PT/DT and then shampooing

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If I were to do a PT one day and then low-poo the next, will it undo the PT? Same with doing a DT?

I've found that I have to wash my hair every day in order to have decent curls. I don't want to waste my time doing a treatment if I'm just going to undo the work the next day.
2C waves with a little 3A thrown in for fun, medium density, on the course side hair (IMO--will have stylist confirm at some point.) Still trying to work on porosity- have characteristics of both high and low

Polyquats are terrible. I seems to be able to tolerate butters and oils in the most sparing amounts as long as I low-poo frequently.
I don't think it will undo it at all. I mean you have to rinse out the PT and the DT- if it hadn't deposited on the hair even rinsing would sort of "undo" it.

Do you have any treatments in mind?

On a side note though- doing regular DT's and PT's has actually helped my curls last without so many washings. That really stinks!
3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity?
CG since November 2013.

Pre-Poo: Coconut Oil overnight, or a greek yogurt mixture
Shampoo: Curls Cleanser and/or clarifier
Conditioner: trying out different Suave Naturals conditioners and GVP's leave-in conditioner at the moment
Styler: iagirl's super smooth flax curl cream. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month
DT: conditioner or yogurt base with honey and oil if the conditioner has none.
I did a DT last night which was a combo of small amount of SM raw shea masque and a bunch of my other conditioners all mixed up. While washing my hair this morning, it occurred to me that I might have just undone all the conditioning.
2C waves with a little 3A thrown in for fun, medium density, on the course side hair (IMO--will have stylist confirm at some point.) Still trying to work on porosity- have characteristics of both high and low

Polyquats are terrible. I seems to be able to tolerate butters and oils in the most sparing amounts as long as I low-poo frequently.
I think the point of PT/DTs is that you're hair is supposed to absorb them. Otherwise they'd never work when we rinse the treatments out of our hair. All you would do is wash away anything left behind on the hair shaft, which is only a good thing. Whatever was absorbed into the cuticle will stay put for the most part. Maybe, lol. That's just my opinion.
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2C/3A, high porosity, low density, fine-medium

Low Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Clarify: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying, KCCC
RO/CoWash: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
LI: KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AG Beach Bomb, Mop Top Light Hold Anti-Frizz Gel, LA Looks Xtreme Sport
PT: Curl Junkie Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatin treatment (awesome!)

Hair LOVES proteins!
@MeeBee: and here I thought all along that one washed one's hair first and then did one's conditioning treatments and rinsed. Does what you say mean that one leaves the PT and DT IN? I thought that most conditioners were meant to be rinsed out, even treatments, unless one is doing a specifically leave-in, which is usually lighter so it doesn't gunk up the hair or be simply too heavy.
@MeeBee: and here I thought all along that one washed one's hair first and then did one's conditioning treatments and rinsed. Does what you say mean that one leaves the PT and DT IN? I thought that most conditioners were meant to be rinsed out, even treatments, unless one is doing a specifically leave-in, which is usually lighter so it doesn't gunk up the hair or be simply too heavy.
Originally Posted by caramix3a
I'm not quite sure what you're asking me. But yes, you are supposed to rinse out your PT/DT treatments after you're finished. You don't just leave them in. That's not what I said, at all. I said if washing you're hair undid them, then they'd never take when we rinsed them out. But I don't think you're supposed to PT/DT and then low poo, shampoo, or cowash you're hair, as the OP does, unless I misunderstood her question. You're just supposed to rinse them out really good and them wash your hair on your next wash day. Not sure where you're getting confused?
2C/3A, high porosity, low density, fine-medium

Low Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Clarify: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying, KCCC
RO/CoWash: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
LI: KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AG Beach Bomb, Mop Top Light Hold Anti-Frizz Gel, LA Looks Xtreme Sport
PT: Curl Junkie Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatin treatment (awesome!)

Hair LOVES proteins!
If I were to do a PT one day and then low-poo the next, will it undo the PT? Same with doing a DT?

I've found that I have to wash my hair every day in order to have decent curls. I don't want to waste my time doing a treatment if I'm just going to undo the work the next day.
Originally Posted by RisingMoon
I've been considering doing this the next time I DT because it seems like no matter how much I rinse, I can't get it all out.
IMO, these treatments should absorb. Most people don't poo of anykind until the next normal time, but I'm telling you I can't get the surface stuff completely off. DT and PT should penetrate. That is kind of the point of them. So I can't imagine a slight low poo the next day undoing anything.

I've been considering doing this the next time I DT because it seems like no matter how much I rinse, I can't get it all out.
Originally Posted by chupie
That's my issue. No matter how much I rinse my hair, it is too heavy to hold my curls the next day. I have to start with a clean slate each day, but I want my hair to be able to have the benefits of PT/DTs.
2C waves with a little 3A thrown in for fun, medium density, on the course side hair (IMO--will have stylist confirm at some point.) Still trying to work on porosity- have characteristics of both high and low

Polyquats are terrible. I seems to be able to tolerate butters and oils in the most sparing amounts as long as I low-poo frequently.

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