Massaging when Co-Washing?

How long and how hard do you massage your scalp when you co-wash? If I massage too much, my head itches like crazy. I'm pretty new to this and am pretty much modified CG at this point in time.
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



Not very hard/not with much pressure! I co-wash it very gently with the tips of my fingers, not nails, for like 2 minutes?
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
That's pretty much what I've been doing, but then someone talked about pushing in when massaging, and that was a big mistake when I did it! I've never used my nails, that would really mess with my scalp. lol
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



How long and how hard do you massage your scalp when you co-wash? If I massage too much, my head itches like crazy. I'm pretty new to this and am pretty much modified CG at this point in time.
Originally Posted by curlyev
I felt like I was slipping the hairs out of my scalp when co-washing and scrubbing hard, and did lose a lot more hair that way. Personally do better with low-poo and gentle washing, the low-poo detangles well enough that I can actually comb it through the hair and then rinse very thoroughly.

So my vote is for gentle treatment, and also realize your hair and scalp may need different things, so you may need to massage or comb the conditioner through your hair but not scrub at your scalp, or may need to condition the length of your hair and wash only your scalp with shampoo, or whatever works best for you.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I gently massage with the pads of my fingers (never use my nails) for a minute or two and let the conditioner/cleanser sit another minute or two. I rinse, rinse, rinse!!

Some people experience the itchies when first starting the CG method when co-washing. Hope this helps.
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