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Old 01-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
 
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Default How do you know when you need shampoo?

Hey, everyone. I'm really sorry I've been posting so much...

I have washed my hair with shampoo for 10 days and have been co-washing every day. However, my hair is getting a little oily/greasy. Will my scalp get used to the conditioner and make less oil, or should I low-poo wash once a week? I have Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap, which is super natural and not stripping, but I don't want to use shampoo if I don't have to.

*Oh, also, I'm starting an everyday work out plan and don't know if conditioner can cut it. Have any other athletes been able to cowash without ever shampooing?

Thank you!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
 
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I'm not an athlete, but co-washing didn't work well for me. I have fine hair and get build up from lots of things that don't bother others. I need to low poo 2-3 times a week and clarify at least once a month.

There can be a transition period when you first start the co-washing only routine. You may want to low poo once a week then once every 10 days and so on until you eventually eliminate poo. Trying different co-washes may also help. It's really a matter of trial and error until you find what your hair responds to best.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
 
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Thank you so much!
I am actually changing my routine...(again, haha)
I'm going back to my HGs that gave my no-fail hair every time. Has anyone heard of Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Shampoo and Leave-in? They're CG and all natural. I guess I'll just wash with the leave-in and use the lowpoo once a week or so. I loved the Yes to Cucumbers, but there was soooo much build-up!

Again, thank you
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Co-wash/RO/LI: Beautiful Curls Leave-In Conditioner for Wavy to Curly Hair
Gel: Beautiful Curls Hair Gel

Routine...
-cowash/condition/leave-in condition
-comb hair
-supersoak and apply KCCC
-plop for 15-20 min
-plop a pineapple overnight
-just pineapple for second day hair

Short 2b and growing out!
Thanks for reading
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
 
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The shampoo you're using can cause build-up, especially if you have hard water. You may have to shampoo more often or change up your shampoo depending on how your hair feels.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
 
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I train in martial arts most days during the week (1-2 hours/day, high intensity interval training). I found that I can do 1-2 co-washes before I need to low-poo. I also found that I need to make sure I'm using lighter conditioners for my co-wash (my favorites are KCKT and Tresemme Naturals Radiant Volume). I then use a heavier conditioner as RO and LI. I only attempt 2nd day hair once a week most weeks because I typically workout 5-6 days/wk. So a normal week would look like this:
Sun: 2nd day hair
Mon: co-wash
Tues: co-wash
Wed: low-poo
Thurs: co-wash
Fri: co-wash
Sat: low-poo/PT/DT (brown sugar scrub if needed)

On a rare lazy (or oversleep) day, I'll use a dry shampoo if I don't have time to wash my hair, but I really don't like how my hair feels after sweating heavily for up to 2 hours.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
 
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You can also use shampoo on your scalp area only where it tends to get more greasy & do a co-wash from the ears down. You may not need any add'l condidsh after, that will depend how your hair feels.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
 
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Thank you, everyone!
I think I'll start cowashing with my HG leave-in for a lighter cowash to prevent build-up and greasiness. Also, I will shampoo with my all natural HG low poo once a week or so.
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-Straight hair until 4/11
-Started CG 12/26/11

Co-wash/RO/LI: Beautiful Curls Leave-In Conditioner for Wavy to Curly Hair
Gel: Beautiful Curls Hair Gel

Routine...
-cowash/condition/leave-in condition
-comb hair
-supersoak and apply KCCC
-plop for 15-20 min
-plop a pineapple overnight
-just pineapple for second day hair

Short 2b and growing out!
Thanks for reading
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