revamping my routine: how often to shampoo??

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i realized that my hair habits weren't working for me. got to a point where my fine, dry hair was fried & thirsty from heat styling & coloring, and my already lazy & unpredictible curls were fading away into weak waves.

i was co-washing 2-3 times a week, first with Roux Porosity Control then "graduating" to L'Oreal EverCreme Masque because shampoo made my hair tangle. i only shampooed my roots (with PM Lavender Mint or GVP Hydrating) when they felt gross, once a week or once every other week.

my hair got a huge boost the other day when i tried Giovanni Nutrafix (PT), mixed w/ Fairy Tales Energizing LI because i was scared of more dryness! i have Abba Pure Finish & Giovanni Magnetic gels on the way, and i'm *SOOO* excited to order Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo & Tug Me Not Conditioner & SSCEJ when i get paid this week!

how often do you shampoo?

TIA!
Amanda
2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
but seems to love protein!!


Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
I never shampoo! I do however low-poo about once every two weeks. Shampoo is too drying and damaging for my hair.

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3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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About a year ago I purchased a gentle sulfate shampoo that's packed with protein and I use it about once every week or two. I've tried tons of low-poos and I found most of them leave my hair feeling much more dry and stripped than the sulfate shampoo I use. Formulation is way more important than the presence or absence of any one particular ingredient.

On other days I use a cleansing conditioner or a straight co-wash. My gym and karate schedule leave my hair needing to be cleansed daily.
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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Once a week (every other shampoo) typically. My hair can handle sulfates pretty well.
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
About a year ago I purchased a gentle sulfate shampoo that's packed with protein and I use it about once every week or two. I've tried tons of low-poos and I found most of them leave my hair feeling much more dry and stripped than the sulfate shampoo I use. Formulation is way more important than the presence or absence of any one particular ingredient.

On other days I use a cleansing conditioner or a straight co-wash. My gym and karate schedule leave my hair needing to be cleansed daily.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
What is the name of the protein-packed shampoo?
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


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I don't. I found a conditioner that doesn't build up and rinses clean with my co-wash.

If I try a new product that builds up, I just borrow a bit of whatever sulfate shampoo my roommate is using. She's a curly, so it's usually pretty gentle.
I shampoo about 3x/wk. It's a gentle sulfate shampoo that doesn't make me as itchy as my favorite low poo. I shampoo with Redken Fresh Curls and love the lather!

Hootenany, I think Corrina uses CHS shampoo.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I use SM curling shampoo which has no sulfates once a week (I cowash in between) but I recently started cleansing only my scalp and letting the water drip down and wash of my ends that way I don't strip too much moisture from my already damaged ends (as shown in the CG book). I don't know if it was the weather (it's been pretty chilly in Miami this weekend) or changing my methods but my hair came out great and the frizz was minimal which for me it's a MIRACLE lol. It almost looked like after I got my devacut and I got great 2nd day hair
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curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



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Last edited by longlivecurls; 02-18-2013 at 11:03 AM.
UPDATE: i am madly, passionately in love with Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo!!
2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
but seems to love protein!!


Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
What's SM?
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
What's SM?
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CG NEWBIE
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!

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