick and rather gel-like. It's kind of hard to describe really.

I have long since stopped using the TE cleansers but I truly enjoyed the whole experience. It opened up my eyes as far as looking at more natural ways to take care of my curls. I do not touch any of the bad ingredients any more and I find that by staying true to good natural ingredients I no longer need to use the hair wash.

I can't speak for the other 2 Divas, pigreyhound and swirlygirl. I haven't seen a post from either one in quite a while but it was great fun going through it together and having each other for support and encouragement. Terressentials really does have some wonderful products and a great philosophy.

Have fun and let me know if you have any more questions!
Misspam - thanks so much for the encouragement. My hair is much different from all of yours so I am curious what the results will be.

I have not used any chemical color since early November and I have done two henna treatments since then. The only non-natural products I have used is HETT and BRHG for about 4 months. I have been using the DM products DW and some JC stuff during that time.

My plan is to cook up a batch of FSG to use initially since I can't picture what my hair would be like if I used nothing at all. I have JC hair oils (which I think would be okay) and I have Shea, Mango and Olive butters on hand.

Did any of you ever come up with a good natural DT or have you found that you don't have as much of a need for it anymore?

I appreciate your reply. If you think of anything else just let me know. Wish me luck!
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

I agree that you probably don't need an initial wash....I didn't do one since I had been CG for years before doing the detox. I also didn't bother with the mask but followed the basic protocol all the way through. I like the TE cleansers but, like misspam, I rarely use them anymore since I've switched to more natural products overall. I think the detox is worth doing simply for the reminder that we don't really need all those products. I loved the smell of the lemon and mint washes and was surprised at how well my hair did with no styling products during the detox.

I now use the DW or organic soap bars every couple of days and follow up with one of the butter/custard type products if my hair feels a little dry (which is rarely)....I then use either KCCC, KMF Upper Managment
Gel or the Ohm Gel and am very happy with my simpler more natural routine.

M
memes - Great post!

mpgirl - The homemade FSG is a great and totally acceptable styler to use during the initial detox phase. You can't get any more natural than that. I did use that as well as the Terressentials Cocoa Butter Oil (a few drops) as a leave-in. Once you have completed the initial phase, which for me was 2 7-day cycles, you can use your butters, Donna Marie products and the various other more natural lines.

As far as deep treatments, you could use your butters and perhaps some essential oils and be fine, even during the detox phase. When I first started, I wanted to do a very moisturizing DT but at the time the one that I loved, Jessicurl WDT, was a big no-no. I hadn't yet discovered the really natural lines like DM, KBB, and KCCC, and I wasn't keen on having to repeat the detox. I now incorporate some of those products into my routine with great success.

Let us know when your products arrive and how you're getting along. Good luck!

btw - I just wanted to say that reading that entire thread must have taken quite some time. You must be one determined lady!
LOL misspam! I read the henna thread too before I started henna treatments. It is up to 100 pages!!!!

I try to do my research before asking a lot of questions that have already been answered. It's not hard to do with a few well targeted searches. You detox divas did a great job of documenting your hard work, trials AND tribulations.

I know that I probably don't have as much *ish to detox as some others, but I really want to see what my hair is like as its true self, if that makes any sense. I would like to go forward knowing how products are really affecting my hair when I use them.

I placed my order on Thursday so I would expect they might be here some time late next week? I live in FL so maybe they can get it here within a business week. *fingers crossed*. I will keep you and memes posted on my process and progress!
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi


Last edited by mpgirl; 01-03-2009 at 03:02 PM.
LOL misspam! I read the henna thread too before I started henna treatments. It is up to 100 pages!!!!

I try to do my research before asking a lot of questions that have already been answered. It's not hard to do with a few well targeted searches. You detox divas did a great job of documenting your hard work, trials AND tribulations.

I know that I probably don't have as much *ish to detox as some others, but I really want to see what my hair is like as its true self, if that makes any sense. I would like to go forward knowing how products are really affecting my hair when I use them.

I placed my order on Thursday so I would expect they might be here some time late next week? I live in FL so maybe they can get it here within a business week. *fingers crossed*. I will keep you and memes posted on my process and progress!
Originally Posted by mpgirl

Yes, definitely keep us posted!
You can read about it here: http://www.terressentials.com/hairhelp.html

There is another long thread on it here: Anyone else want to "detox" your hair?
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

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