08-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Have you read the "sticky" thread at the very top of the "Going Shampoo-less" board? I think that will help you out a lot with your questions. You're getting some conflicting opinions here and different things work and don't work for different people, but I feel pretty sure that the great majority of curly and wavy people on these forums would tell you that they have to use conditioner every time they wet their hair. Most of us actually wash our hair with conditioner instead of using shampoo, then we do a "regular" conditioning, then we use a leave-in condition, and lots of us do a deep conditioning treatment every week or so.
I don't know what ingredients are in your products, but after reading the "Going Shampoo-less" info, if you want to try going "CG" or "no-poo" or even modified CG to help improve your hair's condition, you will need to see what's in your shampoo and conditioner and if you should switch products.
I think your curls are really cute! And they look healthy and shiny. We all battle frizz. And yes, I can see the difference between the two pictures, but one thing most of us agree on here is that our hair looks different almost every day--and sometimes every hour! The unpredictability & the surprises are some of the fun aspects of having curly or wavy hair. And then there are some days when it's not so much fun.
I highly recommend you spend some time just scanning threads on the various forums -- you'll get so much great information. There are also some good articles in the "Curls 411" and the "Articles" sections of NC, too.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs