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Old 02-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #21
 
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How many days would you wait before re-washing

I wash my hair because I use proclaim glossing polish and coconut oil conditonier "as leave when straightening out my hair"

because my hair is on the dry side

Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

I'll answer your first question:
How many days do I wait before rewashing?:
Well.. I 'wash' my hair every other day. I do not use any kind of shampoo. I use Suave Coconut Conditioner to wash my scalp and then I use Giovanni 50/50.
My hair is very clean. It smells clean. It feels clean.
Everyone needs to find what works for them. Sometimes, that takes a long time to figure out. Not every thing works for every person. That is why this board is so great! We all like to hear about what someone else is doing and some of us try it and sometimes, it works for us too! Sometimes it doesn't.
We have some girls on this board that use very expensive products and we have some that use very inexpensive products. Some make their own!
It's all about finding out what works for you. There is no wrong way to do it. It's all about finding what works for you.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:02 PM   #22
 
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Read Lorraine Massey's Curly Girl book, you might find a used copy on amazon.com or maybe your library carries it.
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Do you know if you can find a copy of the book at Boarders Book Store. I can get to that book store easily and when I get some money I may pick it up if less than 20 bucks.


I don't think my local library carry's it because the city I live is kind of small but surround by many large city's such as famous Los Angeles, CA
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You should call your local borders' and ask them, and if they don't have it in stock, they can order it in for you.
(as for the cost, I don't know, but it's a fairly thin, paperback-style book, I doubt it would be more than 20 dollars)

Personally, though, when I read the book, I thought it had a LOT less information than these boards, so it isn't a necessity, really.

As for washing, if you don't plan to cut out silicones but are willing to wash with conditioner (by scrubbing your head with your fingertips), you can probably just wait until you feel/see build up or dull hair, and wash then. Seems the easiest way to me, at least. But really, don't be so defensive and against the no-shampoo method! It won't make you look dirty or like you can't take care of yourself. If you look at pictures of people who have gone cg (there's a thread of before/afters on this board), you'll notice most of them look way better afterwards, and definitely not greasy and gross. The annoying thing is, before your hair gets better like that, it will get worse, so if you tried it for one week, you probably didn't get past the bad part. It you want to try it again, maybe you could wait until you have a few weeks that you can stand having potentially bad hair.
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Here is a link to the book on amazon.com. You can order a used copy for about $5.

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The book is a good place to start because it is simple. Sometimes we can be a little complicated here on the boards.
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I'm kind of curious as to what has caused your change of heart. I mean, a couple months ago you were extremely adamant about not even considering going no-poo and you gave us all a hard time about it. Just wondering what made you decide to consider it now
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At moment I am battling a very dry hair. I figure I try something new such as new product. I might lead to more softener without the dryness over a period of time.

-Laura Lee - First of all I don't know what your problem was with me to began with?

Someone also posted a rude comment regards how to type English sentences on this board which was rude and insulting to began with and making seem like was not educated. I do admit to typing real fast a lot of time. I don't go back to read what I type. I just post and when I get home I just turn on the computer open my browser and see If got any replys in regards what I posted or whatever.

So what I am getting is that I don't have problem with you or anything but sounds like you have problem with me.
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At moment I am battling a very dry hair. I figure I try something new such as new product. I might lead to more softener without the dryness over a period of time.

-Laura Lee - First of all I don't know what your problem was with me to began with?

Someone also posted a rude comment regards how to type English sentences on this board which was rude and insulting to began with and making seem like was not educated. I do admit to typing real fast a lot of time. I don't go back to read what I type. I just post and when I get home I just turn on the computer open my browser and see If got any replys in regards what I posted or whatever.

So what I am getting is that I don't have problem with you or anything but sounds like you have problem with me.
It's not that I have a problem with you; but if you look at the first page of this thread you were extremely adamant about not even considering the shampooless method. Of course that's fine and it's your prerogative and your hair. But I'm wondering, for future help to other people considering the shampooless method, what caused your change of heart to now you want to read the CG book?
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Hi rosebearr, no one has a problem with you..and secondly why would everyone have a problem with you. A lot of us are new here. And most when they come to the boards dont know about the Curly Girl method but are willing to learn at least. Everyone here is trying to help you as much as they can..so dont accuse them of being rude.
IMHO, even if you cant get the Curly girl book right now, you could get a lot of major info from the going Shampooless/CG sections or Laura Lee's DormRoomCurly blog. I never read the book. I learnt about going CG from this site.
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It just wierd how laura lee came with what caused your change of heart to now you want to read the CG book?

I like reading books but that does not mean I am going to buy it. I never read the book.

and seems as if to me she trying to start some drama for no reason to began.

After all this forum not who's right or wrong blogger site!!!!!!
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She was just curious. Most of us have encountered at least one person in our lives that's REALLY against the CG method for any number of reasons, and sometimes it's interesting to hear what changed someone's mind. To see if that aspect of thinking might bring someone else around to considering it as well.

ETA: On top of that, you were insanely defensive (and obviously still are) about the whole topic. So yeah, it strikes her (and me, as well) as strange that you're interested now.

Calm down. No one has it out for you. If you want to see drama, go to the non hair boards.
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She was just curious. Most of us have encountered at least one person in our lives that's REALLY against the CG method for any number of reasons, and sometimes it's interesting to hear what changed someone's mind. To see if that aspect of thinking might bring someone else around to considering it as well.

ETA: On top of that, you were insanely defensive (and obviously still are) about the whole topic. So yeah, it strikes her (and me, as well) as strange that you're interested now.

Calm down. No one has it out for you. If you want to see drama, go to the non hair boards.
Thanks Mims. I think I'll just leave this thread alone since I'm obviously not going to get an answer.
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You could switch to a sulfate free shampoo. I use loreal everpure and I shampoo everyday. Everyones hair is different some of us can get away with using shampoo. I tried cg for 6 months and I have to shampoo. I still only use conditioners that are silicone free like suave or VO5. I follow with a really good leave in conditioner. If you can stay away from silicones as much as possible it helps with getting the moisture in the hair better.

A deep treatment once a week until you get the dryness under control may also help. I like the jessicurl weekly deep treatment. You can purchase samples for 1.50 off her website jessicurl.com. She dont charge shipping on samples. Karens body beautiful is another great option. I use her nectar and the super silky as leave ins and I done have to do dt anymore. Her products are worth the money. Both jessicurl and the KBB are silicone free products.
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I was also considering the Loreal Everpure.

I currently do a deep treatment once a while - I like to use plastic hair cap and blow dry it under warm heat. I noticed my hair feeling more softener.

Can you find Jessicurl at Target, Walgreens or CVS?

I don't really like buying stuff online - I just like paying with the GREEN - It just habit as its my credit mess up from not having study job at the time.
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She was just curious. Most of us have encountered at least one person in our lives that's REALLY against the CG method for any number of reasons, and sometimes it's interesting to hear what changed someone's mind. To see if that aspect of thinking might bring someone else around to considering it as well.

ETA: On top of that, you were insanely defensive (and obviously still are) about the whole topic. So yeah, it strikes her (and me, as well) as strange that you're interested now.

Calm down. No one has it out for you. If you want to see drama, go to the non hair boards.

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No need that's why what you say and she says on this forum is out one ear and in with other.

How am I being insanely defensive when did I use a bad word never there forth your just talking s$$t out of your a$$
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Someone also posted a rude comment regards how to type English sentences on this board which was rude and insulting to began with and making seem like was not educated. I do admit to typing real fast a lot of time. I don't go back to read what I type. I just post and when I get home I just turn on the computer open my browser and see If got any replys in regards what I posted or whatever.

So what I am getting is that I don't have problem with you or anything but sounds like you have problem with me.
General common-sense board etiquette is to communicate in a clear, neutral-toned manner and not get wound up when someone suggests or asks something you may not agree with right away. Projecting your own interpretation of attitude or tone on someone else's post generally leads to frustration and misunderstandings.

Kudos to Laura Lee and MimzTX for not getting their hackles up.

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No need that's why what you say and she says on this forum is out one ear and in with other.
I believe the saying is, "In one ear and out the other."
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She was just curious. Most of us have encountered at least one person in our lives that's REALLY against the CG method for any number of reasons, and sometimes it's interesting to hear what changed someone's mind. To see if that aspect of thinking might bring someone else around to considering it as well.

ETA: On top of that, you were insanely defensive (and obviously still are) about the whole topic. So yeah, it strikes her (and me, as well) as strange that you're interested now.

Calm down. No one has it out for you. If you want to see drama, go to the non hair boards.

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No need that's why what you say and she says on this forum is out one ear and in with other.

How am I being insanely defensive when did I use a bad word never there forth your just talking s$$t out of your a$$
...Its funny that you called these girls rude when they're just trying to help understand your problem and help you while youre being extremely offensive now.
Im not exactly a reglar on these forums, more of a lurker who looks for help when i encounter any issues. I dont know any of these girls personally but theyre very helpful in general. No ones out to get you. You should really correct your attitude..
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She was just curious. Most of us have encountered at least one person in our lives that's REALLY against the CG method for any number of reasons, and sometimes it's interesting to hear what changed someone's mind. To see if that aspect of thinking might bring someone else around to considering it as well.

ETA: On top of that, you were insanely defensive (and obviously still are) about the whole topic. So yeah, it strikes her (and me, as well) as strange that you're interested now.

Calm down. No one has it out for you. If you want to see drama, go to the non hair boards.

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No need that's why what you say and she says on this forum is out one ear and in with other.

How am I being insanely defensive when did I use a bad word never there forth your just talking s$$t out of your a$$
It's too bad you wont listen to them because they have a whole lot of curly hair knowledge. You are the one missing out...
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No need that's why what you say and she says on this forum is out one ear and in with other.

How am I being insanely defensive when did I use a bad word never there forth your just talking s$$t out of your a$$
This is offensive. These women have a long history on these boards of helping people NOT attacking people. You are the one being offensive.
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