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Old 04-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Which is better?

Would co-washing every day or low-pooing every few days (with nothing else in between) be better for your hair? Or about the same?

Right now I do a combo of both - if I wash two days in a row, the 2nd day is a co-wash day. But if it's 2 days later, I'll use a gentle low poo. 3 days and I'll use a low-poo with coco betaine.

Bc I have young children, I can't always take a shower every day, and often when I take one I don't have time to wash my hair. So with any refreshing attempts, etc, my hair tends to stack up with product. That's why I tend to go for low-poo. (plus my hair is so porous, I think it gets gummed down with layer upon layer of product.)

That "schedule" varied depending on how my hair feels on a given day, but that's generally it.

Anyhow, I'm wondering if daily co-washes are better than low-pooing every few days. It seems like less washing would be better, but then again maybe the frequent co-washing puts more moisture into hair?

2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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mmm good question, i low poo ever few days, to refresh my curls i just to help with the moisture i just use my normal conditioner as a leave in and mix it with oil in the palm of my hand and just work it through my hair. if i dont wash my hair i just wet it a bit to refresh and work the condish/ oil mixture through my hair. its nice and quick and easy and seems to work really well.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
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