Wait...how often do you cowash?

I CO wash usually every other day, but occasionally I will go to a third day.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I'm new, CG since 24 May 2009. I CO wash everyday otherwise I just look stringy. Also my scalp itches if I do not scrub it. I mix lemon juice with my conditioner once a week to clarify. I haven't tried much else but my canopy has a very hard time holding its curl. Any ideas what I should do to help that?
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
I co-wash once a week. Any more than that and my hair is over conditioned.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
I cowash about once a week and condition every other day. Occasionally, I get 3rd day hair.
cowash: VO5 kiwi lime
condition: Say Yes to Carrots (also leave in a smidge)
styling: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted and DevaCurl Set it Free
I am finally embracing my crazy curls!
modified CG since Jan. 2009 I am a Jersey Girl!
CG was the best thing I ever did for my hair. Ever.
How often you co-wash isn't necessarily the same as how often you shampoo. Before CG, I shampooed once a week, slowly moving up to twice a week. Right now, how often I co-wash is sort of mixed, but it is often. If I'm wearing my hair in a bun, I skip 1 day of co-washing. If I'm wearing my hair down (which is what I mostly do), then I do it daily. As for the buildup, I would recommend using a clarifying conditioner like V05 Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint or Kiwi Lime Squeeze. For that reason, I've never been overconditioned.

"Smile...just do it."

3aMii, medium porosity, medium to low elasticity

Shampoo & Conditioner: HE Hydralicious Featherweight
Styling: HETMS Spray Gel and Finishing Touch Cream
DT: GF Triple Nutrition

Does this really mean that you're all getting your heads soaking wet every single day? My hair takes so long to dry I could never stand that. I'm interested in going CG but only if I can find the right routine and products so I can get my head wet at the most twice a week.
Daily wetting is far too obsessive for me.
That's why I've been hot roller setting for all these years, it looks good for five days or so.
I used homemade FSG for the first time yesterday, along with an epsom salt rinse and a bit of Coconut Oil,and it dried very nicely. I woke up this morning with nice wavy hair. So tomorrow morning we'll see what third day hair looks like.
I have only been CG for about 2 weeks now, and the first week I co-washed everyday. Then, this last week, maybe every other day. I've 2 2nd day hair days. On the days I don't co-wash, I still condition with the items in my signature. I also use honey a lot...maybe every other time? However, when I wet my hair, it feels soft initially. After I rinse my condish out, I still get a squeaky feeling. Should I go back to co-washing everytime for a bit? I also picked up a placenta treatment, as well as a jojoba oil treatment to try. Just looking for opinions!
CG since 6/28/09

BSL 3a(?), medium texture, average porosity. I think.

Co-Wash- VO5
Condish- NutriGloss, GVPCB, or Lutrasilk
Stylers I like so far: Honey, KY, Bioterra, LaLooks Sports Gel, HESMU
I usually co-wash or low poo every 2-3 days. I have been getting my hair wet almost every day lately though, because I have been trying out new products and I am not patient enough to wait 3 days. (Besides, some of my experiments haven't produced nice 2nd day hair. lol )
Laura
2bc f/ii highly porous hair
CG since Aug '06 ~ (mostly )
Fotki updated 6-30-09
Co-wash as much as you need to. If your hair looks greasy or stringy, then you need to co-wash more often (or use a different product or method.) If I go more than 3 days, I get pretty greasy, but some people can go a week.
Everyone is different.
Laura
2bc f/ii highly porous hair
CG since Aug '06 ~ (mostly )
Fotki updated 6-30-09

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