DevaCurl Routine and CG

I just finished the CG book. It tells me not to shampoo. I am kind of trying to embrace the idea completely, but I am confused. I just bought pretty much the DevaCurl collection (no poo, one cond, the leave in conditioner, gel, set it free, and mist-er right) yeah I bought all I could.

How do I use this stuff? I mean I assumed I would poo first, then leave in the one conditioner for 30 minutes to an hour to do some strong conditioning, rinse that out and use the leave in conditioner, followed by the gel, and then finally the set it free. Using the mist-er right as a refresher in between washes or co-washes. Should I only use the poo periodically? But use the one conditioner and leave in every time I wash? I need help. I am confused. I am also seeing i might need to wash or co-wash at minimum every three to four days. I am african american, and I was always taught if I washed my hair too much, I would encounter breakage, wouldn't this happen if I co washed all the time?

Any help would be appreciated. If you can't tell, I am definitely a newbie
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Ok, so here is my understanding of it. CO Washing too much wouldn't cause any hair damage at all as long as you're staying away from conditioners with silicones because then you'll get a coat of build up outside the hair and not be able to get any moisture inside of it. The reason shampooing a lot would cause breakage is because it takes out the oils that hair needs to be healthy and makes it stiff. When you CO Wash, I'm pretty sure that it is mostly the movement of your hands, the actual scrubbing and the water that is removing the dirt. Shampoos have surfectants that allow water to remove oil when it usually cannot, conditioning washing is just movement while adding more moisture. The thing about the Deva No-Poo is, even though it is formulated almost identically to a conditioner, it has a very very very mild surfectant called laureth-4 that doesn't lather but allows the water to remove a very small amount of build up. Basically, No Poo'ing would be more harsh than CO washing but that's only relatively to each other, both aren't harsh at all. The Devacurl One C has a silicone, but most people on the board don't have a problem with that building up, the no-poo is definetly sufficient enough to remove it. Anyway what you said about the rest of the products sounded correct.

To be honest I don't CO Wash or use No Poo, I get a horrible amount of build up. I need to use some form of shampoo pretty much every day due to the natural oils my scalp makes (which is called "sebum").

Good Luck!
If you are prone to dryness, cowashing too often could definitely have adverse effects - it is, after all, removing your hair's natural oils. You should probably wet and condition more often than you no poo, just go by if your hair needs it.

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If you are prone to dryness, cowashing too often could definitely have adverse effects - it is, after all, removing your hair's natural oils. You should probably wet and condition more often than you no poo, just go by if your hair needs it.

HTH!
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
I've been under the impression that shampoo removes the natural oils and co washing (also called conditioner washing ) is a way to cleanse your hair with out stripping your hair of moisture. The negatives of cowashing too often is over conditioning and getting frizz or poofy hair.
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If you are prone to dryness, cowashing too often could definitely have adverse effects - it is, after all, removing your hair's natural oils. You should probably wet and condition more often than you no poo, just go by if your hair needs it.

HTH!
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
I've been under the impression that shampoo removes the natural oils and co washing (also called conditioner washing ) is a way to cleanse your hair with out stripping your hair of moisture. The negatives of cowashing too often is over conditioning and getting frizz or poofy hair.
Originally Posted by mrfhnl
Actually, while most don't have the issue, co-wash does remove your hair's natural oils because of the scrubbing + mild surfactants in conditioners. It doesn't strip it as much as 'poo, not by far, but if you have very, very dry hair, it will strip it if you do it too often.
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I was in the same boat as you about a month ago. Decided to go CG and bought all Devacurl products. I'm Caucasian and have 3a hair. I use the No-Poo every 2 or 3 days, the One-C daily. I used to leave most of that in (don't use the B-Leavein yet) but now I find that it is better for me to rinse most of it out now. I used to do a one hour condition with OneC weekly, but now I use Jessicurl's WDT. This is much better for me. Then I use Angell and let my hair dry or diffuse and scrunch out the crunch (don't get alot with Angell) with SIF, which I love, cuz it makes my hair soooo shiny! Without looking wet! And I hate when it looks wet!! I found out not to spray the SIF in my hair, instead I spray it on my hands, then scrunch it in my hair. Sometimes though, if I have fly-aways at my part, I will spray it directly there. Sometimes at night I put in some Shea Butter or Jojoba oil. I use Lemon-Aid (from the book) every other week.

I guess what I'm getting at is that you have to find your own routine. I found what works for me by trial and error and trying things I read here. I'm pretty open to trying new things (how I got started with CG in the first place) and have discovered some pretty fabulous things from the curlies here. The Deva products are fabulous though, my hair has never looked better, but I have the Jessicurl line showing up at my door soon and will give those a try too! Have fun with all of this and don't be afraid to try different things. I'm still too afraid to try the baking soda or vinegar rinses, but I know one of these days it's gonna happen!!!
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