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Old 02-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default I use shampoo to clean my hair

How many days would you wait before re-washing because my hair is on the dry side

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
 
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If your hair is dry, I would suggest that you stop using shampoo. It helped my hair tremendously. However, when I was shampooing, I would shampoo every 4 days or so. I guess it would depend on how your hair looks.
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Default I am not going shampoo-less

I don't want to waste my money on products that may not work

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I refuse to go shampoo-less

I don't like build up in my hair

I do like to smell clean
going shampooless is, obviously, entirely your decision. if you have something that works, I'm all for keeping at it. lol, god knows it's hard enough to find that one routine that actually makes our hair do what we want...

Still. Shampoo-less does not mean build up, or smelly hair. My hair is perfectly conditioned, not stinky or greasy and none of my products build up on my hair. Even if I go an entire week between washing.

It's entirely possible shampoo is necessary for you, personally, to get the effect you want but until you try *shrug* it's impossible to know for sure. If you're really concerned about the dryness of your hair, I agree that 'poo-less is the way to go. Eliminating the drying sulfates and replacing them with conditioning products can only help the dryness. It might be worth a try.
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I refuse to go shampoo-less

I don't like build up in my hair

I do like to smell clean
Like Mims said, build up doesn't go hand in hand with CG. Also, shampoo hasn't touched my hair in nearly 3 and a half months and I certainly do not smell dirty. Actually, people always comment about how pretty my hair smells.

If you're so set in your ways, there isn't much we can suggest to help with dryness, other than to space out the shampooing to as far apart as your hair can take
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Now lets clear something up

I have gone shampoo less for one week
with Treesmee Remoisture Conditoner for several months

however I switch to Silk Elements Shampoo & Use different contionder now its all Quatnum - Moisture - I am not sure if i like this brand since it was recommend by Sally Employee who said a lot of people buy it and I saw a Salon member buying the same brand at Sally Beauty Supply
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Tresemme is notorious for having silicones in their products. If you tried to go shampoo-less without ditching ingredients that aren't water-soluble, you're going to have problems. They will build up and you'll experience really gross hair.

If you're experiencing dryness, why not switch to a low-poo with no sulfates? And limiting your silicone use? That will allow the moisture to get in, and with some good DTs, you're hair will probably get better. I wouldn't listen so much to what store employees say. They want you to buy something, and they'll say whatever they need to do achieve that. Do some research here and find what's working for curlies.

I can't find the ingredients for the products you're using, but I found something that said they contain mineral oil. If that's true, I'd switch products anyway. Mineral oil coats the hair and prevents moisture from getting in.
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i DID DITCH TRSEMMEE for while since - My dad is the one that was buying there products.

Last week on Thursday is when I started using Silk Elements - I use the shampoo - I like the fact it detangles, condtions and ph bal

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There's no reason to get defensive. We're just trying to help you.

You didn't say that you had stopped using Tresemme when you attempted CG. In fact you didn't give us any information other than the fact that you are using these products (which no one knows the ingredients for, let alone what they are) and at one time you stopped using shampoo. That's not much to go on.

I'm not sure what it is that you want. What is your problem? Dry hair? We've given you answers and you seem to just want to argue with us. I don't know what else to say.
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Since you definitely don't seem to want to ditch the shampoo, I'd say your best bet is to limit its use as much as possible. Try and spread out your wash days... maybe once a week, or even once every 2 weeks. You could try to water wash, or even cowash, in between, and see if that gives you more moisture. Shampooing occasionally should keep you from feeling 'dirty' or having your hair feel coated.
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There's no reason to get defensive. We're just trying to help you.

You didn't say that you had stopped using Tresemme when you attempted CG. In fact you didn't give us any information other than the fact that you are using these products (which no one knows the ingredients for, let alone what they are) and at one time you stopped using shampoo. That's not much to go on.

I'm not sure what it is that you want. What is your problem? Dry hair? We've given you answers and you seem to just want to argue with us. I don't know what else to say.
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I obiviously post question to get answer
I refuse to throw away money down the drain - Let take this into fact that not all stores accept returns.

I did respond to someone to someeles message to had to said what brand of shampoo you are using my responds was Treesmee - I answer your questions.

Maybe you didn't read all my post as the last one is the most recently responded 8:10PM

I don't understand what hell your talking about when you girls just say CG - I didn't know what that means or what it stand for

I also if your going to communicate with me- Please do it nicely as - I take rude comments a very seriously. I just join this message board less than month ago.

Go god - I am not getting dumb but if you take like that than IM me on Yahoo - Rosabearr - I will be ready to chit-chat.

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You can still remove silicone with non-sulfate shampoos. They just have to contain a gentle ingredient like the ones per an article from our resident curly chemist: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/whats-the-scoop-on-silicones

What you might have done is put your hair through a cycle of sealing out the moisture it needs by using serum (glossing polish), & then removing the serum with a shampoo containing a drying or damaging sulfate such as ammonium or sodium lauryl or laureth.

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LauraLee has an excellent blog article about how to go CG as well. It explains everything really well.
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I think we might have a communication issue. Is English your first language? I think we are all getting a bit frustrated. We here on the boards forget sometimes that we have developed a different language; a hair language!

Rosabearr, you need to start at the beginning of this board. Go to the "We'd like to Meet You" and "General Discussion" forum and read some of the stickys there. It will clue you in to a lot of what we're talking about.

Most of us here believe that shampoo should at least be limited because sulfates are detergents and they dry the hair out.

We all would like to help you, but you need to look around this site some more so that we can communicate better with you.
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I think we might have a communication issue. Is English your first language? I think we are all getting a bit frustrated. We here on the boards forget sometimes that we have developed a different language; a hair language!

Rosabearr, you need to start at the beginning of this board. Go to the "We'd like to Meet You" and "General Discussion" forum and read some of the stickys there. It will clue you in to a lot of what we're talking about.

Most of us here believe that shampoo should at least be limited because sulfates are detergents and they dry the hair out.

We all would like to help you, but you need to look around this site some more so that we can communicate better with you.

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How dare you say quote and ask? If English is my first language daring it my first language I learned. I am not some foreign person posting comments.

If you don't understand what I am asking?Why are you even coming back.

It all about clarfying what you misunderstand instead of trying to blam me.

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I think we might have a communication issue. Is English your first language? I think we are all getting a bit frustrated. We here on the boards forget sometimes that we have developed a different language; a hair language!

Rosabearr, you need to start at the beginning of this board. Go to the "We'd like to Meet You" and "General Discussion" forum and read some of the stickys there. It will clue you in to a lot of what we're talking about.

Most of us here believe that shampoo should at least be limited because sulfates are detergents and they dry the hair out.

We all would like to help you, but you need to look around this site some more so that we can communicate better with you.

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How dare you say quote and ask? If English is my first language daring it my first language I learned. I am not some foreign person posting comments.

If you don't understand what I am asking?Why are you even coming back.

It all about clarfying what you misunderstand instead of trying to blam me.

In fact this hurts my feelings and I take it personal
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I think we're all a bit confused exactly what it is you're looking for. Most of us on the boards don't shampoo with a regular shampoo often or at all. Many of us use what we call low poo's or co washes. Some use those washes daily, others once or twice a week. The links that have been provided will really help explain alot of what going CG means and might help explain why we're asking the questions we are. It's different for all of us so it's hard to give a definite answer if we're not sure of all the factors involved in your hair routine.
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I am confused about what is going on here. What exactly did someone say that offended you? Do you still want answers to your question?
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I think we might have a communication issue. Is English your first language? I think we are all getting a bit frustrated. We here on the boards forget sometimes that we have developed a different language; a hair language!

Rosabearr, you need to start at the beginning of this board. Go to the "We'd like to Meet You" and "General Discussion" forum and read some of the stickys there. It will clue you in to a lot of what we're talking about.

Most of us here believe that shampoo should at least be limited because sulfates are detergents and they dry the hair out.

We all would like to help you, but you need to look around this site some more so that we can communicate better with you.

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How dare you say quote and ask? If English is my first language daring it my first language I learned. I am not some foreign person posting comments.

If you don't understand what I am asking?Why are you even coming back.

It all about clarfying what you misunderstand instead of trying to blam me.

In fact this hurts my feelings and I take it personal
she asked if English was your first language because your grammar and sentence structure isn't what would be considered 'normal' for someone whose primary and first language is English. She did not mean to offend, merely to ask and find the answer so that maybe someone could communicate in a manner that is easier for you to understand. There's absolutely no reason to be offended. These boards are actually quite friendly to 'foreign' people who do not speak English in their day to day lives.

I'm all for trying to help people out, but I'll be frank, your defensive attitude and propensity to attack has me backing off. Good luck finding the answers to your questions, I think I've provided all the help I can.
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