07-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Even though I tried cowashing only multiple times, my scalp still gets horrible build-up and even with a sulfate free shampoo, I experience build-up problems once in a while. So I "have" to use a sulfate shampoo aswell. The only thing I try in order to use less is trying to stretch the time between washes (either with sulfate or sulfate-free shampoo).
I also can't afford products that are expensive, but I guess for an oil treatment you could just use olive oil as a deep treatment and then rinse it out. I believe here are some recipes that include olive oil and are for softening and strenghtening the hair.
Another thing that helped my hair being less straw-like was not using heat on it at all. I don't know if you let your hair air-dry, but if you normally blow dry it, try going heat-free for some time; I kind of saw a big improvement on my hair (less dryness, frizz and tangles)...
2c/3a/3b, fine-medium, high porosity
Still figuring out what my hair wants! :P
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Washing: Schauma Push-Up Volumen Shampoo, Hercut Shampoo for curls
Conditioning: Garnier Fructis Volume, Garnier Arganoil Conditioner
Styling: Loreal FX Gel, Nivea Flexible Curls Mousse
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