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Old 05-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
 
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Default Cowashing=losing curls and TJ Ttt shampoo

I've been using Suave Naturals (switching between eternal sunshine & tropical coconut) and have noticed my hair has more limp curls the days I cowash. I have thin/fine hair and am wondering if the doubling up on conditioner (one as a CO and the other as a RO, Y2C) is weighing it down. My scalp has also been very itchy on the days I cowash. I've been thinking about trying Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo it looks sulfate & silicone free. Any thoughts?
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Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
 
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Co-washing doesn't work for all thin or fine haired curlies, if you have healthy hair you should be fine to wash with a sulphate free product. You may actually want the increase in volume (pouf) that comes from changing the natural charge on hair with shampoo.

If you have a possible scalp issue I would use something as gentle and neutral as possible, either a sulphate free shampoo 'base' and/ or a product that respects the pH balance of healthy skin and hair (acidic 4.5 to 5.5) like Komaza Care. Tea tree may be useful in mild seborrhoeic dermatitis but can be irritant in other skin complaints. There are a number of other essential oils in the Trader Joe product that are potentially irritating, that is basically what 'tingling' is.
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CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
 
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I agree with Firefox: it doesn't work for everyone. I have fine hair too and I get overconditioned very easily, so I low-poo and then use a rinse-out. I never used a leave-in until today. Seems like I just have to be really careful with conditioners.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
 
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Thank you! Are there any low poo shampoos that are PH balanced that can be easily purchased at a drugstore or Sally's?
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Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
 
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pH balanced usually means neutral or pH 7 ish, widely available but not ideal.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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