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wintermagnolia 01-14-2012 08:56 PM

Does anyone else still need to shampoo?
 
I know that a lot of people on this site believe in completely cutting out shampoo. It's an interesting idea, and one that I have tried, but I find that if I go to long without a real shampoo, my hair still gets greasy, especially considering I use gel (Aveda Confixor/ sometimes Deva anGEL) once or twice a day. I have tried the Deva No-poo, but that doesn't really do the job. I use conditioner every day, but the fact is that even "co-washing" doesn't really clean my hair... that's just not the purpose of a conditioner. I don't shampoo every day, more like every two or three. Does anyone else have the same dilemma?
P.S. I use Aveda Shampure.

justajesuschick 01-14-2012 09:03 PM

Sure. There are many of us who cannot or choose not to cowash.

midgi 01-14-2012 11:13 PM

I shampoo once a week and cowash 2-3 times a week. Any other time I just wet it with water.

I shampoo because too much conditioner makes my hair smell a little rank and some of the products I use have cones.

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Starmie 01-15-2012 03:37 AM

I use shampoo (with and without sulphates) regularly, co-washing doesn't work for me. I also have psoriasis on my scalp and I need shampoo to wash out all the creams and oils I use for that.

curlylaura 01-15-2012 05:51 AM

I shampoo. My hair feels gross if I don't.. I also have to use Nizoral dandruff shampoo every week.

Robin-in-FL 01-15-2012 11:04 AM

My hair likes low-poo best as a regular wash, not conditioner. I use 'real' shampoo once every 3 or 4 months, to wash out henna, and before doing a PT.

So yes my hair likes shampoo but only occasionally, NOT as a regular cleanser.

britney. 01-15-2012 03:09 PM

I use a low-poo once in a while to clarify my hair. But co-washing works fine for me. I prefer shampoo since I feel like my hair gets cleaner more easily than co-washing, but my hair still gets clean with co-washing it just takes more effort, since I really have to scrub my scalp a lot to get it thoroughly clean and I have to use a lot of conditioner. But my hair looks nicer and is less frizzy when I co-wash. Conditioner works fine to clean your hair, it has gentle cleansers instead of harsh ones. You just have to really make sure that you scrub your scalp well to get it clean with conditioner.

*Sugar* 01-15-2012 03:31 PM

I can go a couple days with just co washing, but after a while my scalp feels gross and my roots are weighed down so i do wash my scalp once is a while.

Sometimes I'll put conditioner on my length before shampooing to protect it from the sulfates.

Mirabella 01-15-2012 04:41 PM

Ever since henna'ing my hair and winter hit I find I can NOT use regular shampoo, it is absolutely too drying in my hair. I can use a regular low-poo when I feel my hair is getting a bit built up but I have to moisturize really well afterwards or my hair will feel dry many days afterwards.

favoritecolorblu 01-15-2012 07:26 PM

I shampoo every once in a while like maybe once a month to get rid of build up. My hair doesn't mind it that way. Most of the time I either water wash or co-wash.

kaysara 01-15-2012 07:52 PM

I use a low-poo such as Jessicurl's hair cleansing cream if I feel like I need more than just a co-wash or even just a water wash. I usually need the low-poo once a week or just a couple times a month to feel like I've really cleansed out all the product I use. I rarely feel the need to use a regular sulfate shampoo, and I always feel very stripped when I do. I only use those if I accidentally use a cone or if my hair get to a stage where it needs some sort of reset button. For the most part water scrubbing and cowashing work as my regular routine, though, with an occasional low poo to help out.

asianrunner 01-15-2012 08:10 PM

I feel like that more people low poo or no poo (cleansing conditioners) than just straight up cowash. I like to low poo, because I like lathering up and I think it washes out my flakes better than just cowashing or water rinsing.

Maganda 01-15-2012 08:33 PM

I only low poo once in a while. It seems like a good idea to do that to avoid buildup. But even when I was using silicones, I only shampooed once or twice a week. My hair is naturally very dry and it just doesn't get greasy. My hair looks a lot better since I stopped shampooing and that's a good enough reason for me to stick with it! I like to give myself a nice long scalp massage when I co-wash; it feels relaxing and it's good for the scalp.

Cheetara 01-16-2012 07:41 AM

I alternate between regular shampoo and low poo.

hippiechic81 01-16-2012 12:39 PM

I tried co-washing when I first went mod-CG but it just didn't do anything for me so now I only low-poo and maybe once a month use a regular sulfate shampoo. :flower:

curlyberry 01-16-2012 12:52 PM

I shampoo 2x a month because most of my rinse out conditioners don't take care of the little build up i may get throughout the week.

Fmasuhr 01-16-2012 01:57 PM

im in the low poo club as well, i do it once or twice a week, i get really good second and third day hair, so i can go a few days with out poo'ing. inbetween washes i just rinse with water, and give my scalp a good scrub

BlackAngelPlayah 01-16-2012 01:58 PM

I have to. I tried co washing and by week 3 my hair a scalp were a MESS! I have to lather up.

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SegB 01-16-2012 08:00 PM

I low poo almost daily. Maybe use CJ DF once a week. I also use regular sulfate shampoo 1-2 times a week to clarify. This works for me.

curlyserf 01-16-2012 08:28 PM

I low-poo almost every day. I typically take off 1 day each week and don't do anything with my hair other than a headband or ponytail (usually on a day when I'm just hanging around the house). Every so often I will try to co-wash (which I did when I first started cg) but I always get a lot of frizz. My fine hair just seems to prefer low-poo. Every few months my hair seems to really act up and won't do much of anything, so I do a quick shampoo with a combo of sulfate poo and conditioner.


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