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Old 10-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
 
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When i started cg in July my hair was very dry and damaged. since then i have been conditioning almost every day. (with onec or JC aloeba) plus dt every week. My hair was looking great but then in the last couple of weeks i have had frizz. its making me frustrated. After reading i believe i might be overconditioned. duh.

anyway, what do i do now? how often should i condition now that my hair seems to be in uh overcondition? should i do some sort of lemon juicy thing or shampoo? please help. tia
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
 
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I personally keep Lowpoo and Jessicurl Cleansing Cream for just that. Lemon juice, baking soda, etc may cut it for some curlies but not me. Sometimes my hair just needs to be cleaned. I find that an occasional cleansing with a very gentle cleanser like these seem to "reset" everything without completely undoing all of my hard work.

If you've never tried any of this, I would start with a lemon juice or soda clarifier and, if you're still overconditioned, maybe step it up to a low-detergent cleanser and go from there.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
 
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When i started cg in July my hair was very dry and damaged. since then i have been conditioning almost every day. (with onec or JC aloeba) plus dt every week. My hair was looking great but then in the last couple of weeks i have had frizz. its making me frustrated. After reading i believe i might be overconditioned. duh.

anyway, what do i do now? how often should i condition now that my hair seems to be in uh overcondition? should i do some sort of lemon juicy thing or shampoo? please help. tia
I seem to be in the same boat -- I've been playing around with oils and extra conditioner and my hair is screaming "ENOUGH ALREADY!". I've learned from experience that the only solution for me is to clarify with a sulfate shampoo. I agree with happy-girl, however, that you should start with the milder steps and move on from there until you figure out what works for you.

ETA: Sometimes a low poo will work for me if I don't have any other buildup, although I get build up pretty easily so not always the case for me.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
 
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what about a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo?
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:07 PM   #5
 
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Sometimes using a more protein-y conditioner (if your hair doesn't have protein issues) can counteract the excessive softening effects also.

Also, you don't need to condition everyday. If you must wet your hair to restyle you can just water rinse, or switch to a less moisturizing conditioner, like most in the Suave Naturals line, for instance.
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i only use really intensely moisturizing conditioners (one c) as a dt. you might try using a lighter conditioner for daily use and saving the one c and aloba for like once a week or so.
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