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Old 12-22-2011, 01:18 AM   #1
 
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Default 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.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:03 AM   #2
 
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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?
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
 
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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
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
 
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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.
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.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
 
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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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