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Avie 12-10-2012 04:01 PM

Hard to wash hair? Can anyone help me? Hair feels dry.
 
Hey :)
Recently starting co-washing after doing one last no 'cones, sulphate wash. Think i'm about 2 weeks in. Anyway i'm having a problem. Everytime I try to wash my hair, its really hard to do it. Takes me like 45mins-1hr which I know isn't right. Basically the problem is, when I go to wash my hair, it feels really dry and hard to get conditioner through. So it ends up with me using up tons of conditioner. It's really annoying because I'm loving the results. My hair is less frizzy, less flat, and more defined and voluminous. I'm using Tresemme Naturals, and nearly used up half the bottle already. Can anyone help me?
Thanks.

Ml001 12-10-2012 04:25 PM

I would start with finding a protein free conditioner. You may need some protein but may be getting too much at the moment.

And determine your hair's properties: http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm

Knowing your hair properties will help you select products more successfully.

Avie 12-10-2012 05:42 PM

Hi, thanks for reply.

Looking at the link you gave me, I think I have high porosity and medium hair.

What do you suggest?

shellyRN07swavy 12-10-2012 08:27 PM

You may need a more moisturizing conditioner...if you have coarse hair...like curl junkie rehab....or maybe try the spritz and condition method...

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poemaXX 12-10-2012 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Ml001 (Post 2083865)
I would start with finding a protein free conditioner. You may need some protein but may be getting too much at the moment.

And determine your hair's properties: Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

Knowing your hair properties will help you select products more successfully.

+1

Yeah, I think it's a protein issue. You might be protein sensitive, or simply getting more protein than you need. Try a protein-free conditioner for awhile. HTH!

Ml001 12-11-2012 12:08 AM

I have low-porosity hair so I am unfamiliar with dealing with high porosity. As you browse the forums, check out signatures and find members with hair similar to yours and see what products and techniques they use.

But start with the protein thing - that is the likely culprit. :) If you want to stick with on-ground products, suave has a couple of protein-free options. For online products - my favorite is Curl Junkie.

Avie 12-11-2012 10:27 AM

Thanks!

asianrunner 12-11-2012 08:27 PM

I thought TN were protein free? At least the moisturizing one is.

Make sure your hair is good and wet before you start cowashing/conditioning. Also, maybe try doing a prepoo w/ coconut oil before showering. Check out this post for other ideas:
Pedaheh's Hair Blog: What to Do if You Have Dry Hair.

If you have a Sallys, you could check out the GVP conditioning balm. It's more moisturizing than TN but still on the cheaper side!

ssa79 12-12-2012 01:40 AM

Don't know if this will help you but it has me in the past
 
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ssa79 12-12-2012 01:43 AM

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Ml001 12-12-2012 09:36 AM

TN has avocado oil and avg in it. At least the bottle I have does. But her other products could have protein, too. Or, due to residual protein from previous products, the avocado plus avg is just too much at this time. (Avg acts like protein for a lot of people.) These two ingredients are low on the list but I know I also had problems with TN before I understood the protein issue and had too much protein in my hair.

Coconut oil, while it does not contain protein itself, somehow reacts with any protein that is in your hair and strengthens it - not what you want when you have protein overload.

Fmasuhr 12-13-2012 01:39 PM

i think as well that you need to look for a protein free one. if that still isnt helping then try adding a bit of oil the the condish/low poo when you wash. just add a bit of the poo when its in your hands and clean like normal. this also gives nice slip

kidrobot 12-13-2012 02:24 PM

my hair need a special shampoo

Korkscrew 12-13-2012 03:00 PM

My hair loves all sorts of protein but hates TN too. So am not yet convinced you're protein sensitive, though you could be.

Instead of quickly jumping onto the anti-protein band wagon and swearing off all protein, you might try that one recommendation you got to try Suave conditioner instead. Suave Naturals Coconut does have protein, tends to work for a lot of curlies and it costs about two bucks.Plus, if you really have a protein problem, there's a good chance you'll have a problem with this conditioner too, and can then consider ruling out proteins.

Whether or not this turns out to be a protein problem, Kinky Curly Knot Today conditioner might really help with Cowashing and detangling because it has such amazing slip (And is all-natural w/out protein). It is, however, expensive for the amount you get and it may not be the best LI if your hair tends toward dry.


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